Potato Salad Makes for a Sexy Salad Tossing

by Pamela

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Yeah, I said it.  I said potato salad and sexy in the same sentence, and I mean it.  Since when is something that’s cool, creamy and tangy not sexy?  I get it, those bulbous little tubers (potatoes) aren’t sexy in an appearance sort of way but haven’t you been told to look past appearances to what’s on the inside?

Once you boil those little yukon gold and red skin potatoes (I believe in the concept “variety is the spice of life.”), some of them will slip out of their tightly buttoned up skins.  Regardless of each potatoes level of shyness, they all have taken on a creamy consistency (the likes of which are similar to another sexy food – peach bellini cupcakes).  Combine that creaminess with the tang of yogurt and vinegar and you’ve got a silky textured sexiness with a little bit of sass.  Add in some chopped green onions and flat leaf parsley and a much needed distraction of crunch and herbs helps to keep your focus.

I realize that it’s not everyday that you come across a healthy potato salad, especially one that sounds like it belongs in Penthouse Forum.  But why can’t potato salad be sexy?  I suppose it doesn’t have the cache of a leafy green salad sporting a spectrum of colors and covered in glistening rivulets of  vinaigrette.  But if Kim Kardashian tossing a salad while rolling around on a bed makes a leafy green salad sexy in most people’s minds,  I think equal time should be given to the healthy potato salad being seductively eaten by Elyse Porterfield (who can clearly elicit a huge emotional response from people).

Relationship Advice

Sexiness isn’t always obvious and doesn’t always come from places you would expect.  Today, I thought I would give you a few things to think about that are sexy, but you might not initially think about them that way.  I’ve only included the unintentional sexy things about women.

  • Wearing thick framed glasses
  • Eating an ice cream cone
  • An unintentional snort when laughing
  • Biting your lower lip
  • Ponytails
  • Your collarbone
  • Playing the piano
  • Doing a crossword puzzle

Makes 6 – 8 Servings


  • 1 Pound (small) Yukon Gold Potatoes
  • 1 Pound (small) Red Skin Potatoes
  • 1 Tablespoon Kosher Salt
  • 1/3 Cup Plain Non-Fat Yogurt
  • 1/4 Cup White Wine Vinegar
  • 1 (small) Bunch Green Onions (chopped – greens and all)
  • 1/2 Cup Flat Leaf Parsley (chopped)
  • 1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • Kosher Salt
  • Fresh Ground Black Pepper


Place potatoes and 1 tablespoon kosher salt in a large pot of water.  Water should cover the potatoes by at least 1 inch.  Potatoes should all be of a similar size if they are not, cut them to size.

Bring the water to a boil then turn down heat to simmer for 15 – 20 minutes.  Potatoes should be tender when pierced with a knife.

Drain the potatoes in a colander then set the colander over the empty pot to finish draining and to cool.

In a small bowl combine yogurt, vinegar, green onions and parsley.

Stir until all ingredients are thoroughly mixed.

Once potatoes are cooled, dump them into a large bowl.

If potatoes are in bigger pieces than you would like, cut them down to size.

Pour yogurt mixture over the top of the potatoes and stir to combine.

Add kosher salt and fresh ground pepper to taste.

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Jen Cheung August 18, 2010 at 8:52 pm

potato is one of my favorite vegetables!! I wouldn’t mind having it every day but it could be fattening eh?? I had it today but not a lot. Trying to cut down my calories at the moment 🙂

Have a lovely day!!
Jen @ http://www.passion4food.ca

Andrea @ Fork Fingers Chopsticks August 16, 2010 at 11:34 am

I don’t make or eat much potato salad these days – but when I do, I prefer versions that aren’t loaded with mayonaise. Yours looks good. Thanks for this yogurt version.

Sara August 15, 2010 at 6:33 pm

Potato salad regularly turns up on my menu. I love that yours has a bit of green in it. I recently wrote about how mine has no color!

Chef Dennis August 14, 2010 at 5:50 pm

Great potato salad recipe!! and your list of what sexy was great! I would add a woman who enjoys her food….something so sexy about a woman who really gets into her food!

Cookin' Canuck August 14, 2010 at 9:38 am

This is such a tempting-looking potato salad and I appreciate that you did a healthy spin on the classic.

lisaiscooking August 13, 2010 at 11:43 am

Yogurt and green onions was all I needed to hear. This sounds like one fantastic potato salad! (I wish I were unintentionally sexy when doing a crossword puzzle, but alas, I usually have a frustrated/stupid look on my face while swearing a lot.)

Michael / South Bay Foodies August 12, 2010 at 3:25 pm

“Salad tossing”?Ha! Whatever the case, I’m fiending for potato salad! 😀

Kim at Rustic Garden Bistro August 12, 2010 at 12:32 pm

Mr. RGBistro does the crossword puzzle. And I find that damn sexy. 🙂

LOVE your potatoes. Wish they were carb-free. Who’s gonna develop that?!


Pamela August 12, 2010 at 9:38 pm

Eh…a few carbs never hurt. Besides, you need to have a few carbs to keep up your energy. And carbs from veggies are way better than carbs from any processed foods.

Noelle August 12, 2010 at 10:35 am

Um, yeah… I want this now. AND, yes, those are the unintentionally things. I do them all the time, and I feel goofy about them.

Pamela August 12, 2010 at 9:39 pm

You should never ever feel guilty about your sexiness – intentional or otherwise!

sippitysup August 12, 2010 at 6:10 am

“Wearing thick framed glasses”?? Of course I am gay, but I need an explanation on that one. GREG

lipo August 12, 2010 at 5:43 am

Thinking of my girlfriend whilst reading this just confirms how dangerous women can be to a man’s emotions, these unintentional vibes can really rev up a man’s emotions, speaking from personal experience i guess 🙂 My almost instant turn on has to be the ‘eating an ice cream’ sorry but i cannot resist 🙂

Pamela August 12, 2010 at 9:39 pm

I love that! 🙂

Lentil Breakdown August 11, 2010 at 5:40 pm

Wow! Thank you for confirming how sexy I am! I can check every one on your list, especially the collarbone. Plus, with a fat-free potato salad, I’ll just keep getting sexier!

Pamela August 11, 2010 at 6:12 pm

Adair – You are totally sexy!

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