German Potato Salad

With a bit of warmer weather coming my way lately, I started to fantasize about tasty summer salads and BBQ foods, and that got me thinking about potato salad recipes. I’ve been on the lookout for a good one that fits into my Weight Watchers Points range, but is still incredibly delicious and enjoyable for my friends who are not Weight Watchers. So when I found this deliciously low calorie Weight Watchers German Potato Salad Recipe, I was PSYCHED!! This potato salad is so full of flavor and the bacon adds such a nice dimension to the taste, I was really quite overwhelmed. And considering that the typical German Potato Salad Recipe can have as many as 12-15 Weight Watchers Points per serving, this 3 Point Recipe for potato salad is a real bargain! It’s creamy and crunchy and oh so heavenly. I simply made a few changes and substitutions to the traditional red potato salad recipe and managed to lower the Points value significantly, without sacrificing any of the fabulous taste. With a Weight Watchers Recipe for German Potato Salad this good, there’s no need to wait til Memorial day to make it!

Weight Watchers German Potato Salad Recipe

Ingredients:
– 2 1/2 pounds uncooked red potatoes, medium-size
– 4 oz Extra Lean Turkey Bacon, uncooked, diced
– 1/2 medium Spanish onion, or Vidalia onion, chopped
– 1/2 cup julienned sweet red pepper
– 2 celery stalks, chopped
– 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
– 2 tbsp reduced fat mayonnaise
– 1 tbsp sugar
– 1 tsp Kosher salt
– 1/2 tsp black pepper, coarsely ground
– 1 tbsp freshly chopped dill

Directions:
In a saucepan, bring to a boil potatoes and enough water to cover. Reduce heat and simmer until tender, 15 to 20 minutes; drain. Let stand until cool enough to handle, about 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, to make dressing, cook bacon in a medium skillet over medium-high heat until crisp, about 6 minutes. Drain on paper towels and set aside. Pour off and discard all but any drippings in the pan.
Add onion to drippings in pan and cook, stirring frequently, until softened, about 5 minutes. Add vinegar, sugar, salt, mayo and pepper; bring to simmer. Set aside and keep warm.
Cut potatoes into 1/2-inch-thick slices. Transfer to a large bowl and add celery, red peppers, and dill. Drizzle with dressing and toss gently to coat. Sprinkle with bacon and serve warm.

Serving size is a full 1 cup
Each serving = 3 Weight Watchers Points

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