I rarely make a starchy dish like potato salad, but for Memorial Day I thought the colors of the flag would be cool for a side dish. In the produce aisle, I looked around for colorful ideas and saw a bag of gourmet potatoes. They were small red, white and purple (but they can pass for blue) potatoes perfect for potato salad for my starch eating guests.
While potatoes are full of carbohydrates, they also have some nutrition. Aside from the complex carbohydrate, there are some minerals such as potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, calcium and a little iron. There is also a bit of fiber and a drop of protein.
As you may know, I’m not a big fan of starchy foods, but when I have company I do make a starch dish of some kind for them. As you can see, there is not a heck of a lot of nutrition in these cute little boiled potatoes, but they do taste good.
As a starchy food, they raise serotonin levels and make people feel good, which is why they are considered a comfort food.
If you add some good fat to the dressing, it will ensure that you will absorb the minerals that are there. In this case I added a simple dressing of extra virgin olive oil and vinegar with some salt, pepper and chives.
Prep Time: 15 minuteshttp://www.simplelivingeating.com/2013/05/kale-eggplant-stew-foodie-friday.html
Cook Time: 15 minutes
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