SuperAge Lunch Side Dish: Herbed Potato Salad

This vibrant and refreshing herbed potato salad is perfect for your 4th of July celebration. It’s a lighter, healthier alternative to traditional mayonnaise-based potato salads, making it ideal for outdoor gatherings in warm weather. The crisp vegetables and zesty dressing provide a burst of flavor that complements grilled meats and other picnic fare.

SuperAge benefits:

  • Potatoes: Rich in vitamin C, potassium, and fiber
  • Green beans: High in vitamins A, C, and K, and a good source of fiber
  • Radishes: Packed with antioxidants and vitamin C
  • Herbs: Contain various antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds
  • Olive oil: Rich in heart-healthy monounsaturated fats and antioxidants
  • Vinegar: May help regulate blood sugar levels and aid digestion

Nutrition per serving (assuming 6 servings):

  • Calories: Approximately 180
  • Carbohydrates: 25g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Fat: 8g (mostly from olive oil)
  • Fiber: 4g

Herbed potato salad Ingredients:

  • 1.5 lbs small potatoes, quartered
  • 8 oz green beans, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 bunch radishes, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 tbsp fresh dill, chopped
  • 2 tbsp fresh chives, minced

Dressing:

  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

1. Boil potatoes in salted water until tender, about 10-12 minutes. Drain and let cool.

2. Blanch green beans in boiling water for 2-3 minutes, then immediately plunge into ice water. Drain.

3. In a large bowl, combine cooled potatoes, green beans, radishes, and herbs.

4. Whisk together dressing ingredients in a small bowl.

5. Pour dressing over the salad and toss gently to combine.

6. Chill your herbed potato salad for at least 30 minutes before serving.

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