Give traditional, mayo-covered potato salad a fresh and healthy makeover with Greek yogurt! The addition of veggies like asparagus, cherry tomatoes and sliced onions makes this Light & Fresh Potato Salad recipe a healthy choice for any cookout or picnic. Add spinach and you have an easy meal for the whole family.
This potato salad is packed with flavor and nutrition that we love! Below are just a few of the health benefits of swapping it in for your traditional potato salad.
Light & Fresh Potato Salad with No Mayo!
When it comes to cutting out mayonnaise, there are a few key benefits that you should know about. For starters, mayonnaise is high in calories and fat, so cutting it out can help you lose weight or maintain a healthy weight. Additionally, mayonnaise is also high in cholesterol and sodium, which can be harmful to your health if consumed in large amounts.
So, what are some good alternatives to mayonnaise? One option is to use mustard instead of mayonnaise in your potato salad as we did with this recipe. Mustard has significantly fewer calories and fat than mayonnaise, as well as being lower in cholesterol and sodium.
We also added plain Greek yogurt. These two additions of yogurt and mustard will still give you the creamy consistency that you want without all of the unhealthy ingredients.
Greek Yogurt is Packed with Protein
When it comes to yogurt, greek yogurt is one of the healthiest options. It’s packed with protein and calcium, and has been shown to have probiotic benefits which can help improve your digestive health. Greek yogurt can also be a great addition to your diet if you’re looking to lose weight or maintain a healthy weight. Because Greek yogurt gives the potato salad a boost of protein, it makes for a more satisfying dish.
This Light Potato Salad is Loaded with Veggies!
Our light and fresh potato salad recipe is loaded with some artichoke hearts, sweet onions, cherry tomatoes, and baby spinach!
Artichoke hearts are a delicious and healthy addition to any potato salad because they are a good source of fiber. This helps to keep you feeling full and can also help to regulate digestion. Fiber is always a good addition for any healthy diet.
Artichoke hearts are also a good source of antioxidants. These nutrients help to protect your cells from damage and can improve your overall health. In addition, artichoke hearts are low in calories and fat. This makes them a great option for those looking to lose weight or maintain a healthy weight.
Onions are a healthy addition to any diet. They are low in calories and fat, and they contain vitamins and minerals that can help to keep you healthy. Onions can be eaten raw, cooked, or even pickled. They can be used in a variety of dishes, including this potato salad.
The health benefits of onions include lowering blood pressure, reducing the risk of heart disease, and helping to prevent cancer. Onions are also a good source of antioxidants and fiber too.
Tomatoes are a delicious and healthy addition to any meal, but cherry tomatoes are especially beneficial. Here are some of the reasons why you should add cherry tomatoes to your next potato salad:
Cherry tomatoes are a good source of vitamins A and C. These little juicy tomatoes also contain lycopene, an antioxidant that has been linked to reducing the risk of heart disease and cancer.
Cherry tomatoes are lower in calories than other types of tomatoes, so they’re a great choice if you’re watching your weight. They’re also relatively low in sugar, making them a good option for people with diabetes. Finally, cherry tomatoes have a higher water content than other types of tomatoes, so they’re a great way to stay hydrated.
Baby spinach is an especially good choice for potato salad. These little green leaves are packed with vitamins A and C, folate, magnesium, iron, and potassium. Plus, it’s low in calories and has a high water content, so it’ll help fill you up without adding too many extra calories to your meal.
A diet rich in vegetables and fruits offers many health benefits such as aiding digestive problems and having a positive effect on blood sugar, which can help keep the appetite in check. Potato salad is one way to make sure you’re getting your daily dose of veggies.
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Light & Fresh Potato Salad
- 2 pounds small red potatoes quartered
- 1 plus 1/4 tsp. teaspoon salt, divided
- 1 pound asparagus tough ends trimmed, cut into 1-inch pieces
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 3 tablespoon Greek yogurt
- 2 tablespoon Italian vinaigrette
- 2 teaspoons yellow mustard
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1 14 oz. can quartered artichoke hearts, drained
- 1/2 sweet onion thinly sliced
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes halved
- 1 package baby spinach
- Add potatoes and 1 tsp. salt to medium saucepan. Add enough water to cover potatoes and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat and simmer 7-10 minutes, or until potatoes are tender.
- Drain potatoes and let cool 30 minutes.
- Cut off top bud of asparagus spears and place in bowl. Chop rest of spears into 1/4″ pieces ad add to bowl. Mix asparagus, olive oil, lemon juice and ¼ tsp. salt in bowl and allow to marinate. Add Greek yogurt, Italian dressing, mustard and pepper to bowl and stir well. Add artichokes, onion, tomatoes and potatoes and stir to coat.
- Serve immediately on bed of spinach or cover and refrigerate up to 24 hours before serving.