Friday recipe: light potato salad

June 18, 2010 —

Potato salad is a staple at summer picnics, but I’m not a fan of gloppy potato salad. So I went looking for a lighter version that would satisfy my husband’s request for creamy and my desire for lower calories. This recipe meets both demands with extra veggies and light ranch dressing for a tangy zip.

What’s your favorite picnic recipe?

Light potato salad (adapted from this recipe)

1-1/2 pounds round red potatoes
1 cup fresh green beans, cut into 2-inch-long pieces
2 cups broccoli and/or cauliflower florets
1/2 cup bottled reduced-calorie ranch salad dressing
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

DirectionsCut potatoes into 1/2-inch cubes. Place potatoes in a large saucepan; add water to cover. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 5 to 7 minutes or just until tender. Drain well; cool.

In a small saucepan, bring about 2 cups water to boiling. Add green beans; return to boiling. Cover and cook for 3 minutes. Drain; rinse with cold water.

In a large bowl, combine potatoes, green beans, broccoli and/or cauliflower. Add salad dressing and pepper; toss to coat. Cover and chill for 4 to 24 hours.

Makes 8 servings.


Comments

  • http://www.kellieolson.smugmug.com/ Kelli

    Andrea – you lost me at “green beans”. Yuck! :)

  • http://www.flyafriqiyah.eu/ Afriqiyah

    Andrea, thanks for this recipe. This is a nice recipe with low calorie content. This type of innovative ideas in you cooking style makes you different from others. Keep it up. I’m sure to try out this recipe. Bye and have a nice weekend.

  • http://www.quality-web-programming.com/ecommerce-solutions.php Urmi

    I like to mix potato with chicken and that combination really works well for me.I usually make the cream at home and so therefore the calorie part is taken care of.Thanks for the recipe.Haven’t tried to make this type of a potato salad.Would do it soon in the weekend.Look forward to hearing from you soon.

  • http://www.furnitureimages.co.uk/ Furi

    Most probably this is the first time I came to know about such a preparation of potatoes. I have ideas about different types of salad but this one is quite different. I think the potatoes you mentioned are the red sweet potatoes. I hope your husband enjoyed the salad preparation. Thanks for the recipe.

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    Nice recipe for potato salad. Here are some more suggestions: http://idahopotato.com/potato_salads?gclid=CJS3x_SKxKICFQMTawodllvB3A

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    so delicious food. love your picture