Photo: Johnny Autry; Styling: Cindy Barr
Hands-on Time
10 Mins
Total Time
20 Mins
Serves 8 (serving size: 1 cup)

You could use any waxy potato for this recipe, such as red new potatoes or Yukon gold.

How to Make It

Step 1

Place potato pieces and 1 teaspoon salt in a medium saucepan, and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer for 20 minutes or until the potatoes are tender but still hold their shape. Drain and rinse with cold water. Drain.

Step 2

Combine remaining 1 teaspoon salt, yogurt, and next 6 ingredients (through garlic) in a large bowl, stirring well with a whisk. Add the potatoes, bell pepper, and remaining ingredients to yogurt mixture, and toss gently to coat.

Ratings & Reviews

very good fresh potato salad

August 03, 2016
We loved this potato salad. We always have buttermilk in the house because it tastes great, wonderful in fresh fruit smoothies, and is easier to digest than regular milk. We really like mayo, but this was a nice change.  Next time, I'll double the lemon juice and add some ground red pepper as well as the paprikia. We had this with corn on the cob and the delicious buffalo chicken sliders for a great summer dinner.

BlueToBlue's Review

November 18, 2012
Meh. This was just okay. I even bought a whole quart of buttermilk (the only size of buttermilk sold around here) for the scant 1/4 cup called for in the recipe. Don't bother. There are much better potato salad recipes on that don't call for buttermilk (and what are you going to do with the remaining 3 3/4 cups of it).

ChefAmandaLynn's Review

August 16, 2012
I really liked this salad as I hate mayo and never eat traditional potato salad, but this was a bright and fresh alternative. I used dried dill, but fresh chives. Would make this again for a BBQ or potluck.

skspillman's Review

August 01, 2012
I made this tonight to serve alongside some grilled salmon. I followed the recipe exactly, except I used dried parsley instead of fresh (only about a tablespoon) and added some sliced green onions I had on hand. Delicious and hearty, and I loved all the colors and textures in the salad.

beachlife07's Review

July 19, 2012
Made this last night for a cool make ahead dinner with a simple grilled salmon and a tomato and green bean salad. We didn't miss the mayo a bit even though "Mom's famous potato salad" had tons of full fat Hellman's. The fresh herbs made it very summery! I did omit the red pepper due to personal preference. Would definitely make it again.