Potato avocado salad recipe

Potato salad is a staple at summer barbeques, but the usual recipe is packed with mayonnaise and isn’t doing your performance any favors. Switch it out for this recipe with plenty of vegetables and healthy fats, without the guilt.

Servings: 36


  • 5 pounds Yukon gold potatoes
  • 5 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 4 ripe avocados (they should be a little soft to the touch), peeled
  • 1½ cups scallion, sliced on the bias
  • 1 cup tomatoes, diced
  • 2 cups cucumber, diced
  • 1 small jalapeño, seeds removed and diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 lemons, zested and juiced
  • 2 limes, zested and juiced
  • 1 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar


  1. Rinse potatoes and put into a pot with enough cold water to cover the potatoes. Add 3 tablespoons of kosher salt to the water and bring to a boil. Then reduce to a simmer and cook the potatoes until they can be easily pierced with a fork.
  2. When the potatoes are ready, strain through a colander and let the potatoes come to room temperature. This will take about 45 minutes. Once cooled, cut the potatoes into ½-inch cubes.
  3. In a food processor, put the avocado, crushed garlic, lemon and lime juice, lemon and lime zest, rice wine vinegar, and 1 tablespoon kosher salt. Pulse until completely smooth. (The cream may discolor a bit; mix right before making the potato salad.)
  4. Mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl and add more salt if necessary.

Nutrition facts

100 calories; 17 g carbohydrates; 3 g fiber; 1 g protein; 3.5 g fat

Customize this recipe

  • Stay active: Who doesn’t want to stabilize their energy throughout the day? Adding flaxseeds to this potato salad recipe will provide insoluble fiber and increase the omega-3 fatty acids.
  • Decrease stress: Incorporate some choline by adding a chopped hard-boiled egg and sun-dried tomatoes. Choline can improve memory, increase cognition, boost your metabolism, and protect heart health. 
  • Maximize performance: Add soybeans and hemp seeds to this recipe for some arginine. This lesser known nutrient has lots of benefits for your body’s muscle endurance.

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About the Author

Michael Ferguson

Michael Ferguson, DTR, is the director of culinary operations at EXOS. He develops and oversees nutritional customization, kitchen / restaurant design, contract review, recipe development, and daily operations.

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