Jul 2, 2012

Summer Potato Salad with Apples



Apples add a sweet crunch to every bite of this lightened up potato salad.

A perfect side for any backyard BBQ or picnic. You can easily double this recipe to serve a larger crowd.





Summer Potato Salad with Apples and Chives
Skinnytaste.com
Servings: 7 • Size: about 3/4 cup • Old Points: 2 pts • Points+: 3 pts
Calories: 101.6 • Fat: 2.6 g • Protein: 1.8 g • Carb: 18.1 g • Fiber: 2.2 g • Sugar: 3
Sodium: 43.1 mg

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups (22 oz) baby red or yukon gold potatoes, cut in quarters
  • 2 tbsp minced celery
  • 1/4 cup red onion, finely diced
  • 1 gala apples, peeled and diced into 1/2 inch chunks 
  • 2 tbsp chives, minced
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp reduced fat mayonnaise
  • salt and fresh pepper


Directions:

Boil potatoes in salted water until soft, approx 10 - 14 minutes, or until soft if pierced with a fork. Drain and let cool.

While the potatoes are boiling, combine red onion, celery, mustard, olive oil, vinegar and mayonnaise and season with salt and pepper. Mix well and let the flavors marinade while the potatoes cook. Once the potatoes are done and cool, mix into the bowl and add chives and apples, additional salt and pepper to taste. Serve room temperature or refrigerate until ready to serve.

Makes 5 cups.

53 comments :

  1. What a great alternative to those super mayonnaise-y potato salads that show up at BBQs, I'm excited to try it out with the apples!

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    1. Agreed! I'm excited to try out the apples, it will be a nice added sweetness.

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    2. I love apples in my potato salad, it's that sweet savory thing that works so well.

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    3. I grew up eating potato & macaroni salads slathered in mayo. As of today your recipe is now our family favorite! So much great flavor in this potato salad. Thank you from my family & me.

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  2. This looks fantastic. I bet the apples are really delicious. Thanks for the recipe.

    Lou

    http://lynnandlou.blogspot.com/

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  3. It's so funny... I have yet to make potato salad this summer. But that's going to change this week. This recipe looks fabulous!

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  4. I've never added apples to my potato salad, but think it's a great idea. Can't wait to try your recipe. Looks delicious!

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    1. I agree. I never would have thought to do this either!

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  5. I don't know if I am brave enough to add apples for the crowd I have coming. Might do this with cucumbers and try it with apples later. Perfect though - looking for good cool recipes now that it will be too hot to have everyone be outdoors...

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  6. I have been looking to skinny up a potato salad. I have always included apples (red and green) in my potato salads. Can't wait to try this one out :)

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    1. My mom always adds apples to her potato salad too, it's my favorite way to eat it.

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  7. Potato Salad, the taste of summer. My mom brought over some potato salad this weekend. Sadly, it's gone. I love the idea of a "skinny" salad. Thanks.

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  8. Love the addition of apples here! it looks incredibly refreshing.

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  9. This looks SO delicious! {Super glad I'm whitening my teeth right now or I would be eating some - or all - of this...}

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  10. This is a great alternative to the normal potato salad! I love the addition of apple. I bet this has a ton of amazing flavor! Adding to my 4th of July menu!

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  11. is this the same recipe as your other potato salad, except with an apple in it?

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    1. Similar base but different flavors and ingredients, the other has bell peppers, this doesn't. This has apples, celery and chives.

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  12. Yum....this look really good. The combination is so delicious!!!! Gina

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  13. Thank you so much for adding the sodium content to your recipes! My brother has Congestive Heart Failure and it can be hard finding recipes with the sodium content listed. Thanks again:)

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  14. This potato salad looks so good. I am wondering, being a not so big fan of mayo, do you think yogurt (or Greek yogurt) would be an okay alternative? Thank you :)

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    1. I used Greek yogurt in this over the weekend and it worked great!!

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  15. I love the addition of apples to this potato salad! It sounds so refreshing!

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  16. What is the measurement for the apples?? Is it one apple, or more? I'm excited to try this!

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    1. 1 apple. Of course you could add 2 if you want.

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  17. love love this potato salad! I've been hunting around all morning too for a potato salad recipe for tomorrow's bbq, and don't want a heavy mayonnaise-y one, this looks so perfect! The apples sound so good in it!

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  18. Just made this for tonight's party and it is delicious! Thank you for another awesome recipe, Gina. EVERYTHING I make of yours always comes out great and is loved by all. Happy 4th of July!

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  20. This looks SO GOOD!!!!

    I cant wait to try it!!! Thanks Gina!!!

    xoxox

    www.thatfitnesschic.blogspot.com

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  21. Hi, did you cut the potatoes into quarters before or after you boiled them? Seems they would fall apart if cut before, but thought I'd better ask! Thank you!

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    1. No they are hard, they don't fall apart.

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  22. I'm making a potato salad today. I've never had it with apples in it. It sounds good and healthy.

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  23. Making this today for the 4th of July BBQ at home! I depend on you so much, Gina & you always come through! Thanks for making my life healthier & easier

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  24. What a delicious recipe! I made this today for my family and they all loved it! I didn't have red wine vinegar so I used champagne wine vinegar!! Definitely a keeper in my recipe stash!! :-) Thanks Gina!!!

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  25. I made this today...delish! However, I thought it needed a little more vinegar than the recipe called for. I added in some cider vinegar to stay in the apple theme. I also added a little extra grainy dijon mustard for flavor and texture, and some garlic salt. I would definitely make this again with those few tweaks. Thanks!!!

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  26. Also forgot to add that next time I would cut the potatoes into smaller pieces. Not sure if i bought the wrong ones, but the red potatoes i bought were pretty big for just quarter cuts. I doubled that and even still would cut them smaller next time, just so the salad lasts takes longer to eat and there's more surface area to soak up the seasonings.

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  27. This is a very good potato salad. I added more celery than called for to just extend it and used a granny smith apple. It is savory and juicy. A keeper

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    1. Two days later it was even better when it had ample time to marinate.

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  28. I made this tonight and it was incredible!

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  29. I made this for our 4th of July cookout today and everyone loved it! I loved seeing my Grampa (who I thought wouldn't like the apples) go back for seconds. Thank you!

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  30. I have made this for dinner tonight and just licking the spoon was great. I can't wait to have it.
    I didn't have a gala, so I subsituted it with an Organic Granny Smith and it is just as great.

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  31. I made this yesterday for a party we went to and it was a big hit! Don't be afraid of the apple, it adds a nice sweet/sour crunch. I used a Granny Smith (finely diced) and since I didn't have a red onion, I diced 1/2 a sweet onion and a shallot. It came out great! Thanks, Gina!

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  32. Another Skinnytaste success! Delicious the next day, too!

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  33. I Just made this for the beach tomorrow and it's delicious! Mine came out a tiny bit dry so I'm going to add a small amount more of dijon mustard, mayo, vinegar and olive oil to prevent a vinegar overdose (I love it but my man doesn't!). Love the apples and used fresh chives from the garden that were dying to be harvested. Thanks!

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  34. WOW! Made this for a weekend barbeque with some friends yesterday and it was a major hit! Sadly, no leftovers for me to enjoy today. Thanks, Gina, for my new go-to Potato Salad recipe.

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  35. I made this for a BBQ this weekend! It was wonderful! I'm not a fan of mayo...but there was so little in this dish I didn't mind it at all! I will definetly be making this again through out the summer months!

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  36. Officially one of my fav. Skinnytaste recipes!

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  37. Made this yesterday to accompany some chicken I barbecued on grill. Really liked it! Proud of myself that I kept to the serving size & looking forward to leftovers.

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  38. Just wanted to add that this has become a staple at my family cookouts now! Everyone from my 5 year old niece to my 75 year old grandfather comes looking for it. Thank you!

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  39. This was absolutely delicious! My fiance went for thirds! :D

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  40. This was so good!! It is a new favorite around here. Perfect for grill out days!

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  41. Both my husband and I don't really care for Potato Salad but I thought I would give this recipe a try and it was a huge hit. This is a keeper for sure. :)

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