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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
Leite's Culinaria uses mustard vinaigrette and soft-boiled eggs to give this salad its creamy consistency.
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.
Donal Skehan whips up this colorful potato salad. Alas, if you can't find purple potatoes, normal baby potatoes will do just fine.
Hungry? We sure are.