Mayo-Free Potato Salad
Potato salad is a delicious food to eat all by itself, or it makes a tasty side dish with a main meal. But if you're lactose intolerant or for some other reason, you can't eat mayonnaise, you usually miss out on indulging in this creamy dish. That's where Linda Resnick and Dee Brock, the authors of Food FAQs: Substitutions, Yields & Equivalents, step in: they've come up with an ingenious recipe for potato salad that doesn't call for mayonnaise, but that still remains tasty and tangy. Enjoy!
Potato salad with no mayonnaise
- 12-16 small red potatoes
- 1/2 cup chopped celery (about 1 medium stalk)
- Half a red onion, finely chopped
- 1/2 cup cottage cheese, pureed in a blender
- 1/2 cup plain yoghurt
- Salt and black pepper to taste
- Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add potatoes and cook uncovered for about 15-20 minutes, until tender but firm.
- Drain the potatoes and peel them if desired.
- Cut the potatoes into bite-sized chunks.
- Combine potatoes with the chopped celery and onion.
- Add the pureed cottage cheese and yoghurt to the potato mixture, gently tossing until coated.
- Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve on its own, or as a tasty side dish!