This Country Potato Salad recipe is excellent for family gatherings and picnics. No one will ever realize it’s a low-fat, healthier version. I promise, if my family can’t tell, yours won’t either.
I am from the Carolina’s where potato salad, cole slaw, and tomato sandwiches are necessary meal staples. This was a real issue for me after switching to a plant-based lifestyle, because you know what all these foods require right? Mayonnaise!
The Southern potato salad recipe I had used for 35 years called for mayo, and that wouldn’t work anymore due to the eggs and oil. This was a very sad realization for me.
But did it have to be? I decided to search for a compliant, heart-healthy mayonnaise option that would allow these foods to continue to be a part of mine and my family’s lives.
Unfortunately, I quickly found out that store-bought mayo options–though they were vegan–were certainly not healthy. They contained lots of artery-clogging oil and loads of fat.
One of my first tests was to try it in my decades-old Southern potato salad recipe, and I was ecstatic that it worked perfectly! Not only that, but it was great in cole slaw and on tomato sandwiches (the ultimate test) too!
When I take this potato salad to family get-togethers, the bowl is always empty when I bring it home!
This tasty, eggless mayo has only 11 calories and (.4) grams of fat per Tablespoon. And it’s loaded with protein!
Other Great Southern Recipes:
- 6 medium-large potatoes
- 1 small onion (purple onion makes it prettier)
- 1 Tbsp sweet pickle relish
- 1 Tbsp (heaping) low-fat mayo recipe below. I use heaping Tbsp.
- 1 tsp yellow mustard (not dry mustard)
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp parsley flakes
- 1 pinch smoked paprika
- 1 tsp salt or to your taste preference
- Black ground pepper
Peel, wash, and dice potatoes. Add to a large pot of boiling water. Allow to cook on medium high until potatoes are tender, approximately 20 minutes.
Drain cooked potatoes.
Add all other ingredients--onion, low-fat mayo, mustard (this is the refrigerator kind, not dry ground), garlic powder, parsley flakes, paprika, salt, and pepper.
Mix all together thoroughly and serve.