The humble potato salad has been a popular American dish since the mid nineteenth century. Most potato salad recipes combine cooked potatoes, chopped onion and other vegetables, sometimes eggs, and some type of salad dressing or mayonnaise. There are probably as many distinct potato salad recipes as there are cooks!
We all have our favorite potato salad, but it's fun to try something a little different.
If you just want to spice your regular recipe up a little, try adding different chopped vegetables, top with sliced onions and tomatoes, or serve your favorite potato salad on a bed of crisp lettuce and sliced tomatoes. Some vegetables that are especially tasty in potato salad are sliced or chopped cucumber, tomatoes, celery, chopped onion, sliced green onion, sweet red, yellow, orange, or green bell pepper, and English peas.
Red, White, and Blue Potato Salad
The perfect salad for your Fourth of July celebration. Small firm potatoes make the perfect potato salad, and the colors make it extra-festive.
Baked Potato Salad
Take this hearty, delicious potato salad along to a potluck, or make it for your next cookout. It's loaded with bacon, shredded cheese, and chopped green onions, and the wonderful dressing is made with sour cream and mayonnaise.
Fingerling Potato Salad
This potato salad may be simple, but it has plenty of flavor with sour cream, mayonnaise, and chunks of cucumber, celery, egg, and firm fingerling potatoes.
Basic Potato Salad
This is a great potato salad, perfect for any cookout or potluck. A little sour cream makes the dressing smooth and creamy.
Classic Potato Salad With Red-Skinned Potatoes
Cucumbers give this potato salad a little extra crunch and flavor.
Potato Salad With Peas
Fresh or frozen green peas add flavor and color to this delicious potato salad.
This salad is easy to make and perfect for any cookout or potluck.
Potato Salad With Bacon
This classic potato salad is made with the addition of bacon, giving it a slightly smoky flavor. It's a delicious and different potato salad everyone will love.
Festive Purple Potato Salad With Cilantro
Chilling the cooked potatoes will make them easier to cut into smaller pieces.
Potato Salad With Dill Relish
Dill relish flavors this tasty potato salad, along with mustard, celery, green onions, and mayonnaise. Make this potato salad for a cookout, picnic, or any occasion.
Red Potato Salad With Sour Cream and Dill
This potato salad is made flavorful with the addition of dried dill and chopped dill pickle, along with a tangy mayonnaise and sour cream dressing.
Potato and Green Bean Salad
Steamed green beans are a tasty addition to this sour cream and dill potato salad. For best flavor, make this a few hours in advance and chill until serving time.
Golden Potato Salad
This potato salad is made with Yukon gold potatoes and grainy mustard, along with chopped onion and eggs.
Roasted Potato Salad
This potato salad uses roasted potatoes and onions. I sometimes add a little diced cooked bacon to this potato salad for extra flavor.
Creamy Garden Potato Salad
This salad is great with any meal, and you can adjust the vegetables and dressing to suit your own taste.
Picnic Potato Salad
This simple recipe -- made with eggs, potatoes, mayonnaise, and mustard -- is one of our favorite recipes.