Here is a great recipe of mine that I've made on many occasions and people love this dish. And this Puerto Rican potato salad can be served either hot or cold. Made with the goodness of potatoes and radishes this recipe will fill you up and keep you going. And this recipe is super fast and easy to make. Another Delicious Whole-Foods Plant-Based Recipe.
20 - Medium Organic Golden Potatoes - Cut into Large Pieces... Any kind of potato will work. Cooked in salt water with a little bit of extra salt.
20 - Organic Red Radishes - Finely Shredded
18 - Organic Green Onions with Tops - Chopped
2 - Cups of Organic Italian Parsley - Chopped
1/2 - Cup of Organic Cappers
2 - Cups of Organic Green Pitted Olives
3 - Cups of Whole-Foods Plant Based Italian Dressing - (Oil Free) - to make this dressing take 12 oz of organic white beans, 1 cup of filtered water, 4 tablespoons of organic lemon juice, 12 cloves of organic garlic, 3 tablespoons of organic Italian seasoning, and blend until smooth and place in a container for later use... add more water if needed... and salt and pepper to taste. This salad dressing is great to have around the house.
2 - Cups of Extra Filtered Water... if needed
1 - Organic Lemon - Use the Zest and the Lemon Juice
Salt and Pepper to Taste
(Optional) If you want this recipe a little spicey... add a little bit of hot sauce
Take the cooked potatoes and add all the ingredients, mix well, and place in a large serving dish and place in the frig... or this salad can be served hot... in fact it's great hot.
Serve as a side dish or as a meal with a nice green salad.
Serves 12 People - Or 6 Hungry Guys
"Health Benefits of Organic Potatoes"
Most Americans eat over 120 pounds of potatoes a year. And in other countries such as Germany, they consume about 240 pounds of potatoes a year.
Relatively Low in Calories – An average potato only contains about 110 calories and they are very filling... making them great for any diet.
Eating Organic Potatoes is Important – Regular potatoes contain lots of herbicides and pesticides. In fact, they are high on the list of veggies which contain lots of chemicals... thus organic potatoes are the best way to enjoy this wonderful food.
Toxins in Regular Potatoes – In fact, regular potatoes contain 6 or 7 different neurotoxins, 7 reproductive toxins, 6 cancer-causing agents, and 12 chemicals which cause problems with our hormones. So it's vitally important that we eat organic potatoes for the health and welfare of our children and our own health. And now we have GMO potatoes emerging on the market which are even more toxic. PLEASE EAT ORGANIC POTATOES!
More Potassium than Bananas – A regular size potato contains more potassium than bananas, making it great for cardiovascular health and water regulation.
Preventing Kidney Stones and Gout – Potatoes contain lots of magnesium which help to prevent kidney stones and the build-up of uric acid which causes gout.
Helps with Inflammation – Because potatoes also contain Vitamin C and B Vitamins they are also a great anti-inflammatory food if used in moderation.
No Fat or Cholesterol – Potatoes are fat-free and cholesterol free and thus are really a great health food which most people can enjoy.
Great for Healthy Skin – Potatoes contain B Vitamins plus Vitamins C and A, zinc and phosphorus making them great for healthy looking skin.
Lowers Blood Pressure – Potatoes contain kukoamines which are also found in some Chinese Medicinal Herbs that lower blood pressure. And when cooking potatoes this compound does not degrade with heat... thus being able to lower blood pressure. Well of course as long as we don't deep fry them... or fill them with fats.
Lots of B Vitamins – Potatoes contain lots of B Vitamins which are important for vitality, athletic performance, good mood and for building and maintaining a healthy nervous system.
Raw Potato Juice an Amazing Healing Agent – Raw potato juice is a powerful healing agent. From alkalizing the body to soothing the GI tract and healing gastric ulcers, potato juice is a potent healer. See link to full article about the healing qualities of raw potato juice – https://paulhaider.wordpress.com/2012/10/03/12-benefits-of-potato-juice-a-very-healthy-drink/
Cardiovascular Health – Potatoes also contain compounds that will lower homocysteine levels. Homocysteine is an agent that causes atherosclerosis and is associated with heart attacks and strokes... thus eating potatoes can lower a person's chances of having cardiovascular challenges.
Phosphorus – And the lowly potato also contains lots of great phosphorus for strong bones.
Alpha Lipoic Acid – Potatoes also contain this life-giving compound which helps our bodies convert food to glucose, and it's very important for a powerful metabolism. And alpha-lipoic acid also helps to protect our cardiovascular system, our eyes and helps to prevent diabetes.
Quercetin – Potatoes contain Quercetin which is a very powerful antioxidant that can help to prevent free radical damage and thus inflammation and disease.
Vitamin C – Potatoes also contain Vitamin C which is important for preventing colds, flues, and for preventing DNA damage. One average baked potato contains 45% of our Vitamin C needs for the day.
Copper – Potatoes also contain a good amount of copper for preventing anemia.
Sodium Free Food – Potatoes are totally sodium free making them great for those who are on salt-free diets.
Fiber – And potatoes contain a lot of fiber making them important for creating a good environment for the growth of probiotic bacteria. Probiotic bacteria are important for boost our immune system and preventing disease.
Cancer Prevention – Potatoes also contain lots of powerful antioxidants such as quercetin which help to prevent cancer.
Collagen – Potatoes contain collagen which is important for healthy skin and collagen makes up most of our connective tissue. For getting rid of wrinkles collagen is very important.
Leave the Skins On – A lot of vitamins, minerals, and fiber are found in potato skins, so whether you are baking or roasting potatoes make sure you leave on the skins.
The Best Way to Cook Organic Potatoes – Baking is the best way to cook potatoes. When boiled most of the nutrients of potatoes go down the drain with the water. Also steaming is another good way to cook potatoes with very little loss of nutrients. So skip the frying, and try a baked potato with a little bit of organic olive oil on it, or my favorite dipping a baked potato into balsamic vinegar... yummy.
I really don't fry anything, so when it's possible to convert any fried recipe into something that is lower in calories, and full of nutrition... I always do. Frying destroys most of the nutrients and vitamins in everything. Thus the nutrient value of fried potatoes is very low but the fat content is very high. Try roasting, baking, steaming, and other methods of cooking for nutrient-rich organic potatoes which will do your body good.
Eat Potatoes in Moderation – Organic Potatoes contain lots if good carbs so they will pack the pounds if consumed in large amounts. So eat organic potatoes in moderation and enjoy their health benefits without gaining weight.
Remember to Eat Organic - Regular fruits and veggies contain up to 6 cancer-causing chemicals, 10 hormone-disrupting chemicals, and 12 other disease-causing chemicals. - Not Good - Eat Organic and Stay Healthy!
Enjoy this great recipe
Dr. Paul Haider - Master Herbalist
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