Skinny Potato Salad, Caesar Style


Here’s a fresh new take on potato salad. If you like potato salad and Caesar salad you are going to love this one!  It comes together quickly since I’m using a bottled light Caesar dressing. Each serving, 96 calories, 3 grams of fat and 3 Blue WW Freestyle SmartPoints, and 3 Green.

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes


1½ pounds Dutch baby gold potatoes or small red potatoes cut into chunks, see shopping tips

½ teaspoon salt

Fresh ground black pepper, to taste

⅓ chives or green onions, chopped

⅓ cup Cardini’s Light Caesar Dressing or Girard’s Light Caesar Dressing, see shopping tips

2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, grated


1. Put potatoes in a medium saucepan and cover with cold water.

2. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and cook until soft (10-15 minutes). Do not overcook.

3. Drain and rinse in cold water.

4. In a large bowl, add cooked potatoes and all remaining ingredients.

5. Gently toss, using a rubber spatula.

6. Store in refrigerator until ready to use.

Makes 4 cups (8-½ cup servings)

Healthy Benefits

No need to keep potatoes out of your diet because they’re rich in complex carbohydrates that can supply energy. They’re low in calories and contain no fat. They contain more potassium than any other fresh vegetable, even more than bananas! Potatoes also contain vitamins C and B6.

Shopping Tip
Dutch baby gold potatoes are sold in bags in the produce section of many supermarkets. If you can’t find them use small red potatoes.

You’ll find Cardini’s Light Caesar Dressing or Girard’s Light Caesar dressing at most supermarkets. I found both at Vons/Safeway and Gelsons. They both are super delicious tasting.

Prep Tips

It’s essential that you use a rubber spatula to mix any potato salad. If you use a metal spoon, it will break the potatoes and become more like mashed potatoes.

WW Freestyle SmartPoints 3-Blue
SmartPoints 3-Green


SKINNY FACTS: for ½ cup serving
96 calories, 3g fat, 0g sat. fat, 3g protein, 17g carbs, 2g fiber, 189mg sodium, 1g sugar

If you make this recipe, let me know how you liked it. Leave me a comment below or give it a rating. Thanks so much. Happy Skinny Cooking!