This post has been sponsored by Del Monte Foods, Inc. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
This quick potato salad without mayo is perfect for any time of year. It can be served warm or cold! This herb potato salad features red potatoes, bacon, green beans, corn, sliced almonds and a dressing that has olive oil, red wine vinegar and herbs. This light side dish is perfect for so many gatherings!
This Bacon Herb Potato Salad Without Mayo is made with Del Monte? Blue Lake? Cut Green Beans and Del Monte? Golden Sweet Whole Kernel Corn?two varieties of canned veggies that we always have to have in our pantry. Their products are picked at the peak of freshness, so I know we’ll always love them!
They’re so convenient to have in our pantry. Find out where you can find Del Monte? canned veggies in your local stores!
In general, I love to keep a stocked pantry to make it easy on me when it comes time for meal planning. With the holidays around the corner, having pantry staples like canned vegetables on hand is essential for busy weeks and also for holiday dishes!
Del Monte? has an awesome collection of great holiday dishes for tons of ways to use their canned vegetables which are always delicious and convenient!
I recently asked some friends if they felt like it was harder to decide on an entree for dinner or a side dish. Every one of them said the entree, which surprised me so much.
Side dishes tend to be more difficult for me to choose for some reason.
Maybe it has to do with the fact that you usually don’t have a side dish ready to go in the freezer, whereas we usually keep meat in the freezer so I can pull together an entree quickly.
I tend to rely on easy side dish recipes to solve that problem for myself. I love side dish recipes that I can pull together with just a few ingredients that I usually have on hand or have in my pantry.
When I shared my Veggie Packed Pasta Salad Without Mayo recipe this summer, I mentioned that I don’t like mayonnaise and this has stopped me from being able to enjoy classic side dishes like pasta salad and potato salad.
But then I found a way to make my own light, healthy vinaigrette dressing to go with potato salad so now I can enjoy a mayo-free potato salad.
How do you make dressing for potato salad without mayo?
This mayo-free potato salad dressing is made with olive oil, red wine vinegar, herbs, and a dash of salt and pepper. Combine all of the ingredients in a mason jar and shake it up!
How do you make red potato salad with bacon?
The first step is to cook your potatoes. Start by quartering them (or halving them if they are petite red potatoes) and place them in a saucepan of room-temperature water. Bring the water to a boil and cook potatoes until they are fork tender. Drain water and let cool while you work on the rest of the ingredients.
If needed, cook your bacon with whatever method you prefer. I love to make bacon for breakfast and save some leftover pieces for this recipe!
Heat the Del Monte? Blue Lake? Cut Green Beans and Del Monte? Golden Sweet Whole Kernel Corn either in the microwave or in the same saucepan from the potatoes (after they are done cooking), using the liquid from the can while heating the veggies.
In a mason jar, mix ingredients for dressing.
In a large serving bowl or dish, mix together potatoes, corn and green beans. Top with chopped, cooked bacon and almond slices. Pour the dressing over everything. Mix together and sprinkle an extra dash of herbs and salt.
When can you serve this Potato Salad Without Mayo?
This dish is perfect for so many occasions. People always think of potato salad as a summer side dish, but potato salad is actually perfect year round. By using Del Monte canned veggies, you can always have many of the ingredients on hand. A few ideas of when you could serve this easy side dish:
- Make homemade sweet potato turkey burgers and pair it with this mayo-free potato salad
- Serve with grilled chicken year round
- Serve it alongside your holiday turkey for a nontraditional holiday side dish
What kind of potatoes are best for potato salad?
Less starchy potatoes like red potatoes and fingerling potatoes are best for potato salad. When possible, stay away from starchy varieties like russet potatoes. In a pinch, yukon gold potatoes will work well, too.
Ready to make your own Bacon Herb Potato Salad?
For the potato salad:
- 1.5 lbs red potatoes
- 6 pieces of bacon, cooked
- 1 can green Beans
- 1 can whole kernel corn
- ¼ cup almond slices
POTATO SALAD DRESSING WITHOUT MAYO:
- ⅓ cup olive oil
- ¼ cup red wine vinegar
- ½ teaspoon oregano
- ½ teaspoon basil
- ½ teaspoon rosemary
- ½ teaspoon thyme
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- Quarter potatoes (or halve them if they are petite red potatoes) and place them in a saucepan of room-temperature water.
- Bring the water to a boil and cook potatoes until they are fork tender. Drain water and let cool while you work on the rest of the ingredients.
- If needed, cook your bacon with whatever method you prefer.
- Heat the green beans and corn in the microwave or in the same saucepan from the potatoes, using the liquid from the can while heating the veggies. Drain liquid after cooking.
- In a mason jar, mix ingredients for dressing.
- In a large serving bowl or dish, mix together potatoes, corn and green beans. Top with chopped, cooked bacon and almond slices and pour dressing over everything. Mix together and sprinkle an extra dash of herbs and salt.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 241Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 310mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 3gSugar: 3gProtein: 7g