Potato Salad

What's a picnic without potato salad? Whether you're looking for the all-American classic or potato salad with a twist, these recipes make the perfect summer sides.

Roasted Potato and Pepper Salad with Cilantro Salsa


Grilled potatoes would also taste phenomenal in this modern take on potato salad.

Prosciutto and Green Bean Potato Salad

Better Homes and Gardens

Salty prosciutto elevates potatoes and green beans to gourmet fare with hardly any effort. Try this dish as a holiday side or a simple supper with crusty bread alongside.

Warm Yukon Gold and Sweet Potato Salad

Diabetic Living

Yukon gold potatoes are naturally creamy and rich, making them an ideal ingredient to use when watching calories. Pair them with sweet potatoes for a dose of vitamins A and C.

Skillet-Roasted Potato Salad

Better Homes and Gardens

Count on lower calories in this potato salad; it has a vinaigrette-based dressing.

German Potato Salad

Midwest Living

Bacon gives this warm, hearty German potato salad recipe a boost of flavor.

Creamy Potato Salad

Better Homes and Gardens

Who can resist potato salad with a summer barbecue? You won't have to when you make this trimmed-down version. Compared to our classic recipe, we've shaved off 130 calories and 14 grams of fat per serving.

Light Potato Salad

Better Homes and Gardens

Enjoy this low-fat potato salad alongside any of your favorite grilled meat dishes.

Roasted Potato Salad

Better Homes and Gardens

Yellow potatoes give classic potato salad a new look; basil gives it a summer-fresh flavor.

Potato-Cauliflower Salad

Better Homes and Gardens

Sharp, tangy, and a little bit smoky, this stellar potato salad -- featuring crisp bacon and blue cheese -- is more than just the usual picnic fare. The brilliant addition of nutrient-rich cauliflower is inspired, making this dish truly extraordinary. Choose cauliflower that is firm, with compact florets; the leaves should be crisp and green, with no sign of yellowing. Refrigerate raw, tightly wrapped, for 3-5 days.

Roasted Rosemary Potato Salad

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A savory blend of roasted new potatoes, red onion, sweet pepper, rosemary, and balsamic vinegar, topped with toasted pine nuts revives basic potato salad. Serve it warm or chilled.

How to Make Potato Salad

Though it may seem like a contemporary dish, people have been perfecting the art of how to make potato salad for literally hundreds of years--early recipes date back to at least the 16th century. European settlers introduced potato salad to America, and different recipes reflect how the dish evolved and varied to reflect regional cuisines and preferences. For instance, German potato salad is served warm and includes bits of bacon, whereas cold potato salad--the more popular variety in the United States--follows English and French traditions.

Classic Potato Salad

Midwest Living

Pile a serving of this Classic Potato Salad on a plate next to a juicy burger and big slice of watermelon for a meal that's summer picnic perfection.

Scallion Potato Salad

Family Circle

The dressing for this warm potato salad takes an Asian twist with sesame oil and ginger.

Prosciutto with Asparagus and New Potatoes

Better Homes and Gardens

Ribbons of Parmesan cheese make this an eye-pleasing picnic salad. It's a quick fix that is ready in 30 minutes.

Warm Sweet Potato Salad

Family Circle

Red-Skin Potato Salad

Better Homes and Gardens

This robust salad recipe includes bacon, which is an instant hit, and the dressing is enhanced with peanut butter.

Grandma's Potato Salad

Midwest Living

Radishes add crunch and color to this slightly sweet, old-fashioned picnic staple.

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