Perfect Potato Salad

Pick your favorite potato salad recipe from this collection featuring summer's most popular side dish.

  • Classic American Potato Salad
    Photo: Leo Gong; Styling: Karen Shinto

    Classic American Potato Salad

    Say "potato salad," and this classic recipe comes to mind: chunks of tender potato and plenty of chopped hard-cooked eggs, lightly coated with a tangy mayonnaise dressing full of crunchy red onion, celery, and pickles.
  • Bacon Potato Salad

    Bacon Potato Salad

    Everything’s better with bacon, including creamy potato salad. Also contributing to the flavor are pimiento and green onions.
  • Shout Hallelujah Potato Salad
    Photo: Hector Sanchez; Stylist: Buffy Hargett

    Shout Hallelujah Potato Salad

    Bragging rights for this flavor-packed, perfectly balanced favorite go to Blair Hobbs of Oxford, Mississippi.

  • Lemony Potato Salad
    Photo: Becky Stayner; Styling: Buffy Hargett

    Lemony Potato Salad

    This bright, fresh potato salad recipe features a tangy vinaigrette made with olive oil, lemon juice and dry mustard.
  • Grilled Potato Salad
    Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Stylist: Lisa Powell Bailey

    Grilled Potato Salad

    Picnic-friendly grilled potato salad is a fun, tasty twist on this traditional summer side. Grilling the potatoes gives the dish a smoky flavor while the simple 3-ingredient dressing adds a tangy note.
  • Herbed Potato Salad

    Herbed Potato Salad

    White wine, tarragon, and whole-grain mustard lend this potato salad traditional French flavor.
  • Potato Salad with Herbs and Grilled Summer Squash
    Photo: Randy Mayor; Stylist: Jan Gautro

    Potato Salad with Herbs and Grilled Summer Squash

    Yellow summer squash adds color and flavor to this herb vinaigrette-dressed potato salad and makes it perfect for summer entertaining.
  • Farm Stand Potato Salad
    Becky Luigart-Stayner; Melanie J. Clarke

    Farm Stand Potato Salad

    Enhance basic potato salad with the addition of fresh produce such as bell peppers, sugar snap peas, and broccoli.
  • Lemon-Arugula Potato Salad
    Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Cindy Barr

    Lemon-Arugula Potato Salad

    Take your potato salad up a notch with this sophisticated version featuring Yukon gold potatoes, arugula and a tangy lemon vinaigrette.
  • Lemon-Dill Potato Salad
    Photo: Leo Gong; Styling: Karen Shinto

    Lemon-Dill Potato Salad

    The bright citrus and fresh herb flavors of this delicate potato salad are delicious paired with fish or chicken.
  • Creamy Potato Salad
    Photo: Johhny Autry; Styling: Cindy Barr

    Creamy Potato Salad

    Light mayonnaise and nonfat Greek yogurt add creaminess without excess fat to this fingerling potato salad. A ½-cup portion has only 2.5 grams of fat.
  • Cobb Potato Salad
    Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Buffy Hargett

    Cobb Potato Salad

    Transform a Cobb salad into a potato salad by adding avocado, blue cheese, bacon, tomato and lettuce to boiled red potatoes.
  • Smoked Potato Salad
    Photo: Charles Masters; Styling: Alma Melendex

    Smoked Potato Salad

    This recipe will change everything you think you know about potato salad. In your grill, the potatoes cook in a covered aluminum pan next to another pan of mesquite wood chips. After they're smoked, the potatoes are topped with seasonings and herbs.

  • Veggie Potato Salad
    Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Amy Burke

    Veggie Potato Salad

    This “all-in-one” side dish features potato salad with the addition of garden-fresh vegetables such as carrots, celery, radishes, and green beans.
  • Chipotle Potato Salad
    Photo: Ryan Benyi; Styling: Andrea Steinberg

    Chipotle Potato Salad

    The smoky flavor of chipotle chiles is all the rage these days, so go ahead and add this flavor to your potato salad.
  • Grilled Potato Salad
    Photo: Thomas J. Story; Styling: Dan Becker

    Grilled Potato Salad

    Grill Yukon gold potato halves and combine with a mixture of tomatoes, capers, oregano, olives, and anchovies for a Mediterranean-style potato side dish.
  • Mom's Potato Salad
    Photo: Antonis Achilleos; Styling: Stephana Bottom

    Mom’s Potato Salad

    Here’s the potato salad you grew up loving. Make it with diced potato, sweet pickles, celery, chopped egg, and a good amount of mayonnaise.
  • New-Potato Salad
    Photo: Mark Thomas; Styling: Stephana Bottom

    New Potato Salad

    Combine cooked new potatoes with chopped celery, shallots and parsley and dress with a mixture of mayonnaise and mustard for a creamy, tangy potato side dish salad.
  • Potato Salad 101
    Becky Luigart-Stayner; Melanie J. Clarke

    Potato Salad 101

    An all-American necessity at summer get-togethers and reunions, this creamy, old-fashioned potato salad uses pickle relish, eggs, and mustard.
  • Warm Smoked-Trout Potato Salad
    Photo: William Meppem

    Warm Smoked-Trout Potato Salad

    Enjoy a small portion of this salad as a hearty side, or load up your plate for a filling main dish portion. Served warm or at room temperature, this potato salad recipe features smoked trout highlighted with dry vermouth, fresh lemon juice, and a little horseradish.

  • Savory Potato Salad

    Savory Potato Salad

    The secret ingredient in this summer-ready side, lemon zest, adds a bright zip of flavor to the creamy Dijon-mayonnaise dressing.
  • Creamy Red Potato Salad

    Creamy Red Potato Salad

    Serve a picnic-friendly side that's colorful, delicious, and clocks in at just under a dollar per serving.
  • <p>Powered-Up Potato Salad</p>

    Powered-Up Potato Salad

    Tricolor baby potatoes and red cabbage star in this colorful salad. A bright, vinegar-based dressing gives the vegetables an extra boost of nutrition.
  • Paul Revere Potato Salad

    Paul Revere Potato Salad

    You'll want to warn all your guests that this special side dish is coming. Update the traditional potato salad recipe by adding bay leaves, whole-grain mustard, and tarragon vinegar for a budget-friendly, cookout-ready side.
  • Potato and Green Bean Salad

    Potato and Green Bean Salad

    Two quarters are all you need to enjoy a serving of this summery side dish. Let trimmed green beans share the red potatoes' spotlight and toss them together in a creamy mixture of mayonnaise, white wine vinegar, and fresh herbs.
  • Roasted Potato Salad with Mustard Dressing

    Roasted Potato Salad with Mustard Dressing

    Pair this tangy side dish with burgers or steak to highlight the sweet onions and drizzle of honey. Make it your own by swapping sweet-hot mustard in place of the Dijon and honey for a more zesty flavor.
  • Red, White, and Blue Potato Salad
    Randy Mayor; Cindy Barr

    Red, White, and Blue Potato Salad

    Welcome summer with a salad featuring a trio of potatoes. Using three different colors is simply for presentation; feel free to use all of one type, if you prefer. If you do use different types, be sure to cook them separately. Blue potatoes are starchier, so they're best cooked on their own and added just before serving.
  • Hot German Potato Salad
    Karry Hosford

    Hot German Potato Salad

    Skip the creamy mayonnaise base and make a light, tangy dressing to toss with red potatoes. Crumbled bacon and turkey kielbasa add a hearty bite to this zesty side.
  • <p>Lemon-Caper Parmesan Potato Salad Bites</p>

    Lemon-Caper Parmesan Potato Salad Bites

    Turn "jacket potatoes" into irresistible potato salad bites. Capers offer a twist on traditional relish; they're actually pickled flower buds and add bright, briny flavor to this appetizer.

  • Dilled Potato Salad With Feta

    Dilled Potato Salad With Feta

    Invite the flavor of Greece to your next cookout by serving a potato salad tossed with crumbled feta cheese. The rich, smooth cheese highlights the tart red wine vinegar and the crunchy fresh veggies.
  • Fipps Family Potato Salad

    Fipps Family Potato Salad

    All you need are 6 ingredients to make this simple and classic potato salad.
  • Light and Fresh Potato Salad
    Photo: Howard L. Puckett; Styling: Lydia Degaris-Pursell

    Light and Fresh Potato Salad

    Here's a great potato salad for those who don't like mayonnaise. It's flavored with a light vinaigrette of canola oil and rice vinegar.
  • Fingerling Potato Salad with Gremolata Dressing
    Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Cindy Barr

    Fingerling Potato Salad with Gremolata Dressing

    Great for salads because they hold their shape once cooked, these fingerling potatoes are steamed, which enables them to retain more nutrients than when boiled. The gremolata-inspired dressing (with parsley, lemon, and garlic) adds a twist to this side.
  • Purple Potato Salad
    James Carrier

    Purple Potato Salad

    Get our of your potato salad rut and make this colorful version using purple potatoes, yellow squash, red bell peppers and tomatillos.
  • Roasted Potato Salad with Creamy Dijon Vinaigrette
    Photo: Iain Bagwell; Stylist: Cindy Barr

    Roasted Potato Salad with Creamy Dijon Vinaigrette

    Here's a new twist on potato salad--a warm dish of golden-brown potato wedges with a creamy-tangy dressing drizzled on top. You can also serve it at room temperature.

  • Italian Potato Salad
    Photo: Hector Sanchez; Styling: Buffy Hargett Miller  

    Italian Potato Salad

    Add some Italian pizazz to your spud salad. Crispy salami and a sweet-sour dressing take this over the top.
  • <p>Herbed Potato Salad</p>

    Herbed Potato Salad

    Crunchy veggies contrast creamy potatoes in Herbed Potato Salad. Basil, chives, and flat-leaf parsley are our choices, but feel free to use any herbs you like.

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