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Top 10 Potato Salad Recipes

Written by: Lindsay Shugerman

October 31, 2011
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Contributed by Lindsay Shugerman, Catalogs.com Top 10 Guru



Potato salad is an all-American treat, a standard side dish for picnics and potlucks across the country.

But did you know that there are almost as many potato salad recipes as there are events where it’s served? So if you’re looking for a new potato salad recipe, you’ve come to the right place.

Here are our top ten recipes for potato salad. Have a different one that’s your favorite? Leave a comment and let us know.

10. Country potato salad


This country potato salad recipe gets its tang and flavor from mint, lemon juice and buttermilk. This is a perfect recipe for a summer picnic or springtime tea.

9. Family Favorite Potato Salad



Flavorful and delicious, this potato salad recipe gets its taste from sweet relish, pimentos and celery seed. This is a potato salad that could hold its own with a pastrami sandwich or hearty ham and cheese.

8. The Lady’s Warm Potato Salad


A change from the typical chilled potato salad recipes, this warm version from Paula Deen includes green peppers, Dijon mustard and tangy lemon pepper. Serve it warm or at room temperature — a perfect side dish for grilled or roasted chicken.

7. Memorial Day Potato Salad


Crunchy celery, onions and peppers give this classic potato salad a new life. Serve it at your Memorial Day picnic, as the name suggests, or add some to your cooler for a day at the beach or pool side.

6. Gorgonzola Sage Potato Salad


The bold flavors of Gorgonzola cheese, thinly slice sage leaves and a hit of red pepper take this unique potato salad recipe into new territory. Easy to prepare, this dish would be the ideal addition to a supper of Italian-style fish or grilled Snapper.

5. German Potato Salad


It wouldn’t be a top 10 list of potato salad recipes without at least one hot German potato salad. This one from Whole Foods features hearty mustard, apple cider vinegar and green onions. Healthy oils replace the bacon fat more traditional German potato salad recipes use, so it’s a heart-healthier choice.

4. Cilantro Potato Salad


An addition of crisp cilantro gives this red potato salad an unexpectedly exotic taste reminiscent of Spanish or Mediterranean foods. Serve it in a wrap as the recipe suggests, or pile it next to chicken tacos or sizzling fajitas for a cooling touch.

3. Brazilian Potato Salad


Green olives, peas and carrots make this healthy Brazilian potato salad different from the typical recipe. The rich combination of flavors make it a perfect accompaniment to shellfish.

2. Southern Potato Salad with Baconaisse


A bacon-flavored version of mayonnaise adds a salty, smokey flavor to this potato salad recipe. This is a hearty potato salad, perfect to serve next to ribs right off the grill or a dripping pulled-pork sandwich.

1. Old-Fashioned Potato Salad


It’s only fitting that we end this top 10 list with a classic. Old-fashioned, egg and mayonnaise rich potato salad. Odds are this recipe is a lot like the one in your grandmother’s recipe box. Simple, sinfully rich and delicious; everything all-American potato salad should be.



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