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Quick Potato Salad – For When You’re Running Late To A Cookout!

July 18, 2010

I definitely WAS running late for a cookout. After perusing several potato salad recipes, I found the following on the Idaho potato website. It was pretty much the only one that didn’t require boiling the potatoes for like 48 days… ok, I exaggerate, more like two hours. However, when you don’t get off work until 7pm, you don’t have two hours to boil potatoes and then 2 more hours to chill the potato salad. The whole thing from peeling the potatoes to finished product took me less then two hours. So without further ado!

4 1/2 lbs of medium baking potatoes (I used Idaho)

1 1/2 cups celery (I’m not a big celery fan, so I only used about 1/2 a cup)

1 1/2 cups red bell peppers (Again, I only used about 1/2 a cup)

3/4 cup chopped red onions

1/2 cup plain yogurt

1/2  cup mayonnaise

2 tbsp. chopped parsley

Vinaigrette:

1/2 cup olive oil

1/2 cup white wine vinegar (I forgot to buy this, but had red wine vinegar and it seemed to work just fine)

4 1/2 tsp. Dijon style mustard

1 tsp. Dill weed

1/2 tsp. celery seed

3/4 tsp salt

1/4 tsp black pepper

Peel, quarter, and cut potatoes into one inch chunks. Place potatoes in a stockpot, fill with cold water until water is about an inch above the potatoes. Bring them to a low boil for about five minutes until the potatoes get firm, but not mashed potato mushy.

Meanwhile, combine olive oil, white or red wine vinegar, Dijon mustard, celery seed, salt, and black pepper in a bowl and whisk until completely combined. Drain potatoes in a colander and place in a large mixing bowl. Drizzle vinaigrette over warm potatoes and mix in celery, red peppers, and onions until well combined and let cool.

In a separate bowl, mix together yogurt, mayonnaise and parsley. Stir mixture into potato salad until well combined. Enjoy!

Posted by Julianna. Recipe modified from idahopotato.com

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