27 Delicious Potato Salad Recipes

Whether it is summer or your family just simply loves Potato Salad, there are many variations on an old classic. There are many people who heat the Potato Salad, this will actually give the Potato Salad a whole new meaning, as well as great flavor.

Potato Salad is one of those dishes that pairs well with most meats. A good Potato Salad includes other ingredients such as eggs and some include onion, celery or other vegetables.

This combination actually up the Vitamins and minerals that are in this dish.

1. The Best Potato Salad

Best Potato Salad Recipe
Best Potato Salad Recipe (from Meaningful Eats)

Some recipes are creamier than others and it is often difficult to put your finger on what makes the recipe so special.

In this case, this Potato Salad includes a good dollop of Sour Cream. When you combine the Sour Cream in with the Mayonnaise, you end up with a tangy and delicious Potato Salad that people will continue to ask for.

2. French Red Potato Salad

French Red Potato Salad Recipe
French Red Potato Salad Recipe (from A Spicy Perspective)

A recipe that certainly stands alone! This is a provincial-style Potato Salad that uses new red potatoes, capers and herbs. The flavor will make you ask for more.

If ever there is a Potato Salad that is going to make you realize that not all Potato Salads are like Mom’s or Grandma’s. You will not need to tell anyone to keep an open mind once they taste the combination that makes your mouth water.

3. Grandma’s Potato Salad

Grandma's Potato Salad Recipe
Grandma’s Potato Salad Recipe (from Meatloaf and Melodrama)

This one is the true classic, I swear that this has been around since the beginning of time. Rightfully taking it’s place at the top of the best of the best. This is the one that does not use a dollop of mustard in the recipe.

It is a simple taste of mayo and potatoes with a bit of added salt, pepper and paprika. That is it. Simple and to the point!

4. French Potato Salad Recipe

French Potato Salad Recipe
French Potato Salad Recipe (from Tasting Table)

This is likely the Potato Salad that convinces you that variety in Potato Salad is worth it. This delicious take on a classic does not have mayonnaise, It uses Dijon Mustard, Olive Oil and Champagne Vinegar.

You will not even realize that this is different because the flavor is going to knock your socks off! Add in simple salt and pepper, a little fresh dill and you are set.

5. Nordic Potato Salad

Nordic potato salad
Nordic potato salad (from Chatelaine)

Here is the Potato Salad that believes in crunch without the lettuce. This recipe has so much crunch it is unbelievable. Included here is the crunch and flavor of sweet Gherkins, Granny Smith apples and red onion.

To keep this all together, add the mayo and sour cream and toss in some awesome curry powder, to give just a slight bite, to go against the sweetness of pickles and apples.

6. Australian Style Potato Salad

Austrian-Style Potato Salad (Erdäpfelsalat) Recipe
Austrian-Style Potato Salad (Erdäpfelsalat) Recipe (from Serious Eats)

This style of Potato Salad is a lighter version of the classic American style. The Australian Style does not use any mayonnaise, it does utilize Chicken broth, dijon mustard and vinegar.

The potatoes in this salad are Yukon Gold. These have a slight sweet flavor to them. Of course, adding in the onion, sugar and chives, there is no match to this flavor. You will fall in love with this one.

7. Loaded Baked Potato Salad

Loaded Baked Potato Salad
Loaded Baked Potato Salad (from Foodiecrush)

Yes, it is more than possible to have the same flavor of a Twice Baked potato, but in a Potato Salad instead. The flavors can not be matched or beaten. You are going to add in the flavors of cheese, bacon, scallion and sour cream combined with the mayonnaise.

What makes this Potato Salad even more special is the addition of Apple Cider Vinegar. This will give it just a touch of tanginess.

8. Herbed Potato Salad

Herbed Potato Salad (no mayo!)
Herbed Potato Salad (from Cookie and Kate)

Another great Potato Salad that has no mayonnaise in the recipe. Instead you will obtain some of the creamy flavor by using some of your potato water from boiling, adding in Olive Oil, herbs and a touch of salt and pepper. Garlic, mustard, celery and lemon juice complete the flavor you seek when you want a good bowl of Potato Salad.

9. Vegan Roasted Sweet Potato Salad

Vegan Roasted Sweet Potato Salad
Vegan Roasted Sweet Potato Salad (from The Modern Proper)

There is nothing quite like a sweet potato, until now! Using Sweet potatoes rather than a common red or russet is going to up this flavorful Potato Salad even more than you would expect.

This recipe is going to fill you like no other. Loaded with Avocado, sweet potato, black beans and fresh kale all tossed in a lime and cilantro dressing makes this a one-of-a-kind potato salad that will never be the same as Grandma’s.

10. Epic Potato Salad

Epic potato salad recipe
Epic potato salad recipe (from Tesco Real Food)

Baby red potatoes tossed with onions, radishes, peas and asparagus, to name just a few of the crunchy and delicious ingredients. This is all you need for a meal. It is filling, healthy and loaded with flavor and Vitamins, as well as nutrients.

What is not to love here? When you blend the mustard, olive oil and vinegar together, you obtain a great creamy dressing without the added fat of mayonnaise.

11. Buffalo Potato Salad

Buffalo Potato Salad
Buffalo Potato Salad (from The Defined Dish)

When you mix Red Hot sauce with your mayonnaise and lemon juice, what do you have? You have the best dressing for a variation of the Classic Potato Salad.

This recipe gives you a great crunch, the perfect amount of heat and the taste of potatoes that we all want when it comes to Potato Salad. This one is perfect for any barbecue, or picnic, or as a side in the winter to warm you up from the inside out.

12. Southern Style Potato Salad

Southern Potato Salad
Southern Potato Salad (from The Pioneer Woman)

What would a compilation of Potato Salad recipes be without the addition of a Southern version? In the southern United States, potatoes are considered a staple at mealtime. Whether the potato is fried, baked, mashed, or boiled as in potato salad, Southerners want potatoes.

This version is everything the Southern States want to find in the best Potato Salad. Keep in mind that no two people, even if they live side by side in the South, will make this salad the exact same way.

This version includes all the best ingredients along with sweet pickle relish. We use Sour Cream to make it even creamier than a plain mayo dressing on potato Salad.

13. Pink and Purple Potato Salad

Pink and Purple Potato Salad
Pink and Purple Potato Salad (from Averie Cooks)

Follow this recipe for one of the most colorful and yet easy-to-make Potato Salads you have ever had.

The salad is so pretty, it is almost hard to eat it. You will use baby purple, red and gold potatoes. You will also toss in some onion, radish and a touch of seasoning. When all brought together this is the best!

14. Summer Green Potato Salad

Summer Green Potato Salad
Summer Green Potato Salad (from Tasty Simply Vegan)

Green, almost everything appears green in this potato salad. The potatoes are very young potatoes, so they still have a slight greenish tint to them. You will also add in cucumbers, peas and fresh herbs.

Mix together with a creamy dressing that is going to shock your tastebuds and you pull it all into one terrific potato salad. Yes, there are mint leaves included in this recipe. They also add to the gorgeous green coloring.

15. Grilled Potato Salad

Grilled Potato Salad Recipe
Grilled Potato Salad Recipe (from Southern Living)

This is another one of the most popular potato Salad recipes from the Southern United States.

Those southerners know how to enjoy their food! After slicing the potatoes, you are going to grill them until they are slightly crispy with the great taste of grilled food. Freshly cooked, crumbled bacon gives the potato salad some crunch to delight in. You will also grill the onion rings and the green pepper rings.

Mix up the dressing using the reserved bacon grease, lemon juice, apple cider vinegar and a small amount of brown sugar. Perfection when you taste this!

16. Creamy Classic Potato Salad with Egg

Creamy Classic Homemade Potato Salad with Egg
Creamy Classic Homemade Potato Salad with Egg (from Foodess)

The dressing for this version of a classic potato salad includes yogurt, mayonnaise and lemon juice. You can skip this amount of yogurt, and make it all mayonnaise. Then add the boiled eggs, celery, yukon gold boiled potatoes and celery.

Of course, many of these versions entail using capers in the mix. This recipe is no different. Mix the dressing separately to be sure that all of it is combined and smooth before adding it to the potato salad.

17. Amish Potato Salad

Amish Potato Salad
Amish Potato Salad (from Insanely Good Recipes)

Amish potato salad is much like the classic potato salad that is made with mayonnaise and mustard. However, a few additions make the Amish potato salad even creamier. They will also use butter, vinegar and milk in their dressing.

Amish women also add in chopped carrots to add a touch of crunch to the potato salad, along with the usual celery and onions and boiled eggs.

18. Curry Roasted Cauliflower Sweet Potato Salad

Curry Roasted Cauliflower Sweet Potato Salad
Curry Roasted Cauliflower Sweet Potato Salad (from Ambitious Kitchen)

That is definitely a mouthful! This recipe is sure to give you a belly full of one of the best-tasting potato salads you have ever had.

There is a combination of sweet potato and cauliflower in this recipe, a good dose of some healthy and nutritious spices and herbs. Adding in some dried and chopped cranberries will give an added sweet zing to the potato salad.

A dressing that makes this salad perfect includes tahini, lemon juice and warm water.

19. Puerto Rican Potato Salad

Puerto Rican potato salad
Puerto Rican potato salad (from Washington Post)

Not too many ingredients can give a perfect taste to another dish. For Puerto Rican potato salad, the use of apples that have been cut up and added help to make this very savory. The key is to peel and cut the apples to a size similar to that of the potatoes.

Green olives stuffed with pimento also help to add to the savory of this potato salad. Be sure to use Adobo brand seasoning. This is the best brand to get the flavor for this potato salad.

20. Simple French Potato Salad

Simple French-Style Potato Salad
Simple French-Style Potato Salad (from Minimalist Baker)

This is one of my all time favorites. Rather than a heavier and creamier dressing, this salad relies on a creamy but lighter dressing. This dressing is more of a vinaigrette than a dressing.

A combination of yellow and red baby potatoes, salt and pepper and green onions is the basics of this tangy and delicious potato salad. The herbs and olive oil, a small amount of brown mustard and two types of vinegar bring this to fruition as a complete salad.

21. Ina Garten’s Potato Salad

I Made Ina Garten’s Potato Salad
I Made Ina Garten’s Potato Salad (from Taste of Home)

Ina Garten is known for super flavorful meals that appear to be very easy to make. This recipe is no different. The way it is put together will be what makes this salad the star of any meal.

Garten uses two types of mustard, buttermilk as well as mayonnaise. She sprinkles just a touch of salt and pepper in the mix, and in the dressing is a load of dill. This is what makes the whole dish complete.

22. Chinese Sausage Potato Salad

Chinese Sausage Potato Salad
Chinese Sausage Potato Salad (from I am a Food Blog)

I know, sounds strange, correct? No, it is not really. Those of us who like to add bacon to our potato salad know that there is no true substitute for bacon.

However, Chinese sausage comes in a pretty close second. It is actually more like a pepperoni, as many have said. Other than Chinese Sausage, this Potato Salad is a list of the most common ingredients for potato salad. New potatoes, yellow and red, mayo, boiled eggs, mustard and simple spices.

Mix it all together and enjoy, you may never go back to common and classic potato salad.

23. Tangy Potato Salad with Mustard and Celery

Tangy Potato Salad with Celery and Mustard
Tangy Potato Salad with Celery and Mustard (from Alisone Roman)

This recipe starts out completely different than all that we have learned when it comes to making potato salad.

When the potatoes are boiled and cooled off slightly, you will crush or mash them and add them to the bowl. Add in the rest of the ingredients, celery, onion, spring onions and chopped lemon. You are right, this is not a common method of preparing potato salad. However, it is the best way for this style of Potato Salad.

Tangy and perfect in every bite.

24. Nicoise Potato Salad

Nicoise Potato Salad
Nicoise Potato Salad (from Foodie Crush)

This is definitely a style of French Potato Salad. It combines tomatoes, olives and anchovies along with green beans, eggs and capers, with a dressing that is a simple Lemon Dijon Vinaigrette.

Tarragon and parsley make for the only herbs or seasonings you really need in this salad.

25. Vegan potato salad

Vegan potato salad (from BBC Goodfood)

A vegan version of the classic potato salad. The difference is you will use a vegan brand of mayonnaise.

This is one of those simple, yet flavorful potato salads that does not need a load of spice or herbs to give it its flavor. This is more of an all-natural flavor which is actually quite refreshing.

26. Potato Salad with Dijon Mustard and Scallions

Potato Salad with Dijon and Scallions
Potato Salad with Dijon and Scallions (from Southern Living)

Another Southern Style of Potato Salad. This one will use multi-colored baby potatoes. Toss in red onions and scallions, dijon mustard, apple cider vinegar, olive oil and honey to create one of the most flavor packed dressings or vinaigrettes that are possible.

The honey gives this potato salad a slight sweet taste that combines in with a tang that is the perfect match in one salad.

27. German Potato Salad

German Potato Salad
German Potato Salad (from Five Heart Home)

Some are probably wondering why the best, in my opinion, was left until the end of the list. Simply because I want all of us to learn to try new versions instead of eating the same thing all the time which creates boredom.

This recipe does not mean that it is hot and spicy, it means that you serve this potato salad warm. The ingredients for the Best German Potato Salad include baby red potatoes and bacon. There is also no mayonnaise in this recipe. Dijon mustard, apple cider vinegar and a selection of spices and herbs.

This is the original version of Hot German Potato Salad, but again, there are many variations to each and every original. Sometimes the original becomes lost. Do not lose this recipe, this is a keeper that can be served warm or cold.