So when I saw this recipe being spotlighted over at 'Healthy Delicious', I knew I wanted to give the traditional potato salad a makeover and try out this new healthier option using hummus and fat -free yogurt in place of mayo. (no mayo, no mustard, and no pickles... just my style)
I gave it a try.... and I was pleasantly surprised. The flavor was good; a hint of hummus, but not too strong. Plus I felt no guilt as I went in for another spoonful.
The Mr. has many of the same feelings when it comes to Mayo and he too gave it a thumbs up. It really is the perfect alternative for your traditional potato salad. Here's the recipe.
(Sorry no picture from me. Camera still broken-- and yet to get a new one.... so instead check out 'Healthy Delicious' pic. Very pretty).
- 4 Yukon Gold potatoes
- 1/2 yellow onion, chopped
- 3/4 cup hummus
- 1/2 cup plain fat-free yogurt
- 2 ribs celery, chopped
- 2 Tbs cucumber- or you could use pickle here or really whatever your fave potato salad additions is.
- 1 1/2 tsp. dried dill weed (I didn't have any fresh on hand but I am sure that would have made it only better).
- salt and pepper TT
In a large bowl, combine the potatoes with the remaining ingredients, mixing well to combine. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
*Nutrition Comparisons*Original Mayo Potato Salad- per serving:
437 calories, 33 grams fat, 3.9 grams fiber, 5.5 grams protein,
Potato Salad Makeover: no mayo- per serving:
193 calories, 5 grams fat, 6.5 grams fiber, 8.5 grams protein
That's a saving of
28 grams of fat
and gives you 2.6 more grams of fiber,
and 3 more grams of protein.