Ah yes, the potato… what to do about the potato, that has been declared a no no on the paleo diet. There is evidence that the potato has been around for over 7,000 years, and it has ensured the survival of many, when cold winters and wars killed everything else that was edible. The potato is a starch and high in carbs, so eating it on a daily basis, if you’re trying to lose weight may be the wrong approach. However, I love potatoes, and especially during times when I work out a lot and I increase my carb intake, the potato makes for a great side to my meat and vegetables. The potato contains, believe it or not vitamin C, potassium, and B6. There are also trace amount of riboflavin, thiamine, folate, magnesium, phosphorus, iron and more. Sure, you can get all of these nutrients elsewhere, but if you’re a lover of potatoes, then enjoy them now and then… like in this….
Super Delicious Potato Salad
8 medium size potatoes
1 small onion
5 tbsp oil
3 tbsp red wine vinegar
2 tbsp mustard
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp curry powder
Cook and peel the potatoes and set them aside to cool completely. When they’re cooled, cut them into 1/4 inch slices. Slice the cucumbers super thin. The thinner the better. Chop the onion into very small pieces.
In a salad bowl combine 3 tbsp red wine vinegar, 5 tbsp oil of your choice, 2 tbsp Dijon mustard, a quarter teaspoon nutmeg, a quarter teaspoon curry, salt and pepper to taste. Mix until well combined, then add onions, stir well, and finally add potatoes and cucumbers. Combine well.
Taste to see if you need to add anymore spices or vinegar. The potatoes really soak up the moisture, so it’s possible you’ll have to add a little.
This potato salad is a family favorite, and has been in my family since I was a kid.