Potato salad is such a perfect summer dish to have! Potatoes are so versatile that there are so many ways that you can prepare them, lots of combinations to please the most demanding palate. In addition is rich, filling and goes well with almost anything you mix it with.
From creamy to vinegary or spicy these recipes will be the perfect match for your summer barbecue or picnic as it goes lovely accompanying sausages or burgers.
It’s interesting how potato salad became so popular! It is said that it was introduced in Europe in the 16th century by Spanish explorers, back then they were boiled in a mix of vinegar with spices or wine. In America, it was introduced in the 19th century by German and other European settlers who cooked them with spicy and sour ingredients like mustard or vinegar, dressed with olive oil and herbs.
Today we can enjoy them in various ways, here are our 10 potato salad recipes that you’ll want to try this summer:
1. Creamy Egg Potato Salad
This flavory potato salad has a mix of dijon mustard, sour cream and mayonnaise with a touch of lemon juice to give it some balance. Top it off with 2 hard-boiled eggs cut in wedges for some extra flavor and season with salt and pepper to taste.
2. Spicy Cajun Potato Salad
Give a twist to your classic potato salad by spicing up the dressing with Cajun. This recipe is packed with flavor and is spicy enough to keep you coming back for more.
Just combine your boiled potatoes with onion, eggs, red and green peppers, and parsley and create the delicious dressing by mixing mayo, Cajun and half heavy cream with half whole milk, season to taste and enjoy.
3. Herb Potato Salad
How does tender red potatoes tossed with a lemon herb garlicky dressing sound to you? This yummy recipe combines olive oil, mustard and lemon juice with thyme, parsley, and chives for a fresh dressing to be added to your already cooked potatoes and can be enjoyed cold or warm.
4. Mexican Potato Salad
Heat up your regular potato salad by adding jalapeño peppers, cream cheese, shredded cheddar and crunchy bacon to your red potatoes. It’s easy to make, full with flavor and spicy.
5. Green Bean Potato Salad
If you want to skip the mayo and definitely add a twist of crunchiness, this green bean potato salad is a great option. The dressing is a combination of balsamic vinegar, dijon mustard, garlic, olive oil, and salt.
6. Roasted Potato Salad
Everything tastes so good when it’s roasted and since you might be preparing a potato salad for the summer barbecue, why not roasting instead of boiling them? Just toss them with a sprig of dill, olive oil, and salt and roast them for 20 minutes.
While they’re cooking, prepare your dressing with dijon mustard, mayo, garlic, and lemon juice. Drizzle them with this goodness once they’re ready.
7. Roasted Sweet Potato Salad
Who said you couldn’t use sweet potato? Your guests will be surprised and delighted with the sweetness of the sweet potato and a fresh pop of cilantro. This recipe is ideal if you have any vegan visitors.
Roast your sweet potatoes and combine them with corn, black beans, and yellow bell peppers and cherry tomatoes. Toss it with a mix of olive oil, dijon mustard, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Don’t forget to chop some fresh cilantro and toss to combine.
8. Greek Potato Salad
A yummy slightly different version from the regular greek salad but with potatoes. Make the same greek vinaigrette using lemon juice, greek seasoning, add feta cheese and black olives and lunch is served.
9. Crunchy Potato Salad
There’s a magical thing about combining potato and bacon, these two make a perfect pairing together. Mix olive oil, dill, and season with salt and pepper to taste.
10. Waldorf Potato Salad
Red grapes and toasted walnuts play an important role in this salad. Use baby potatoes and add whole grain mustard, mayo and sour cream for a delicious potato salad.
Potato salad is such an enjoyable side dish for this cookout season. Make the best of your get-together with these 10 potato salad recipes we have shared with you!
Which one of these will you try this summer? Tell us in the comments below!
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