Monday, June 25, 2012

Elizabeth Cooks: Purple Potato Salad

What's screams American summer? Potato Salad, grilling, corn on the cob and ice cream would be my top pick! And while all can definitely be a delicious, healthy way to enjoy summer, potato salad has never been at the top of my list. I love almost all foods. Except Mayonnaise. We really don't get along. Aioli's are ok in my book but something about mayo has never turned me on. And because of that I've avoided a lot of potato salads in my life. So when I saw that there was a Recipe Redux Challenge to remake potato salad, with the help of the United States Potato Board, I was all about it. This was going to be a rockin, remade, healthy potato salad, and taste great too! Hence, Purple Potato Salad.

Purple potatoes not only contain potassium and vitamin C, like their plain jane cousins but are also a great source of anthocyanins -powerful antioxidants. Although us nutrition experts recommend 'eating the rainbow' purple is the least consumed. You get a double purple punch with this potato salad! I swapped my enemy mayo for a heart healthy delicious combo of extra virgin olive oil and apple cider vinegar. Since there are no eggs or dairy involved this makes a great picnic food that you won't have to worry about spoiling! Plus it tastes fantastic.

Purple Potato Salad
  • 10 purple potatoes
  • 1 purple onion-diced
  • 1/2 cup dill finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Bring purple potatoes to a rolling boil for 25 minutes. Chop and mix with other ingredients. Serve with your favorite grilled foods, take it on picnic, pack it for lunch! any which way it will be delicious

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Disclosure Statement: By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by the United States Potato Board and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.


Deanna - Teaspoon of Spice said...

That purple color is AMAZING. I'm with ya - not a big fan of mayo (but do like aioli - must be all that garlic) Anyway, great twist to the traditional potato salad :)

Carlene @ Carlene's Figments said...

The purple makes this the coolest potato salad! Thanks for using a more unusual potato!

ashj88 said...

Wow that colour is amazing! Not anywhere near enough purple in my diet, I have to say.

Alex @ said...

Yummy! I love purple potatoes, they are so pretty in any dish. Love the vegan style as well :)

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