With barbecue season in full swing, we can’t pay ALL our attention to the burgers and dogs. Sure, they’re the meat of the meal (pardon the expression), but there’s so much more to a barbecue than the meat! How about all your delicious side dishes? I know that personally, a good potato salad can make or break a backyard party for me. And I’m not alone! Potato salad is a summer favorite. If you love potato salad but want to serve up something a little lighter this summer, check out the recipe below – it healthifies your favorite summer salad in a delicious way!

The secret to this recipe is taking out the main source of the fat in potato salad: the mayo.

It’s sad but true. Mayo is a huge source of bad fats and calories. Now if you don’t care about those nutritional facts, please mayo on. But if you or your guests are trying to watch their waists, this is the perfect way to enjoy that potato salad taste without the potato salad consequences!

Also called German potato salad, this side dish is bursting with sweet, tangy flavor. Plus, it adds so many fun colors to an otherwise totally bland dish!

What do you think of this healthy potato salad recipes? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.


– Yukon Gold potatoes
– Sweet relish
– Capers
– Mustard
– Red wine vinegar
– Olive oil
– Salt and pepper
– Red onions
– Parsley
– Chives
– Cherry peppers


1. Partially peel your potatoes and chop them. Heat them up in some warm, salty water.
2. In a separate bowl, make your vinaigrette by combining your relish, capers, mustard, vinegar, oil, salt and pepper. Mix to combine.
3. Put your potatoes into your vinaigrette. Add onions, parsley, chives, and cherry peppers. Mix thoroughly to combine.