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Healthy Potato Salad

Today, I am attempting to make a “healthy” barbecue side dish.  I settled on “healthy” potato salad (is that an oxymoron?).

I found this recipe online, and with the mustard and the dill, I thought it would still have a lot of flavor and still be healthy.  I made a couple of tweaks to the recipe, and ended up with this:


  • 6 medium red potatoes (left the skins on), and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 3 celery ribs, chopped
  • 1 cucumber chopped
  • 1/2 red onion, chopped
  • 1 green onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh dill, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 2 heaping tablespoons sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons goat cheese
  • 1/2 cup nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup spicy mustard
  • Pepper, to taste (We have someone on a low-salt diet, so I didn’t add any salt)


  1. Cook potatoes in boiling water until potatoes are tender (about 10 minutes after water starts boiling).
  2. Drain and let cool completely.
  3. While potatoes are cooking mix together all of the remaining ingredients.
  4. Add cooled potatoes, and then cover and chill at least one hour before serving.


Ryan had two comments.  First, he said it “wasn’t bad,” which means I have work to do on the recipe.   Second, he said it would have been better with bacon, which means he is of the male species.  I double there is a recipe in this world that Ryan thinks couldn’t be improved with bacon — typical man.

I think I will try the recipe again without the rosemary — the dill is such a powerful flavor it overpowers the rosemary — without the goat cheese, and with more brown mustard.  I plan to still omit the salt.  I am trying to make a conscious effort to not use salt and, on a different note, to substitute honey for sugar.

For those of you looking for healthy potato salad recipes, I found some more that I thought looked good and I plan to try:

  1. Warm Potato & Goat Cheese Potato Salad
  2. Light & Fresh Potato Salad
  3. Herbed Potato Salad

How do you make your potato salad? Do you have a healthy version? Does your husband try and sneak bacon into everything?

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