Thursday, June 13, 2013

A Healthy Potato Salad

Nom nom nom. I love potatoes, If I could run off and marry them I would but alas I am already married. When we went to San Diego a couple weeks back my sister in law told me about this recipe website called Thug Kitchen. I laughed my a** off at the language on the site. Seriously I never thought I would laugh reading recipes. Aerial made the potato salad for us and I fell in love. It was tangy and light but all potato.

Once I returned from San Diego I got some blood work back and it stated that I have borderline high cholesterol. crap. It was up a good amount from a couple years ago so I blame eating ice cream and In and Out constantly while I was pregnant with Claire and Tom. My Dr told me to exercise more (I don't know how I can top what I already do) and to eat lower saturated fat. My diet isn't too terrible but I found a few areas I can cut out the fat and mayo is one of those items. 

This salad is perfect then because it uses olive oil rather than mayo. I tweaked the recipe up a bit from the site but seriously its so simple and lasted a couple days. 

1 1/2 lb yukon gold potatoes
1 tsp djon mustard (the one from Trader Joes is crazy spicy)
3 tbsp white wine vinegar
1/4 cup olive oil
1/3 cup shredded carrots. I used more then this amount though because I love carrots
1 bunch of green onions
couple bunches of fresh thyme
Salt and Pepper
3 garlic cloves
2 TBSP lemon juice

I made the dressing while my potatoes boiled. Chop up the garlic, then add the lemon juice, vinegar, olive oil, mustard

Chop up your potatoes then pop in some boiling water for about 15 minutes, this batch took a little bit longer, just keep testing them to make sure they are soft
Chop up some green onions...easy

Literally dump them all into one bowl with carrots

and that is it. I put mine in the fridge to cool for a couple hours. Here is the link to the original recipe, it will make you laugh

No mayo and good for cholesterol!

1 comment :

  1. OMG yes! I've been craving potato salad, but am afraid to eat mayo while pregnant! Plus, this is way healthier!

    Love this!