Thursday, August 29, 2013

Football Food Makeover #5: Low Fat Red Potato Salad

It's almost an oxymoron, isn't it?  Low fat potato salad.  How on earth can potatoes, eggs, mayonaisse, and the likes be on a WW diet?  Well, with a few easy substitutions like non-fat sour cream and Greek yogurt in place of mayonnaise, this salad cuts fat without sacrificing flavor.  With the help of green onions and LOTS of dill, that is.  In honor of the return of college football, here's my first football food makeover of the year.  Because what barbeque/party/get-together/event is complete without a good potato salad?  Here's how Mama makes it:

Low Fat Red Potato Salad

Makeover version: (makes 10 servings, 4 pts each!)
- 3 lbs. red potatoes, quartered with skins on
- 1 c. non-fat sour cream (yes, I used low-fat this time because that's what my mom had in her fridge)
- 1/2 c. non-fat Greek yogurt
- 4 hard boiled eggs, diced
- 1 bundle green onions, diced
- 2-3 T. dill (we like a lot in our family)
- 1 t. salt
- 1/2 t. black pepper
- 2-4 T. skim milk, to thin

Original recipe:  substitute 1 c. mayonnaise and regular sour cream for the greek yogurt and non-fat (or low-fat) sour cream.
**WW comparison:  original recipe has 10 points per serving, makeover version is only 4 pts per serving!  Tastes like a bargain to me!


1.  Wash potatoes and cut into quarters, leaving skins on.  Place in a large pot with enough water to cover.  Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-high and boil for about 7-8 minutes, or until fork-tender.  Remove from heat, drain, and place in the fridge.

2.  Meanwhile, boil the eggs by placing in a medium saucepan with enough water to cover.  Bring to a rolling boil, then remove from heat, cover, and let sit for 15 minutes.  Submerge in an ice water bath, then peel and dice.

3.  In a large bowl, combine sour cream, yogurt, green onions, spices, and eggs.  Mix well, smashing the egg yolks slightly to allow to mix with the sauce.  Add a little milk to thin slightly.

as long as I can remember, my mom has had this big orange
Tupperware bowl... I absolutely love it.


4.  Gently fold potatoes into the sauce mixture.  Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving.

save a few of the chopped green parts of the onion for garnish
because it just looks pretty

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