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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Healthy Potato Salad - Daring Cooks

Jami Sorrento was our June Daring Cooks hostess and she chose to challenge us to celebrate the humble spud by making a delicious and healthy potato salad. The Daring Cooks Potato Salad Challenge was sponsored by the nice people at the United States Potato Board, who awarded prizes to the top 3 most creative and healthy potato salads. A medium-size (5.3 ounce) potato has 110 calories, no fat, no cholesterol, no sodium and includes nearly half your daily value of vitamin C and has more potassium than a banana!

We have a couple of potato salad recipes that we like, but I have been intrigued for some time by the idea of a french potato salad.

French potato salad is made by boiling sliced potatoes and coating them with a dressing while the slices are still warm.

I used a recipe from The New Best Recipe Cookbook.   Red potatoes were sliced and boiled in salted water.

When they came out of the water, they were coated with a dressing made with mustard, wine vinegar, 1/4 cup of the water from the boiling potatoes, olive oil, garlic and pepper. 

The potatoes were left to soak up the dressing for 10 minutes

and then tossed with parsley, chives and shallots.

This was a delicious, easy recipe.


  1. Simple and delicious!

    I have yet to publish my post.:)

  2. 100?! Yikes and here I sit on a very cloudy and cold day in the west coast of Canada.

    I love the simplicity of this dish. Can't wait to try it!

    - Heather over at

  3. Oh, that sounds yummy and easy! Wonderful!

  4. So nice and simple! And looks great too.

  5. Yes, I think this looks beautiful - I think the flavour of the potatoes will come through. Lovely.

  6. Aww can't believe you mentioned me in conversation with your daughter. Have to say I have reciprocate and say I am jealous about the weather though. I'm definitely a cool weather woman, 105/100 ... I don't know how you two do it. Even when it gets to 80 here during the summer that is waaay to much!

  7. This looks simple, fresh and delicious. Nicely done!

  8. Looks great! I love French potato salad.