Healthy Salad Recipes With Mashed Potatoes
Potatoes Salad Ingredients
12 tiny new potatoes
8 ounce imitation crabmeat, flake style
2 tablespoon chives, chopped
¼ cup Caesar dressing, creamy but fat free
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
Water for boiling and additional salt to add in water
- In a large saucepan boil enough water that can cover 8 tiny potatoes. Add ½ teaspoon salt in the water. Cover the sauce pan and cook potatoes in boiling water over medium heat until they turn tender, it may take about 15 to 16 minutes. Drain the cooked potatoes in a medium size colander and leave them aside to cool.
- Combine imitation crabmeat along with a teaspoon of chopped chives in a medium size bowl meanwhile for salad dressing. Cover the bowl and place it in the refrigerator to chill for at least 4 to 48 hours.
- After the potatoes are cooled cut them into two equal halves. Hollow out the halved potatoes slightly using a melon baller. To prevent the stuffed potato from tripping cut a thin slice from the bottom. You may use the potato trimmings to make any potato salad, if not then you may discard the trimmings. Season the scoped potato halves with salt and freshly ground black pepper and place them in a plate. Cover the plate and keep it in the refrigerator to chill.
- Remove the potatoes from the refrigerator after 3 to 4 hours and spoon crab salad in the hollows. Sprinkle the remaining chopped chive before serving. This recipe makes 24 appetizers.
- New potato with crab salad can be an excellent choice for appetizer not only because it is very tempting and delicious but also because it is very low in calories. One serving of this appetizer provides only 31 calories and almost negligible amounts of total fat, saturated fat and cholesterol.
- This recipe can be considered diabetes friendly as well as heart friendly as it provides only 6 gm carbohydrates and 99 mg sodium per serving.
- Potatoes used in this recipe are with the skin and are a good source of vitamin C, vitamin B 6 or pyridoxine, copper, potassium and magnesium.
- The reputation of potatoes being high in carbohydrates has lead to its removal from diet in many weight watchers and diabetic individuals. However this is only true when potatoes are fried. Baked, steamed or broiled potatoes with jacket (peel) are healthy.