Once the first flush of new potatoes have come, and have been enjoyed simply steamed with lashing of butter, I start using them in potato salads. For most of the summer I try to keep a bowl of cooked salad potatoes or potato salad in the fridge. It makes an excellent basis for a meal, simple add some fresh leaves and slices of cooked ham, left over chicken or smoked fish and a simple lunch can be on the table in less than 5 minutes.
I do notice just how much mayonnaise we get through in the summer, we do like lots of it on our potato salad so I’ve started substituting half the mayonnaise for 0% fat Greek yoghurt. It halves the fat and; surprisingly, makes virtually no difference to the taste – the perfect fuss free change towards a better diet.
More Easy Potato Salad Recipes
- Miso potato salad
- Boiled Egg Salad with potato
- Tahini potato salad
- Cucumber and potato salad
- Mexican black bean potato salad
Recipe: Healthier Potato Salad
- 450 g new potatoes
- 2 dsp mayonnaise
- 2 dsp 0% fat Greek yoghurt
- 1 dsp water
- 1 tbs chives ((finely chopped))
- Boil the potatoes for about 20 minutes until just cooked - plunge into a pan of cold water to cool. Slice or cut into chunks as you prefer.
- Place mayonnaise and yoghurt into a bowl and mix with a fork or mini whisk, add enough water to thin. (The mixture should be the consistency of double cream). Season to taste.
- Add the potatoes in batches, using a gentle folding action to coat them with the dressing.
- Place in a serving bowl and garnish with the chives.
You can use homemade kefir in place of the yogurt.
If you love potato salads you might like healthy vegetarian Russian potato salad,
or my healthier no mayo potato and cucumber salad
Looks delish! I love all kinds of potato salads, so will try this one and your other one with asparagus.
I love potato salads! So so good.
Joanne T Ferguson
I love potato salad and yours looks delicious! Pinned and shared!
thank you Joanne, it is such a simple swap to make!
Looks great Helen. I will have to give this a try. Dawn x
We do love potato salad.
Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche
Love the idea of using Greek yogurt as well as the mayo, bet it’s a bit lighter and fresher tasting than pure mayo. I love loads of fresh herbs in potato salad too.
There is not that much difference in the taste Becca, but it does mean you can have more!
Such a good idea to use 0% Fat Greek Yoghurt Helen… I’m partial to using half fat creme fraiche instead of mayo with a little grain mustard and lemon zest – delicious!
Creme fraiche is also a good idea. I rarely get through a whole pot so do not buy it very often.
I love potato salad and since I’m trying to loose weight this is the best recipe I’ve seen – love it.
Such a simple swap to remove half the fat from the dressing Jan!
So prettily presented and fab that’s it so low in fat. I shall try this.
Such an easy swap to do, and still as tasty.
I’m really not a fan of mayonnaise dressings, but this sounds really good with the half yogurt mix. Sounds delicious.
It is a tasty alternative.
Potato salad is such a good addition to any summer meal. This recipe gets my approval for being tasty and healthier too.
Potato salad is so good.
This is a good way of making a guilty salad in to a more forgivable dish. Potato salad is always a winner with our barbecues.
Using the yogurt does help reduce the fat content considerably, particularly as it is 0%.
We love potato salad in our house. It has to be homemade too, never buy shop bought it just isn’t the same. I’ll have to try with the yogurt as it sounds lovely.
You cannot beat homemade.
This is a great way to enjoy potato salad with using too much mayo. My husband likes to add cream cheese, but this sounds a lot nicer.
I think yogurt would be much lighter than cream cheese.
potato salad is one of my favourite side dishes. I like the idea of using the greek yogurt mix instead of all mayo. sounds really yummy.
A great way to use less mayonnaise.
I love using yogurt in my salad dressing. Adding the tasty herbs is a great way of adding more flavour for an extra tasty potato salad.
I love adding herbs to my potato salad.
I hate the idea of having to give up on some of my favourite dishes due to too much fat content, so I am loving this.
Having less fat, with keeping the flavour is always a good idea.
I am guilty of eating far too much potato salad if it is on offer, it’s so good. This looks delicious and if I can get away with eating more, all the better.
Potato salad is so good.
A good alternative to all mayonnaise dressing. I imagine the dressing lasts better too, unlike mayo that starts to thicken and “harden” if left.
Never nice when the dressing does that.