If you want to make a different kind of potato salad this weekend I have a couple great potato salad recipes for you.
Sure you can make the same old same old potato salad you've brought to the family get-together for the last 15 years (yawn). Or you can vary it up a bit and get the relatives talking!
Four of these recipes are very unique potato salad recipes and one is a classic recipe with a tiny twist to it.
So let's talk potato salads!
5 Unique Potato Salad Recipes:
Lemony Roasted Potato Salad
Greek yogurt and lemons are keys to this recipe. Oh, and ROASTED potatoes!!!
You read that right. I never knew how much I was craving a little roasted-ness in my potato salad until I tried this. It makes a difference . . . in an awesome sort of way!
Plus, you'll love this girl's writing style. She's sort of me. If I could cook.
Texas Ranch Potato Salad
What about some ranch dressing for something a little different? This one is made with a packet of Hidden Valley Ranch Salad Dressing & Seasoning Mix, so it's quick and easy to make.
When I made this I loaded it up on bacon. Because . . . bacon! One can never have too much bacon!
The name of her blog is Cake And Allie. Wonder if that's a take on the 80's tv show Kate And Allie? Am I showing my age?
Deli Style Potato Salad (w/ Radishes)
This deli potato salad recipe includes radishes as a little surprise. I myself am a radish lover through and through, so I absolutely LOVED this recipe. The radishes give it the crunchiness you want without using just your basic, been used in potato salads for centuries, celery.
It does use Miracle Whip though.
If you're one of those people who doesn't love the tangy taste of Miracle Whip (although I don't know why in the world you would not!), you could substitute mayonnaise without a huge potato salad crisis going on.
Loaded Potato Salad
Bacon, cheddar, sour cream and green onions. All the goodies you would put on a baked potato. But slapped on potato salad!!!
This was my husband's favorite as it was a dense and filling potato salad. Almost a meal all by itself.
Southern Red Potato Salad
And just to cause a little controversy, here is a traditional Southern recipe.
All you people south of the Mason Dixon Line can go ahead and start fighting about how it's not as good as your mama's recipe.
Actually, there are so many "Southern" potato salad recipes floating around out there that I don't know if there really is a "traditional" one?
But whichever you favorite is, using redskin potatoes makes it a little more festive in my book!
So do you make your own potato salad? Or are you a store bought kind of girl?
If you are looking for more fun and festive 4th Of July recipes:
Quick And Easy 4th Of July Desserts - most can be made in 15 minutes or less
Summer Mixed Berry Salad with Honey Citrus Dressing - red, white and blue (and yummy too)
Blueberry Crostata Recipe - a super easy rustic slab pie (that can be made with a store bought pie crust!)
We always used to hound my mom to bring potato salad to all of the family get togethers. She would always make it sound like it was such a huge chore to make but she always did it. Finally, one year I decided to try and make it myself. I was so nervous since it always seemed to take her so long. It took 15 minutes. Not even kidding. She totally tricked us into thinking that she was slaving in the kitchen for us when in reality, she was whipping this salad up in no time then having coffee and watching All My Children 🙂 It is the best though and I'm super happy I know how to do it.
That's hilarious! I can picture your mom in the kitchen banging bowls and plates around and throwing a little flour on the floor while you're in the next room feeling guilty for asking her to make it 🙂
My mom makes the best potato salad in the world. I have tried but can't replicate it because she doesn't use a recipe. LOVE all your recipe ideas. Maybe I'll tackle one.
Curtains in My Tree
Oh How I like home made potato salad .
My family always had it for all summer holidays, my Grandmother made the best she always had celery ans boiled eggs and paprika and radishes on the side Yum makes me hungry this early in the morning for potato salad( home made)
Don't you just love the smell of potato salad? Sounds weird, but the smell is amazing! Now I'm getting hungry too!
Yes! The smell of chilled red potatoes is heavenly. No peeling! The skins just slipped off! Oh the yummyness...
It's a potato salad for breakfast kinda day!
Yummy, visiting your site is making me hungry. My husband and I have been on a diet for almost two weeks and we are ready to take a break.... From your newest follower, Linda
Glad to see you! Thank you for following!
Most of these sound yummy--especially the
Most usually I make my own but...sometimes
we do buy it frome the store.
My mom's secret is using Marzetti's Slaw dressing instead of mayonaisse/mustard. Excellent!
Oh, that sounds good! I love their slaw dressing, but I've only used it on slaw before.
You are the first person I have seen whose mom used Marzetti’s. My mom also used it. I have looked for her recipe in all of her cards and numerous books. I finally gave up and made it from what I could remember. She used red potatoes, onions, celery, lots of hard boiled eggs and celery seed. I like Hellmans and she liked Miracle Whip. I think she added some to the Marzetti’s. I use a small amount of Hellmans. My kids say I have it awfully close to hers.
Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces
YUM! The one we like to make is like the deli-style...
Musings from Kim K.
You've shared some fun variations. Chris and I love red-skinned potato salad but the girls like the traditional variety. I think I want to shake things up and try one of the ones you have listed. YUM!
I actually love the Taste of Home recipe and have made it before. We do use Mayo though because hubby does NOT like Miracle Whip...something to do with his mother I suspect (the world's worst cook)...lol
Fun recipes here- xo Diana
I do love me some potato salad, in fact it was one of the things I had cravings for when pregnant with one of the kids! These ALL look delicious.
I definitely make my own potato salad. Store-bought is nasty stuff! I love classic American potato salad, but the lemon one and the red potato one with bacon that you posted sound really good!
Jennifer @ Town and Country Living
Yum! I was just at the grocery store craving potato salad!!
I am Southern and never make potato salad :} These look Yum-O
Yum! I'm a sucker for potato salad in the summer. I'm going to try all five!
Great, Potato Salads looking so delicious.
I will surely go through it.
Thank you for such a fabulous idea..:)