Italian Potato Salad with Swiss Chard

Think of all the picnics or barbecues you’ve attended where you’ve been dying for seconds of the potato salad. But wait! How much fat and calories are included with all that mayo? Instead, make a picnic-worthy potato salad that doesn’t call for mayonnaise in the ingredients at all. These four recipes will help keep your spuds from becoming duds.

Italian Potato Salad with Swiss Chard

This colorful potato salad courtesy of Grab a Plate swaps the mayo for vinegar and oil, and includes vibrant veggies like Swiss chard. If you prefer, spinach or green beans would make great substitutes for the Swiss chard. Your vegetable options are endless, but we think you’ll really like this colorful version.

“New” Potato Salad

This OA recipe puts the focus on the potato – in this case – new potatoes. What exactly are new potatoes? Pretty much what you’d think: they’re a young version of different types of potatoes. Sprinkled with olive oil, scallions and bacon, this dish makes the spud simply shine.

Lemony Grilled Potato Salad

Courtesy of Cooking Light, this recipe combines grilled potatoes with the great flavors of fresh vegetables and herbs, and zesty lemon juice, to turn it into something special your family and friends will repeatedly request. Try this the next time you have your grill ready for prepping dinner.

Yogurt Dill Potato Salad

Thanks to PBS for this recipe, you can still enjoy a creamy version of potato salad but without the guilt. Greek non-fat plain yogurt takes the place of mayo to help make this more of a traditional, creamy potato salad. Combined with mustard and herbs and seasonings, this small red potato salad is a delight.

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