Friday, October 26, 2012

Simple Potato Salad


simple potato salad

Jan and I are desperately trying to eat light. We've both been told to lose weight. Hence, the attempt at inventing salads. With mayonnaise and bacon tossed into the mix though, I'd think this fails as a diet meal, which really makes it my ideal dish. I can't survive on "light".

Ingredients:

5 medium-sized potatoes
4 lettuce leaves, shredded
1/2 cup green onions, chopped
1/2 cup red bell pepper, chopped
4 strips cooked bacon
1 cup mayonnaise
1 tbsp. pounded oregano
1 tsp. cayenne pepper

Procedure:

1. Boil the potatoes for 20 mins. and slice them into bite sized cubes.

2. Chop the bacon and mix with the lettuce and potatoes.

3. For the sauce, mix the onions, bell pepper, mayonnaise, oregano and cayenne pepper.

4. Add the sauce and mix.

Wife's Verdict:

Cooked potatoes and mayonnaise are always perfect together but the addition of cayenne pepper and oregano added a unique flavor boost that stripped the rich taste of mayonnaise. Bacon, which has become a staple ingredient in many salads is of course, a welcome addition for me.

Jan's Quip: "I'm on a diet but I keep on overeating."

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