Potato salad is a summer potluck staple. You'd be hard-pressed to find a backyard cookout or picnic that wouldn't benefit from a generous helping of potato salad. And while everyone has their preferred family recipe, it's worth branching out occasionally to try a new flavor combination or dressing recipe.
To broaden your horizons, here are 15 of our favorite potato salad recipes to try at your next barbecue.
Southerners know how to do potato salad right. This one gets a punch of flavor from dried mustard powder, and smashes the potatoes for a unique texture.
How do you make potato salad into a main course? By adding some canned salmon. This warm salad is perfect for weekend lunches or light summer dinners.
Make this salad even more flavorful by making the dressing a day in advance and letting the herbs steep in the buttermilk.
Sometimes it makes sense to go back to basics. If you need a go-to potato salad, this is the one to keep in your arsenal.
Fava beans and fennel might not show up together often, but when they do, the results are fantastic. The licorice flavor of the fennel is the perfect foil for the sweetness of the fava beans.
Not only does this get a dose of brininess from the olives, but it also gets a pop of color from the purple potatoes. The parsley adds a freshness to keep this from tasting flat.
The miso paste in the dressing of this potato and yellow bean salad adds the perfect hit of umami flavor. You'll have guests trying to guess what makes it so tasty.
You're probably most familiar with tahini in your hummus, but in this recipe it takes your potato salad to a whole new level. Try this potato salad warm for a more comforting take on the salad.
Toasting the cumin for this smashed potato salad brings out a whole new level to the spice. It's an Indian-inspired dish that feels right at home on your cookout menu.
Adding torn basil leaves to potato salad is one of those "Why didn't I think of that?" revelations. It's simple and completely delicious.
Give your potato salad a bit of a kick with sliced radishes. You can also use smoked olive oil for the dressing, which adds a richness to the whole dish.
Creamy potato salad without the mayo is possible when you use Greek yogurt in its place. The arugula in this makes it taste even fresher.
You don't normally see tomatoes in potato salad, but this version makes use of the in-season cherry or grape tomatoes. The buttermilk dressing adds just the right amount of tang, too.
The trout in this salad not only makes it a full meal, but it gives it a smoky, salty flavor that will make it a standout next to your standard versions.