Summer Sensations: Picnic-Perfect Potato Salads
To paraphrase a classic song, you may say po-tay-toe, and I may say pa-tah-toe, but when it comes to potato salad, the big question is — mustard or mayo? This choice defines potato salad, and while we agree that each brings distinctly different flavors, we love them both equally.
That’s why we’re giving you an array of potato salad recipes perfect for summer entertaining. We’ve got everything from a (mustard-based) roasted potato salad to a creamy potato salad with mayo that still manages to be be low on calories. There’s even a gorgeous red-and-purple potato salad and, of course, a German potato salad that forgoes both condiments entirely, showcasing only the creaminess of the potatoes themselves.
So before we call the whole thing off, rest assured that there are dozens of delicious potato salad recipes for any palate — we’ve even got a few that might just convince you to change your preference.
The perfect side dish for any summer cookout, this potato salad is both delicious and low-cal. Light mayo and sour cream, as well as skim milk, keep the calories down without sacrificing flavor, while sweet pickle relish adds crunch and tang.
We love this sophisticated potato salad, featuring shallots, red peppers and basil. Topped with Parmesan cheese, this salad is a fantastic accompaniment to grilled steak or salmon.
The creamy flavor of the potatoes really shines in this classic recipe. With just five ingredients and 30-minute prep time, it’s also is a quick-and-easy solution for your next potluck dinner.
This clever recipe turns potato salad into a finger-food. By using the shells of the red potatoes as the “bowl” for this salad, you can create an hors d’oeuvre that’s as cute as it is tasty.
Red and purple potatoes combine with green beans and fresh herbs in this visually stunning dish. We love the added flavor from fresh rosemary, too. Because this recipe forgoes either mayo or mustard, it’s also a healthy alternative to heavier variations.
Here’s an entirely different spin on potato salad. Not only is it a beautiful addition to the table, this recipe packs a nutritious punch, thanks to sweet potatoes, apples and avocados.
You say “Potato,” we say … “Potato Salad”! Explore all our potato salad recipes!