20 Easy Potato Salad Recipes
Looking for the best potato salad recipe you've ever made? You've come to the right place. Whether you're looking for something classic and creamy (this basic recipe is everything a summer side dish should be) or something a little more modern (this updated Savory Potato Salad packs more flavor than most other versions), we've got you covered with this collection of delicious, quick, and easy potato salad recipes.
Classic Potato Salad
No need to rush to the store—we’ve got the perfect potato salad recipe right here. Creamy and rich, with hints of tangy vinegar and crunchiness from fresh vegetables, this classic potato salad is hearty and perfectly delicious. Russet potatoes are the ideal here, because they break down a little and make the potato salad creamier.
Warm Asparagus, Radish, and New Potato Salad with Herb Dressing
Potato salad gets a makeover for the season with the addition of roasted asparagus and radishes. The tangy dressing can be made up to a week in advance and stored in the refrigerator. Roasted vegetables hold up better on a Easter buffet than a bowl of mixed greens—and they’re more interesting too.
Lemon Dill Potato Beet Salad
Tender cooked beets add color and sweet flavor to your usual potato salad. We recommend using golden (yellow) beets in this recipe because red beets will turn the entire dish a bright shade of pink. A tangy sour cream-yogurt dressing flavored with fresh dill and lemon brings these two root vegetables together in perfect harmony.
Charred Okra-Potato Salad
We updated a cookout classic—potato salad—with crisp, smoky grilled okra. The salad is tossed in a lemon vinaigrette with scallions and a hint of fresh thyme to let the vegetables’ natural flavors shine. This dish is best served immediately so that the okra retains some crispness.
Warm Roasted-Potato Salad with Artichokes
Notes: Rub cut sides of artichokes with half a lemon or drop them into a bowl with 2 cups water and 3 tablespoons lemon juice (drain well before using).
Herby Potato, Green Bean, and Tuna Salad
Herby Potato, Green Bean, and Tuna Salad is chock full of lunchtime goodness. You can also add a hard-boiled egg on top for an extra protein boost.
Creamy Potato Salad
Serve this classic favorite alongside your favorite barbecue dish or just enjoy it plain. This simple side is chocked full of flavor and will bring happiness to anyone's taste buds.
New Potato and Fennel Salad
This bright and tangy potato salad pairs wonderfully with the ham. We prefer buttery Castelvetrano olives if you can find them.
Chimichurri Potato and Egg Salad
Fingerling Potato Salad with Mustard Vinaigrette
Little fingerling potatoes are fantastic in potato salads, in part because their skin-to-flesh ratio is much smaller than big potatoes, so there's more dynamic textural difference in every bite.
Yukon Gold Potato Salad
A middle ground between waxy red potatoes and starchy russets, buttery Yukon Golds are great in potato salad.
Warm Potato And Pancetta Salad
Buttery, thin-skinned fingerling potatoes will cook fairly quickly in a hot oven, becoming nicely crisp outside and creamy inside. Pancetta is cured, unsmoked bacon. Look for prediced pancetta (such as Boar's Head) to save time. Serve with a simple egg and leafy green omelet or seared fish fillets.
Savory Potato Salad
Simpler and tastier than many old-fashioned potato salads, this version features a fresh lemon-and-oil-based dressing instead of a mayo-laden dressing. Try to toss the potatoes in the dressing while they’re still a bit warm—they’ll absorb more flavor that way.
Tangy Potato-Green Bean Salad
Hold the mayo. Replace the usual creamy potato salad dressing with this lively lemon-dill vinaigrette. Easy to make and easy to transport, you will love this fresh take on the picnic staple. If you are taking this to a party, chill the cooked potatoes in the dressing for 30 minutes, and then assemble the salad on a platter just before serving.
Sous Vide Potato Salad
This bright and flavorful recipe is a great go-to side dish that is distinctly special. While with traditional potato salads, you boil the potatoes and toss them with other ingredients to create flavor, in this sous vide version, the potatoes are cooked together with the other flavoring ingredients for a uniquely delicious dish.
Grilled Potato Salad
Picnic-friendly grilled potato salad is a fun, tasty twist on this traditional summer side dish recipe. Grilling the potatoes gives the dish a smoky flavor while the simple 3-ingredient dressing adds a tangy note. Serve warm with barbecued pork, grilled chicken, or juicy steaks.
Smoked Potato Salad
This is the recipe you need for those potluck gatherings where you really want to impress but then find you’re supposed to bring … potato salad. This version will wow, from its beautiful indigo color to its rich, smoky flavor. A nice hit of cumin and chipotle chile powder amplifies the smokiness and makes for a deeply savory salad.
Pascagoula Potato Salad
"On the Mississippi Gulf Coast, some people eat gumbo with a dollop of potato salad instead of rice. Delicious!"
Green Bean Potato Salad with Lemon-Soy Vinaigrette (Wade's Potato Salad)
This vibrant and colorful side dish is sure to be a total show-stopper in any cookout, picnic, or potluck scenario--it's anything but your typical, creamy, mayo-based potato salad. Crisp, delicately sweet green beans pair up with tender, fluffy petite red potatoes for the base of this dynamic salad.
Roasted Potato Salad
Roast quartered or halved fingerling potatoes for a unique twist on the mayo-based classic salad.