A favorite side dish gets lightened up with some new flavors added as well in these 22 potato salad recipes.
Potato salad is a reliable side dish for most occasions, especially summer barbeques and cookouts. However, most recipes are
laden with mayonnaise, making them high in calories and fat. Our recipes offer a variety of alternative ways of preparing
potato salad to lighten it up without sacrificing flavor.
First, we'll start with Lemon-Herb Potato Salad. The zest from the lemon complements the tangy Dijon mustard flavor in this potato salad. Kalamata olives provide the right touch of salt, and parsley, basil, and chives bring even more interest to this dish.
View Recipe: Lemon-Herb Potato Salad
Made with a vinaigrette, green onions, and bacon, German-Style Potato Salad is a super-quick side dish that can be made in
View Recipe: German-Style Potato Salad
Whip up a bowl of this lighter version of an all-American, classic side for your next picnic. Made with sour cream, Greek
yogurt, cucumber, and fresh dill, this creamy potato salad is ready in 20 minutes.
View Recipe: Sour Cream-Dill Potato Salad
Our version of traditional potato salad uses light mayonnaise and nonfat Greek yogurt. It keeps the taste delicious and the
calories in check. Serve it alongside grilled meats like burgers, chicken, or fish.
View Recipe: Creamy Potato Salad
The mesquite wood chips bring a strong smoky flavor to the potatoes, but the vinaigrette balances it out, especially when
the kalamata olives are added to the mixture. To bring more heat to the potato salad, you can add cayenne or red chili flakes.
View Recipe: Smoked Potato Salad
As it is served warm, this potato salad is slightly more elegant than most. Ramps give it a robust garlic and onion flavor,
while the bacon adds a smoky crunch.
View Recipe: Warm Potato Salad with Ramps and Bacon
This potato salad recipe calls for crème fraîche, a thickened cream product with a mildly tangy, nutty flavor. You'll often
find it in tubs near the gourmet cheeses. If you can't find it, you can substitute full-fat sour cream.
View Recipe: Creamy Buttermilk-Herb Potato Salad
Madras curry powder adds an extra degree of heat to this fun take on the potato salad. Greek yogurt keeps the consistency
thick and the calories low, while cashews contribute an unexpected, yet pleasant crunch.
View Recipe: Curried Potato Salad
This lemony potato salad can be made ahead, just prepare the recipe through step two. Once the potato mixture is completely
cooled, cover and refrigerate. Toss with the fresh arugula just before serving so the greens don't wilt or get bruised.
View Recipe: Lemon-Arugula Potato Salad
A mix of red, purple, and brown-skinned fingerling potatoes makes this salad exceptionally stunning. If you can't find them,
substitute small red potatoes. You can serve this dish at room temperature just after it's tossed together, or make it ahead,
refrigerate, and serve chilled.
View Recipe: Farmers' Market Potato Salad
With unique and delicious ingredients like lemongrass, ginger, and sesame, potato salad gets an upgrade in this recipe. Be
sure to toss the salad well to combine all the flavors.
View Recipe: Lemongrass and Ginger Potato Salad
This potato salad calls for cornichon, the French version of a gherkin. You'll find these small, tart pickles in gourmet grocery
stores; otherwise, gherkins will work just fine. Or, if you have capers on hand, you may substitute 1 tablespoon drained capers
for the pickles. The recipe can be prepared up to two hours ahead.
View Recipe: Potato Salad with Herbs and Grilled Summer Squash
While we may call it All-American, this definitely isn't your mother's potato salad, high in calories and fat. We use canola
mayo and even add three hard-boiled eggs for a substantial, filling side dish.
View Recipe: All-American Potato Salad
For something different, try this potato salad. The dressing's bacon drippings barely temper the sweet-tart notes from sugar,
cider vinegar, and white vinegar. We halved the usual amount of bacon and bacon grease to cut calories and saturated fat,
so a few slices of flavorful applewood-smoked bacon stand in to extend flavor.
View Recipe: Pennsylvania Dutch Potato Salad
This potato salad is a great side dish, but it can stand alone, too, thanks to hearty ingredients like chicken and a variety
of vegetables. Leftovers make an easy and satisfying lunch.
View Recipe: Potato, Chicken, and Fresh Pea Salad
In this potato salad, thick, rich goat cheese combines with sour cream for the basis of a creamy dressing that stands in for
mayonnaise. It's certainly not your everyday or average potato salad, but it still makes for a delicious side at a barbeque
View Recipe: Warm Potato and Goat Cheese Salad
If you don't like mayonnaise, this is the potato salad for you. With a vinaigrette base, the recipe truly lives up to its
light and fresh claims. To make matters even better, there's only 90 calories per serving. Eat up!
View Recipe: Light and Fresh Potato Salad
White wine, tarragon, and whole-grain mustard lend this potato salad traditional French flavor. It can be prepared up to a
View Recipe: Herbed Potato Salad
This tangy side dish with sweet onions and honey pairs beautifully with burgers or steak. This salad is best chilled but can
stay at room temperature for up to two hours. You can also use sweet-hot mustard in place of the Dijon and honey for a zesty
View Recipe: Roasted Potato Salad with Mustard Dressing
This simple recipe combines elements of traditional bean and potato salads. Crumbled bacon provides a smoky accent.
View Recipe: Marinated Green Bean and Potato Salad
While you might serve potatoes as a side dish to lamb, the two are even better when combined in this Greek Lamb and Potato
Salad. Hearty and filling, the Mediterranean flavors are a welcome variation to traditional potato salad recipes.
View Recipe: Greek Lamb and Potato Salad
Our Roasted Potato Salad is vinaigrette-based, so it is much less pasty than usual mayonnaise-based mixes. Serve it alongside
grilled meat at a cookout or tailgate for a crowd-pleasing combination.
View Recipe: Roasted Potato Salad