Light and Fresh Potato Salad from Cooking Light

This potato salad looked so delicious, I just had to try it. I was not disappointed, and I don’t think you will be either. This is a nice alternative to the usual mustard or mayonnaise-based potato salad.

Category Finalist, Sides and Salads. “My husband doesn’t like mayonnaise, so I created a potato salad with a vinaigrette. I experimented and realized how little oil I need. Add the dressing while the potatoes are still hot. It really helps the vinegar permeate the potatoes.” —Elsie Gonto, Savannah, Georgia



  • 1/4 cup seasoned rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


  • 5 cups cubed red potato (about 2 pounds)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chopped peeled cucumber
  • 1/4 cup sliced grape or cherry tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped orange bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions
  • 1 (2 1/4-ounce) can sliced ripe olives, drained


  1. To prepare dressing, combine first 4 ingredients in a large bowl; stir with a whisk.
  2. To prepare salad, place potato and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a medium saucepan. Cover with water to 2 inches above potato; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 8 minutes or until tender; drain.
  3. Add potato to dressing in bowl, tossing gently to coat; let stand 15 minutes. Stir in cucumber and remaining ingredients; toss well. Cover and chill.

To check out this recipe at Cooking Light, visit Light and Fresh Potato Salad.

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3 Comments on Light and Fresh Potato Salad from Cooking Light

  1. I love potato salads, all kinds. I have never come across one like this and I cant wait to try it, it looks and sounds delicious! Thanks
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    • This is a very unique and very delicious potato salad. It’s the only one I fix now! It is very fresh and light – perfect for those summer cookouts!

  2. I used to weigh 250 lbs and was really ashamed of my weight. Felt like crap the whole time and felt like there was no way out of it. My problem was I tried too many ‘lose weight quick’ programs, and didn’t change my lifestyle. Now I’m eating a lot healthier with these recipes.

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