The Best Potato Salad Recipes

Food & Wine’s best potato salad recipes.

9 Variations on Potato Salad

  1. Herbed Potato Salad
  2. Substitute any herbs in this creamy salad.

  3. Classic Potato Salad
  4. Baby potatoes have a naturally sweet flavor and creamy texture that’s delicious in this classic recipe.

  5. Warm Potato Salad with Pancetta and Brown Butter Dressing
  6. Gabriel Rucker of Le Pigeon in Portland, Oregon, uses nutty brown butter instead of oil in a warm vinaigrette for a summer vegetable salad.

  7. Warm Potato Salad with Arugula
  8. Paul Virant puts a spin on the classic summer side dish by tossing warm potatoes with a mustardy vinaigrette and handfuls of arugula.

  9. Tzatziki Potato Salad
  10. Tzatziki is a traditional Greek appetizer (or meze) made with yogurt and cucumbers.

  11. Potato Salad with Honey-Buttermilk Dressing
  12. When stirring honey into the dressing, bring the buttermilk to room temperature or warm the honey before adding it; the warmer the honey is, the more fluid and easier to mix in with other ingredients.

  13. Potato Salad with Herbs and Fresh Goat Cheese
  14. All-American Potato Salad
  15. Tangy Hot Potato Salad

More Potato Salad Recipes

Potato Salad with Bacon and Barbecue Sauce

The mayonnaise dressing for this potato salad gets pungency from mustard oil (store-bought spicy mustard works fine, too) and a hit of smoky-sweet flavor from bacon and bottled barbecue sauce.

Tuna, Green Bean And Potato Salad

A recipe from Giada De Laurentiis, from the 2007 Classic in Aspen.

Goat Cheese, Lentil and Potato Salad

This combination of warm potatoes and lentils, tossed with soft, creamy goat cheese and a tangy dressing, is utterly delicious.

Grilled Potato and Onion Salad with Blue Cheese and Bacon

Jeri Ryan’s favorite sandwich stuffing is a mix of crumbly cheese, crispy bacon and charred red onions.

Three-Mustard Potato Salad

Todd English mixes his creamy potato salad with three different mustards—yellow, Dijon and whole–grain—to get a complex layering of heat and flavor.

Summer Vegetable and Potato Salad with Anchovy Dressing

Jonathan Benno’s friend Anna Klinger, the chef and co-owner at Al Di Là, a wildly popular Italian restaurant in Brooklyn, New York, taught him how to make this deliciously tangy dressing, a mix of anchovies, poached garlic and olive oil.

Warm Leek, Asparagus and Potato Salad

This is a creative marriage of two classic side dishes: potato salad and leeks vinaigrette.

Potato Salad with Roasted Shallot Dressing

The idea of adding olives to this mustard-dressed salad comes from Trey Foshee, a surfer who’s a chef at George’s at the Cove in La Jolla, California.

Tomato-Caper Potato Salad

Red Potato Salad with Mustard Dressing


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