From Germany to Korea, from Japan to the U.S. potato salads make for a great accompaniment to many family gatherings.
Different potatoes have different properties. Similar to pairing pasta to the type of sauce, you will want to pair the right type of potato with the type of dressing. Dressings for potato salads can vary greatly, however they are usually divided between creamy dressings (mayo-based) and oil/vinegar-based dressings. Mostly potato salads are served cold, but some are served warm such as German-style potato salad. Below are the top recipes for the various types of potato salads.
Creamy mayonnaise, tangy mustard, crunchy pickles, and fresh herbs are combined with tender yellow potatoes for this summertime favorite.
Crisp bacon and zesty Dijon mustard are tossed with sliced red potatoes and fresh herbs. A fantastic old-world classic that your friends and family will crave.
A light rendition of potato salad and a perfect pairing for grilled entrees such as chicken or fish. Bright herbs like mint and chives are mixed with white potatoes, cucumbers, lemon, and radishes for a delightful departure from the classic version we have all come to love.
Potato Salad: Selecting the Right Potato:
Red Potatoes retain their shape and are great for oil and vinegar-based salads such as a salad Liegeoise, German potato salad, and niçoise salads.
Russet Potatoes can be used for potato salad, however when cooked they tend to fall apart and do not retain their shape; therefore, the result can end up being closer to a mashed potato.
Blue/Purple Potatoes make for beautiful potato salads that add a pop of color to your plate. For best results use blue/purple potatoes in oil and vinegar-based potatoes salads and steam the potatoes in their skins to help retain their color. Slice them after they have been cooked and gently toss them into your salad right before serving.
To peel or not to peel:
The skins of potatoes are fantastic to eat, and they also contain a good percentage of the nutrition found in the potato. This really comes down to personal preference. Peeling the potatoes leads to a starchier surface area, which will provide a crispier roasted potato. But this recipe can still be delicious with the peels left on.
To microwave potatoes for potato salad, rinse the peeled potato chunks and put them in a large, microwave-safe bowl or a casserole dish. Cover the dish or bowl with plastic wrap and cut a small vent in the top for steam to escape. Microwave Potatoes for Potato Salad
Potatoes for potato salad can be steamed to cut down on cook time. Either place the potatoes in a steamer, or place a steamer insert into a large stockpot place the potatoes in the pot and fill with just enough water to come up to the bottom of the steamer insert. Steaming Potatoes for Potato Salad
Roasting potatoes for potato salad isn’t normally recommended. The crispy texture one gets from cooking the potatoes in an oven inhibits the absorption of the dressing.Roasting Potatoes for Potato Salad
Multicookers can cook potatoes very fast. While potatoes can be cooked in a multicooker for potato salad it’s not normally recommended due to the risk of overcooking the potatoes. Multicooker Potatoes for Potato Salad
Fresh, delicious and ready in 35 minutes this Smoked Salmon Potato Salad with Creamy Dill Dressing is sure to please.
Rainbow Roasted Potato Salad is tossed in a light lemon shallot vinaigrette making this a potato salad that stands on it's own.Ready Time: 60min
This Pickled Vegetable Potato Salad gives a lighter, more flavorful take on the traditional potato salad.
Looking for a colorful, delicious potato salad recipe for the 4th of July? Look no further. This is one of the best potato salad recipes and it uses a variety of potatoes.Ready Time: 45min
This amazing Warm Garlic Herb Potato Salad is perfect for a side dish any time of year! This side dish is easy to make and is allergy friendly and mayo-freeReady Time: 75min
The pop of pesto (typically made from a combination of crushed pine nuts, garlic, Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, olive oil, and basil leaves), Parmesan and pepper seasoning to the grilled red potatoes, this salad can conveniently be prepared with only a couple of bowls, a gas grilled and a microwave. Your guests will devour this dish faster than you can say, "Pass the Pesto Potato Salad, pretty please."Ready Time: 40min
This recipe is a twist on the classic potato salad. Greek yogurt is used instead of mayonnaise to increase the protein content, and potatoes are a nutrient-dense complex carbohydrate.Ready Time: 20min
This Grilled Lemony Dill Potato Salad is an easy, mayo free alternative to traditional potato salads! With lots of fresh dill and the bright flavor of fresh lemon, this side dish is a flavorful addition to your favorite meals!Ready Time: 30min
Boiled small red potatoes with a creamy buffalo dressing, made with hot buffalo sauce, mayo and yogurt. Topped with chopped scallions. Great for a party, game day or celebration.Ready Time: 30min
A quick to assemble (especially if you cook the potatoes ahead of time) delicious lunch that’s perfect for summer.Ready Time: 30min
You’ll be amazed by the versatility and sheer crowd pleasing potential of the light and lively Asian Potato Salad.Ready Time: 85min
Roasted purple potatoes are a fun + colorful twist to a classic Southern side dish. Served with a tangy Greek yogurt + fresh dill dressing.Ready Time: 55min
This warm roasted potato salad has a light (mayo-free!) lemon and olive oil dressing, with lots of flavor from fresh roasted red pepper and salty feta cheeseReady Time: 60min
Perfect for potlucks, picnics or a dinner side, this Pickeled Green Olive and Potato Salad will be a favorite. Fingerling potatoes with mayo, vinegar, garlic, castelvetrano olives and fresh parsley. Serve warm or cold.Ready Time: 25min
Fresh, filling and ready in 35 minutes, this Potato Salad with Parsnips and Edamame just might have it all. Created by Registered Dietician Toby Amidor, it’s made with red potatoes, edamame and Greek yogurt for a dreamy side dish or lunch entrée.
This Potato Salad Recipe with Parsnips and Edamame excerpted from the book THE GREEK YOGURT KITCHEN: More than 130 Delicious, Healthy Recipes for Every Meal of the Day by Toby Amidor MS, RD, CDN. Copyright © 2014 by Toby Amidor. Photo Copyright © Hollan Publishing. Reprinted by permission of Grand Central Life & Style. All rights reserved.
You'll love this fresh and tasty potato salad!Ready Time: 30min
Preserved lemon, an essential ingredient in Moroccan cooking, is made by pickling lemons in salt and lemon juice. This Potato Salad with Quick Preserved Lemon and Arugula recipe produces a quick version that’s ready to use in minutes.Ready Time: 30min
A creamy potato salad flavored with ingredients from Korea.Ready Time: 30min
This roasted fingerling potato salad with lemon and thyme will quickly become one of your summertime favorites!Ready Time: 50min
In just thirty minutes, have a delicious packed lunch, vegetarian taco filling, or salad topping of potato salad packed with vegetables and flavorful spices.Ready Time: 30min
School Operator Recipe
School District: Maplewood Richmond Heights School District
Operator: Chef Robert Rusan
A yummy and filling potato seaweed salad dressed in freshly prepared Asian style vinaigrette made with soy sauce and toasted sesame seeds.Ready Time: 25min
Ideal for serving along any protein that’s gracing your grill this summer, this Quick Classic Potato Salad serves up all the rich flavor of your family’s favorite, without the expected calories.Ready Time: 30min
A quick and easy dairy free potato salad packed with grilled corn, jalapeno, black beans and avocadoReady Time: 35min
Low-fat cottage cheese is the secret to the dressing in this delicious low-fat, low-cholesterol, low-sodium mixture of vegetables and herbs potato salad. This recipe was used in a research study, which shows that potatoes can be part of a weight loss regimen.Ready Time: 105min
Here is an award winning traditional potato salad recipe you’re sure to enjoy.
This lemon feta potato salad is light, bright, simple, and packs a punch of flavor.Ready Time: 35min
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For a quick lunch or served with salmon, this refreshing potato salad is served warm with a mustard seed dressing.Ready Time: 30min
This potato salad is hard not to love with roasted potatoes, roasted asparagus and a light and tangy Dijon yogurt dressing.Ready Time: 45min
A Honey-Mustard Vinaigrette adds a fresh and spicy flavor to classic German Potato Salad.Ready Time: 25min
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