Healthy Eating: Potato Salad

March 31, 2013

I made a delicious healthy potato salad using a recipe I found on Simply Recipes site. I had to substitute a few items to make this more healthier, but it still turned out great!

Potato Salad Recipe

  • Prep time: 15 minutes
  • Cook time: 30 minutes



  • 2 lbs of Yukon Gold potatoes (you can leave the peel on if you want), cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 3/4 cup sour cream (I used light)
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise (I use olive oil mayo)
  • 2 teaspoons of mustard (your favorite, yellow, Dijon, stone ground)
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • 2 dill pickles, chopped into 1/4 in cubes (about 3/4 cup)
  • 6 slices of bacon, cooked* and finely chopped (I used turkey bacon)
  • Coarse salt
  • Freshly ground pepper

*To cook the bacon, heat a frying pan on medium low. Lay out the strips of bacon in a single layer. Gently cook, turning over occasionally with tongs, until lightly browned, and much of the fat rendered out. Place on a plate lined with paper towels to soak up the excess fat. Do not pour any fat from the pan down the drain, it will clog it. Instead, pour it into a jar, or sop up with paper towels and discard.


1 In a large pot, cover potatoes with cold, salted water (1 teaspoon salt). Bring to a boil, reduce heat to a simmer. Simmer until the potatoes are tender when pierced with a fork, about 20 minutes. Drain, and rinse with cold water to stop the cooking. (If you want, add some pickle juice to the drained, still slightly warm potatoes. The potatoes will absorb some of the juices, making them even tastier!)

2 In a large bowl, whisk together the sour cream, mayonnaise, and mustard. Add a little salt and pepper. Add the potatoes and use a rubber spatula to gently combine. Add the rest of the ingredients, again gently combining. (Include a couple tablespoons of the pickle juice for good measure.) Season to taste with salt and pepper.


  • Reply boryna April 1, 2013 at 11:08 pm

    Another healthy alternative to cooking bacon would be bake them in the oven using a baking pan with a cooling rack on it. Lay the slices of bacon on the rack and all the oil will drip into the baking pan leaving it super crispy and less greasy than pan frying!!

  • Reply Carmen April 24, 2013 at 4:21 am

    Can’t wait to try this come summer time ! Loving your website and recipes !

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