How to Make Low Calorie Potato Salad

Try this formula, plus three variations, to make a healthier creamy potato salad that's only 115 calories.

A blend of light mayo and Greek-style yogurt lets you dish up a creamy, dreamy potato salad for just 115 calories per serving. Add interest and nutrients with leftover vegetables and fresh herbs. Read on to get a base recipe plus three variations to try.

three bowls of potato salad
Brie Passano

Healthier Creamy Potato Salad

Get the base recipe for Healthier Creamy Potato Salad

Makes 2 cups


  • 1 pound tiny new potatoes, quartered
  • ½ cup plain Greek-style yogurt
  • ¼ cup light mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon zing (such as Dijon mustard, wasabi sauce, or finely chopped red onion)
  • ¼ teaspoon each salt and black pepper
  • 2 cups prepared vegetables (such as steamed cauliflower rice, cooled; chopped red bell peppers; or chopped fresh kale
  • ¼ cup finely chopped fresh herbs (such as parsley, Thai basil, or oregano)


  1. Put potatoes in a large saucepan with water to cover. Bring to a boil and cook, covered, until tender, 15 to 20 minutes. Drain; rinse with cold water. Let potatoes cool.
  2. Stir together yogurt, mayonnaise, zing, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Stir in vegetable and fresh herb. Add cooled potatoes; toss gently to coat.
  3. Chill, covered, at least 1 hour or up to 24 hours.
three bowls of healthier potato salad

Use this easy recipe formula to create a healthier creamy potato salad with any additions you like.

Version 1: Cauliflower Potato Salad

Dijon mustard + steamed cauliflower rice, cooled + parsley

Version 2: Bell Pepper-Potato Salad

Wasabi sauce + chopped bell pepper + Thai basil

Version 3: Kale-Potato Salad

Finely chopped red onion + chopped kale + oregano

This article originally appeared in the June/July 2021 issue of Allrecipes Magazine.


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