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Today in celebration of the 4th of July I am talking about my families holiday traditions and this Potato Salad with Dill Chive Yogurt Dressing with the help of my favorite local grocery store Mariano’s Grocery Store Chicago.
When I was in high school, a senior to be exact, my dad got relocated to Chicago, Illinios. We were living in Kalamazoo, Michigan at the time and of course, being that it was my last year of high school, I was devastated at the thought of moving and not being with my best friends the last year of high school. Long story short my parents were so trusting in me that they let me live with my best friend and her mom to finish out my senior year. Those are pretty wonderful parents, right? I am forever grateful to them for that.
This story leads me to the point that ever since they moved my senior year I have lived away from my family. Soon after high school I decided to attend the University of Illinois. You might be thinking “oh well now she is close to Chicago and her parents!” Well my dad got transferred again, back to Cleveland, Ohio where most of my family lives. Almost 15 years after moving out of their house to live on my own I am still in Chicago, living far away from all of my family. Holidays, like the 4th of July, are extra special for me because most of the time it means I get to go home to Ohio and see my family.
I come from a pretty big family on both sides and our get togethers are always fun, loud and full of good food. Most years my dad’s side of the family celebrates the 4th of July weekend by going to my grandma and grandpa’s cabin on Lake Erie. It is a perfect day filled with delicious summer BBQ food (like this Potato Salad with Dill Chive Yogurt Dressing), jet skiing on Lake Erie, fireworks and spending quality time together. Going to my grandma and grandpa’s cabin is extra special for me. My grandpa passed away a number of years ago but going to the cabin always reminds me of him and his passion for things like fishing, boating and his family. He was such a loving husband, dad and grandpa and when we are at the cabin I take a moment to remember him and all of the things he taught me and my family.
Hopefully your holidays are a time to gather with family and friends and reflect on those in your life that you love. Since we all know that family get togethers involve picnic food I thought I would share a healthy version of a potato salad. With the help of my one of my favorite local grocery stores Mariano’s I created this potato salad using red potatoes and a dressing that mixes Greek yogurt and a small amount of light sour cream and mustard along with fresh herbs.
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Potato Salad with Dill Chive Yogurt Dressing is a healthy take on traditional potato salad using yogurt and low fat sour cream along with fresh chives and dill to create a creamy dressing. Perfect as a side dish for a BBQ, picnic or party.
- 2 lbs. red potatoes, scrubbed, cut into 1 inch pieces
- 12 oz Greek Yogurt (yogurt of your choice)
- 1/4 cup low fat sour cream
- 2 Tablespoons fresh chives, chopped
- 1/2 Tablespoon fresh dill, chopped
- 3 teaspoons Dijon mustard (more or less to taste)
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Fresh chives, green onion and dill for garnish
- In a large pot bring salted water to a boil. Add potatoes and cook for approximately 12-14 minutes or until the potatoes are tender when pierced with a fork.
- While the potatoes are cooking whisk together in a medium bowl the yogurt, sour cream, chives, dill, Dijon mustard and minced garlic.
- Mix the cooked potatoes and the yogurt dressing in a large mixing bowl. Add salt and pepper to taste.
- Garnish with fresh chives, green onion and dill. Serve warm or refrigerate and serve cold.
- Cover leftovers in an airtight container and store for up to 3 days.
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