So I'm at the beginning of a thing with a guy. I don't want to go into it much because it's new and I don't want to curse it. But he's having a BBQ. And he asked me to make potato salad.
I don't even like potato salad.
I like potatoes, and mayonnaise in very small (almost unnoticeable quantities). I can't stand mustard and I don't enjoy pickles, both of which are often in potato salad. So for the most part, I've always just avoided the dish. It scares me.
But I like to cook and I think I'm decently good at it. I also like this guy. So I want to make an impressive potato salad that I'd like to eat (and others would too!). Here's what I've got:
Impressive Potato Salad
Makes 8 servings
4 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into 1 in chunks
1/2 cup mayo
1/2 cup greek yogurt
1/2 pack of powdered ranch dressing mix
1 bell pepper chopped
1/2 sweet onion finely chopped
2 hard-boiled eggs chopped
In a large pot, cover the potatoes with water. Bring to a boil, then cover and cook for 12-14 minutes.
You can also boil your eggs now if you haven't already. I place the
eggs in cold water and bring them to a boil. Then cover and turn the
heat down all the way. After 10 minutes, try to cool the eggs as
quickly as possible- this will make them easier to peel!
Chop up your bell pepper and onion if you haven't already. Aren't these bowls cute?
Mix up the mayo, yogurt, and ranch in a small bowl.
When the times up, drain the potatoes and cool those eggs (see the ice?)
After you chop the eggs, add them to the yogurt-mayo-ranch mix.
Combine the peppers, onion, potatoes, and wet mix in a big bowl. Stir up to coat evenly. Add salt and pepper to taste. Ta-da!
So I don't know if actual potato-salad-eaters will think this is impressive- I'll let you know. But I think it tasts good AND it's pretty healthy (Spark People calculates 1 serving as 131 calories, 2 g fat, 23 g carbs, and 5 g protein). I'm pretty happy I have something to bring to the BBQ now. And if no one likes this, it'll be okay- I'm bringing rice krispy treats too, and there is no denying their deliciousness!