Serves 6 (serving size: 1/2 cup)

Light mayonnaise and nonfat Greek yogurt add creaminess without excess fat to this fingerling potato salad. A ½-cup portion has only 2.5 grams of fat.



How to Make It

Step 1

Place a saucepan filled two-thirds with water over high heat; add egg, and cover. Cut potatoes into 1-inch pieces. Add potatoes to pan; cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-high; cook 5 minutes or until tender. Drain.

Step 2

Combine remaining ingredients in a medium bowl; add potatoes. Peel and coarsely chop egg; add to potatoes.

Step 3


Step 4

Sour Cream–Dill: Prepare base recipe through step 1; omit egg. Combine 1/2 cup diced English cucumber, 2 tablespoons reduced-fat sour cream, 1 1/2 tablespoons plain fat-free Greek yogurt, 1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh dill, 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt, and 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper in a large bowl. Add drained potatoes to cucumber mixture, and toss gently to coat.

Step 5

Serves 6 (serving size: 1/2 cup)

Step 6

Calories 50 (0% from fat); Fat 7g (sat 4g); Sodium 87mg

Step 7


Step 8

German-Style: Prepare recipe through step 1; omit egg. Cook 2 slices center-cut bacon over medium-high until crisp; crumble. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil to drippings in pan. ­Return pan to medium-high. Add 2 teaspoons brown sugar, 1 teaspoon minced garlic, and 2 teaspoons Dijon; cook 1 minute. Add 3 tablespoons cider vinegar; bring to a boil. Remove from heat; stir in 1/4 teaspoon pepper and 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt. Combine sugar mixture, potatoes, and 1/3 cup sliced green onions. Top with bacon.

Step 9

Serves 6 (serving size: 1/3 cup)

Step 10

Calories 82 (0% from fat); Fat 1g (sat 7g); Sodium 132mg

Step 11


Step 12

Lemon-Herb: Prepare base recipe through step 1; omit egg. Whisk together 1 tablespoon olive oil, 1/4 teaspoon grated lemon rind, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, 1 teaspoon Dijon, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a bowl. Stir in 1/3 cup chopped arugula, 2 tablespoons sliced kalamata olives, 1 tablespoon chopped parsley, 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil, and 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives. Add drained potatoes; toss gently to coat.

Step 13

Serves 6 (serving size: 1/3 cup)

Step 14

Calories 75 (0% from fat); Fat 6g (sat 5g); Sodium 101mg

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

actually creamy?

May 21, 2015
i'm a bit confused as the portions for the yogurt and mayo in the video appear to be much greater than what is listed in the recipe....the final product in the video also doesn't look as "naked" with respect to the sauce as the picture above. those who have made this, did you stick with the recipe or add more to be consistent with the video?

whiterosecute's Review

August 07, 2013

mrscrazyed's Review

July 14, 2013
I liked the look of this recipe because of the lack of excess fat. Unfortunately DH did not care for at all. I'm sure part of that dislike was because of the lack of fat; but the mustard may have contributed as well.

brendafaaye's Review

July 03, 2013

Ellefrancelle's Review

September 06, 2012
This is such an amazing salad! I love & enjoy every single bite of it, the beauty of the low nutritional content within the rich, crunchy and creamy textures to it. It's like having the original version of the traditional creamy potato salad and its Sooo good to know that this super fast, easy, creamy & delicious salad is super healthy & llight in calories! Thanks Cooking Light contributors for another hit in my kitchen and with my family & friends! Everyone that eats it, loves this salad!!;)) Oh & I didn't need to add any substitutions to it! It was just perfect;)

LorieAmes's Review

July 23, 2012

ovnSRQ's Review

July 06, 2012
It is good but a bit too mustardy and bland, if that makes any sense. I am going to continue on the journey of looking for a perfect potato salad.

Beccaroo73's Review

July 03, 2012
I'm a southern girl, so I have high standards for potato salad, and this was a bit of a disappointment. Of course I realize it's because it's not loaded with mayonnaise. I just felt it was quite dry and flavorless. Next time I might think to throw in some pimentos for some added zing.

pbartz's Review

June 23, 2012
Really delicious. I did the sour cream/yogurt dill variation and it was a huge hit.

SClipp2's Review

May 24, 2012
I thought this was a fantastic and EASY potato salad recipe. I cooked it exactly as written, but added some bacon (I know, not very "light" of me). Highly recommend!