Healthy Potato Salad with Greek Yoghurt

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This healthy potato salad is made with no mayo but uses Greek yoghurt instead and is bulked out with cucumber. This is a super easy recipe perfect as a summer side dish.

Nothing says summer like a potato salad!

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Potato salad is just quintessential summer food. It’s great for barbecues and picnics as well as simple summer dinners which pretty much makes it the ultimate side dish.

It goes great with grilled meats or fish. I’ve served it with baked mackerel, garlic prawns and mushroom burgers to name just a few but it’s so versatile it can really work with anything.

Although your classic potato salad is made with a heavy mayo dressing I decided to lighten things up and make this a healthy potato salad with a Greek yoghurt dressing and plenty of cucumber and herbs which really amps up the freshness.

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Why we love this healthy potato salad:

  • First off it’s healthier than your usual potato salad because it uses Greek yoghurt for the dressing instead of mayo. This also gives it a delicious tangy flavour
  • It’s also packed full of herbs like dill and parsley which gives it so much extra flavour while still keeping it healthy
  • I added half a cucumber to this recipe which bulks it out and gives it a delicious crunchy freshness perfect for a hot summer’s day
  • It’s such an easy recipe which anyone can make so it’s great to make for your next summer celebration
  • It can also be made ahead so it’s ideal for taking along to a picnic or barbecue
  • This is a vegetarian and gluten free recipe

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Healthy Potato Salad Ingredients:

  • New Potatoes: Cut to similar sizes for equal cooking times
  • Cucumber: Chopped into small chunks
  • Greek Yoghurt: For a lightened up dressing with a delicious tangy flavour
  • Olive Oil
  • Garlic
  • Fresh Dill
  • Fresh Parsley

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How to make healthy potato salad:

  1. Cook the potatoes: Bring a pot of salted water to the boil. Cut the potatoes to equal sizes and add to the water, boil for 10 minutes.
  2. Make the dressing: Whisk together the yoghurt, olive oil, garlic and fresh herbs. Season well. 
  3. Finish the salad: Add the potatoes and cucumber to a large bowl, pour over the dressing and toss to coat.

Equipment you need to make this recipe…

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Expert tips for making healthy potato salad:

  • If you want to add any extra vegetables to this potato salad something like chopped spring onions or finely diced carrot could work really well
  • This salad can be stored in the fridge for 3-4 days
  • If you’re not a fan of dill and parsley you can definitely use different herbs like coriander or basil for a change of flavour
  • I prefer to use full fat Greek yoghurt in my recipes as it has a creamier flavour and texture but if you’re still looking to lighten things up then a low fat yoghurt will still work

Want more? Try these other summer salad recipes!

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Healthy Potato Salad with Greek Yoghurt

This healthy potato salad is made with no mayo but uses Greek yoghurt instead and is bulked out with cucumber. This is a super easy recipe perfect as a summer side dish.
5 from 4 votes
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Traditional
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 264kcal
Author: Amy Fulwood

Ingredients

  • 800 g New Potatoes
  • Salt
  • 1/2 Cucumber chopped

Dressing

  • 4 tbsp Greek Yoghurt
  • 3 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 clove Garlic crushed
  • 1 tbsp Fresh Dill chopped
  • 1 tbsp Fresh Parsley chopped
  • Salt and Pepper

Instructions

  • Halve the large new potatoes so that they're all around the same size. Bring a large pot of water to the boil and add plenty of salt. Add the potatoes and cook for 10 minutes until soft. Drain and leave to cool.
  • Add the cooled potatoes to a large bowl with the cucumber. Whisk together all of the dressing ingredients with a large pinch of salt and pepper and pour over the potatoes. Toss and serve.
Nutrition Facts
Healthy Potato Salad with Greek Yoghurt
Amount Per Serving
Calories 264 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 20mg1%
Potassium 893mg26%
Carbohydrates 37g12%
Fiber 5g20%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 105IU2%
Vitamin C 42.1mg51%
Calcium 47mg5%
Iron 1.8mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Notes

Nutrition information is an estimate and will vary depending on the exact ingredients used.
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4 Comments

  • Reply
    Diana
    16/06/2019 at 11:30 AM


    I love potato salad and usually make it with mayo, but this version sounds much healthier will have to give it a try!

  • Reply
    Amanda Wren-Grimwood
    16/06/2019 at 11:44 AM


    I love the idea of having dill and cucumber for extra flavour and lightening the whole salad with yoghurt sounds so light and refreshing too.

  • Reply
    Bintu | Recipes From A Pantry
    16/06/2019 at 11:52 AM


    Potato salad is one of my favourite dishes in the summer and this looks so delicious and healthy too!

  • Reply
    Ben Myhre
    16/06/2019 at 12:33 PM


    What a pretty Potato Salad! I love that you are using yoghurt in this instead of the mayo that I am used it. It adds an interesting zing to the recipe and also lightens it up so it doesn’t feel like I am eating a brick.

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