The 19 Best Potato Salad Recipes to Freshen Up Your Summer Menu (2024)

Homemade potato salad recipes make the perfect addition to any meal, from a neighborhood block party to a simple family dinner. These potato salads take the concept to new flavor-filled heights with fresh herbs, protein-boosting ingredients, seasonal veggies, and more.

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BLT Potato Salad

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BLT recipes need not be served between bread. Piled atop a bed of Boston lettuce or romaine, this tomato-spiked potato salad with bacon also delivers on the classic starchy salad promise. Celery, pickles, hard-cooked eggs, and a mayo-mustard sauce round out the mash-up dish.

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Classic Potato Salad

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If you're craving a traditional potato salad, consider this dish that's pleasantly crunchy thanks to sliced celery and diced pickles. Hard-cooked eggs and a creamy sauce bring it all together. Just add a pitcher of lemonade and a round of burgers or hot dogs and you have the quintessential summer meal.

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Herbed Potato Salad

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Snipped herbs, soft red potatoes, and zippy Dijon dressing are all you need to make this potluck-perfect, easy potato salad recipe. The half-hour of hands-on time required makes this a stellar party menu addition. (Just be sure to prep it ahead 4 hours or more to allow enough time for it to cool before serving.)

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Roasted Potato Salad

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One bite of this roasted vegetable masterpiece will be all the proof you need that vegan potato salad recipes can be wholly satisfying. Calling for just 10 minutes of your time to toss together, this is the side dish we turn to time and again on the hottest days of summer. The refreshing lemon and celery team up beautifully with the peppy paprika and mild-yet-rich roasted garlic.

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Creamy Sweet Potato Salad

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White potatoes shouldn't get all the glory. Creamy, vitamin-rich sweet potatoes are perfect counterparts for the tangy dill dressing in this healthy-ish sweet potato salad recipe. Equal parts mayo and Greek yogurt team up for a lighter variation on the theme.

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Pear and Potato Salad with Pickled Mustard Seeds and Sausage

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We're giving potato salad a sophisticated makeover. Sweet Anjou pears, earthy fresh kale, and a tangy mustard dressing layer on the flavor. Toss apple-chicken sausage (or any protein you prefer) into this hot German potato salad to transform the classic side into a main dish.

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Sicilian Potato and Green Bean Salad

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Chances are, you won't even need to worry about seasoning this dish with extra salt. Capers, anchovies, and olives naturally add plenty of that umami flavor. Tomatoes, fresh basil, and a lemon-infused dressing help this savory Mediterranean potato salad with egg bring a taste of Italy to your table.

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Arugula Pesto Potato Salad

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Pesto is good tossed with pasta, true. But it might be even better coating potatoes! Arugula gives the homemade pesto in this fresh potato salad a peppery kick. Finish the dish with juicy grape tomatoes for extra color and a hint of sweetness.

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Potato-Cauliflower Salad

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Think potato salad but better: Start with potatoes, then add lightly steamed cauliflower, crisp bacon, and blue cheese. A scoop of store-bought sour cream and chives dip is a quick way to sneak in even more creaminess and herby goodness. Slightly lower in carbs yet still packed with flavor, this cauliflower potato salad will make you the star of any gathering you bring it along to.

Potato Salad with Sausage and Grainy Mustard Dressing

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A vinegar-mustard dressing, fresh herbs, and sausage jazz up this easy potato salad recipe. But don't just take our word for it that you should give this a try. One BH&G home cook says, "This is one awesome salad; slightly reminiscent of German potato salad. I've made it several times to rave reviews from friends and family. Highly recommend."

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Roasted Potato Salad with Chutney Dressing

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Don't have time to chill your dish before your meal? No sweat. This is one spud salad that's best served warm. The roasted vegan potato salad is infused with mango chutney, curry powder, fresh baby spinach, and pine nuts to offer a taste of Indian flavors. Plus it's surprisingly speedy—the entire dish takes less than an hour to make.

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Poblano Potato Salad

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Roasted poblano peppers and picked jalapeno brine give this recipe for potato salad a bit of heat. Round out the summer side dish with chopped parsley and toasted pepitas for crunch.

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Trisha Yearwood's Potato Salad

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If you're looking for a classic potato salad recipe, this is the one for you. Trisha Yearwood likes to use all mayo for the sauce but suggests substituting some may for mustard if you like that flavor. As one BHG reviewer shared, "I really loved this salad, it was super easy to make and it tasted delicious."

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Loaded Baked Potato Salad

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All your favorite baked potato toppings are here including sour cream, bacon, and shredded cheese. Mix them up with russet potatoes and mayo for a creative twist on the classic dish.

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Shaved Fennel and Fingerling Potato Salad

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This homemade potato salad trades mayo for a light white wine vinegar and Dijon mustard vinaigrette. Fresh veggies like fennel, yellow bell pepper, and green onions add crunch to the dish. A tiny sprinkle of sugar balances the bold flavors of the dressing.

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Classic Potato Salad

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This Southern potato salad recipe is creamy and rich thanks to a mayo-based dressing. Celery, onion, sweet pickles, and hard-cooked eggs are all familiar add ins but the beauty of this recipe is how easy it is to customize. As one BHG home cook shares, "Fantastic basic potato salad recipe. Love it. You can add a drizzle of red wine vinegar for a little tang, or boost the amount of mustard (plus, I prefer coarsely/freshly ground black pepper)."

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Spring German Potato Salad

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German potato salad is typically made with a vinegar-based dressing that includes bacon. This German potato salad recipe also includes spring and summer veggies like ramps, celery, and baby spinach. Before serving, sprinkle the dish with fresh dill.

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Warm Kale-and-Potato Salad with Bacon and Mustard

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Unlike the classic chilled deli potato. this kale potato salad is served warm with a whole grain mustard and apple cider vinegar dressing. Make it a main dish with sliced roasted chicken.

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Red Potato Salad with Mustard Dressing

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This red potato salad is filled with veggies including carrots, fennel, spinach, and cherry tomatoes. The result is a lighter-take on the classic potluck side that's still loaded with flavor, texture, and crunch. Our recipe includes variations for a chopped salad or layered salad.

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