Saturday, June 12, 2010

No Mayo Potato Salad

A healthier option for a potato salad. Perfect for summer dinners/bbqs. Light and flavorful. What's not to love? I know I love this version of potato salad. I hope you will too. This dish has made it on the menu for many of our family bbqs in the last few years.

Quick Ingredient Checklist:

  • 1 bag red potatoes
  • 2 or 3 celery stalks
  • 1 can sliced black olives
  • 1 red onion
  • handful of fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • juice of 2 lemons
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper

Chop up your potatoes into bite-sized chunks. Boil for about 10-15 minutes, until tender but not too mushy. Meanwhile, chop up your red onion and celery, place in a big serving boil and squeeze some of the lemon juice over them to help reduce the onion's strength. When potatoes are ready, drain and run cold water over them until they've cooled significantly. Then add potatoes into the celery and onion mixture, add in the olives, the rest of the lemon juice and some olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and desired. Garnish with the chopped basil leaves.


Anonymous said...

Thank you for this no-mayo recipe. I like summer salads, but don't like mayonnaise. The lemon is a nice touch!


GFree_Miel said...

Thank you so much for this! Mayo is one of my major edible vices so I've been trying to consume less of it. This potato salad looks great!

FOODIE4LIFE82 said...

You're welcome. :)

GFree_Miel said...

Would you two mind if I featured this recipe on my blog sometime this summer? I'm kind of learning how to cook through my favorite bloggers and since you're one of my new favorites, I'd really love if I could feature you. I would, of course, give credit and link back to your original post. If you rather I didn't use your recipe, I understand. You're still one of my faves! Thanks!

FOODIE4LIFE82 said...

Sure. :) Sounds good.

FOODIE4LIFE82 said...

Originally years back I got the idea for this salad from a Whole Foods Market newsletter. I loved it right away because, I too, am not a huge fan of gloppy mayonnaise-filled potato salad. I prefer this lighter lemony version. :) -Jessica

GFree_Miel said...

Thank you so much! It sounds so good. I can't wait to try it!

GFree_Miel said...

Just posted about this on my blog! Loved it! <3