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Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

Lactose
This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

Sodium
This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.

 

"The kitchen really is the castle itself. This is where we spend our happiest moments and where we find the joy of being a family."-Mario Batali

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Potato salad is the perfect side dish and this version with avocado makes it even better. With the creamy, healthy avocado replacing the mayonnaise you have a subtle buttery flavor that goes great with new potatoes. The cumin adds an exotic flavor but you could season this with almost anything you want chili powder, lime and cilantro, fresh basil, dried tarragon and coarse ground mustard are all great choices.

Potato Choices for Salads

For potato salads choosing a waxy potato like red potatoes or Yukon Golds will work best (see Potatoes). After cooking they are not as flakey and hold together better.


 

Avocado Potato Salad



Servings = 6 | Serving size =about 1 cup

Cooking Time = 45 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied by 2, 3.

This recipe makes great leftovers. Cooking time does not include chilling time.

1 1/2 lbs red potatoes (cut into 1/2 inch dice)
2 cups water
1 small avocado
2 ribs celery (diced)
1 small shallot (minced)
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cumin
fresh ground black pepper (to taste)

Place a steamer basket in a large sauce pan. Add the water and set the pan over high heat.

When the water comes to a boil, add the potatoes to the steamer basket and steam the cubed potatoes until just tender (about 15 minutes).

Remove the steamer basket and run cold water over the potatoes (to stop them cooking) until they are at least room temperature.

Add the avocado, celery, shallot, salt, cumin, and pepper to the potatoes and fold together gently.

Over-mixing will result in mashed potatoes and not potato salad!

Chill thoroughly before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size = about 1 cup

Servings = 6

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Amount Per Serving

Calories 125 Calories from Fat 34
  % Daily Value
Total Fat 4g 6%
    Saturated Fat 1g 2%
    Monounsaturated Fat 2g  
    Trans Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 123mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 22g 9%
    Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
    Sugars 1g  
Protein 3g  
Vitamin A 4% Vitamin C 21%
Calcium 1% Iron 6%
Vitamin K 14 mcg Potassium 706 mg
Magnesium 36 mg