Lemon Potato Salad

I am not a picky eater and will eat just about everything…. except one disgusting little condiment called mayonnaise. I’ve never liked mayo; even when I was little, I always preferred mustard on sandwiches. When I studied abroad in Italy, there was no mayo to be found anywhere, and I couldn’t have been happier. With that being said, I had 4 large russet potatoes that I needed to get rid of. I decided to make a lemon potato salad based on a recipe from Gourmet magazine. I substituted the mayo with plain yogurt. I also added a little grainy Dijon mustard. Enjoy!


  • 4 large russet potatoes
  • 1 cup chopped celery (about 4 ribs)
  • 1 1/2 cup plain, fat free yogurt
  • 1/2 cup chopped chives
  • 1 tsp grated lemon zest
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp course ground Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Cover potatoes with water in a large pot and season well with salt. Bring to a boil, then simmer until tender, 12-20 minutes.
  2. While potatoes cook, stir together celery, yogurt, chives, lemon zest and juice, sugar, salt, and pepper in a large bowl.
  3. Drain potatoes and cool completely, then roughly chop into cubes. Add to dressing and toss to coat.

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One response to “Lemon Potato Salad

  1. My boyfriend has a friend who absolutely HATES mayo too.. he gags at the thought of it and gets really offended if it’s anywhere in sight. He is married with kids and will not even allow it in the house! haha.

    Anyways I think this looks fab! Substituting the yogurt for the mayo makes it healthier, too. I use greek yogurt a lot as a substitute, and also go for mustard on my sandwiches.

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