Potato Salad with Basil Dressing | Beauty Detox

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This week’s Beauty Detox Recipe challenge was to create a potato salad. I love potato salad in all its forms, but for this recipe I went with a variation with a light and fresh basil dressing with oil and vinegar that makes a wonderful side for a picnic or BBQ. This potato salad is made with red skin potatoes, because it’s one of the better starches out there. I also added celery and radishes because that’s what my boyfriend’s mom put in hers and I liked it.

radishes

I use a potato peeler to thinly slice radishes, because it’s easier and safer than pulling out the mandolin. I do this to slice carrots for salads, too.

The dressing is a modified version of Kimberly Snyder’s Oil-Free Basil Lover’s Dressing from the Beauty Detox Solution. Mine isn’t oil-free, since I think that a little bit of olive oil is really nice on a cold potato salad and keeps the potatoes from sticking together.

Potato Salad with Basil Dressing

(Yield: 6-8 servings)

Ingredients:

  • 4 medium red-skinned potatoes, chopped
  • 2 yellow potatoes, chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, sliced thinly
  • 3 radishes, sliced thinly
  • 2 green onions, sliced thinly

Dressing:

  • 1 tbs ACV
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 3 tbs low-sodium tamari
  • 2 tbs fresh lemon juice
  • 2 small garlic cloves
  • 1 cup fresh basil
  • 1 tbs nutritional yeast

Directions: Add chopped potatoes to a pot of boiling salted water. Reduce heat to medium and cook until tender. Drain and allow to cool. Meanwhile, combine all dressing ingredients in a blender until smooth. In a large bowl, combine salad ingredients and toss with dressing. Refrigerate for at least one hour before serving, but tastes best after the flavours have had a good time to mingle. Enjoy!

And try Kimberly Snyder’s version, too!

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3 Comments

  1. Your recipe looks really tasty and I love your photos on the blog. Are you a keen photographer? Your blog looks very professional. I’m still doing my training but hoping to improve mine.

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