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Loaded Potato Salad & Chipotle Ranch Dressing

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Potato salad is such a summer staple, making appearances all season from BBQs to picnics and everything in between. Besides being a relatively quick and easy salad to make, we absolutely love its versatility.

In this Loaded Potato Salad recipe, we’ve taken the idea of the twice baked potato loaded with delicious ingredients like bacon, green onion & sour cream, and flipped it on its head. We’ve put together the healthier version of this kind of recipe, using heart-healthy turkey bacon, alongside a touch of shredded marble cheese, green onions, and a delectable Chipotle-Ranch dressing with just a hint of smokiness.

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The result? An amazingly delicious and unique potato salad recipe that mirrors everything you love about the classic potato salad recipe. You can always swap out the turkey bacon for the real deal if you aren’t worried about calories, but this recipe will ensure that you eat well, and get in some veggies!

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Did you know that there’s such a thing as choosing the wrong potato for a potato salad? We read this great article on The Kitchn on potato salad, here are some of their tips that we found helpful in making the perfect potato salad:

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-Choose the right potatoes: Russets (baking potatoes) are the worst because of the starch level. You’ll want to use potatoes that are more waxy in nature like red, Yukon gold and fingerling potatoes (we use red potatoes in this recipe!)

-Start your potatoes in cold, salted water for a more even cook

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-Cook potatoes just until fork tender to avoid over- or under-cooking your potatoes; usually about 12 minutes depending on the size of the cubed potato

-Wait to apply creamy dressing until at least 30 minutes after potatoes have cooled to avoid a greasy melting effect from the mayo. Vinaigrettes are fine to go on right away

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Will you be trying out our Loaded Potato Salad recipe?

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This Loaded Potato Salad recipe uses Chipotle Ranch Dressing for an ultra creamy, yet deliciously spicy kick to the traditional potato salad recipe.
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Course Salad
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
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Chipotle-Ranch Dressing
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Chipotle-Ranch Dressing
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Instructions
  1. Cut potatoes (depending on size) in quarters (cut in half, then cut halves in half). Fill large pot with cold water, and dump potatoes in. Season water with about 1 tsp salt. Turn heat to high until water starts to boil, and then reduce to medium heat. Cook potatoes for about 12-15 min until potatoes are just fork tender all the way through.
  2. Meanwhile, cook turkey bacon in pan over med-high heat for about 4-5 min. Slice green onions. Shred cheddar cheese. Mix dressing ingredients together and set everything aside.
  3. When potatoes are ready, drain and let sit for about 30 min until potatoes are cooled. Toss with all other ingredients and dressing.
  4. Serve immediately, or for a deeper flavour let sit in fridge for at least 1-2 hours.
  5. Enjoy!

 

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