Healthy Potato Salad Tips
Do you have to wait for the potatoes to cool before tossing them with the dressing?
No one wants a watery potato salad, so save yourself from that fate by letting excess water evaporate from the cooked potatoes before mixing the ingredients. Let them cool completely in a single layer on a baking sheet. The water will escape, giving the dressing a better chance to cling to the potatoes. Here are more tips for perfect potatoes
How do you store healthy potato salad?
If you can make your potato salad a day ahead of time, you'll find the flavors will blend nicely and the salad will taste that much better. However, you want to make sure eat it up in 3 to 5 days. Our handy food storage guide
can also help you figure out how long other leftovers can last.
Can you freeze potato salad?
Yes, you can, but your results will vary depending on the type of dressing the recipe has. Mayonnaise-based dressings don't react well to freezing and thawing, because you'll probably see the dressing separate and break down as it thaws. Other potato salads with oil-based dressings are better for popping in the freezer. Since this healthy potato salad recipe doesn't have mayo, it should hold up in the freezer. Just make sure to thaw it overnight in the refrigerator—not just the countertop.
What can you serve with healthy potato salad?
This healthy potato salad would be a great side for any of your favorite grilling recipes
—whether it's a burger with sun-dried tomato
or a steak sandwich
.—Maggie Knoebel, Taste of Home Culinary Assistant
3/4 cup: 138 calories, 7g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 233mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1-1/2 fat.