28 Awesome Potato Salad Recipes You’ll Love

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Potato salad, a classic summertime dish, has countless variations that span cultures and regions. From picnics and barbecues to holiday feasts, potato salad has become a staple on many tables.

Whether you prefer a creamy and tangy dressing, a zesty herb-infused medley, or a refreshing twist with unique ingredients, this diverse array of potato salad recipes promises to satisfy every palate.

Chimichurri potato salad, classic potato salad and roasted potato salad.

In every family, there exists a treasured family recipe that is either passed down through generations or eagerly requested during every gathering. Does the thought of your mom’s award-winning potato salad recipe bring back nostalgic memories every time you make it? Or do you prefer experimenting with new variations every time?

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Potato Salad Recipes

Classic Potato Salad

This Classic Potato Salad is made with tender potatoes, eggs, celery, and pickles, with a creamy mayonnaise dressing and one simple secret ingredient that really elevates the flavor.
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Potato salad on a plate

Easy Instant Pot Potato Salad

This easy Instant Pot Potato Salad is the fastest, easiest way to make potato salad for your garden party or barbecue. It’s loaded with tender potatoes, eggs, and crunchy bits in a creamy dressing.
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Easy instant pot potato salad

Best Roasted Potato Salad

A vibrant and flavorful roasted potato salad with fresh herbs, a delightful homemade dressing, and pistachios for a bit of crunch.
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Roasted potato salad

Easy Potato Salad with Peas and Mint

This is the best Easy Potato Salad with the delicious addition of Peas and Mint. The mellow potato flavor is boosted by fresh mint which adds freshness and brightness. Lemon zest accentuates and lifts the flavors and the dressing is made lighter and tangy by the addition of yoghurt.
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Easy potato salad with peas and mint

Fingerling Potato Salad

Made with fingerling potatoes, this salad is much faster than other recipes. Tossed with a dill mayo dressing, it’s perfect for a BBQ.
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Fingerling potato salad

Smoked salmon potato salad recipe

Enjoy a delicious twist on traditional potato salad with our smoked salmon potato salad recipe. This side dish is simple yet full of flavour.
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Smoked salmon potato salad recipe

Cajun Potato Salad

Kick up your classic recipe with this Cajun Potato Salad. Eggs, crunchy celery and a creamy dressing with a simple homemade cajun seasoning.
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Cajun potato salad

Simple Simple Pesto Potato Salad

Pesto Potato Salad is made with fingerling potatoes, crispy bacon, green onions all mixed together with a lemony pesto dressing.
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Simple simple pesto potato salad

Deviled Egg Potato Salad

This incredible recipe for Deviled Egg Potato Salad combines the best of two classic recipes, deviled eggs and creamy potato salad. A delicious combination of tender potatoes, and hard-boiled eggs is mixed with simple homemade tangy dressing to create an unforgettable side dish!
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Deviled egg potato salad

Marinated Potato Salad

This Marinated Potato Salad Recipe is a delicious alternative to traditional potato salad. It’s simple to make and perfect for a large crowd.
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Marinated potato salad

Tuna Potato Salad With Dill Buttermilk Dressing

This tuna potato salad recipe is a complete meal that is perfect for lunch or a light dinner. A satisfying combination of baby potatoes, green beans, tuna, radishes and red onion all tossed together with a delicious dill buttermilk dressing.
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Tuna potato salad

Instant Pot German Potato Salad

Crispy bacon, warm potatoes, and a tangy apple cider vinegar dressing, this Instant Pot German Potato Salad is a perfect side dish for any gathering! Serve this salad warm, room temperature, or cold!
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Instant pot german potato salad

Red Skin Potato Salad

This red skin potato salad is made with ingredients like mayonnaise, sour cream, fresh garlic, red onion, mustard, and fresh herbs.
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Red skin potato salad

Best Herbed Potato Salad (no mayo, no eggs)

Herbed potato salad is a delicious side dish that’s quick and easy to make and bursting with lemon, garlic and fresh herb flavors. 
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Best herbed potato salad (no mayo, no eggs)

Moroccan Potato Salad

Moroccan potato salad is bright, flavorful and the perfect weeknight meal or side dish for cookouts or potlucks! No mayo in this simple parsley potato salad.
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Moroccan potato salad

Perogy Potato Salad

If you love perogies and are looking for potluck ideas, you will love this gluten-free Pierogi Potato salad. This Ukrainian salad is an award-winning potato salad that's perfect for a summer BBQ or potluck.
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Perogy potato salad

Lebanese Potato Salad

An authentic Lebanese recipe for potato salad, it is filled with fresh herbs, lemon, and garlic. The perfect combination!
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Lebanese potato salad

Smoked Potato Salad

Smoked Potato Salad features baby potatoes infused with a hint of smoke from a Traeger pellet grill. Perfect for picnics and cookouts!
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Smoked potato salad

Kimchi Potato Salad

Spicy kimchi and creamy potato salad come together in this 20-minute, fusion side dish. The Korean flavors really make the salad pop!
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Kimchi potato salad

Bacon & Blue Cheese Potato Salad

Jazz up that potato salad with the tangy and tasty combination of blue cheese and bacon.
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Bacon & blue cheese potato salad

Ensaladilla Rusa – Spanish Potato Salad

Ensaladilla Rusa, also called Ensalada Rusa, or just Spanish potato salad, is a favorite Spanish dish. This is a classic tapas recipe, or unique side dish.
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Ensaladilla rusa or spanish potato salad

Loaded Ranch Potato Salad

Creamy Ranch Potato Salad is a tasty twist on the classic. Made with pantry staples and minimal prep, the whole family will love this recipe!
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Loaded ranch potato salad

Spicy Indian Baby Potato Salad

This Indian baby potato salad is a spicy salad bursting with flavors. This delicious salad is vegan and gluten-free.
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Spicy indian baby potato salad

German Dill Potato Salad

Packed with fresh dill and made with a flavorful, tangy vinegar make this German Dill Potato Salad a bright, fresh summer potato salad that’s vegan, gluten-free, and perfect for all outdoor gatherings!
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German dill potato salad

Mustard Potato Salad Recipe

This Mustard Potato Salad features carrots and watercress and is dressed with a tangy mustard sauce for a zesty finish.
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Mustard potato salad

Italian Potato Salad

This vegan Italian potato salad recipe is full of Italian flavors and vegetables in a delicious dressing (two options of dressings), served warm or cold.
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Italian potato salad

Easy Chimichurri Potato Salad Recipe

A chimichurri potato salad has no mayonnaise and no fuss, full of fresh herbs and garlic, a little bit of heat from the red pepper, it's an easy to prepare side dish that is perfectly delicious warm, cool, or at room temperature!
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Chimichurri potato salad

Easy Homemade Nicoise Salad

French Tuna Salad with fresh salad vegetables and a beautiful Lemon Vinaigrette Dressing. Delicious quick and easy dinner.
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Nicoise salad

How to Store Potato Salad

Don’t leave the potato salad out for more than two hours, as bacteria can grow rapidly at room temperature. In hot weather (above 90°F), reduce this time to one hour.

Transfer the potato salad into an airtight container to store it. This prevents the salad from absorbing odors from other foods in the refrigerator and also keeps moisture levels constant, which is crucial for maintaining the salad’s freshness.

For the best flavor and safety, it’s advisable to consume the potato salad within 3-4 days of making it. If you’re not sure you’ll finish it in that time frame, consider freezing it.

What to Serve It With

This side dish goes great with all kinds of grilling favorites. Potato salad is perfect for warm summer days, served as a side dish for grilled meats, fried chicken, or grill brats.

Here are a few of our go-to main dishes to serve with this:

Frequently Asked Questions

Peel or don’t peel the potatoes?

I prefer to peel the potatoes for potato salad because the peels can be thick on some potatoes and it effects the nice tender quality of the potatoes. However, if you like to leave the peel on, you absolutely can. Yukon gold potatoes especially have a thin skin that be left on.

What are the best potatoes to use for potato salad?

The best type of potato to use for potato salad is a waxy potato that won’t easily crumble in the salad. Starchy potatoes, like russets, tend to become too dry and crumbly. I like to use Yukon Gold potatoes because they have a really nice texture when steamed and they keep their shape in the salad.
If all you have to work with is russet potatoes, it’ll still work just fine. Be prepared to stir the salad gently and have a bit more incorporated potatoes. It’s still tastes great!

How far in advance can I make potato salad?

You can make potato salad up to 2 days in advance and store it in the refrigerator. This will allow the flavors to meld together and make the salad even more delicious. However, it is important to keep the potato salad chilled at all times and to store it in an airtight container to prevent bacteria growth. Before serving, give the potato salad a good stir and taste it to see if it needs any additional seasoning. If the salad seems dry, you can add a bit more mayonnaise or dressing to moisten it up.

How long does potato salad last in the refrigerator?

You can store potato salad in a mixing bowl, covered with plastic wrap, for up to 5 days. After that the dressing starts to break down and make the salad sloppy.

Can I freeze potato salad?

Technically, you can freeze potato salad, but it is not recommended. The texture of the potatoes and other ingredients will change after being frozen and thawed. When thawed, the mayonnaise in the potato salad may separate and become watery, and the potatoes may become mushy.

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