This potato salad is as good as a magic carpet ride through the Cave of Wonders! Mom or Dad should handle the food processor, but little chefs can juice and zest the limes.

From Dishing It Up Disney Style: A Cookbook for Families with Type 1 Diabetes

Nutritional Information

Serves: 8

Serving Size: 1 cup

  • Calories: 184
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Total Fat: 5g
  • Protein: 4g
  • Total Carbohydrate: 30g


  • 3 pounds red potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1 to 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 ripe avocado, peeled
  • 2 teaspoons grated lime zest
  • Juice of 2 limes (about 1/2 cup)
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons light mayonnaise
  • 2 celery stalks, sliced

How To Make It

  1. In a large pot, cover the potatoes with cold water. Add the 2 tablespoons of salt and bring the potatoes to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to medium and simmer until the potatoes are tender, about 20 minutes or until you can pierce them easily with a paring knife. Drain them in a colander and allow to cool.
  2. Meanwhile, puree the avocado, lime zest and juice, garlic, cilantro, mayonnaise, and remaining salt in a food processor until smooth. If the dressing seems too thick, add a tablespoon or so of hot water.
  3. Cut the potatoes into bite-size chunks (leave the skins on) and place them in a large bowl with the celery. Scrape in the dressing with a rubber spatula and gently stir it all together. Serve immediately, or cover and chill.

Disclaimer: The experiences and suggestions recounted in these articles are not intended as medical advice, and they are not necessarily the "typical" experiences of families with a child who has type 1 diabetes. These situations are unique to the families depicted. Families should check with their healthcare professionals regarding the treatment of type 1 diabetes and the frequency of blood glucose monitoring.