It’s Memorial Day and summer is finally right around the corner! Time for barbecues, fun in the sun and late nights filled with lightning bug catching, bonfires and a beer or two. Around here, no barbecue is complete without a tasty potato salad! Usually potato salad is a dish I pass on due to all of the preservatives and less than ideal ingredients. Not anymore, I say!
I loooove me some jicama. Sprinkled with lime juice and chili powder, dipped in spicy hummus and now as the star of this imitation potato salad. Do not be afraid of this little crunchy yam, you will thank me later! Unfortunately there are some things that I just cannot substitute, and mayonnaise in a potato salad is one of them. My solution was to use a homemade paleo mayonnaise recipe, found on this Pinterest link. If you do not have access to high quality eggs to make the mayonnaise, you can always try whisking greek yogurt, lemon and a little olive oil along with your spices and dijon mustard listed in the recipe. Just please avoid the store bought mayonnaise, which is full of unhealthy fats, genetically modified soy and corn starch and preservatives.
In honor of memorial day, I will leave you with a cute baby swinging the flag in a hardware store. Now what’s more American than that!?
Thank you to all who serve our country, past present and future. It is because of our service people that we live the quality of life that we do. God bless you all on this holiday!