Potato’s may not work their way into many healthy living lifestyles on a daily basis. Although, when they do, why not opt for a healthier version of the common potato dishes everyone loves?
Eating them on a daily basis and fried in processed oils definitely isn’t on the healthy side but, having them on occasion served or cooked in a healthier way shouldn’t be an issue. At least I like to think so, since potatoes can be delicious! I think what makes most potato dishes unhealthy is how they are cooked, what they are cooked with, what they are served with, or the amount that is consumed.
What comes to mind when you hear the words, “potato salad”? I think most people think of a creamy, thick potato dish with mayonnaise, eggs and other ingredients. For some reason I have never been a fan of the potato salads with mayonnaise and I tend to avoid them at parties. (no offense to those who like them) The “potato salad” so to speak, that comes to mind has always been this recipe. It’s a lighter take on potato salad and it tends to be a favorite on my Bulgarian side of the family. I learned this recipe from my mom and although I don’t eat it very often I love the flavor!
My mom and grandmothers use vinegar, but my aunt uses lemons to give the salad it’s “kick”. It’s probably my love for lemons, but this dish just turns out so good with the fresh lemon flavor.
*Not Pictured-Himalayan pink salt*
Cut potatoes into 3/4″ -1″ cubes
Boil until inside is cooked enough to eat but the cubes are still in tact (cooking too much will make the salad mushy)
I tend to test the potatoes a few times to know when they are ready. I also like to shock the potatoes after in ice water to prevent from cooking any further
Add in onions, parsley, lemon juice, oil and salt
Using a large spoon mix everything together while trying not to smash the potatoes.
Serve immediately or store in the fridge up to a day to serve later
- -5 to 6 Medium Potatoes I prefer gold or red potatoes
- -Juice of 1 Lemon
- -1/2 cup chopped Parsley
- -2 to 3 medium Scallions
- -Olive Oil
- -Himalayan Salt
- Wash and cut potatoes into 3/4"-1" cubes (you can remove the skins if you wish) then place them in a pot of water
- Bring potatoes to a boil and allow to cook on medium for 10-15 minutes. Make sure to check them often. The potato should be cooked enough to eat but they should still look cubed. Once they are cooked too much they start to get mushy.
- Remove from stove and shock the potatoes in ice water
- Drain and place in a bowl
- Add in the remaining ingredients and gently stir together with a spoon to avoid "mashing" the potatoes
- Serve immediately or store in the fridge for up to a day