Paleo Loaded Roasted Potato Salad takes your traditional flavors of potato salad and turns it up a notch – packed with roasted potatoes, bacon, broccoli, and a lightly dressed with a spicy “cheesy” mayo. Makes a great paleo and Whole30 dish for spring and summer!
I was never a huge fan of potato salad. My mom never really made it so I was only exposed to it at summer BBQs, picnics, or friend’s houses. While I’m sure I couldn’t really tell the difference from homemade and store bought back then, I’m thinking it was usually the store bought kind I was seeing and didn’t like. From what I remember, the potato salad leaned more on the mayo side than potato.
BUT this loaded roasted potato salad I can get down with. Let’s go over the reasons why:
- The potatoes are roasted. Why steam potatoes when you can roast them?
- The addition of broccoli. I’m all about adding in some veggies when I can.
- It has bacon. While I’m not a huge fan of bacon, it definitely goes well with potatoes.
- It’s lightly dressed. I hate when you can barely taste the potatoes in potato salad since it is covered with a crap ton of mayo.
If you picked up on it, I tried to recreate your typical loaded baked potato that is covered in bacon, cheese, and sometimes broccoli a little healthier and in salad form. I used avocado oil mayo and mixed it with nutritional yeast and paprika to give it a “cheesy” taste while also kicking up the spice level. The potatoes are roasted to have some crunch and it has a decent amount of broccoli and green onions for some greens. To top it all off all you need is some crispy bacon and you are set.
This recipe makes A LOT. Like 10 cups worth! But it will go fast. I think Michael and I ate it in like a few days. Seriously, we love roasted potatoes in our house. Pus the addition of a spicy mayo and bacon doesn’t hurt.
Now that the weather is warming up, it is a perfect healthy side dish for spring picnics and summer BBQs. You can also make it for meal prep as it holds up great throughout the week.
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