Ginger and Olives - German Girl Cooks - Low Fat German Potato Salad Recipe

Low Fat German Potato Salad

Technically, there is no such thing as German potato salad. There are many regional variations and most families will follow their own recipes. In Northern Germany it’s common to make potato salad with mayonnaise. In the South, however, a mix of broth, vinegar and oil is more popular.

I’m from the North-West (literally, I grew up in North Rhine-Westphalia) so to me German potato salad must contain mayonnaise. However, as mentioned before, most families follow their own recipe. My mom usually tries to keep things somewhat healthy so our version is a little lighter. I grew up with this lighter version and thought everyone did it like that. One year, when I was a teenager, I was at friend’s place for NYE. There was a buffet with potato salad and I put loads on my plate thinking “Yay!”. Turned out it was “real” potato salad with 100% mayonnaise and I absolutely hated it because of how rich it was.

The Secret to Low Fat German Potato Salad

Ginger and Olives - German Girl Cooks - Low Fat German Potato Salad Recipe

Fair enough, it’s not really a secret ;) With potato salad being a side dish a lot of people are trying to keep it low in both fat and calories. The best way to do this to “stretch” the mayonnaise with low fat yogurt. However, I wouldn’t go as far as replacing all of the mayonnaise with yogurt because you need the flavour.

Potato salad is perfect for BBQs, sausages or office lunch – in fact it often tastes even better the next day! I had it with Brezen ;)

Ginger and Olives - German Girl Cooks - Low Fat German Potato Salad Recipe

Ginger and Olives - German Girl Cooks - Low Fat German Potato Salad Recipe

Ginger and Olives - German Girl Cooks - Low Fat German Potato Salad Recipe

Ginger and Olives - German Girl Cooks - Low Fat German Potato Salad Recipe

Ginger and Olives - German Girl Cooks - Low Fat German Potato Salad Recipe

Ginger and Olives - German Girl Cooks - Low Fat German Potato Salad Recipe

Ginger and Olives - German Girl Cooks - Low Fat German Potato Salad Recipe

Ginger and Olives - German Girl Cooks - Low Fat German Potato Salad Recipe

Ginger and Olives - German Girl Cooks - Low Fat German Potato Salad Recipe

 

 

 

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Low Fat German Potato Salad
Ginger and Olives - German Girl Cooks - Low Fat German Potato Salad Recipe
Course Side Dish
Cuisine German
Cook Time 50 minutes
Passive Time 45 minutes
Servings
servings
Course Side Dish
Cuisine German
Cook Time 50 minutes
Passive Time 45 minutes
Servings
servings
Ginger and Olives - German Girl Cooks - Low Fat German Potato Salad Recipe
Instructions
  1. Cook the potatoes until soft, then peel and slice them. Add to a large bowl.
  2. Dice gherkins and onion and add to the bowl with the potato slices.
  3. Hard boil the eggs for 10 minutes.
  4. In a small bowl combine gherkin water, mayonnaise, yogurt and mustard. Season with pepper and salt and whisk well. Mix with the potato salad until everything is evenly coated.
  5. Peel the eggs and slice. Add to the salad and season with paprika. Let the potato salad rest in the fridge for at least 45 minutes before serving.
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