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Purple Potato Salad Recipe

This vibrant looking Purple Potato Salad is Easy to make and deliciously gorgeous to look at on the dinner table; made from a spectacular tasting colorful medley of small purple potatoes, new potatoes, small red potatoes, crunchy baby dill pickles, crisp celery, red salad onions, sliced carrots, and garden fresh herbs.

It’s Springtime and the colorful veggies are popping up in every market here on the Memphis border, that means there’s a fresh bag of those brilliantly purple colored potatoes we all love and adore in stores here as we speak. I don’t know about you, but there’s something to be said for a lovely springtime Purple Potato Salad Recipe that you can serve with your favorite dinner items.Purple Potato Salad Recipe A while back my friend Francesca invited me over to dinner and made her mom’s version of Purple Potato Salad and by the way, it was delicious. Shortly after that decided I wanted to do my version to share with all of you while purple potatoes were in season.

If you’re one of our diehard hardcore potato lovers but suddenly cut down on eating potatoes due to their bad reputation of being high in carbs/starches and causing weight gain, you may be in luck. Recent studies show it could be the potato you choose in addition to how the potato is prepared or cooked that makes the difference. Instead, why not opt for some of these colorful purple potatoes?

 

 

Purple Potato Salad RecipeThese delicious little colorful purple potatoes are considered to be high-antioxidant foods that are gorgeously naturally eye-catching since the skin of the potato and the flesh are both a bright purple, making them a beautiful addition to any dinner plate. However, it’s not just the color of these potatoes that’s appealing. Purple potatoes offer a ton of awesome benefits from working as a healthy food-coloring agent to helping regulate blood pressure to aiding in the prevention of blood clots and more.

 

 

 

Some of the awesome Benefits of Purple Potatoes :

  1. Potatoes, carrots and other root vegetables can be used for naturally adding color to foods which come as great news since the potatoes are completely natural versus the many chemical food dyes linked to cancer that has been used for years in recipes.
  2. May help to lower and regulate high blood pressure. Recent research shows that plain purple potatoes lowered the blood pressure of subjects that were reviewed by 3% to 4%, without causing weight gain, which was likely due to the antioxidant behavior and phytonutrient density that these colorful potatoes exude.
  3. May prevent blood clots; Thrombosis, a medical term for blood clotting, is one of the leading causes of death can possibly be prevented,  by adding the little brightly colored purple potato into your menu more often. Since purple potatoes contain the chlorogenic acid. This acid has been shown to help break down blood clots and inhibit the enzymatic activity of procoagulant proteins and peptides.
  4. The purple potato is loaded with antioxidants and disease-fighting phytonutrients that work together to offer many so many various health benefits, such as aiding with the reduction of painful inflammation, liver dysfunction, and hypertension, as well as cut the risks of eye diseases and or infections.
  5. Most people just don’t get consume fiber in their diets, according to many studies. The purple potato can help prevent that problem since it’s one of the healthier high-fiber foods. Fiber naturally helps with regularity and digestion.
  6. Runner’s World has reported that while the carb-loader pasta seems to take front stage with most runners, the purple potato may better suited, not only the night before but also the day of a run by providing more energy-delivering complex carbohydrates. easier to digest, and high in potassium which is beneficial for all types of athletes.

 

 

 

Purple Potato Salad RecipeBe ready to set your Purple Potato Salad out on the dinner table and watch it fly rather quickly. For the final pairing, serve the purple potato salad along with a tender cut of savory meat like a char-grilled steak or thick cut pork chop.

You’ll be surprised how easy this Purple Potato Salad recipe is to make,  and what a total show stopper of color it will be on your family dinner table; consisting of a spectacular looking vibrantly colored small purple potatoes, new potatoes, small red potatoes, crunchy baby dill pickles, crisp celery, red salad onions, sliced carrots, and fresh herbs.

 

 

Purple Potato Salad Recipe

 

 

 

 

Purple Potato Salad Recipe
  • 1 pound small purple potatoes
  • 1/2 pound of new potatoes
  • 1/2 pound of small red potatoes
  • 1 cup of sliced carrots, lightly steamed
  • 1 red salad onion, diced
  • 2 celery stalks, sliced
  • 1 cup of oak leaf lettuce, finely chopped
  • 1/2 of a cup of frozen green peas thawed
  • 1/4 of a cup sliced baby dill pickles
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/8 cup chopped fresh dill
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons of Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • kosher salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste
Instructions for Purple Potato Salad Recipe
  1. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil.
  2. Boil all the potatoes just until fork tender, about 18-20 minutes.
  3. Drain, then rinse in cold water and cut into quarters.
  4. Place the warm potatoes in a large bowl and toss with lightly steamed sliced carrots, diced red salad onion, sliced celery, chopped oak leaf lettuce, green peas, baby dill pickles, chopped fresh dill, chopped fresh parsley.
  5. In another bowl, stir together mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, celery seed, apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, kosher salt, and ground pepper.
  6. Add the dressing to the vegetable mixture. Toss the ingredients gently to coat, careful not to break the potatoes.
  7. Season with more salt and pepper if desired

 

 

 

Purple Potato Salad Recipe
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Purple Potato Salad

This vibrant looking Purple Potato Salad is Easy to make and deliciously gorgeous to look at on the dinner table; made from a spectacular tasting colorful medley of small purple potatoes, new potatoes, small red potatoes, crunchy baby dill pickles, crisp celery, red salad onions, sliced carrots, and garden fresh herbs.
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Chill1 hr
Total Time45 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Carrots, Celery, dill, Potato, Purple Potatoes, Red Onions, salad
Servings: 6 People
Calories: 293kcal
Author: hmccallum

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Small purple potatoes
  • 1/2 pound New potatoes
  • 1 cup Sliced carrots, lightly steamed
  • 1 Red salad onion, diced
  • 2 stalks Celery, sliced
  • 1 cup Oak leaf lettuce, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup Frozen green peas, thawed
  • 1/4 cup Baby dill pickles, sliced
  • 1/4 cup Flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  • 1/8 cup Fresh dill, chopped
  • 1 cup Real mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Celery seed
  • 1 tablespoon Apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Lemon (juice of)
  • Kosher salt, to own taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to own taste

Instructions

  • Bring a pot of salted water to a boil.
  • Boil all the potatoes just until fork tender, about 18-20 minutes
  • Drain, then rinse in cold water and cut into quarters.
  • Place the warm potatoes in a large bowl and toss with lightly steamed sliced carrots, diced red salad onion, sliced celery, chopped oak leaf lettuce, green peas, baby dill pickles, chopped fresh dill, chopped fresh parsley.
  • In another bowl, stir together mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, celery seed, apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, kosher salt, and ground pepper.
  • Add the dressing to the vegetable mixture. Toss the ingredients gently to coat, careful not to break the potatoes.
  • Season with more salt and pepper if desired

Nutrition

Serving: 01 | Calories: 293kcal | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 0mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg

 

 
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This vibrant looking Purple Potato Salad is Easy to make and deliciously gorgeous to look at on the dinner table; made from a spectacular tasting colorful medley of small purple potatoes, new potatoes, small red potatoes, crunchy baby dill pickles, crisp celery, red salad onions, sliced carrots, and garden fresh herbs.

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18 Comments

  • Reply
    Matt Ivan
    June 26, 2019 at 1:52 pm

    So delicious! I love the fun alternative to the usual potatoes for potato salad.

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      June 28, 2019 at 6:21 am

      Hey there Matt! Thanks for stopping by to share. I actually also love the taste of these yummy purple potatoes too.

  • Reply
    Ivana
    June 26, 2019 at 1:42 pm

    I love purple potatoes, and this salad looks perfect. I never really know how to make anything more speccial with potato salad, but this looks super impressive.

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      June 28, 2019 at 6:20 am

      Thank you, Ivana! Much appreciated and I hope you enjoy the recipe.

  • Reply
    Jessica Formicola
    June 26, 2019 at 11:29 am

    Potato salad can be so boring, but I absolutely LOVE this recipe! The purple potatoes make it so fun!

  • Reply
    Courtney
    June 26, 2019 at 11:27 am

    This is such a beautiful and colourful salad! I love the pickles in here too!

  • Reply
    Sara Welch
    June 26, 2019 at 11:18 am

    This is my kind of potato salad! So colorful and full of flavor; will make a great side dish with dinner tonight! Yum!

  • Reply
    Wajeeha
    August 31, 2018 at 7:51 am

    I’ve never had purple potatoes but they look beautiful and I love how nutritious they are. The dressing sounds fab too!

    • Reply
      Heidy McCallum
      September 1, 2018 at 10:05 am

      They really have a great taste and are so pretty. I hope you get a chance to try them.

  • Reply
    Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche
    August 31, 2018 at 5:44 am

    Oh wow those potatoes are so cool! I’ve never seen those here. They look so striking!

    • Reply
      Heidy McCallum
      September 1, 2018 at 10:08 am

      Good morning! I usually find them at Krogers, Publix, and Aldis. Near the other potatoes…Seasonanal item.

  • Reply
    Lisa Bryan
    August 30, 2018 at 10:45 pm

    Love learning all those benefits of purple potatoes! And it’s always nice to switch it up with more color as well. 🙂

    • Reply
      Heidy McCallum
      September 1, 2018 at 10:09 am

      I agree, I love making it for company dinner to add a bit of color to the dinner table.

  • Reply
    Sharon
    August 30, 2018 at 10:31 pm

    I didn’t know that purple potatoes were full of so many good things! Perfect for the summer potato salad. This sounds delicious.

    • Reply
      Heidy McCallum
      September 1, 2018 at 10:10 am

      Its a winning ingredient full of benefits and tons of color!!! Thanks for dropping by.

  • Reply
    Morgan @ Host the Toast
    August 30, 2018 at 9:38 pm

    I love a great potato salad recipe. This one looks so good!

    • Reply
      Heidy McCallum
      September 1, 2018 at 10:11 am

      Hi, Morgan! Thanks for stopping by. Glad you enjoyed the purple potato salad.

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