As hard as you’ve worked for that killer summer bod, you know that there are endless parties, patio gatherings and other events that will drag you into potluck situations where you will eat too many carbs and too many s’mores.
At least that’s what my summer reality typically looks like – though I might still be working on that killer summer bod… I got started a little later than usual this year, ok?
One of my favorite side dishes during the summer is potato salad. It’s creamy, rich and cool so it’s the perfect accompaniment for all those grilled meats I start inhaling when the weather gets warm (and stays that way). Of course, all that creamy richness is not so great for my waistline and just like I put on the holiday ten pounds in the winter, the summer holds the same curse for me.
This year, I’m determined to stick with my new healthy diet so I had to start with my favorite summer side dish to really turn things around.
This healthy herb potato salad is just what you’ve been looking for if you need a healthy side dish that doesn’t taste healthy at all. The potatoes are coated in a white wine, vinegar, Dijon and spice mixture that gives them extra richness. Instead of piling on the mayonnaise and covering up the flavors of the potato salad, this recipe highlights big bold flavors that the potatoes need to make them shine.
You won’t be missing that mayonnaise anytime soon. The vinegar and mustard give a surprising kick that’s mellowed out just enough by the potato, white wine, and spices.
The best part is you get this herbaceous kick at the end of every bite from those freshly chopped herbs. You’re already anticipating it when you take a whiff of this salad, but the flavor packs more of a punch than you are prepared for.
Next to all those steaks, burgers, brats and chicken breasts, this refreshing light version of potato salad gives you all the balance you need to your outdoor meal. So go ahead, fire up those grills and go to all those potlucks. With this recipe, you’ll feel more balanced and fit than ever.
As always, if you have any questions or comments on the recipe, please make sure to comment below!
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