Mediterranean Potato Salad

Mediterranean Potato Salad

By Sally on July 01, 2014

gluten-free, Salads and Dressings, Side Dishes, the daniel plan, vegan, vegetarian,

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If it’s 4th of July, then there MUST be potato salad. That was true when I was growing up and I am bringing back the tradition. So much about food is what you grow up with.

Choose the Right Potato

Yukon Gold potatoes are perfect for potato salad. Creamy, buttery tasting, and thin-skinned with golden flesh, Yukon’s hold up beautifully for potato salad.

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Potato Salad Prep

Scrub whole potatoes, then simmer covered with cold water until tender when pierced with a paring knife. Cook until they are tender all of the way through, but don’t let them fall apart.

Cool potaotes, then refrigerate until cold. Cold potatoes are much easier to dice into clean cubes, making for a nice presentation. And leave those skins on. They are good for you.

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Mediterranean Flavors

To the cubed potatoes, add crunchy celery, sweet shallot, salty, rinsed capers and fresh chopped dill. To finish, fold in a dressing of Vegenaise mixed with lemon juice, garlic, Dijon mustard, salt and pepper.

Don’t like dill? Try thyme or tarragon. For more herbal flavor, add chopped Italian parsley. For brighter lemon, use the zest too. Sometimes we like it with the addition of fennel seed for a light, sweet licorice flavor.

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Potato Nutrition

While potatoes are a starchy vegetable, Yukon gold potatoes are a good source of vitamin C, potassium and fiber. They can be part of a varied, healthy diet. Just watch your portions. If you follow the Daniel Plan, a quarter of the plate is starchy vegetables or grains.

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Make Ahead Tips To save time, simmer your potatoes, chill and dice a day or two ahead. Then gently fold in the rest of the ingredients. Serve chilled.

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La Torontoise | July 1, 2014 at 4:00 pm

Sally, love this!! I did not do it with garlic but will give it a try:)
And have a great July 4rth Day!!
Today is Canada day, on my side:)

All the best.

    Sally | July 1, 2014 at 6:04 pm

    I do it both ways! A little garlic and no garlic. Do what is best for you! And have fun playing with the herbs. Love tarragon too. Happy Canada Day! Love my Canadian buddies!

Madonna/aka/Ms. Lemon | July 1, 2014 at 6:16 pm

I love the dill. I have not tried capers. Oh, and I found Vegenaise that is Soy-Free. Delish.

Mary Vischetti | July 9, 2014 at 10:30 am

Hello Sally, I just discovered your wonderful blog, thanks to my son who put an app on my smartphone. I have been living in Italy for a long time now, but grew up in the USA and I am still very emotionally linked to my first home. I love your blog!! Yesterday I made your simple grilled zucchini and it was simply delicious! Your recipes are so interesting and healthy, so I’m going to come visit you often! Best wishes, Mary

    Sally | July 10, 2014 at 1:11 pm

    Thanks Mary! Love to hear that what I post, people enjoy. I am sure many people would be jealous of you living in Italy. We have enjoyed traveling there and look for reward to more trips in the future. Please, keep reporting from Italy! Best, Sally.

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