Easy Potato Salad Recipe

Whip Up a Batch of Easy Potato Salad

Another potato salad recipe? Yep! Yes, there are as many variations to potato salad recipes as there are to pizza. But let’s face it, some take quite a bit of preparation time. The following potato salad recipe whips up quickly and tastes as if you fussed.

The secret is in Italian dressing. The wonderful blend of herbs and seasonings in Italian dressing add a whole lot of taste in very little time. Everyone has their favorite, but we prefer Wish Bone Italian Dressing. The offer a fat free variety, too. (Disclosure. We have NO affiliation with Wish Bone whatsoever.)

From the Wish Bone web site:

Want a really robust, full-flavored dressing? Try our improved Wish Bone Italian salad dressing, bursting with more herbs and spices. We took our original famous Italian salad dressing recipe, already filled with Italian herbs and spices, and then we packed it full of even more herbs, seasonings and flavors for an extra zesty boost of flavor you’ll love! No high fructose corn syrup.

Easy Potato Salad Recipe

Cook four, 5-inch peeled and quartered russet potatoes in water until tender, about 20 minutes. Cool.

Slice potatoes into a container and toss with 1/2 cup bottled Italian dressing. Refrigerate one to 24 hours. This allows the flavors to meld.

Before serving, toss with 1/4 cupĀ  mayonnaise, 3 tablespoons sliced green onions and 1/2 teaspoon paprika. If your potato salad seems a bit dry, add a little more mayonnaise.

Note: To keep fat intake low, use reduced fat or fat free Italian Dressing and reduced fat mayonnaise.

Speedy Tip: You can also cook the potatoes in the microwave. Place them in a circle in your microwave. Cook on high for 8 minutes. Using a hot pad, turn each potato over. Cook on high another 8 minutes or until potatoes are soft. Let cool a while before slicing.

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Author: Jeni

Certified by the Professional School of Fitness and Nutrition in March, 1995; honored for exemplary grades. Practicing fitness and nutrition for over 20 years. Featured in the Feb. 1994 issue of "Shape" magazine. Featured in Collage in the spring issue of 1995 Low fat recipe's published in Taste of Home, Quick Cooking, and the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, among others. September, 2001: Featured in "Winning The War on Cholesterol" By Rodale Publishing