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Creamy Potato Salad

Creamy Potato Salad
Serve this salad with a batch of your favorite barbecued ribs or chicken for an old-fashioned summer picnic. If desired, add 2 chopped hard-cooked eggs or 1/2 cup chopped red onion with the potatoes.

Ingredients:

  • 3 lb. red potatoes, unpeeled
  • 1/3 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 Tbs. Dijon mustard
  • 3 Tbs. fresh lemon juice
  • 8 green onions, white and light green portions,
      thinly sliced
  • 2 celery stalks, finely chopped
  • 3 Tbs. chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley, plus
      parsley sprigs for garnish
  • 3 Tbs. chopped fresh mint, plus mint sprigs
      for garnish
  • 3 Tbs. chopped fresh basil, plus basil sprigs
      for garnish
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

Directions:

Bring a large pot three-fourths full of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the potatoes and boil until tender when pierced with a fork, 15 to 20 minutes. Drain and let cool completely in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour. Cut the potatoes into 3/4-inch dice.

In a large bowl, stir together the yogurt, mayonnaise, sour cream, mustard, lemon juice, green onions, celery, and the chopped parsley, mint and basil. Add the potatoes. Season with salt and pepper and toss gently to mix.

To serve, transfer the salad to a large serving bowl and garnish with parsley, mint and basil sprigs.
Serves 6.
Adapted from Williams-Sonoma Seasonal Celebration Series, Summer, by Joanne Weir (Time-Life Books, 1997).