This potato salad can be low fat or even fat free depending on the vegan mayo you chose. I have not gotten my family all the way over to fat free yet but they can handle low fat so I mix half nayonaise (fat free version) with half low fat vegenaise . The low fat vegenaise gives it just enough fat to give it that creamy mouth feel without going over the top. Plus, vegenaise is just a bit zesty while nayonaise does not really have much of a flavor at all. Then of course you can get the great flavor by using good spices as well as fresh, crisp vegetables. This potato salad is also cholesterol FREE, all vegan food is!!
- The fiber in Potatoes are half soluble and half insoluble which helps to keep you regular and lower your cholesterol.
- Carrots are an excellent source of antioxidant compounds, and the richest vegetable source of the pro-vitamin A carotenes.
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Low Fat Potato Salad
2 lbs Yukon Gold or Red potatoes, peeled (or not) and chopped
2-3 Tablespoons rice wine vinegar
1/2 cup celery, finely chopped
1/2 cup green onions, chopped
1/2 carrots, shredded
1/2 cup vegenaise or nayonaise
1 Tablespoon mustard of your choice
1 teaspoon dried parsley
1-2 Tablespoons dill relish (or 1/2 teaspoon dried dill weed)
Salt and pepper
1 teaspoon horseradish
1-2 Tablespoons sesame seeds (added calcium!)
Clean, peel if desired, and chop your potatoes into bite size pieces, approximately 1 inch squared. Boil until cooked through but don’t over cook, approximately 15 minutes in boiling water.
While the potatoes are cooking chop and shred all your vegetable and place into a large bowl. Add the vegan mayo of your choice and all the spices (lowest amounts first then add more once mixed if desired).
Once potatoes are done drain in a strainer and run under cool water to stop them from cooking. Cool well with the water or by letting them sit a bit so they don’t break apart as you mix. Pour cooled potatoes into the large bowl with the rest of your ingredients and mix well. Enjoy slightly warm or cool in the refrigerator to blend flavors. ENJOY!