Almost Fat-Free Green Onion Potato Salad Recipe -
Almost Fat-Free Green Onion Potato Salad  Recipe
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Almost Fat-Free Green Onion Potato Salad
See how to make a creamy potato salad that’s almost entirely fat-free. See more
  • READY IN 40 mins

Almost Fat-Free Green Onion Potato Salad

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"Potato salad is the first food I can remember eating. Since it was my first culinary memory I am very particular about how I like my potato salad made. Basically, there's my mom's recipe, which is perfect, and every other version. So while I usually don't stray from what I consider 'real' potato salad, once in a while I will mix it up and try something new."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    25 mins

    40 mins


  1. Place potatoes into a large pot and cover with salted water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water until cool enough to handle. Peel potatoes and cut into 1/2-inch cubes.
  2. Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir white and light green onion pieces until soft and slightly golden, 3 to 5 minutes. Add garlic, stir, and remove skillet from heat.
  3. Stir potatoes, green onion-garlic mixture, dark green onion pieces, yogurt, yellow mustard, cayenne pepper, salt, and black pepper together in a bowl until evenly combined.
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Apr 28, 2014

Enjoyed this recipe, but very important to avoid overcooking the potatoes. Also would be nice to add some crumbled bacon or hard-boiled eggs. A good base recipe for a summertime staple.

Mar 28, 2014

I followed this recipe exactly. Unfortunately, I ended up with more like sour cream and onion mashed potatoes, then potato salad, when I stirred it. There really isn't much to it, other than potatoes and dressing. I really wanted to try a healthy version of potato salad, so I decided to make this. I mixed the dressing up while the potatoes boiled and it tasted just like sour cream and onion or a French onion type dip from the store, personally to me in taste, for some reason. I have never boiled potatoes, rinsed in cold water until cool enough to handle and then peeled. I have always refrigerated them first. This method, did not work for me at all. The potatoes were cool enough to handle but were way too soft to cut up, being slightly warm to room temperature, for potato salad. It was also time consuming peeling and chopping 3 lbs of small potatoes. In the end, I have an onion and sour cream like flavored mashed potato. The dressing does not coat like a typical potato salad. It kind of just melts into the potato. Just going to heat it up for dinner. The taste is not bad, so I am sure it will work fine with a main dish.

Jul 25, 2015

I loved it and will definitely be making this again! I did use Dijon Mustard rather than regular mustard and I added roasted jalapeño to my serving for a little kick.

Aug 17, 2014

I absolutely love this. Thanks again Chef John


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  • Calories
  • 180 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 29.6 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 2 mg
  • < 1%
  • Fat
  • 5.3 g
  • 8%
  • Fiber
  • 3.6 g
  • 14%
  • Protein
  • 5.3 g
  • 11%
  • Sodium
  • 47 mg
  • 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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