Healthy potato salad! Instead of mayo and eggs, we’re using a red wine vinegar dressing, sun-dried tomatoes, shallots, and spinach to create a flavorful vegan potato salad.
Let’s talk about today’s recipe – a delicious and healthy potato salad! And before you click away thinking that potatoes are too high in carbs or have too many calories, hear me out.
I grew up in a potato loving family. Lots of fried potatoes, mashed potatoes, baked potatoes, potato salads, etc. My mom always had a bag of russet potatoes on hand but rarely sweet potatoes, unless you count canned yams for sweet potato casserole. Nowadays I love sweet potatoes and sweet potato fries reign supreme (it’s the sweet and salty combo!!) but I try to skip the fried varieties and make healthier baked or grilled versions to satisfy my cravings.
All that said, I still enjoy regular potatoes on occasion as well.
Potato Salad is Healthy
Potatoes often get a bad rap in the healthy eating world, but they’re actually a healthy vegetable. They’re high in resistant starch, especially when cooked and cooled (like in this salad). And they’re loaded with potassium, vitamin B6, vitamin C, and fiber. Just don’t forget to eat the skin – that’s where a lot of the nutrients are.
So now that I’ve convinced the potatoes-haters that potatoes are good for us, it’s time to make this salad.
No Mayonnaise or Eggs
This isn’t your traditional southern potato salad with mayo and egg, but trust me when I say it’s really, really good. It only has a few ingredients so it’s simple enough to make as a…