Low Cal Potato Salad

November 6, 2014 by  
Filed under Recipes

Light Potato Salad – YES!  It can be done (and be delicious ;) )

Potato salad is traditionally a high calorie, off limits, no no when it comes to summer BBQ’s but frankly, it’s so delicious we decided to put together a low calorie, totally yummy version for you – I hope you enjoy it as much as our nutritionists do!

Ingredients:

  1. 1 – 900g bag of baby potatoes
  2. 1 tsp salt
  3. 6 eggs, boiled and sliced
  4. 1/3 cup chopped fresh dill
  5. ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley
  6. 1 oz capers, drained
  7. 4 green onions (green part only), minced
  8. 1/2 cup light Miracle Whip (30 calories/Tbsp or less)
  9. 1/4 cup 1% milk
  10. 1.5 tsp dry mustard powder
  11. 1 Tbsp red wine vinegar

Methods:

  1. Steam 1 until tender but not overly soft, about 20 minutes.  Submerse in cold water to cool immediately.  Remove from water, pat dry.  Cut potatoes in half, placing in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Sprinkle 2 over 1and mix.
  3. Boil 3 for 15minutes. Submerse in cold water to cool immediately.  Remove from water, peel, slice and add to 1.
  4. Mix 4-6 into mixing bowl.
  5. In a measuring cup, combine 7-11 and stir thoroughly.
  6. Add sauce to mixing bowl, gently stirring all ingredients together.
  7. Serves 6 (6 generous 1 cup servings)

Discussion:

This recipe is so easy to make and exceptionally low calorie for a traditional potato salad.  If a more traditional mayonnaise is used (like Hellmens light), then use ¼ cup mayo and add 1/3 cup low fat milk to make the dressing go further while keeping the calories comparatively low.

Nutrient Content:

 

Nutrition Facts

Potato Salad  

  6 Servings

Amount Per Serving

  Calories 205.0
  Total Fat 7.4 g
  Saturated Fat 2.6 g
  Polyunsaturated Fat 0.8 g
  Monounsaturated Fat 2.4 g
  Cholesterol 216.7 mg
  Sodium 664.5 mg
  Potassium 786.1 mg
  Total Carbohydrate 28.1 g
  Dietary Fiber 2.7 g
  Sugars 3.5 g
  Protein 9.6 g