Wednesday, June 16, 2010

~Quick & Healthy Baked Potato Salad & a winner~

I love baked potato salads but they can be so fattening!
Here is a recipe that is a lighter version you might like!
Photo courtesy of Country living.

If you love baked potatoes but associate them primarily with the colder winter months, this Baked Potato Salad will fill that void come summer. With reduced-fat cheddar cheese, chives and real bacon, you’ll feel like you’re eating a traditional baked potato in a dish that’s just slightly more summer picnic-friendly. The best part? There’s no need to fire up the oven when you have a microwave handy!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes
Yield: Makes 4 servings
1 1/2 pounds red potatoes*
1 cup non-fat plain yogurt
1/3 cup minced red onion
1/2 cup shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese
1/4 cup snipped fresh chives
3 tablespoons real bacon bits or pieces
1/4 teaspoon
sea salt
Freshly ground pepper to taste
Chopped fresh parsley
Place whole potatoes (do not poke) into
microwave-safe dish. Cover dish. (If covering dish with plastic wrap, poke small hole in plastic). Microwave on high for 10 to 12 minutes depending on strength of microwave. Use oven mitts to remove dish from microwave; carefully remove cover from dish due to steam build-up and let cool. Cut potatoes into bite-size pieces and place in a large bowl with remaining ingredients; stir well to mix. This salad may be served right away, but is best if refrigerated for at least one hour to allow flavors to blend.
*Russets, yellow or white potatoes can be substituted
Nutritional analysis per serving with skins: Calories: 240, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Trans Fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 15mg, Sodium: 620mg, Potassium: 712mg, Carbohydrates: 41g, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 6g, Protein: 11g, Vitamin A: 15%, Vitamin C: 50%, Calcium: 30%, Iron: 4%
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Drumroll please......
Yay to Diana Thompson of
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Congrats Diana, please email me with your address!
Have a great rest of your day friends!


[email protected] Stroll Thru Life said...

Love the potato salad recipe. It is definitely one that I will make. Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Marty

Val said...

Such a great potato salad!!! I love that it has no Mayo!!!

Shorely Chic said...

that salad sounds great! I make mine with oil and vinegar to leave out the mayo!

Donna (Timeless Settings) said...

Thanks for sharing this recipe! My hubby hates mayo, so I will give it a try.

(Timeless Settings)

Olive said...

Yogurt is the way to go...thanks for the recipe. Mayo is so yesteday don't ya think?

Anne Marie said...

looks yum! thanks!

A Lasting First Impression said...

This looks amazing, thanks so much for sharing! I am looking forward to trying it!

vicki archer said...

This salad sounds delicious....and so that most of all...xv

Wesley's Girl said...

perfect time of the year to try this new recipe!

Thompson Tales said...

WOOHOO!!! You know that I wake up every morning and read your blog and I was so excited to win!! My goal, I will find one of those adorable shirts!!! I will email you!!

Alecia said...

That looks AMAZING...can't wait to try it...I haev a summer solstice party that I'm going to this weekend...this will be PERFECT to take! :-)

Angie said...

Ok is this what you've been eating to get that body?? If so I'm having potato salad for breakfast ;)

Lila said...

Finally! A potato salad without 20 cups of mayo! I love potato salads but, don't love the mayonnaise! YUCK!
Lila Ferraro
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Alecia said...

Ok...took this to my friends Summer Solstice party this weekend...It was a HIT! I like it so much I had to make more Sunday...again...a hit with the friends I made lunch for! :-) Thanks for this amazing recipe.

prashant said...

I will make. Thanks for sharing. Hugs,
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