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Warm Potato Salad with Bacon and Spinach

September 9, 2009

Summer brings lots of invitations to potluck cookouts, and one dish that always makes it to the party is a potato salad. Unfortunately, potato salads are usually loaded with mayo and eggs, and more than likely, the potato salad isn’t the only tempting dishes you might try. Skip the traditional potato salad and whip up this decadent salad, trust me, you won’t even miss the mayo.

Remember back in the low-carb days, potatoes were the most hated vegetable? Potatoes are surprisingly healthy as they contain zero cholesterol and are a great source of Vitamin C, Potassium, and Dietary Fiber. As long as you don’t load it up with bacon, cheese, sour cream etc., potatoes are a wonderfully filling and healthy food. This healthy potato salad recipe is the perfect summer salad, it’s ideal for picnics, a light lunch, or as an accompaniment to any poultry.  Here’s a heart-healthy version of a longtime favorite potato salad recipe. It’s colorful and chock-full of nutrients, without compromising the flavor.

Warm Potato Salad with Bacon and Spinach

Yields: 6 cups

  • 1 1/2 pounds small red potatoes, cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices
  • 1.5 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 slices prosciutto, cut crosswise into 3/4-inch pieces
  • 1/2 onion, cut into quarters and sliced crosswise
  • 1/2 bag of baby spinach
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 clove garlic, minced


  1. In 4-quart saucepan, place potatoes and enough water to cover; heat to boiling over high heat. Reduce heat to medium; cover and cook potatoes 6 to 8 minutes or until tender.
  2. In large bowl, mix oil, sugar, Dijon, 1 tablespoon vinegar, salt, pepper, garlic, and Worcestershire sauce
  3. In a skillet, cook bacon and onion over medium heat until browned, about 6 to 8 minutes. Add remaining tablespoon of vinegar.
  4. Drain potatoes; add to dressing  stirring gently to combine. Set aside.
  5. Pour onion mixture over potatoes and gently stir to combine. Stir in spinach. Serve warm.



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  1. September 9, 2009 3:48 am


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