Really Good Potato Salad is summer food to me. I served this potato salad recently and everyone asked for the recipe. Simply made with garlic and capers and dill pickle relish, I think you’ll agree that this is really good potato salad!
Last month I was invited to an event at Sprouts that emphasized veggies. This is no problem for me but Manservant likes his protein. However this informative event was all about eating better and it doesn’t matter whether you are vegan, vegetarian , keto, etc; wholesome fresh veggies make any meal better. We all can use more veggies in our diet and that was the point. It’s so easy now to incorporate veggies in so many ways. Whether it’s drinking pea milk…which yes I did try…and I must admit it was pretty good, or even subbing in quinoa chips or coconut milk ice cream bars. We can all add servings of veggies in numerous ways to our respective diets.
A few tips to get more veggies on your plate:
- Try to make 50% of your plate vegetable based. Even if you do this for a few meals a week, that is a great start.
- There are tons of plant based snacks available. Think hummus and nuts and even quinoa chips.
- Beans. BEANS! They really are good for you. Tons of fiber and protein. Eat your beans people. Plus they make you full faster!
- Nuts. I love nuts. I’m not ready to start drinking cashew milk, but it wasn’t bad. I think it’s just a matter of opening our minds!
This really good potato salad obviously contains potatoes, which next to corn is my favorite veggie. Hmmmm. Do potatoes and corn count as veggies? My mom always told me to eat the skin of the potato because that’s where all the vitamins are. Don’t know if that is true but I can tell you that potatoes are the 4th largest food crop, with China being the world’s top producer! Potatoes contain a touch of protein and lots of potassium and they are really fun and easy to grow!
This potato salad is loaded with flavor. It could become a more complete meal if you topped this with grilled shrimp. Capers and dill are delicious with shrimp! In fact, the dressing alone makes a superb Caesar salad dressing, if you added a touch of anchovy. I served this to 6 people over my hiatus and all loved it!
So while I contemplate all the great summer veggies, I am also realizing that I’ve missed you a few weeks. I didn’t know I was going to be missing you so I wasn’t prepared….like at all! I have so much to share! My friend, who incidentally made the bowl that holds this really good potato salad, told me she misses my stories, so be prepared next time for a great saga of reunions, surprises and parties. Plus a lot of good food. And really good pics. And yes, I still have company! Just sayin’!
Thank you #Sprouts Farmers Market for sponsoring this post!
You might say I like potatoes. Here are a few recipes:
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Really Good Potato Salad is summer food to me. Everyone asks for this recipe! Simply made with garlic and capers and dill pickle relish, I think you’ll agree that this is really good potato salad!
2 lbs of small red boiling potatoes
1/2 t salt for the water
1/2 t salt for the salad
3/4 c real mayonnaise
3 T Dijon mustard
1 T lemon juice
2–3 cloves of minced garlic
1/2 t fresh ground black pepper
1/4 c dill pickle relish, drained
1 small red onion, diced
5 scallions, both green and white parts, minced
1/3 to 1/2 c capers, drained
2 large hard boiled eggs. chopped (I prefer them finely chopped)
1/4 c minced fresh dill or to taste
Cover potatoes with salted cold water in a large pot over medium high heat. Bring to a boil, turn heat down to medium and cook until potatoes are just tender-about 15-20 minutes. Remove potatoes and set aside to cool. Bring water back to boil and boil your eggs.
To make potato salad dressing combine mayonnaise, mustard, lemon juice, 1/2 t salt and black pepper. Whisk well and stir in drained pickle relish.
Cut the potatoes into fourths or eighths. (I don’t like them too small, but this is your preference.) Add red onions, scallions, capers, eggs and chopped dill.
Slowly add dressing in while folding into potatoes. If you don’t like a lot of dressing you may have some left over. Warmer potatoes soak up more so make sure to let them cool. I boiled my potatoes ahead of time and chilled them overnight.
Enjoy as a side dish or add some boiled shrimp directly into the salad or on top.
Keywords: potatoes, salad, potato salad