The quintessential summer meal always includes a delicious creamy potato salad. Think about it, every BBQ, cook out, and backyard party requires a good helping of tasty potato salad to accompany a juicy burger or steak. I love this side dish but I can’t have too much of it because holy calories Batman, the typical potato salad can be super fattening! There is good news for those of us who love this summer staple but want to still fit in our shorts. I made an aaahhmazing Creamy Yoghurt Potato Salad using half the mayo that a traditional salad requires. Substitute with Mountain High Yoghurt, and you wouldn’t even know it!
Yoghurt can be a fantastic substitute for heavy creams such mayonnaise sour cream, and even butter!
2 cups of small red potatoes (halved)
1/2 cup of Mountain High Yoghurt (Plain)
1/2 cup of light mayonaise
1 tsp. of Dijon mustard
1/4 cup of fresh dill (chopped)
Salt and pepper to taste
Place potatoes in a pot of boiling water (enough to cover all of them). Boil for about 8 minutes, or until potatoes are tender. In the meantime mix the remaining ingredients together, leaving aside a sprinkle of the dill. Drain the potatoes and fold the yoghurt mixture onto them in a large bowl. Place in the refrigerator for about an hour, top with the rest of the dill.
Doesn’t that look delish? You can make this recipe with any type of potato, I just happen to love small red potatoes. They are lower in calories, are easy to cut, and cook really fast! You can choose to substitute all of the mayonnaise with plain yoghurt instead of just half. I like the flavor of mayo so I left half in, however if you’re wanting a very low cal meal, go for it!
By the way, were you wondering why Mountain High spells it “yoghurt” instead of “yogurt”? Here is their explanation:
Yoghurt or Yogurt–both spellings can be found in the dictionary. “Yoghurt” is more similar to how the word is spelled in many European countries. Since it was first produced back in the 1970s, Mountain High Yoghurt has been made the Old World way (it slowly turns into yoghurt while sitting in the cup) so our founders spelled yoghurt with an “h.” Today we consider the “h” stands for healthy lifestyle or for the hundreds of ways you can use Mountain High Yoghurt to add nutrition to any recipe or meal!
Well that actually makes sense!
Enjoy a tastier summer with a lighter option like this Creamy Yoghurt Potato Salad…mmmmm!