Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  172
  • Protein  4 g
  • Carbohydrates  12 g
  • Fat  12 g
  • Cholesterol  77 mg
  • Sodium  222 mg
  • Potassium  213 mg
  • Phosphorus  81 mg
  • Calcium  24 mg
  • Fiber  0.9 g

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1/2 starch
  • 1 vegetable, medium potassium
  • 2 fat

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Dialysis patients on a low potassium diet need to double boil potatoes to lower the potassium content. Skip step #2 if you are not on a low potassium diet.
  • If regular mayonnaise is substituted for reduced-fat mayonnaise fat increases to 24 grams per serving. Make this change if you need extra calories.
  • Use green or yellow bell peppers if desired, or try jalapeno peppers for a spicy flavor.

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Picnic Potato Salad
bonney8080 says:

I found the dressing to be too sour from the vinegar and not enough potatoes. I doubled the recipe and I know I didn't mess it up. I added some sugar and more potatoes so I don't know what my friends that I am cooking for will say. I'm not sold on this recipe. I think I'll use what I learned and go back to my old recipe.

May. 22, 2017, 12:40 PM
Picnic Potato Salad
12patches says:

Can you use Helmans salad dressing instead of mayo? Dietitian comment: Yes it is comparable to mayo.

Mar. 10, 2017, 6:38 PM
Picnic Potato Salad
ppiar says:

Will doing both soaking & double boiling reduce potassium more? Dietitian comment: If you soak at room temperature or warmer before double boiling I believe even more potassium is removed. However there are no studies to support this theory.

Jan. 11, 2017, 8:52 PM
Picnic Potato Salad
Alange977 says:

Could you use cauliflower as a partial substitute for potatoes? I've used steamed cauliflower mashed up with seasonings as a substitute for mashed potatoes. Dietitian comment: Yes this change will lower calories and potassium.

Jul. 12, 2015, 10:58 PM
Picnic Potato Salad
CharlieAnn says:

Is it safe to use Miracle Whip in place of the Mayonnaise? Dietitian comment: Yes, the nutrient content is similar.

Feb. 01, 2014, 11:36 AM
Picnic Potato Salad
Supernana says:

Awesome recipes

Jul. 18, 2013, 7:18 AM
Picnic Potato Salad
DebH says:

Have you tried this with Kraft Mirical Whip Dressing? It has half the fat as regular mayonnaise.

Jan. 08, 2012, 1:51 AM
Picnic Potato Salad

this is great but try it with califlower instead of potatoes. Fantastic!

May. 20, 2009, 12:22 PM

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