Roasted Garlic Potato Salad

Roasted Garlic Potato Salad

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Though it tastes rich and creamy, this potato salad is made with nonfat yogurt and reduced-fat mayonnaise, making it much lower in fat than a traditional potato salad. Roasted garlic adds a rich dimension.

Ingredients 10 servings

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  • 2 large heads garlic
  • 3 pounds medium red potatoes, scrubbed and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1 tablespoon white-wine vinegar
  • ⅓ cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • ⅓ cup nonfat plain yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 4 hard-boiled eggs, peeled (see Tip)
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • ¾ cup chopped olives
  • 1 4-ounce jar sliced pimientos, rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley, plus sprigs for garnish
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives, or scallion greens, plus more for garnish
  • Paprika, for garnish


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  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  2. Rub off excess papery skin from the garlic heads without separating cloves. Slice the tips off each head, exposing the cloves. Place garlic heads on a square of aluminum foil, sprinkle with 1 tablespoon water and pinch edges of foil together to make a package. Roast until garlic flesh is very soft, 45 minutes to 1 hour. Unwrap garlic and let cool slightly.
  3. Meanwhile, place the potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with cold water. Season with ¼ teaspoon salt. Bring to a boil. Cook, covered, over medium heat until potatoes are tender, 7 to 9 minutes. Drain well; transfer to a large bowl. Toss gently with the vinegar and let cool.
  4. When garlic is cool enough to handle, squeeze the pulp into a food processor or blender. Add mayonnaise, yogurt, mustard, ¼ teaspoon salt and pepper; blend until smooth.
  5. Add the dressing to the potatoes and toss to coat. Finely chop 3 eggs and add to the potatoes along with the celery, olives, pimientos, parsley and chopped chives (or scallion greens). Stir gently to mix. Season with the remaining ½ teaspoon salt and pepper. Transfer to a serving dish and sprinkle with the paprika. Slice the remaining egg and arrange the slices decoratively on top. Garnish with more chives and/or parsley sprigs.
  • To hard-boil eggs, place eggs in a single layer in a saucepan; cover with water. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low and cook at the barest simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat, pour out hot water and run a constant stream of cold water over the eggs until completely cooled.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 cup
  • Per serving: 221 calories; 6 g fat(1 g sat); 3 g fiber; 34 g carbohydrates; 7 g protein; 40 mcg folate; 68 mg cholesterol; 3 g sugars; 458 IU vitamin A; 20 mg vitamin C; 82 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 594 mg sodium; 769 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (33% daily value)
  • Carbohydrate Servings:
  • Exchanges: 1½ starch, 1 vegetable, 1½ fat

Reviews 3

June 11, 2011
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By: shanquin
Great! I made this for a large group last night, and it was a huge hit! However, while detracting from the low-fatness of the recipe, I added several strips of cooked chopped bacon and people raved about it. Overall, I would defintely make this my go-to potato salad recipe. Pros: Tasty and low-fat Cons: Time consuming to make
August 05, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
Wow, this sounds like a really yummy spin on the typical creamy potato salad. To anonymous, I think the "heads" part is correct. If you read the directions, you're supposed to roast the heads and then squeeze the pulp out. Hope that helps.
August 04, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
Although I haven't made this recipe yet, I believe there's a typo on the garlic -- should be "cloves" not "heads", right? I'll also be adding more veggies: onion, sweet peppers, radishes, cilantro, and carrot. A few bacon crumbles adds great flavor with few additional calories and if slimming it down isn't the objective, chopped green olives give potato salad character, too.
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