Labor Day Picnic: Healthy Potato Salad

By Derek Henry,
September 7, 2015 Updated: September 7, 2015

By Derek Henry, Holistic Health Coach for Healing the Body 

Nothing beats a good potato salad at a summer barbecue, but unfortunately they are usually laden with a mayonnaise that contains soy, sugar, vinegar, and other health destroying ingredients. However, when you combine a good red potato and a mayonnaise that eliminates all the bad and inserts a lot of good, you get yourself a healthy potato salad recipe that leaves no compromise in the taste department.


The purpose of this healthy potato salad recipe is to turn a traditional favourite into a healthy one, so we can still enjoy the taste but without the gastrointestinal upset. Using red potatoes, and a mayonnaise that incorporates olive oil and apple cider vinegar, we can eliminate a lot of those issues and actually improve the digestion of your meal.

This is a win-win for potato salad lovers everywhere.

Equipment Required

  • Sharp knife
  • Large pot


  • 2 lbs small red potatoes
  • 3/4 cup homemade mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sweet red onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup dill or parsley, minced
  • Sea salt (to taste)
  • Ground black pepper (to taste)


  • Cut potatoes into bite sized pieces
  • Throw in pot and cover with water
  • Boil until tender
  • Cool down to room temperature or lower
  • Add other ingredients, mix, and store in fridge for hour or more for optimal taste


  • Enjoy as part of your Labor Day lunch or dinner, or even on its own as a light meal.