A Fourth-of-July Foodie: Red, White and Blue Potato Salad Recipe
Posted Jul 04 2012 7:00am
I love me some 4th of July ! The grilled meats and vegetables ...the fresh fruits...it's pure joy! I realize that hot dogs , hamburgers and other traditional goodies will be waiting for me today, but I'm vowing to keep the explosions in the sky and not in my stomach.
This year, my boyfriend and I will be heading out to Pasadena to celebrate with friends and watch the Rose Bowl fireworks show. You can't show up empty handed, so I'll be bringing my mom's famous banana dessert pie (sorry, the recipe is top secret), complete with a flag made out of blueberries and strawberries. It's perfect and light, and if we ever become friends, I'll totally make it for you.
I'll also be whipping up a festive Red, White and Blue Potato Salad Recipe that has a healthy twist. The potato salad will be a first, but it sounds so scrumdiddlyumptious I'm willing to take a chance. I'm scared and weirded out by mayo, so I'm loving the yogurt-and-sour-cream substitution.
Red, White and Blue Potato Salad Recipe
1/2 lb red (new) potatoes
1/2 lb baby white rose potatoes
1/2 lb blue (or purple) potatoes
1 tbsp white balsamic vinegar
One 5.3 oz container of plain Greek yogurt
1/4 c low-fat sour cream
3 scallions,thinly sliced
1 tbsp Dijon mustard
2 tsp minced fresh dill
2 tsp minced fresh thyme
1/4 tsp garlic powder
ground black pepper
2 ribs of celery, diced
1. Place potatoes in a large pot, then add enough cool water to cover by 1 inch. Add 1 teaspoon salt and bring to a boil. Cook 10 to 15 minutes, or until just tender when pierced with a fork. Drain potatoes and spread on a rimmed baking sheet. Sprinkle with vinegar and cool.
2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine yogurt, sour cream, scallions, mustard, dill, thyme, celery and garlic powder. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
3. Once the potatoes have cooled, gently stir them with the ingredients until thoroughly coated.
4. Chill until ready to serve.
Do you plan on cooking something up today? Got any healthy spins on traditional 4th of July favorites? Will you make this Red, White and Blue Potato Salad Recipe? Happy Independence Day! —Tish