Two Potato and Spinach Salad

Hubby has a lot of favorite foods. I was going to start off this post by saying “Hubby loves potato salad” but I feel like a broken record because I say that about everything. I guess I shouldn’t complain. I know a lot of people out there have to deal with picky eaters in their family. Hubby will eat anything I put in front of him.

Now Hubby isn’t picky about his potato salad. He is perfectly happy with a potato salad from the grocery store. I prefer mine with less mayo. I do love this lemon cilantro potato salad that I’ve made multiple times (I’m told basil works well too, but cilantro is my fav, so I always go with that), but when I saw this two potato salad with spinach in my Food Network Magazine, I knew I wanted to try it. Then Kelsey posted her variation of the potato salad on her blog and I was sold.

I love subbing Greek yogurt for all sorts of ingredients. It definitely lightens up any dish without taking away from the taste or texture. Hubby and I gobbled this up and I definitely recommend adding the bacon. It provides a nice crunch and saltiness to round out the salad.

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Two Potato and Spinach Salad

Yield: 8-10

Ingredients:

4 strips thick-sliced smoked bacon
1 lb. sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
1 lb. Yukon gold potatoes, cut into 1-inch cubes
1 tsp salt, plus more for seasoning
4 scallions, finely chopped
2 celery stalks, finely chopped
1/2 cup fat free greek yogurt
2 Tbsp low-fat mayonnaise
2 Tbsp Dijon mustard
1 Tbsp finely chopped fresh tarragon leaves or 1 tsp. dried
freshly-ground black pepper
6 oz. baby spinach, chopped roughly

Directions:

Cook bacon until crispy. Transfer the bacon to a plate lined with paper towels. When cool, crumble and set aside.

Put the sweet potatoes and Yukon gold potatoes in 2 separate saucepans. Cover the potatoes with water, add 1/2 teaspoon salt to each pot, and bring the pots to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce the heat, and simmer the potatoes until they are just cooked through and tender. The sweet potatoes will cook in about 15 minutes, and the Yukon gold potatoes should be finished in about 12 minutes. Drain the potatoes, and allow them to cool.

Meanwhile, combine yogurt, mayonnaise, mustard, tarragon, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Stir in scallions and celery. Toss to combine. Taste for seasoning, and add more salt or pepper, if needed.

When potatoes are completely cooled, toss in the potatoes and spinach.

To serve, garnish with bacon.

Recipe as seen on Apple A Day, originally from The Food Network

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13 Responses to “Chicken Gyros”

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    yumventures — July 9, 2010 at 11:55 am

    I love making a bunch of different recipes and having them come together in one awesome meal! This looks so delicious, especially with the heat we’ve been having!

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    Manne — July 9, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    Next time I come over, I insist we either have these delicious looking Gyros or go to the Turkish restaurant you talked about.

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    We Are Not Martha — July 9, 2010 at 5:33 pm

    Wow, I love that addiction to the stove! Your chicken gyros look super flavorful and like the perfect hot day lunch!

    Sues

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    Lauren — July 9, 2010 at 6:02 pm

    I love that every aspect of this meal is homemade… yum! What is the name of the Turkish restaurant? I need to check it out :).

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    Debbi Does Dinner Healthy — July 9, 2010 at 6:39 pm

    I just made something similar and they were great! LOVE the sauce! Thanks!

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    biz319 — July 9, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    Can’t wait for you to post the recipe – I am putting it on my menu for next week. 😀

    I used to make tzatziki sauce too -until my grocery store started selling it for .99 cents for a 16 ounce container – so cheap!

    Hope you have a great weekend!

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    Sweet & Savory Summer — July 9, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    I love me a traditional, good, lamb gyro- but these look delicious! I might have to break out of my comfort zone 🙂

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    Sweet & Savory Summer — July 9, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    I love me a traditional, good, lamb gyro- but these look delicious! I might have to break out of my comfort zone 🙂

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    Julie — July 9, 2010 at 11:50 pm

    We definitely have to try these…yum!

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    brettb734 — July 11, 2010 at 2:46 am

    Those look delicious, I will have to try those!

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    Sheena — July 13, 2010 at 12:20 am

    Can the pita bread dough be made in advance and kept in the fridge overnight? I want to make these tomorrow for dinner but will not have time for the 90 minute and then 20 minute rise times. Any advice would be great. Thanks!

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    Cara — July 13, 2010 at 1:40 pm

    welcome to the bandwagon! love Elly’s recipe!

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    Jen — July 13, 2010 at 4:43 pm

    Manne – sounds like a plan

    Lauren – It’s called Brookline Family Restaurant and it’s on Washington St in Brookline Village. Definitely check it out if you’re in the area.

    Sheena – I’m not sure about freezing the pita bread dough. I’m sure it would be fine as other bread doughs can be frozen and used later. Let me know how it goes if you try it!

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