ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Potato Salad Recipes

Updated on June 19, 2007

Potato salad is a dish that is synonymous with summer cook outs and parties, but really it's great year-round. It's always a crowd pleaser at potlucks and pairs well with so many dishes from fried chicken to burgers to steak to baked ham. It seems like everyone has his or her own special potato salad recipe, and I love trying out new ones!

A few tips when making potato salad:

1) Use waxy potatoes for potato salad. I tend to prefer red potatoes, but Yukon Golds work really well, too.

2) Don't bother to peel the skins off; boil the potatoes with the skin on. They will add extra nutrients.

3) Add vinegar to the potatoes as soon as they are boiled and chopped. They will absorb it quickly and be even more flavorful

4) Use oil-based dressings (or those that use mustard) if you are concerned about keeping potato salad out in the warm weather. Save mayonnaise-based dressings for inside meals.

Here are two of my own personal favorites:

Dilly Potato Salad

Note: The measurements on this aren't totally exact (I don't really measure the mayo and sour cream when I make it, I just eyeball it), so please alter the recipe to your taste. Also, this is really best if you start the recipe the night before.

Ingredients:

4-5 medium red potatoes

3-4 tbsp. red wine vinegar

1/3 cup diced red onion

1/3 cup mayo

2/3 cup sour cream

2-3 tbsp. dill weed

1 tbsp. parsley

The night before:

1. Boil potatoes for about 15 minutes, until tender but firm.

2. Rinse under cold water to stop the cooking.

3. Remove skins (easily done by rubbing with a tea towel) and slice (egg slicer makes this easy) or chop into large chunks.

4. Put potatoes in a large Ziplock bag and add red wine vinegar. Allow to sit in fridge overnight.

The next day:

1. In a large bowl, combine mayo, sour cream, red onion, dill, and parsley. Mix well. Add salt if you want it.

2. Add potatoes and mix gently.

3. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before enjoying.

Blue Cheese Potato Salad

4 small-to-medium red skinned potatoes

4 slices of bacon

1 1/2 oz crumbled blue cheese

1/4 cup diced red onion

1/2 cup olive oil

3 Tbsp balsamic vinegar

1 Tbsp white vinegar

2 dollops of low-fat sour cream

1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp pepper

1) Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain, crumble and set aside.

2) Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add potatoes and cook until tender but still firm, about 15 minutes. Drain, cool, and chop, leaving skins on.

3) In a large bowl, whisk together the oil, vinegar, red onions, salt and pepper. Add the potatoes, bacon, sour cream, and cheese and toss to coat.

And here are links to some rather exotic-sounding potato salad recipes that I found. I haven't tried them, but they sound tempting:

Southwestern Style Potato Salad

Yukon Gold Potato and Artichoke Salad

Jalepeno Potato Salad

Pesto Potato Sausage Salad

Potato Salad with Beer Dressing

Chinese Potato Salad

Sweet Potato Salad

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • profile image

      VivekSri 

      8 years ago

      kudos to all your research and all the nice piece of information. hope your hubs work fine and you come up with more of them in future.

    • Live N Learn profile image

      Live N Learn 

      10 years ago from Las Vegas

      I love potatoes, especially when they're baked with bacon bits and quickmelt cheese on top. Thanks for sharing!

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)