Red Pepper Hummus Potato Salad

10 May

I received free samples of Sabra Hummus mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Sabra and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.

Confession time: I’m having a hard time with running. Not exactly a physical issue – my body seems fine and I’m not experiencing any pain – but a mental one. I simply don’t love it at the moment. All the good endorphins of a solid workout, the feeling of accomplishment after finishing a hard run, and even just the bragging rights of a weekend long run…I don’t find joy in any of that right now. And it sucks!

I think part of my problem is that I have been doing most of my running on a treadmill since November. Yes, it’s warm enough to run outside when it’s 50 degrees, but layering up in May isn’t exactly motivating.

And I don’t want to do any other workouts, either. Yoga seems a chore, the weight machines at the gym seem daunting and pointless, and even walking isn’t terribly interesting to me.

Despite all this, I’m still pushing through, mostly sticking to my training plan, and aim to complete another half marathon at the end of June. I think once that’s done with, I’ll take a short break from running and really focus on something else – perhaps a month of yoga, or improving my salsa dancing skills.

If you have any ideas as to how to kick this feeling, let me know in the comments or via social media!

Either way, fueling for a workout, whether I want to do it or not, is still super crucial. And what’s better to come home to than a prepared, simple potato salad?

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I know – that sounds totally absurd. Potato salad after a workout? Isn’t that filled with fat and simple carbs? Au contraire! One medium red-skinned potato contains 153 calories, 3 grams protein, less than 1 gram fat, 34 grams carbs (necessary after a workout!), and 3 grams fiber. This same potato provides 35% of your daily recommended vitamin C, 19% of B6, 12% folate, and many essential minerals. “These B vitamins aid in energy metabolism, cell growth and repair, keeping skin and nerves healthy, and they help prevent certain neural-tube birth defects in babies.” (Livestrong.com)

This salad pairs red potatoes with protein- and fiber-rich hummus, plus crunchy, fresh bell pepper! Simple as that. It’s also a timely way to celebrate National Hummus Day, which is May 13. As a plant-based protein, hummus is a great vegan way to increase your protein intake in a natural, delicious way!

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Red Pepper Hummus Potato Salad

Serves 4

  • 5 medium red potatoes
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, diced
  • 3/4 container Sabra Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • Sea salt and fresh black pepper, to taste

Boil the potatoes in enough water to cover them, for 35 minutes. Remove to a plate and let the potatoes cool – long enough so you can handle them.

Peel the potatoes and chop them into small, bite-sized pieces. Place in a large bowl with the diced bell pepper.

Mix the hummus together in its container, to incorporate the roasted red bell pepper topping throughout. Scoop about 3/4 of the hummus on top of the potatoes and peppers. Add the red wine vinegar.

Use a large spoon or spatula to mix the potato salad, making sure the hummus coats all the potatoes. Season with sea salt and black pepper, to taste.

Transfer to a serving dish and refrigerate at least two hours, or overnight. Serve chilled, but don’t worry if you bring this to a warm outdoors cookout – the lack of dairy products and eggs in this potato salad means that it can sit out safely for several hours.

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19 Responses to “Red Pepper Hummus Potato Salad”

  1. Now that is a fun change of pace for potatoes!

  2. Abbey Sharp May 10, 2017 at 12:52 pm #

    Ive never thought about using hummus in a salad! total game changer ;).

  3. Jessica Fishman Levinson May 10, 2017 at 5:24 pm #

    Such a great way to use hummus! Awesome idea Christina!

  4. Chrissy Carroll May 10, 2017 at 7:31 pm #

    Potato salad is one of my FAVORITE summer dishes. I sometimes will secretly buy the premade stuff at the grocery store just for a snack, lol. I can’t wait to make this better-for-you version!

    • xtinaluvspink May 10, 2017 at 7:55 pm #

      Hey, pre-made is fine too!! My fave potato salad is my Oma’s, which is vinegar based.

  5. Liz @ I Heart Vegetables May 10, 2017 at 7:54 pm #

    I’m not a fan of traditional potato salad but I think I’d really enjoy this version!! I might have to try this for our next picnic! 🙂

    • xtinaluvspink May 10, 2017 at 7:55 pm #

      It’s definitely more tangy than traditional types! And much healthier. Hope you give it a try!!

  6. angela@marathonsandmotivation.com May 11, 2017 at 7:31 am #

    Yum, this sounds fabulous! I love hummus, so will definitely give this a try!

  7. Mikki May 11, 2017 at 7:33 am #

    I’ve been feeling the same way when it comes to exercising thing. I found walking at night with my husband is a big help. Having someone to talk to makes it more enjoyable.

    • xtinaluvspink May 11, 2017 at 1:41 pm #

      Aw, that’s a sweet solution! I’ll give that a try 🙂

  8. chocolaterunnergirl May 11, 2017 at 1:06 pm #

    Potatoes get such a bad deal!
    Thanks for sharing your neat recipe! Yum!

    I hear ya on the running. I took a break when my mental game was off. Feels good to come back! Hang in there!!

    • xtinaluvspink May 11, 2017 at 1:10 pm #

      I just read your post on that yesterday! It’s tough, but we all get out of it eventually.

  9. Tommy Dunne May 15, 2017 at 7:28 am #

    I made this recipe this weekend so I had a side for my lunches this week, and it turned out perfect. The red pepper hummus worked awesome to bring not only flavor but that creaminess you normally would use mayo for; and its way better for you than say traditional potato salads.

    • xtinaluvspink May 15, 2017 at 7:48 am #

      I’m so glad you tried and liked it! I think this is going to be on regular rotation this summer for picnics and beer gardens 🙂

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