West Coast Potato Salad Recipe
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West Coast Potato Salad Recipe

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This potato salad incorporated tender asparagus and the tongue-tingling tang of herbs and lemon juice. Here in the San Francisco Bay area, which is close to the state's primary asparagus-growing region, we look forward to spring and fresh asparagus. -Phyllis Lee Ciardo, Albany, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:12 servings
Quick Diabetic Exchange Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1-1/2 pounds medium red potatoes, cooked and cubed
  • 4 tablespoons lemon juice, divided
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, optional
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3/4 cup thinly sliced celery
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions
  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, cut into 3/4-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried tarragon

Nutritional Facts

One 1/2-cup serving (prepared with fat-free sour cream and without salt) equals 80 calories, 3 g fat (0 saturated fat), 1 mg cholesterol, 83 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1/2 starch 1/2 fat.


  1. Place potatoes in a large bowl and set aside. In a jar with tight-fitting lid, combine 3 tablespoons lemon juice, oil, parsley, salt if desired and pepper; shake well. Pour over potatoes and toss gently. Add celery and onions; set aside.
  2. In a large saucepan, bring 1/2 in. of water to a boil. Add asparagus; cover and cook for 3 minutes. Drain and immediately place asparagus in ice water. Drain and pat dry. Add to potato mixture.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the sour cream, mustard, thyme, tarragon and remaining lemon juice; gently fold into salad. Chill until serving. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as West Coast Potato Salad in Taste of Home April/May 1998, p39

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Reviewed Oct. 4, 2014

"This is wonderful - A sophisticated grown up potato salad. It will not be liked by

everyone, but it is loved by those who have good taste."

Reviewed Apr. 26, 2012

"Excellent recipe, nice "gourmet twist" on an old favorite ... Yumm"

Reviewed Apr. 26, 2012

"Excellent recipe, nice updated "gourmet twist" on an old favorite ... Yumm!"

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