26 April 2010

For the Mayonnaise Haters Amongst Us...Herbed Potato Salad

Herbed Potato Salad

Picnics can be anything from a simple bagged lunch with delicious sandwich wraps, veggies and cookies that you can nibble on in the line-up, to a dramatic gourmet picnic you can savour at your leisure in the park, the beach or on a mountain hike. There are creative suggestions for all appetites that would be perfect for those impromptu afternoons all over the blogosphere.

One thing that seems to ring true is that we love our potato salad!!!! An irresistible summer indulgence, potato salad recipes combine fresh new potatoes with delicious herbs and seasonings of every choice imaginable. Every cook has their favourite, tried and true recipe..or recipes. Some bloggers have a love/hate relationship with mayonnaise. I have always been a lover of mayonnaise but for those of you who don't like the white stuff this potato salad is for you!!! Dill, parsley, and onion combine with yogurt and sour cream to make a pungent, creamy dressing. Because it travels well, this flavorful potato salad is wonderful for picnics. I urge you to try this recipe. It has become my new favourite and I even prefer it to my mayonnaise based favourite.
I know that potato salad will show up sometime later this week too when L'il Burnt Toast is visiting. Many of the wineries allow you to picnic on their grounds and since it is the Spring Wine Festival I see a picnic in our future. Entertaining is a way of life in wine country. Whether it is a formal dinner with many courses, or just a bottle of wine to go with an impromptu picnic with neighbours. We just hope the weather cooperates!!!



**Herbed Potato Salad**

2 pounds new potatoes, cubed
3 tablespoons white wine vinegar (I used an iced cider apple vinegar, but you can use any flavoured vinegar)
1/2 cup plain low-fat yogurt
1/4 cup reduced-fat sour cream
1 tablespoon olive oil oil
1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 garlic clove, minced

Place potatoes in a saucepan, and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 15 minutes or until tender. Drain. Cool slightly and peel. Cut potatoes in half lengthwise; cut halves crosswise into 1/4-inch-thick slices. Place potatoes in a large bowl; sprinkle with vinegar.

Combine yogurt and sour cream in a medium bowl, stirring with a whisk until smooth. Add oil; stir with a whisk. Add onion and remaining ingredients; stir with a whisk. Add yogurt mixture to potato mixture; toss gently to coat. Cover and chill 1 to 24 hours.

Serves 6


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30 comments:

  1. my husband and I split on the mayo. I used to detest it; he adored it. We finally met somewhere near the middle. I use this combo for potato salad usually. Sometimes I use vegan grapeseed mayo. He buys real mayo or makes real mayo when he cooks. I even try his mayo filled foods.

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  2. What a nice change from the usual mayo dressing. I imagine the yogurt and sour cream give it a bit of a tang. I'll look forward to trying this, Val. Potato salad is a favorite around here.

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  3. Great post! I've done this for my mayo- hating clients. My Sicilian grandmother NEVER put mayo in her potato salad- it was oil and vinegar based with fresh herbs
    xoxo Pattie

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  4. A great alternative! Light and delicious!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  5. I love potato salads. I must try this one soon!

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  6. I personally love mayo but my husband doesn't too much, so this would be just the perfect potato salad recipe for him!

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  7. Nice switch...we enjoy potato salads. This will be a nice one to add to the list.

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  8. Simply beautiful! Love all of the herbs in the potato salad. I confess that my family does love their mayo, but I'll try to pass this by them as a lower fat alternative.

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  9. hooray for no mayo! nothing turns my stomach faster than a mayo-heavy potato or chicken or egg salad. blech. :)

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  10. There are people out there that don't like mayonnaise? Horrors! But I kinda do. A lot. But am willing to try a potato salad without especially since this sounds so good.

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  11. I absolutely detest mayo so I'm so glad you posted this! It looks fantastic.

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  12. I admit I am not a mayonnaise lover, so this is right up my alley. Definitely less likey to spoil too.

    When I do potato salad, I mix mustard, olive oil, and a little white wine and a little vinegar. It has a surprisingly cream texture once you mix it into the potatoes.

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  13. While I don't hate mayonnaise, this potato salad sounds delicious and very much like my mother's. I'm going to make a copy since warm weather (soon, I hope) and picnics are almost here. Thank you.

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  14. I love mayo ut hubby prefers Salad Cream - do you get it over their?? This looks like a fab summery salad - perfect to take down to the beach.

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  15. I'm a mayo hater, so I usually sub in yogurt for mayo in salads. But recently I've been using olive oil instead, which is tasty and you can leave out longer without worrying about making people sick!

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  16. I have seen salad cream here Beth, although it is not widely available.

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  17. We go through 1000s of potato salad in a summer ... well it seems like that. But a great potato salad is so worth it. This will have to make an appearance this summer. Thanks.

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  18. I would probably still add some mayo, just enough to cut some of the yogurt's tartness. I will always enjoy creamy spud salads.

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  19. I grew up on Miracle Whip so really enjoy the sour cream, vinegar and yogurt's flavours. They seem to combine very well to create a delicious balanced dressing.

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  20. My hubbie is pretty hooked on mayo, but this one looks a bit easier on the waistline. I'll give it a try and see if he objects.

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  21. It's funny how some people are rabidly anti-mayo. I personally like mayo. Just not too much. Especially in tuna. But I love picnic food like your spread here and with or without mayo, I'd be happy to munch on it! ; )

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  22. For no particular reason, I turned off mayo years ago but I've recently been substituting no-fat sour cream for salads and things that would usually call for mayo.

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  23. thankyou SO much! I am a mayo hater, and im so grateful for this recipe! love the sour cream+yogurt idea, cant wait to try this!

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  24. I can't say I hate mayonnaise, but I prefer dishes without it. Your potato salad is perfect!

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  25. I'm not a mayonnaise hater - I love it, but this recipe is so much lighter than using heavy mayo. I can't wait to give this a try.
    Sam

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  26. I, of course Glutton that I am, love potato salad with mayo, without mayo, with olive oil and white wine vinegar...I could go on forever.

    Thanks for sharing this one with us.

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  27. I just got a request from my daughter for a creamy potato salad. Thanks for the new recipe to try!!

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  28. I too love mayonnaise but I know that this version of your potato salad with yogurt and sour cream tastes fantastic! I want some.

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  29. That dressing does sound good!
    I am a fan of Vegenaise.
    LL

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