Whip up some potato salad using homemade mayonnaise and you’ve got yourself a perfect paleo side dish. Most people in the paleo community consider potatoes to be a safe starch, meaning they are tolerated well and don’t irritate the gut. However, some people do report joint aches after consuming potatoes – they should try my cauliflower potato salad.
I’ve been adding more carbohydrates to my daily diet since reading Perfect Health Diet. A paleo diet does not need to be very low carb. I eat about two medium potatoes a day with plenty of fat and feel great. I am continuing to lose weight and it does not increase my hunger – quite the opposite since increasing my carbohydrate intake I find meals more filling and I eat less.
This is Julia Child’s potato salad recipe from The Way To Cook DVD. I’ve made a few adjustments of my own making this a perfect paleo food. And, it is pretty simple to make. It is best to make it a day ahead of time, as the flavor improves after sitting.
Gather Potato Salad Ingredients
3 pounds of potatoes for boiling (red or white – not russet)
1/2 cup chicken/beef broth
1 tablespoon dill relish or 1 diced dill pickle plus 1 tsp. of the pickle brine
1 to 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
3 chopped hard boiled eggs chopped
3 diced celery stalks
1 medium onion chopped
4 crisp strips of bacon diced
1/2 to 3/4 cup homemade mayo
Potato Salad Preparation
Peel and cube potatoes. Boil until tender, drain and leave in covered pain for 3 to 4 minutes.
Transfer potatoes to a bowl and add onions, salt, pepper and broth. Mix about every three minutes for three times (to encourage the potatoes to soak up the broth).
Then mix in the pickle,chopped eggs, celery, mustard and bacon – mix well. Once mixture is cool mix in just enough mayonnaise to coat all the potatoes. Salt and pepper to taste and refrigerate. I find potato salad tastes best if you can refrigerate it it for 24 hours before serving.