Potato Salad Recipe
It’s a toss up between my mother and my mother-in-law as to who makes the best potato salad. They’re very different, but both amazingly good. But both of their salads rely heavily on mayonnaise and sometimes I like something a little bit different. This unique potato salad recipe is a Guiltless Grilling Recipe provided by Guiding Stars. It’s a healthier version of traditional potato salad with less fat and calories, but it’s very tasty.
Don’t like dill? You can use another herb of choice. Choose from Thyme, basil, or rosemary. But I’m fond of dill – it’s heavily used in the making of pickles and I love a good pickle! This salad also uses red potatoes instead of traditional white or yellow and balsamic vinegar instead of mayo.
Try adding this zestier, lighter, and healthier version of potato salad at your next cookout. Make it up to a day ahead to give the flavors time to really blossom.
- 1 lb medium red potatoes, scrubbed
- Salt, to taste
- 2 Tbls balsamic vinegar
- 1 Tbl white-wine vinegar
- 1 Tbl extra-virgin olive oil
- ¼ cup diced red bell pepper
- ¼ cup diced green bell pepper
- ¼ cup chopped scallions
- 1 Tbl chopped fresh dill
- Freshly ground white or black pepper, to taste
- Boil potatoes in salted water in a saucepan until tender, about 20 minutes.
- Drain and let stand until cool enough to handle. Cut potatoes in half lengthwise, then cut into approximately ½-inch slices.
- Place in a serving bowl.
- Sprinkle the potatoes with balsamic vinegar, white-wine vinegar and oil, tossing gently to coat.
- Add red and green bell peppers, scallions, dill and pepper and toss gently to mix.
- Taste and adjust seasonings.
- Serve at room temperature.
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