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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 1
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 99.8
  • Total Fat: 0.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.6 mg
  • Sodium: 74.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 22.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.0 g
  • Protein: 3.9 g

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Garden Potato Salad


Garden Potato Salad

Introduction

Low-fat cottage cheese is the secret to the dressing in this delicious and simple summer side. Low-fat cottage cheese is the secret to the dressing in this delicious and simple summer side.
Number of Servings: 1

Ingredients



    • 3 lb. (about 6 large) potatoes, boiled in jackets and cut into 1/2" cubes


    • 1 cup chopped celery


    • 1/2 cup sliced green onion


    • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley


    • 1 cup low-fat cottage cheese


    • 3/4 cup skim milk


    • 3 tablespoons lemon juice


    • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar


    • 1/2 teaspoon celery seed


    • 1/2 teaspoon dill weed


    • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard


    • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper



Directions

1. Place the potatoes, celery, green onion, and parsley in a large bowl.



2. Meanwhile, in a blender or food processor, blend the cottage cheese, milk, lemon juice, vinegar, celery seed, dill weed, dry mustard, and white pepper until smooth. Chill for 1 hour.


3. Pour the cottage cheese mixture over the vegetables; mix well. Chill for at least 30 minutes before serving.

Yield: 20 servings--Serving Size: 1/2 cup





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  • 144 of 146 people found this review helpful
    Just going to add a secret to boiling potatoes without making them watery. An English method. Boil spuds in water with skins on for 10 minutes. Empty out all the water and put back on heat at low setting covered. The moisture in the spuds will steam them. Steam till tender..about 20 minutes or so. - 8/10/09

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  • Good
    102 of 104 people found this review helpful
    Before making this recipe, I read the comments. So, after making it as noted, I omitted the celery seed because I used celery already. I did add salt, 1/2 cup green peppers, and about 2 tbsp. regular yellow mustard (not ground). It really made a difference and added that "missing" element. - 5/6/08

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  • 91 of 103 people found this review helpful
    If you have a constructive comment, that's great. But why would someone be rude by saying "It sounds boring" or "I could never get my family to try this"...just keep those comments to yourself.

    I think this sounds like a great alternative to high fat mayo recipes.
    Thanks for sharing!!! - 9/4/09

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  • 60 of 64 people found this review helpful
    Just to add my 2 regarding the negative comments:

    Per the posting instructions, you are only supposed to make a comment if you have actually TRIED the recipe. - 4/4/10

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  • 52 of 59 people found this review helpful
    I'm going to add chopped egg to mine along with other crunchy veggies like radishes and green peppers chopped. Also some relish with the yellow mustard. Might as well get as many veggies in as possible. - 6/24/09

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  • 51 of 87 people found this review helpful
    Sometimes I just have to bypass the comments. If you are going to change the recipe, create your own. It is an insult to the poster of the original recipe when you go on blah, blah, blah about what you did to make the recipe "better". - 9/4/09

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  • Incredible!
    50 of 51 people found this review helpful
    If I hadn't made this myself I would have never guessed that it was not made with mayo. Very yummy! - 10/15/07

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  • Incredible!
    34 of 35 people found this review helpful
    Like it just the way it is! Yum, Yum! - 7/26/09

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  • 33 of 37 people found this review helpful
    This potato salad was so good! I added a few chopped green olives, some paprika and crushed red pepper flakes. I also cut up red potatoes and left the skins on to add a bit more nutritious value. - 7/25/09

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  • Incredible!
    29 of 37 people found this review helpful
    I made this with Tofutti imitation sour cream instead of cottage cheese, left out any milk at all to make it vegan. Otherwise, I followed the recipe and it was awesome! What a relief, its the best recipe I've found for potato salad since I gave up dairy. Thanks. - 7/5/09

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  • Very Good
    27 of 29 people found this review helpful
    I really liked this. I really dislike fat free mayonnaise and the regular is so high in fat but I love potato salad. This was very yummy. Next time I'll cut up the potatoes before I boil them. It took so long for them to get done whole and were hard to cut up. - 2/26/08

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  • Incredible!
    26 of 26 people found this review helpful
    Great potato salad recipe. I took it to a picnic and everyone loved it! - 7/25/09

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  • Incredible!
    25 of 38 people found this review helpful
    Made 1/2 of recipe and used 2 Tbsp omega mayo and used yellow mustard in place of powder. Skipped the parsely and celery seed,added chives,and greek yogurt 2 Tbsp to make a bit smoother dressing. My husband and I loved it. - 2/22/09

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  • Very Good
    24 of 25 people found this review helpful
    This was a hit at a potluck dinner last summer - people didn't even realize it was a "healthy" version! - 3/20/07

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  • Incredible!
    23 of 25 people found this review helpful
    I love potato salads but this one is my favorite; it's easy to make and is simply delicious. Condolat - 2/22/09

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  • Very Good
    23 of 76 people found this review helpful
    CUT UP POTATOES SMALL, SOAK FOR 2 HOURS, DRAIN, REFILL W/WATER & BOIL.REPLACE MILK W/NONDAIRY CREAMER TO REMOVE 1/2 THE POTASSIUM.REPLACE DRY MUSTARD W/2 TBS. YELLOW MUSTARD. ADD IN 1/2 CUP CHOPPED GREEN BELL PEPER. REPLACE WHITE PEPPER W/LAWRY'S SEASONED BLACK PEPPER & USE 1 TSP. SEA SALT.ENJOY. - 1/18/09

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  • Incredible!
    21 of 22 people found this review helpful
    I made this potato salad today and ate it with grilled salmon and talipia. I also grilled some fresh pineapple. This is a really good potato salad! - 7/25/09

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  • Very Good
    20 of 26 people found this review helpful
    My friends loved the way I use to make potato salad, but way too much fat in that. I tried this recipe and omitted the vinegar, celery seed, pepper; substituted valdalia onions to green onion, and added turkey bacon to the recipe. It was delicious. My family raved, even with the turkey bacon. - 9/4/09

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  • Incredible!
    19 of 20 people found this review helpful
    Thanks for sharing, this was fantastic! Also, the longer it sits the better it gets. Will make it again and again. - 9/9/09

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  • 16 of 23 people found this review helpful
    add grated carrots for color...and change the potatoes for Cooked Cauliflower. I am getting away from carbs. Yum! - 12/19/09

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  • Incredible!
    14 of 16 people found this review helpful
    Just the right combination of tastes! Added a sliced cucumber mixed in - perfect! Will definitely make it again. - 8/27/07

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  • O.K.
    13 of 15 people found this review helpful
    I keep the peelings on my potatoes for added fiber. A combination of red and Idaho potatoes make an interesting combo as each has unique texture and flavor. - 9/4/09

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  • Good
    13 of 14 people found this review helpful
    I "expanded" this idea to using the cottage cheese dressing in this recipe for coleslaw.It was good, but like others mentioned, next time I too will use yellow mustard to add to the taste. Great idea, thanks for sharing. - 8/27/09

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  • Good
    13 of 23 people found this review helpful
    I think your measurements values are way off. I only had 2.5 lbs of potatoes & added 1 cup cucumbers along with the other ingredients & measured out 12 - 1/2 cup servings which upped my calorie count to 112 cal/per servings. Liked the cottage cheese, but was still missing something...will make again - 2/28/09

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  • Very Good
    13 of 14 people found this review helpful
    I am not a fan of potato salad, but I loved this one. - 3/15/07

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  • Good
    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    Make in advance to let flavors mix! I know my mother put vinegar directly on potatoes to let it soak in... - 9/6/09

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  • Incredible!
    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    I have always enjoyed putting cottage cheese on my baked potatos. I don't know why I never thought to use it in a salad. Great! - 7/26/09

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  • Bad
    8 of 18 people found this review helpful
    I rarely give any recipe a bad rating but this one was just not good. It was way to much liquid and just really bland. Won't make again although I like the idea of a low cal, healthy potato salad. - 7/25/09

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  • Incredible!
    8 of 10 people found this review helpful
    delicious just love potato salad this was great - 6/24/09

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  • Incredible!
    8 of 10 people found this review helpful
    my husband and I loved this! it was the best potato salad we've ever tasted - 4/21/09

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  • Very Good
    8 of 11 people found this review helpful
    This is a delicious potato saladand the cottage cheese does make the difference. - 10/29/08

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  • 8 of 17 people found this review helpful
    I have been looking for a mayonaise alternative and this is it.... - 1/14/08

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  • Incredible!
    7 of 10 people found this review helpful
    We really like potato salad in the summer months. This is a good recipe! - 1/11/10

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  • 6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Exceptional! - 9/4/09

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  • 6 of 25 people found this review helpful
    Since I'm diabetic, I don't think it's worth 23 carbs for a 1/2 cup. It's something different but not that exciting. - 9/4/09

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
    This is great! - 9/4/09

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
    The only change I made was that I seasoned it to my taste buds... Other than that It was great. - 9/4/09

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  • Very Good
    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I love potato salad and decided to try this one.We loved it. I did leave out the pasley. The next time I will add more veggies. - 8/5/09

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 9 people found this review helpful
    All of the comments on making this potato salad your signature work. Reminds of my late Mom's potato salad that was ALWAYS requested by our huge family. I will continue her tradition and add this delicious recipe to the menu! - 7/1/09

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  • O.K.
    6 of 9 people found this review helpful
    Too much vinegar flavor for me. - 1/22/09

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  • Very Good
    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Enjoyed the comments almost as much as the salad. Took lots of good ideas for next time. BTW I see no reason for someone not to voice their comments if they didn't like that recipe. Why have a rating if we can't see both sides. Don't be so touchy! It's just a salad. - 4/9/10

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  • Bad
    5 of 23 people found this review helpful
    AND THIS IS WHY i WILL NO LONGER COMMENT ON ANY RECEIPE, EVEN IF I LIKE IT! YOU PEOPLE ARE RUDE! - 7/25/09

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 8 people found this review helpful
    Wonderful variation on traditional too caloric mayo version--thanks! - 7/25/09

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  • 5 of 11 people found this review helpful
    I didn't like the cottage cheese, I make the same thing using mayonnaise (light of course) - 2/22/09

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  • 5 of 14 people found this review helpful
    I havn't tried this but it sounds great. Why not leave the jackets on the potatoes, that is the best part. As long as they are scrubbed they are really, really good. - 10/29/08

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  • Very Good
    5 of 10 people found this review helpful
    I have aso used plain no fat yogurt with success. - 7/22/08

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  • 5 of 82 people found this review helpful
    It sounds BORING I always put in more vegetables than just potatoes, celery, and onions. What about green peppers (or other colors too), grape tomatoes on the top as a garnish and then put on your plate, sliced radishes, relish, cucumbers, and a few slices green &/or black olives It's GARDEN SALAD!! - 3/29/08

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
    family loved it...easy low fat version - 2/22/08

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  • Good
    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
    needed salt but the three men I served it to seemed to like it just as well as my usual mayo and sour cream potato salad - 1/22/08

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
    VERY TASTY - 1/23/10

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  • 4 of 6 people found this review helpful
    This was good - 1/23/10

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  • 4 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Good but left out the celery seed - 1/14/10

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  • Very Good
    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Substituted nonfat sour cream for the cottage cheeze. It's very good. - 1/8/10

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  • O.K.
    4 of 11 people found this review helpful
    This recipe was okay just kind of bland. The dill weed was a little overbearing. I think if slightly tweaked, I could be make it better. My family really liked it though! - 9/8/09

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  • 4 of 17 people found this review helpful
    I haven't tried this recipe yet, but plan on making some variation on it. I love cottage cheese, but have been really trying to cut done on it because of the sodium. (one cup is half of your sodium for the day) So I have been experimenting using greek yogurt instead - 7/25/09

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  • Very Good
    4 of 9 people found this review helpful
    great salad - 7/24/09

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  • 3 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I think cottage cheese sounds like a great alterative to mayo.

    How about greek yogurt instead of mayo? - 3/2/10

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  • Good
    3 of 8 people found this review helpful
    I too read the comments first. Lots of good ideas. I don't use "seeds" they stick in my teeth.
    I liked the cottage cheese idea. I stay away from all Mayo. Brown Mustard and garlic are a must.
    Thanks - 9/4/09

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  • Very Good
    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
    It was different.I didn't use the celery seed or dill.I used dried thyme. - 9/4/09

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 10 people found this review helpful
    Sodium: 64.1 mg! - 7/25/09

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  • 3 of 17 people found this review helpful
    Just to be obtuse I will use Cauliflower instead of Potatoes - 7/25/09

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  • Very Good
    3 of 9 people found this review helpful
    like - 7/19/09

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 13 people found this review helpful
    I have been looking for a recipe to replace the one I have now this sounds good!! - 7/18/09

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 7 people found this review helpful
    excellant choice for a summer barbeque - 2/22/09

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  • O.K.
    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Too much tang--can't figure out what's missing. - 4/27/08

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  • Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I tried this for my husband. It was not my favorite but he said it was good and that is what counts. I appreciate the new recipie. - 8/11/10

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  • 2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    TASTES GREAT. WILL MAKE IT AGAIN FOR FAMILY REUNION. - 4/26/10

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  • Good
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I enjoyed this very much but some of my lunch mates were less happy. They said it would have been better warm. Eh, maybe. It went with grilled chicken and a spinach salad for a nice lunch. - 4/15/10

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  • O.K.
    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
    no WOW, very plain - 4/4/10

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  • 2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Enjoyed this. - 3/15/10

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  • 2 of 13 people found this review helpful
    The cottage cheese does not sound good at all!!! - 2/24/10

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  • 2 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Oooo...can't wait to try this! Thanks for all the helpful suggestions from other members! I LOVE potato salad but steer clear of it due to that nasty FAT! This sounds like a real winner!!! - 1/29/10

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  • 2 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Potatoes offer so much nutritional and creative value as long as they're not fried. This recipe is a great base for cold spuds. I'll just tweak it a little to meet my family's taste preferences. Will probably add cilantro instead of parsley and possibly green peas, peppers, radishes, etc. - 1/22/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 7 people found this review helpful
    This sounds good but will use yellow mustard, egg,relish, and no salt substitute to cut down on sodium. - 9/23/09

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  • 2 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I have really missed potato salad, this sounds like a good idea, I also noted the cauliflower, instead of the potatoe, cannot wait to try this version, with either ingredients. - 9/4/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 10 people found this review helpful
    I am adding to my cookbook, I will make someday. I love potato salad. - 9/4/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I do like the recipe and the calorie counts even better. Very easy to make
    - 8/10/09

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  • 2 of 9 people found this review helpful
    This sounds great! - 7/25/09

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  • 2 of 8 people found this review helpful
    It is certainly different from any I've ever eaten. - 2/22/09

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  • 2 of 12 people found this review helpful
    Sounds good. - 10/29/08

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  • 2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    this was very tasty, just add a little salt. - 1/18/08

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  • Good
    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This was pretty good but it needs salt. - 8/26/07

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Re-the rude comments, sorry to say that has become commonplace in our society. This is why my small grandson is kept away from television. - 6/25/14

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I love the swap of cottage cheees for mayonnaise! - 6/11/13

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I luv this, recipe it sounds, just perfect. - 6/7/13

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  • 1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I have been craving Potato Salad. I have not mad any because of the high fat content and I really don't care for FF mayonnaise.
    I will definely be trying this recipe. Plan to makeit this weekend. Thank you for a healthier salad. - 5/14/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Instead of cottage cheese, my family and I love to use Hidden Valley Dip Ranch, just a sprinkle of it, about an eight of a tsp to a half of tsp depending on the number of potatoes you put in. You should try it. - 5/4/10

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  • Good
    1 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I really hate mayo (I retch just seeing it sliming around in a dish)so maybe I can use this recipe when potato salad is required. For me, why mess up perfectly good potatoes with all that gunk! - 4/10/10

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  • 1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    making potato salad for my family today and never thought about using cottage cheese to get the fat and calories down. heading out to the grocery now to get the c.c. and will try it. thanks for this, sounds yummo. - 4/4/10

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  • 1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I love potatoe salad and have been missing it. I also love cottage cheese. I can't wait to marry these two great loves of mine! - 2/6/10

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  • 1 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I cant wait to make this, I love potato salad - 1/1/10

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  • 1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Delicious!
    Thank-you for the yummy recipe! - 11/21/09

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  • 1 of 5 people found this review helpful
    sounds good will try - 10/7/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    sounds great. - 9/23/09

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  • O.K.
    1 of 12 people found this review helpful
    Wouldn't be our first pick for this type of salad but maybe some of you would like it!!! - 9/12/09

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  • 1 of 8 people found this review helpful
    Will try this. - 9/4/09

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  • 1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    does anyone know if it makes a difference what size curd is used? - 9/4/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 8 people found this review helpful
    will try tonight. I will add relish .I don't have celery but will use green pepper. - 9/4/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Great! - 9/4/09

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  • 1 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Sounds such a good idea for cutting down on fat - the various suggestions of cauliflower and other veggies are good too as I'm a complete veggie freak Look forward to trying it. - 9/4/09

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