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Healthy Summer Potato Salad

Potato salad is a staple of any summer picnic. With more people becoming health-conscious than ever before, how can you still enjoy your summer favorites without blowing your diet?

Not to worry! Here is a much healthier version of an American favorite side dish without all the saturated fat and cholesterol.

This is not your grandmother’s potato salad. Using a dill, mustard vinaigrette instead of mayonnaise or sour cream not only lightens this dish dramatically, but you won’t have to worry about it spoiling in the hot sun.

Ingredients:

2 lbs. of red bliss, white, sweet or Yukon Gold potatoes, cut into bite-size chunks
3/4 cup celery, diced
1/2 cup, scallion, finely sliced
1/4 cup, fresh dill, finely chopped
Sea salt (optional)

Directions:

Place cut potatoes in a large pot, cover with cold water and bring to a boil. (If you cook your potatoes with salt, this is the time to add it.) Reduce heat and simmer 15-20 minutes or until fork-tender. Drain and place in a large bowl.

Dressing:

1 Tbsp. apple cider or brown rice vinegar
6 Tbsps. olive oil
2 Tbsps. Dijon mustard or natural mustard
1 tsp. sea salt
1/2 tsp. dried dill
1/4 tsp. black pepper

Combine the ingredients, except olive oil. Whisk olive oil into the vinegar mixture until the dressing is creamy.

How to combine the Potato Salad:

Pour half the dressing onto the warm potatoes and gently mix the salad. Add celery, scallion and fresh dill. Stir gently. Add rest of the dressing. Gently mix together. You can serve this potato salad at room temperature. If you prefer it chilled, chill at least a half hour prior to serving.

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