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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.

 

"My idea of heaven is a great big baked potato and someone to share it with."
-Oprah Winfrey, Friendly baked potato eating genius

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Compare the two potato salad recipes. This recipe using the olive oil is almost all monounsaturated fat where the Red Potato Salad using the mayonnaise does have some saturated fat. Both great recipes and both low in fat but the fats are different.

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.


 

Potato Vinaigrette Salad



Servings = 8 | Serving size =1/2 cup

Cooking Time = 45 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied by 2.

This recipe keeps well for about 3 days.

3 quarts water
1 1/2 lbs small red potatoes
2 Tbsp shallots
2 Tbsp red wine vinegar
1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1/4 tsp salt
fresh ground black pepper
1/3 large red onion
2 Tbsp fresh dill

Place the water in a large stock pot fitted with a steamer basket. Bring the water to a boil over medium-high heat. Steam the potatoes for about 30 minutes until slightly soft. Remove and drain into a colander and rinse with cold water.

Cut the potatoes into 1/2 to 1 inch pieces. Place in a large mixing bowl and add the shallots, vinegar, olive oil and salt. Gently fold the salad until well blended.

Add fresh ground pepper to taste while folding.

Chill well before serving.

When ready to serve, place the sliced onions over the top of the salad and sprinkle with dill.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size = about 1/2 cup

Servings = 6

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Amount Per Serving

Calories 111 Calories from Fat 22
  % Daily Value
Total Fat 2g 3%
    Saturated Fat 0g 0%
    Monounsaturated Fat 2g  
    Trans Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 107mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 20g 7%
    Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
    Sugars 2g  
Protein 2g  
Vitamin A 5% Vitamin C 43%
Calcium 2% Iron 6%
Vitamin K 5 mcg Potassium 571 mg
Magnesium 29 mg