11 healthy potato salad recipes to try this barbecue season


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No barbecue feast is complete without a side of creamy and decadent potato salad. Of course, the catch is that all the mayo tends to add up to a lot of calories. Luckily, there are plenty of healthier options that are still pretty darn tasty. Here are 11 recipes for you to try this summer. Whip up your favorite this Memorial Day!  


1. Creamy Vegan Potato Salad

Skinny Ms. 

Before you flip that table and say no way to vegan anything, consider that one way of getting around the high-calorie mayo problem is to use their version, especially if you're on a diet and still want to enjoy a barbecue without falling off your health-and-wellness wagon. Even omnivores can benefit from the calorie-savings: Have some of this vegan potato salad recipe from Skinny Ms. and your waistline will thank you afterward. Go on, it won't make you vegan and we won't tell anybody. 


2. Red Potato and Dill Salad

Table for Two 

Table for Two ditches mayo altogether and uses a cup of plain Greek yogurt instead. You won't even taste it, thanks to the mustard and dill.


3. Healthy Potato Salad

Southern in Law 

Here's a similar recipe from Southern In Law, which also uses plain Greek yogurt in lieu of mayonnaise. Bringing the flavor are the mustard, lime juice, garlic salt and parsley.


4. Southwestern Grilled Sweet Potato Salad

Two Peas and Their Pod 

You'll need to fire up the grill to make this recipe from Two Peas and Their Pod. Cut the sweet potato into rounds, grill them, and while you're at it, char some corn on the cob. You'll want to eat this salad every single day.  


5. Cauliflower "Potato" Salad

Nellie Bellie 

If you can make mashed "potatoes" using cauliflower, then you can certainly make "potato" salad with the hardest-working vegetable in show business. Nellie Bellie went for it in this delicious recipe. Check it out!


6. Warm Potato Salad with Spinach and Chickpeas

One Green Planet 

One Green Planet cooks up some warm potato salad in a skillet. It's packed with onions, peppers, mushrooms, chickpeas, fresh rosemary and a few spices. If you have any leftovers from that barbecue feast, wrap them up in a whole-grain tortilla with some salsa for a tasty and compact lunch. Nice!


7. Hawaiian Potato Salad

The Perfect Pantry 

We love this recipe from The Perfect Pantry! Made with sweet potatoes, fresh ginger root, lime, plain Greek yogurt, mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, curry powder, kosher salt and fresh black pepper this salad is crazy good.


8. Creamy Horseradish Potato Salad

Healthy Seasonal Recipes 

Healthy Seasonal Recipes used a combination of nonfat plain Greek yogurt and mayonnaise for this creamy potato salad. The kick comes from the three tablespoonfuls of horseradish. Pow!


9. French Potato Salad

Leite's Culinaria 

Leite's Culinaria uses mustard vinaigrette and soft-boiled eggs to give this salad its creamy consistency.


10. Creole Potato Salad


Emeril Lagasse really kicks it up a notch (sorry not sorry) with this Creole potato salad. One bite and BAM! If you can't find Creole mustard any whole grain spicy mustard will do.


11. Zingy Purple Potato Salad

Donal Skehan 

Donal Skehan whips up this colorful potato salad. Alas, if you can't find purple potatoes, normal baby potatoes will do just fine.


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