Bacon Potato Salad

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Need we say more about this delicious Bacon Potato Salad recipe? Do take a look at the pictures if you get a chance of this yummy potato salad recipe on the blog 'Averie Cooks'. This salad is so filling and comforting for your potato cravings but in a healthy way. The recipe uses lots of fresh herbs to season the salad which not only makes it stunning to look at but also tastes out of the world. You could also add some fresh Arugula, kale or cilantro to this recipe to make it even better and healthier. The fresh garlic used in the seasoning also adds a beautiful aroma to this warm salad recipe. The cherry on top in this recipe is, of course, the crispy bacon bits crumbled on top. You could simply eliminate the bacon if you want to decrease the fats that come with it. It's not mandatory at all to add bacon to this recipe, and it will still taste just as good. This recipe is one of the best healthy salads you can make for your family.

Potatoes over a period have gained a bad reputation for being a starchy food, but that's not completely true. Did you know that potatoes are typically fat-free, gluten-free and cholesterol free? Potatoes are high in potassium, iron, and vitamin c and have the right kind of carbohydrates your body needs. One serving size of six small potatoes has an approximate of 120 calories. This fun potato salad recipe has the right balance of carbohydrates and omega fats from the olive oil used for the salad dressing. With all the essential nutrition in potatoes, it's a good idea to include more potatoes in your diet.

The best part about this mouth-watering Potato Salad recipe is that it can be modified as per your preference. If you like red, yellow and orange peppers, go ahead and add them to this salad. You can even add dill pickles and broccoli in it. Add some black beans, chickpeas or fresh green peas to make it extra wholesome and nutritious. You can make hard boiled eggs or toss in grilled chicken breast for that extra protein into this salad. You can also add other healthy meat like shrimp, tuna or turkey to this salad. Some other interesting salad dressing ideas to incorporate into this recipe are Ranch, Italian, Thousand island or French mustard. You can even add spices like cayenne pepper, garlic powder, Cajun spice, or a pinch of cumin powder as well. Spices are not only healthy but add a lot of flavor to salad recipes.

Nutrition Facts for: Bacon Potato Salad from Averie Cooks

Ingredients: Potatoes, salt, bacon, onion, garlic cloves, olive oil, red wine vinegar, dijon mustard, sugar, salt, pepper, corn, spinach, parsley.

* The entire recipe has been calculated for 10 servings.

* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet

* Per Serving:Calories 367, Calories from Fat 212, Total Fat 23.6g 36%, Saturated Fat 6.9g 34%, Cholesterol 50mg 17%, Sodium 1637mg 68%, Potassium 731mg 21%, Carbohydrates 19.5g 6%, Dietary Fiber 3.1g 12%, Sugars 2.4g, Protein 19.3g, Vitamin A 17%, Vitamin C 42%, Calcium 3%, Iron 11%

Thank you to Averie at the ‘Averie Cooks' food blog for sharing this tempting Bacon Potato Salad recipe with us. For more healthy dinner ideas, do check out Averie's blog where she shares her recipes for best healthy salads. This potato salad recipe is refreshingly new and makes a comforting family meal. Try it and see for yourself. You’ll be hooked to this deliciousness. We promise!

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