Basic Potato Salad

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Potatoes always find their way into the menu one way or the other. This Basic Potato Salad recipe is just what it is – basic, but boy is it good! The potatoes are cooked until creamy and then tossed in the dressing that uses a variety of spices along with olive oil based mayonnaise and packed with protein that comes from the eggs in it. Comfort foods need not be elaborate recipes with an endless list of ingredients. In fact, when you think of comfort food, nothing sounds better than a dish made with potatoes. This recipe for potato salad is not only one of the best healthy salads but also something you’ll want to eat when you’re at home with family. It’s healthy, hearty and easy to prepare and something every potato lover will appreciate. Always remember to toss the potatoes with the dressing while they’re still warm. This step will keep the potatoes moist and prevent them from drying. You can make this easy salad recipe to go with grilled meats or great even if you want to eat it on its own.

Potatoes over a period have gained a bad reputation for being part of a starchy food list, but in reality, potatoes are typically fat-free, gluten-free and cholesterol free. There are many potato nutritional benefits including potassium, iron, and vitamin c. Potatoes also have the kind of essential carbohydrates your body needs. Did you know that one serving size of six small potatoes has an approximate of 120 calories? That’s pretty fantastic compared to eating refined carbs like bread or pasta. With all the essential nutrition in potatoes, it's a good idea to include them in family meals.

The best part about this delicious Potato Salad recipe is that you can change it up the way you want it. For example, in the place of mayonnaise, you can try other interesting salad dressings like Ranch, Italian or Thousand Island. You can even add other kinds of spices and herbs like cayenne pepper, oregano, Cajun spice, or even cumin powder as well. Spices have anti-oxidants in them, and just a pinch is a nice way of sneaking in the extra nutrition in salad recipes. If you like to add a bit of crunch, you can chop up red, yellow and orange peppers and add them to this salad. For protein, add black beans, chickpeas, fresh green peas or grilled chicken breast that will make it extra wholesome and nutritious. You can also add other healthy meat like shrimp, tuna or turkey to this salad.

Thank you to Alicia at The Baker Upstairs food blog for sharing this Basic Potato Salad recipe with us. For more healthy dinner ideas, do check out Alicia’s blog where she shares her recipes to make best healthy salads or even desserts. This potato salad recipe is a refreshing side dish that adds up new flavors to make it a comforting family meal. Try it, you’ll be hooked to this deliciousness. We promise!

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