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Potato salad

SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
40 min
10 min
30 min
Yes, here's a lightened version of potato salad that tastes as good as any traditional recipe. It's perfect to take along for any potluck or a summertime picnic. The scallions and turkey bacon give this potato salad some amazing flavor. Reduced-calorie mayonnaise, red wine vinegar, and fresh parsley help bring it all together in one beautiful, flavorful dish. We sliced the potatoes, but if you have the time, you can cube them if you prefer. You can also use Yukon Gold potatoes instead of red potatoes and red onion instead of scallions for a different flavor or if that's what you happen to have on hand.


Uncooked red potato(es)

1½ pound(s)

Uncooked turkey bacon

3 slice(s)

Reduced calorie mayonnaise

¼ cup(s)

Red-wine vinegar

2 Tbsp

Fresh parsley

2 Tbsp, fresh, chopped

Table salt

½ tsp

Black pepper

¼ tsp, freshly ground

Uncooked scallion(s)

½ cup(s), chopped


  1. Place whole potatoes in a large saucepan and pour in enough water to cover them; set pan over high heat and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and simmer until potatoes are fork-tender, about 20 to 30 minutes; drain. When potatoes are cool enough to handle, slice each into eight pieces.
  2. Meanwhile, cook bacon in a hot skillet or in the microwave until crisp; drain on paper towels. Break bacon into small pieces.
  3. In a small cup, combine mayonnaise, vinegar, parsley, salt and pepper.
  4. Tranfer cut potatoes to a large bowl; add bacon and scallions. Toss with dressing until coated. Yields about 3/4 cup per serving.