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Potato Salad with Mint and Lemon, by Al Roker

Written By: Chris - Jul• 13•17

I recently watched Al Roker of the TODAY show prepare this salad and decided to make it myself based on the feedback of the other hosts who were sampling it.  We don’t eat a lot of potatoes these days but love this lightened up version of potato salad because it satisfies your starchy cravings without a lot of added fat and excess calories.  I’ve also prepared this dish by replacing the potatoes with chopped, roasted butternut squash and it was delicious!

I have an abundance of mint growing in my herb garden and am always looking for ways to use it.  You may also consider using mint by chopping it scattering over a tossed green or grilled salad. The leaves will add trace amounts of nutrients as well as a bold flavor.  Fresh mint, including spearmint and peppermint, contains several key vitamins and minerals you need for good health, though they’re not present in huge amounts. For example, fresh mint contains trace amounts of iron, a mineral you need to make red blood cells. Mint also has small amounts of fiber, vitamin A and potassium.

Consider stirring chopped mint into marinades or meatballs, and you can always flavor water or iced tea by adding chopped mint leaves.

Ingredients:
3 pounds Baby Yukon Gold potatoes
1 Lemon, juice, and zest (about 2-4 tablespoons)
3 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Kosher Salt, to taste
Freshly ground Black Pepper, to taste
1 Cup Fresh Mint Leaves, chopped
Flaky Sea Salt, for garnish

In a large saucepan, cut the potatoes into bite-sized pieces and cover them with cold water and season the water with salt (to taste like the sea). Bring to a boil over high heat and cook the potatoes until tender, about 10 minutes.  Drain and let stand until cool.

Meanwhile, in a large bowl, whisk the lemon juice with the olive oil and season with salt and pepper.  Toss the chopped potatoes with the dressing and chopped mint leaves.

Serve warm or at room temperature, sprinkled with flaky sea salt.

Enjoy!
Cheers!
~Chris

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