10 best potato salad recipes

Switch up a picnic classic by adding a new dressing or an unexpected accent to the usual potato salad combo

Ten potato salad recipes

1 Italian herbed
Coat hot cubed unpeeled potatoes with zesty Italian dressing. Add roasted pepper strips, sliced red onion, diced pepperoni and shredded basil. Finish with grated Parmesan and pine nuts.

2 Fancy French
Dress hot cubed potatoes with a classic lemon-Dijon vinaigrette. Stir in quartered marinated artichokes, capers, black olives, cooked green beans and tomato wedges. Season with fresh tarragon.

3 Rustic country
Cube cooked unpeeled potatoes and toss with a red-wine vinaigrette, sliced celery, green onion, sliced pickles, grape tomatoes and strips of cooked steak.

4 Light and lively
Boil cubes of low-cal celeriac with potatoes. Add lots of confetti-like diced peppers, sliced onions and celery. Replace half the mayo in your dressing with yogurt or sour cream.

5 Sophisticated Swedish
Toss cooked sliced unpeeled potatoes with a mix of mayo and sour cream, jazzed up with Dijon. Add sliced cucumber, diced red onion, capers, chopped chives and dill, then smoked salmon strips.

6 Caesar caper
Spike up a creamy Caesar dressing with more garlic. Toss with cooked fingerling potatoes, crumbled bacon or pancetta, diced anchovies, capers and chopped Italian parsley.

7 Roasted vegetable
Roast oil-coated baby potatoes or peeled sweet-potato chunks with peppers and red onion wedges until tender. Chop peppers and toss all with a balsamic vinaigrette, chopped fresh oregano and rosemary. Crumble in goat cheese.

8 Asian-inspired
Coat hot potato pieces with miso dressing flavoured with drops of dark sesame oil. Stir in grated carrots, sliced green onion, blanched snow peas and shiitake mushrooms. Add sesame seeds.

9 Santa Fe ranch
Spice up ranch dressing with chili powder and lime juice. Coat cooked red potatoes. Stir in corn niblets, avocado and tomato chunks, minced jalape&ntildeo, diced red onion and chopped cilantro.

10 Garden herbed
Boil baby new potatoes. Toss with a buttermilk dressing and thinly sliced radishes, cucumber, green onions and baby carrots. Stir in sliced chives, fresh basil and mint or any garden herbs you love.

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