June 28, 2008

Yogurt & Herb Two Potato Salad



Ingredients:
1 1/2 lb red skin potatoes, cubed
1 1/2 lb purple potatoes, cubed
2 stalks celery, diced
1 bunch scallions, greens and white parts, diced

for the dressing:
150 g (5.3 oz) Greek yogurt
3 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1/3 cup chives, cut into 1/4 inch pieces
1/4 cup chopped tarragon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon white pepper
1/4 teaspoon celery seed


Directions:
Bring a large pot of salted water to boil. Add potatoes and cook until fork tender. Drain and set aside. Meanwhile, gently stir together all of the dressing ingredients. Pour over slight warm potatoes and the celery and stir to evenly distribute. Serve chilled or at room temperature.


*I used the wonderful Oikos organic Greek yogurt. It is rich, creamy and fat free.

My thoughts:
This is a some what healthier version of the typical creamy potato salad; it makes the most of fat free Greek yogurt and Maille Dijon mustard and lots of green. That said, it is full of flavor from the fresh herbs and my favorite mustard. I love using a mix of red-skinned and purple potatoes in a salad, somehow it seems more festive than using just the red-skinned ones.

9 comments:

  1. Can you really beat Greek yogurt for adding some great flavors?

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  2. oh! Sounds great! I llllove purple potatoes.

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  3. Very nice! I love using yogurt in savory recipes to replace mayo, sour cream, etc. I think you did this perfectly here.

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  4. This lookss YuMMy YuMMy YuMMY!

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  5. That looks delicous - I love the colourful potatoes!

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  6. YUM! Great idea on yogurt: the taste of almost sourcream but none of the calories :) Will have to try purple potatoes one of these days.

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  7. What a healthy alternative to mayo. And talk about a coincidence. I posted a red, white, and blue potato on the same day.

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  8. Tasted great! Never made potato salad before, really glad I found this when I was looking for something new to try.

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  9. I made a version of this today... used dill instead of tarragon, forgot to get celery seed, added a sprinkle of garlic salt. It was so yummy and I had so many compliments! Our bbq was full of mayonnaise-haters so the yogurt dressing made everyone happy.

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