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Hold the Mayo: Mayonnaise-Free Potato and Pasta Salad Dressings

Cut back on extra fat by dressing potato and pasta salads with these mayo-free alternatives.
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Who doesn't love a scoop of hummus with chips or pitas? Why not take this versatile creamy dip and add it into your potato or pasta salad for a creamy, low-fat variation. You can choose plain hummus or go wild and try a flavored hummus such as sun-dried tomato, roasted garlic or five-spice.

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Plain Greek Yogurt

Greek yogurt adds a creamy and tangy kick to salads when combined with fresh herbs, lemon juice and crushed garlic. Greek yogurt is low in fat, high in protein, filled with probiotics and soaring with bone-building calcium — all things mayo doesn't deliver.

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Sherry Vinegar and Dijon Mustard

There's something about sweet sherry vinegar that adds the perfect tang to salads. Try a combination of Dijon mustard and sherry vinegar to create a velvety mayo alternative for your potato or pasta salad.

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Grain Mustard and Apple Cider Vinegar

Whether you use spicy brown mustard or grain mustard, this trick works every time. Whisk mustard with apple cider vinegar for a sweet and tart alternative to your traditional salad dressing. This dressing pairs beautifully when dried or fresh fruits are tossed into the mix.

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