Dill Pickle Potato Salad

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When you talk about comfort foods, you cannot help but think about potatoes. Try this Dill Pickle Potato Salad recipe that is healthy, hearty and easy to prepare. This easy salad recipe with potatoes is such an excellent side dish to go with grilled meats or sandwiches and one of the best healthy salads you can make for your family. The dressing for this salad uses fresh dill herb and dill pickles to enhance the flavors, and that’s what gives it such an aromatic twist. The potatoes are cooked until creamy and then tossed in the dressing. Always remember to toss the potatoes with the dressing while they’re still warm. This step will keep the potatoes moist and prevent them from drying.

Potatoes add so much versatility to the dinner table when it comes to preparing all the wonderful potato variations. Be it during the holidays, in the summer or at any family gathering, you’ve got to admit that potatoes make dinners extra special. You might be shocked to know that potatoes are naturally fat-free, gluten-free and cholesterol free. Potato nutritional benefits come from potassium, iron and vitamin c present in it which are vital and essential nutrients for your body; Potatoes also have the right kind of carbohydrates your body needs. A serving size of six small potatoes has an approximate of 120 calories. The potato nutritional benefits are another great reason to include more potatoes in your diet. For making this easy salad recipe, you could use small sized potatoes which are called as Creamer potatoes. Creamer potatoes are harvested before they mature to keep them tender and measure about one inch in diameter. You can buy a blend of red and yellow Creamer potatoes at the grocery store or just look for the brand ‘The Little Potato Company.'

If you want to replace mayonnaise with a healthier alternative in this recipe, you could use Greek yogurt or mashed avocado as a healthy vegan option. Mashed avocados have a similar consistency like that of mayonnaise, and the healthy fats in avocado are way better. Add some veggies like diced peppers for a crunchy twist. Throw some greens like kale, arugula and chopped lettuce in it. For extra protein, you could add black beans or chickpeas as well. You can even add spices like paprika, cayenne pepper, Cajun spice, or garlic powder as well.

Thank you to Sue at The View From Great Island food blog for sharing this Dill Pickle Potato Salad recipe with us. For more healthy dinner ideas do visit Sue’s blog where she shares several ideas for making best healthy salads. Easy salad recipes for lunch or dinner are always important to have handy, and this potato salad recipe is exactly that. Getting your family to eat healthily is a great way to make sure that they are getting the best nutrition in their diet. With so many amazing flavors in one salad bowl, this potato recipe might become your family's favorite side dish. Enjoy!

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