You save: 282 calories, 30 g fat, 5 g saturated fat

2 pounds red potatoes, cut into ¾-inch chunks

water

1 teaspoon + ¼ teaspoon salt, or more to taste, divided

3/4 cup fat free plain yogurt

2 teaspoons Dijon mustard (optional)

1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil

2/3 cup finely chopped whole green onions

3 tablespoons finely chopped flat leaf parsley

1/2 tablespoon finely chopped fresh tarragon

Pepper, to taste

Place the potatoes in a large pot.  Add enough cold water to exceed the top of the potatoes by 2 inches.  Place the pot over high heat and add one teaspoon of the salt.  Bring the water to a boil and cook them uncovered until they are just tender through approximately 20-25 minutes.  Drain the potatoes in a colander and allow them to cool.

Meanwhile, in a small bowl whisk together the yogurt and mustard.  Slowly whisk in the olive oil. Add the onions, parsley, tarragon and the remaining ¼ teaspoon salt and stir them until combined.

Transfer the potatoes to a large bowl and pour the dressing over them.  Mix them well with a wooden spoon, breaking some of the potatoes, so that some of them are a bit mashed and the ingredients are well combined.  Season to taste with additional salt and pepper.  Refrigerate for at least one hour or up to 1 day.

Makes 6 servings.

Each serving (about 1 scant cup) has:  157 calories, 4 g protein, 28 g carbohydrates,

3 g fat, trace saturated fat, <1 mg cholesterol, 3 g fiber, 267 mg sodium

Traditional Potato Salad has: 439 calories, 9 g protein, 27 g carbohydrates, 33 g fat, 6 g saturated fat, 287 mg cholesterol, 4 g fiber, 833 mg sodium

Devin Says: I always slightly mash some of the potatoes in my potato salads to give it a creamier texture, thus requiring less mayonnaise.  Larger chunks of whole potatoes seem drier and require more added fat and calories to be added for a similar result. 

Recipe courtesy of “Healthy Decadence with Devin Alexander” on Fit TV

Photo Credit: Lisa Cohen

Originally posted on www.devinalexander.com


Devin Alexander

Media Personality, Healthy Comfort Food Chef, Weight Loss Expert, and New York Times Bestselling Author, Devin Alexander, is the Chef of NBC’s “The Biggest Loser” and the author of 8 cookbooks including “The Biggest Loser Cookbook” Series and “The Most Decadent Diet Ever”.

Devin’s unique approach to healthy cooking and her motivational personal story have landed her regular appearances on talk, news, weight loss and fitness shows for over a decade, making her America’s Go-To Expert for decadence without consequence.  Devin has shared her secrets through frequent appearances on The Today Show, Good Morning America, The Biggest Loser, Dr. Oz, Dr. Phil, The View, FOX, CNN, and others, and through over 500 magazine features including Prevention, Men’s Health and Shape. She’s coached thousands of pounds off others and has maintained her own 70-pound weight loss for over 20 years. She truly lives and eats her message: you don’t have to deprive yourself to be fit and healthy.

For inspirational tips and guilt-free recipes visit her at www.devinalexander.com.

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