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Lemon-Herb Potato Salad

Let me start by saying this is not your ordinary potato salad.  Don’t worry Mom, I haven’t changed my ways just yet :)  See, I can’t stand potato salad.  Seriously, even the smell grosses me out!  The mayo and the hard boiled eggs together with everything else makes me turn and run!  In case you didn’t know, I am a very picky eater.   But, when I saw this recipe in Cooking Light this month, and it didn’t have any of the usual suspects involved, I was intrigued.  Lemon, I like.  Olive Oil, I like.  Herbs and Arugula, I like.  Seemed like this would be worth a try.  I wasn’t sure my husband would go for this, so I made it on a night he was eating up some leftover soup.  It was too “herby” for him, which is what I suspected, but I really liked it.  The arugula really stands out, so if you don’t like the strong peppery taste maybe fresh baby spinach would be a better.

This salad is great for spring with the herbs and light fresh flavor. Depending on how small you cut your potatoes this can be done from start to finish in under 20 minutes.  While the potatoes are boiling, you make the dressing, and that is it.  Super fast, and super easy.  It would be wonderful for a pot luck or picnic, because there is no mayo you have to worry about going bad.  Even the leftovers were good.  I ate them like this the next day.

Nutritional Info:  Recipe serves 6 (1/3 cup)  Calories :75, Fat: 3.6 grams

 

Comments

  1. I enjoy a good potato salad when the weather gets nice. But I can’t stand when they’re overdressed and over cooked. This potato salad looks flavorful but light and perfectly cooked. I could imagine it tasted even better the next day after letting those lovely flavors marinate. Thanks for sharing Erin, have a wonderful day!

  2. My kind of meal right here Erin! I love lemon and herbs with potatoes. Delicious!

  3. This sounds like my kind of potato salad. I’ll eat the mayo kind sometimes, but if I happen to get a egg..it makes me want to throw up. This looks perfect and light!

  4. Lemon herb potatoes! How spring like! They look amazing. Nicely done!

  5. I too hate traditional potato salad, but this looks so much better! Printing and making asap. :)

  6. Potato salad like many other creamy based salads can be horrible if not done the right way. I love the creamy kind but also any other, as long at it is made correctly that is:) This sounds really good Erin, thanks for sharing.

  7. I’m usually a potato salad hater for the same reason. But I love one with a dressing like this! Thanks for the recipe! I’m so doing this for a cook out soon!

  8. This is my favorite way to do potato salad, I love doing it the herby way instead of the mayo. Looks delicious, light, and fresh (not easy to do for potatoes). YUM!

  9. Hmm! Sounds really easy to make and looks refreshing with lemon and herbs. I love potatoes and I love potato salad. I’m going to try this one day to add my potato recipe collection. =)

  10. I saw the same recipe, but I have yet to try it. Looks like I should rectify that. I understand about the potato salad making you run. Especially if it’s been sitting out in the heat (as most often it is during a picnic).

  11. I am so with you – not a fan of potato salad! Well most potato salads, this one sounds very good. What a perfect side dish for a summer barbeque!

  12. I like these types of recipes. Although I also like traditional potato salad, it’s great with this type of dressing and it wouldn’t be too ‘herby’ for me :) Thanks.

  13. You are my hero – I love potato salad but never eat much beause of calories – but now… ;)
    YUM!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  14. I love this recipe, I sometimes shy away from Traditional potato salad’s because of all the creamy sauce. This looks fresh and clean!

  15. I love potato salad (but without onions, I don’t like the mysterious crunches). But I also like the looks of this version too.

  16. What a wonderful salad! I made a simular salad once and my Husband didn’t care for it. He likes the fatty full blown mayo salad! I am going to try your recipe, I just love the flavorts in it and if Hubby doesn’t like, all the more for me. I bet overnight in the fridge it would taste wonderful!!

  17. Looks like a potato salad I would really like, love the fresh herbs and the lightness of it;-)

  18. I like this so much more than the usual mayonnaise-y potato salad. Buzzed!

  19. YUM !!!
    Mary x

  20. mmmm this has me craving some potatoes! i’m not a fan of the mayonnaise-packed potato salad, so this is right up my alley! bookmarking to make for spring/summer parties :)

  21. This looks delicious! I make something similar, I really love the lemon paired with the potato and it’s so much lighter than a creamy dressing.

  22. I’ll admit, I’m a fan of traditional potato salad, but I love this lighter, spring-inspired recipe too!

  23. Oh, Erin…this is perfect! i love the idea of a lemony potato salad. Honey Bunny would probably say the same thing as yours…and he’s not a fan of arugula, but I sure am! YUM!

  24. Looks great! I love this kind of salad – I detest mayo; yours is fresh and lemony :)

  25. I really like this potato salad! I hate when potato salads are made with tons of mayo so this is perfect if you ask me!! Perfect for warm weather!

  26. What a simple and delicious salad.

  27. I love arugula. I know they call it “rocket” or say it’s peppery… but I don’t get that taste. Maybe after all the years of chilies my taste-buds are numb. :) I don’t mind the creamy potato salad (I don’t add egg into mine), but this a great light version as well. I think this salad would go with any meal through out the year and not just and bbq like the traditional salad.

  28. I was raised on mustard-based potato salad, so this recipe caught my eye. Made it last night and it was delicious – thanks so much!

  29. I love potato salad and this sounds like a fabulous combination of flavors… I think I would LOVE it if I tried it… Bookmarking this one, Erin! Thanks for sharing :)

  30. yes! this is my kind of potato salad also – light and healthy version! none of that mayo dressing that gets really gross. I know some people make it with Miracle Whip and sorry, I pass on that. don’t like Miracle Whip’s sweetness.

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