Friday, July 13, 2012

'Lightened Up' Loaded Potato Salad

Potato salad is one of those things I kind of have to be in the mood to eat.  Until now.  I think I could eat this  as a side almost every day!  Yes, it was that good!  I made this for my family's 4th of July cookout.
'Lightened Up' Loaded Potato Salad adapted from Craving Comfort
my changes are in italics

6-8 small to medium red potatoes - cooked*, cooled and cubed
1 cup plain lowfat yogurt
1/2 cup light mayonnaise
8-10 slices cooked turkey bacon, crumbled
6 ounces shredded cheddar cheese, divided (can use reduced fat...I can't remember if I did or not!)
3 green onions, sliced
1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
1 dash celery salt (can also use seasoning salt)
1 dash garlic powder
1 dash paprika (or cayenne pepper)

Directions
Gently stir together all the ingredients in a large bowl, reserving a little cheddar, green onion and bacon for garnish.
Transfer to a serving dish.
Top with reserved shredded cheddar, green onion slices and bacon.  Can be served immediately while still warm, or made ahead of time and served cold.  It was good both ways!

*I cooked my potatoes in a steamer bag in the microwave

Verdict? This was a delicious potato salad, and an excellent side to this :)
Yes, I like to see how big I can make my burger!

By making a few ingredient swaps, I was able to greatly reduce the fat and calories in this side dish, without sacrificing flavor. Not to mention, no one realized I had used yogurt and light mayo in the place of the regular stuff!  If you are not a fan of turkey bacon, you could use regular bacon, and just reduce the amount as well.


8 comments:

  1. I really like potato salad. This might tip the scales to "love."

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  3. Yum! I adore potato salad but the amount of mayo usually puts me off. This sounds like a wonderful light version!

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  4. Yummy! I love potato salad!

    Thanks so much linking this up to the Pinworthy Projects Party last week. I hope to see you again this Friday!

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  5. Featuring on Thursday at Bacon Time!

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  6. The subject of this week's Food on Friday is Salad. It would be great if you linked this in. This is the link . I found this through Simple living with Diane Balch

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  7. Great that you linked in. We are now getting quite a collection of salad ideas.
    Have a super week.

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