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4 Easy Recipes for Potato Salad

By: Jamie Garcia, Editor, RecipeLion
4 Easy Recipes for Potato Salad

Our easy guide to making potato salad will show you how to make a delicious potato salad in 4 different ways. Whether you're making potato salad for a potluck or picnic, for a big holiday weekend, or even just as a side for your weeknight dinner, you never want the recipe to get old. With 4 different ways to spice this otherwise boring recipe up, you'll be able to keep things fresh and fun and your friends and family impressed at the same time. Below, you'll learn how to make a Veggie Potato Salad, a Bacon Ranch Potato Salad, a Smashed Broccoli Cheddar Potato Salad and a Greek Potato Salad.

If you happen to try all 4, or even if you only try one, we'd love to hear about your experience! Let us know what potato salad recipe is your favorite in the comments below.

1. Bacon-Ranch Potato Salad (with Homemade Buttermilk Dressing)

For the Dressing
2/3 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup buttermilk
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
2 tablespoons chives, chopped
1 teaspoon sugar
1 minced garlic clove, chopped
Salt and pepper to taste

For the Potato Salad
1/2 cup celery, chopped
2 scallions, chopped
2 pounds boiled, cubed red potatoes
6 slices cooked bacon, crumbled


1.  In a small bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, buttermilk, vinegar, sugar, garlic, chives. Season with salt and pepper to taste. (This is your dressing).
2.  In a large bowl, combine potatoes, celery, scallions, bacon and dressing. Mix well. 
3.  Taste and season with salt and pepper as desired.

Bacon-Ranch Potato Salad

2. Very Veggie Potato Salad

2 pounds red potatoes, boiled and sliced 
1 carrot, sliced
1 cup radishes, sliced 
1 English cucumber, chopped 
3 scallions, chopped 
1/2 cup flat-leaf parsley, chopped 
1/4 cup chives, chopped
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup white wine vinegar
salt and pepper


1.  In a small bowl, whisk together mayonnaise and vinegar. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
2.  In a large bowl, add all ingredients and dressing. Mix well.

Very Veggie Potato Salad

3. Graciously Greek Potato Salad

For the Dressing
1 cup Greek yogurt
1/4 cup olive oil
salt and pepper, to taste

For the Potato Salad
2 pounds boiled cubed Yukon Gold Potatoes
1 cup English cucumber, chopped 
1/2 cup crumbled Feta cheese
1/4 cup red onion, sliced 
3 tablespoons fresh mint, chopped
2 tablespoons fresh oregano, chopped


1.  In a small bowl, whisk together greek yogurt and olive oil.  Add salt and pepper to taste.
2.  In a large bowl, toss together all ingredients and mix well.

Graciously Greek Potato Salad

4. Broccoli-Cheddar Baked Potato Salad

1 pound warm baked russet potatoes
1/4 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup sour cream
4 slices cooked and crumbled bacon
3 tablespoons chives, chopped
additional sour cream to taste
salt and pepper
1 cup cooked broccoli, chopped
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese


1.  In a large bowl, smash potatoes with butter and sour cream. 
2.  Add bacon, chives, broccoli and Cheddar cheese.  
3.  Season with salt and pepper. 
4.  Add additional sour cream for a creamier texture. 
5.  Serve warm or chilled.

Broccoli-Cheddar Baked Potato Salad

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