I have to admit, I’ve never been a fan of egg, potato or pasta salad. My parents never served them when I was growing up, and I’ve always had an aversion to mayonnaise, so cold, prepared salads were never appealing to me.
Last year, for my sister-in-law’s bridal shower, I signed up to make a few dishes. I know how much most people like potato salad, so I was determined to find a recipe that was delicious AND nourishing…and one that I would want to eat.
Cookie and Kate, an awesome food blog, had a recipe for an Herbed Red Potato Salad that was mayo-free and looked delicious, so I knew that was the one to try.
It was a HIT! And it made me realize that, prepared a certain way, I could learn to love potato salad, too. It’s light but creamy and packed with flavor from the herbs and garlic. The potatoes melt in your mouth, and you’ll have a hard time not going back for seconds. It’s THAT good!
Potatoes sometimes get a bad rap, but the neat thing about this particular potato dish is that it tends to have a lesser impact on blood sugar because of what happens when the potatoes are given the chance to cool. Resistant starch forms.
In a blog post titled, “How Resistant Starch Will Help to Make You Healthier & Thinner,” Dr. Amy Nett gives us the scoop on what resistant starch is and why it’s helpful:
“Resistant starch (RS) is a type of starch that is not digested in the stomach or small intestine, reaching the colon (large intestine) intact. Thus, it “resists” digestion. This explains why we do not see spikes in either blood glucose or insulin after eating RS, and why we do not obtain significant calories from RS.”
Cool, huh?? 🙂
You’re going to want to make this salad for your next dinner, potluck or cookout. Everyone will love it!
Click here for the recipe from Cookie + Kate!
Food Safety Tip: Just remember to keep the salad chilled and temperature controlled (under 41 degrees or over 135 degrees) if you bring it to a cookout. Keep cold food cold and hot food hot. Potatoes can be carriers of foodborne illnesses when their temperature is allowed to vary (it’s the potatoes NOT that mayo that can make us sick!)
Haha! I keep hearing “It’s the onions not the mayo…” We need the science vetted out!!