husband's potato salad has always reigned supreme in our family.
This recipe has him worried about his ranking :-) I modified this
recipe from one developed by the California Avocado Commission
simply to fit ingredients that I had in the house. It is still
delicious, healthy, and perfect to take to a summer picnic or
potluck all year long. Enjoy!
medium Yukon Gold potatoes, unpeeled and cut into 1 inch cubes
avocados, peeled, pitted and cubed (it helps to plan ahead for
this recipe, buying the avocados a few days in advance so they
are soft but not mushy)
Tbsp. fresh lime juice (I get ~2 Tbsp. per lime by hand squeezing
cup diced sweet onion
red sweet pepper, diced into small pieces that will still show
up nicely for color
- 1/2 cup cup fresh cilantro/parsley leaves, chopped (cilantro
is strongly flavored - I used ~2 Tbsp. cilantro (often called
flat parsley) and the remainder curly parsley so the cilantro
flavor did not overpower the senses)
cup fresh lime juice (about 2 limes)
cloves crushed fresh garlic
Tbsp. Dijon mustard
teaspoon ground black pepper
Tbsp. olive oil
cup plain unflavored yogurt (I use Stonyfield Farms)
the diced potatoes in a large pot until just tender (about 10-15
minutes - keep trying one to not overcook)
White potatoes are boiling, cube the avocados and toss with
the lime juice, setting aside.
Drain the potatoes and cool by placing in a bowl of cold water.
Then drain very well and place into a large salad bowl.
make the dressing: Put all ingredients except yogurt into
a blender or food processor. Blend thoroughly so garlic is finely
diced. Gently mix in yogurt, either on low-speed or by hand.
Taste. You may prefer to add more seasonings like salt, pepper,
Pour dressing over potatoes and toss completely.
Carefully add cilantro/parley, avocados, onions, and peppers
and gently toss. Great at room temperature or chilled.
8-10 cups of salad. Cut the recipe in half if you don't need this
there is any left-over, be sure to chill and enjoy as a midnight
snack. Or mix it with a bit of left-over salmon or tuna and then
roll up in a wrap sandwich the next day. Yum, yum! Be sure to
check out www.avocado.org
for lots more healthy recipe using avocados.