Country Potato Salad Recipe

Looking for an easy Country Potato Salad recipe? Learn how to make Country Potato Salad using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by jennaleigh11

Makes 8 servings



Eating well recipe, This updated picnic potato salad gets subtle flavor from smoked ham. If you can find them, small, thin-skinned early potatoes are best in this salad.

Recipe Ingredients for Country Potato Salad

2 pounds small potatoes, preferably heirloom
1 cup chopped celery
2 ounces smoked ham, sliced into strips
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives, or scallions
2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint, or dill
3/4 cup nonfat buttermilk
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon peanut or canola oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 Freshly ground pepper, to taste
2 large hard-boiled eggs, (see Tip), peeled and coarsely chopped

Recipe Directions for Country Potato Salad

  1. Place potatoes in a large saucepan, cover with water and bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium and cook, partially covered, until just tender, 12 to 20 minutes, depending on their size. Drain and let cool for about 15 minutes.

  2. When the potatoes are cool enough to handle, taste a bit of potato skin"if it?s bitter or tough, peel the potatoes. Otherwise, leave the skins on. Cut the potatoes into bite-size pieces and put them in a large salad bowl.

  3. Add celery, ham, parsley, chives (or scallions) and mint (or dill) to the potatoes. Toss to combine. Add buttermilk, lemon juice, oil, salt and pepper; stir to combine. Gently stir in chopped egg. Serve at room temperature or chilled.

  4. Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 1 day. Taste and adjust seasoning if desired.

  5. Tip: To hard-boil eggs: Place eggs in a single layer in a saucepan; cover with water. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low and cook at the barest simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat, pour out hot water and cover the eggs with cold water. Let stand until cool enough to handle before peeling.

Categories

Side Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 178.1g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
129
Calories from Fat
23
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
2.6g
4%
Saturated Fat
0.7g
4%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
57mg
19%
Sodium
300mg
12%
Potassium
589mg
17%
Total Carbohydrates
20.9g
7%
Dietary Fiber
3.4g
14%
Sugars
3.0g
Protein
6.2g
Vitamin A 7% Vitamin C 46%
Calcium 7% Iron 8%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in potassium
  • High in vitamin B6
  • Very high in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in cholesterol
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