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Chived Bean and Potato Salad

Chived Bean and Potato Salad

Serves: 6

Category: Salads, Dressings, Dips and Sauces

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8 medium Yukon Gold potatoes*
1 cup pinto beans, canned or cooked
1 cup adzuki beans, canned or cooked
2 stalks organic celery, chopped
1 carrot, grated
1/2 green pepper, chopped
1/2 red pepper, chopped
4 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
2 tablespoons low salt Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon Mrs. Dash
2 teaspoons dried parsley
1/2-2/3 cup low salt mayonnaise or Vegenaise (a vegan alternative-may be found in health food stores)
paprika (optional)
fresh or dried dill weed (optional)


Cut potatoes in bite-sized pieces and boil, covered, for 10 minutes or until tender. Do not overcook. Drain and let cool.

When potatoes are cool add rest of ingredients, except for mayonnaise, and carefully combine.

Add mayonnaise and carefully combine to cover all ingredients.

Sprinkle with paprika and dill if desired.

May be served warm, or refrigerate to serve cold.

*No need to peel potatoes if organic

Calories 319; Protein 10 g; Carbohydrates 60 g; Total Fat 5.5 g; Saturated Fat 0.1 g; Cholesterol 5 mg; Sodium 255 mg; Fiber 9.2 g; Beta-Carotene 950 ug; Vitamin C 37 mg; Calcium 58 mg; Iron 3.5 mg; Folate 139 ug; Magnesium 87 mg; Zinc 1.5 mg; Selenium 2.6 ug

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05/29/2007 01:50 PM

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Fixed this last night for a large family dinner. Everyone enjoyed it and it was simple. 10 minutes was a little long for my potatoes so they were overcooked (not a big deal). I would suggest you prepare it far enough ahead of time to allow it to marinate and chill. It was even better as leftovers today. (Preparation deviation: I used some green onion, no celery, no beans because I had too many potatoes already and a 3 pepper mustard. I will use the beans next time for more nutrients.)


03/31/2008 08:26 PM

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This is good, as leftovers, too.


04/26/2009 09:07 PM

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I had leftover baked potatoes from the Aloo Gobi Burger (another delicious recipe found here) and I decided to make potato salad. This was sooo good. I didnt use the carrot, peppers or chives, and I added chopped green onions instead of chives. I used all pinto instead of adzuki beans. The celery added a nice crunch. It was sooo good. I feel guilty eating this!


04/08/2012 02:15 PM

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Aren't the potatoes a starchy veg and limited?
can't be that great in the 6 week plan surely?


04/08/2012 02:26 PM

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I omitted the Mrs. Dash...did a chunk whirring of the carrots in the food processor, added a sprinkling of dried dill weed, drizzled some cider vinegar over my mixture, used red onion instead of chives, lots of celery, and butter beans instead of pinto (on hand), 3 T of the dijon and wow...fantastic.


06/13/2012 02:30 PM

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I've substituted the mayonnaise with "cashew mayo". It's about 3/4 cashew nuts blended with water & onion powder/garlic powder. My husband was very skeptical to begin with, but wound up loving it!


07/21/2012 03:50 PM

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This is the best potato salad I've ever had. I've always hated mayonnaise, so using MommyIce's idea of using cashew instead was pure inspiration. I used 3 lbs of teeny tiny Yukon Gold potatoes with the skins on. This amount seemed like it would need more "mayo" sauce, so this is what we did: 1/2 C raw cashews and 1/2 C garbanzo beans, and all the spices food processed with enough water to give the right consistency (approx 1/2 C). The rest was followed as is, except we used mustard powder instead of Dijon and added a heaping teaspoon of paprika. YUM!!

Stanley M Posey

01/27/2013 01:38 PM

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This was a hit! Everyone liked it, even my father-in-law who normally doesn't eat peppers.


12/29/2013 02:21 AM

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Tastes good, easy to make and good to bring for non etl people


04/26/2014 10:38 PM

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O M G... I thought I only liked my mom's potato salad, and this is the first recipe I made of Dr. Fuhrman's and HOLY COW move over mama's potato salad because this stuff is GOOD. It can't possibly be healthy, it tastes way too comforting!! I only used pinto beans and used more Mrs Dash instead of VegiZest. My mom is a hard-core SAD eater and I think even she would have to admit this is amazing. Thinking this might taste good on top of a bed of greens... gonna try it!!