7 Easy Potato Salad Recipes to Make for Your Next BBQ

May 29, 2021
by Ashley Eat

    Get ready to take your love of potato salad to a whole new level!

    When it comes to warm-weather recipes, there’s one tried-and-true staple you just can’t leave off your summer menu: potato salad. It doesn’t matter if you pack it for a picnic or serve it up alongside grilled burgers, this super-satisfying side dish rounds out a meal in a way that no other side dish can.

    While you can’t go wrong with a classic version of this beloved dish, there are so many ways to take your potato salad recipes from same-old to sublime — and that’s why we’ve rounded up some of our favourite flavour combinations in this post.

    These recipes feature potato salad served alongside everything from oven-baked chicken to veggie and sausage skewers, but you can pair them with whatever dish you’re whipping up for dinner tonight!

    Pan-seared steak with potato salad

    1. Creamy Potato Salad with Snap Peas and Dill

    The freshest flavours of the season, including dill and sugar snap peas, take centre stage in this quick and wholesome potato salad.

    Filled with only a handful of simple ingredients mayo, Dijon mustard, lemon juice, dill, and snap peas it’s the perfect go-to recipe whenever you need a side dish that’s bursting with straight-from-the-garden flavours.

    Get the recipe here: Herby Chicken with Creamy Potato Salad

    2. Citrusy Potato Salad with Sour Cream and Chives

    This bright and zingy potato salad breaks free from the traditional mayonnaise-based dressing. It’s still super creamy, though, loaded with sour cream, chives, and lemon zest for a hit of fresh flavours.

    Get the recipe here: Sage and Browned Butter Pork Chops with Roasted Broccoli and Citrusy Potato Salad

    Pork chops with broccoli and potato salad

    3. German-Style Potato Salad

    Packed with tender red potatoes and coated in a lip-smacking dressing, this recipe makes for the ultimate summer side dish. 

    A whole host of tasty ingredients — from parsley to pickle juice, mustard and mayo come together to form a blend of savoury and tangy flavours that’ll have you coming back for seconds.

    Get the recipe here: Smash Burgers with Tangy Mayo and German-Style Potato Salad

    4. Pesto Potato Salad

    Packed with herby goodness, this mayo-free potato salad is light, summery, and downright delicious. 

    Once the potatoes are boiled and ready, simply add scallions, pine nuts, pesto, and a squeeze of lemon, and it’s ready for any backyard barbecue. Top it off with slices of tender chicken breast and you’ll transform this side into a deliciously balanced meal. 

    Get the recipe here: Lemony Pan-Seared Chicken with Potato Salad and Peas

    Oven-baked chicken with potato salad and baby kale

    5. Creamy Potato Salad with Baby Kale

    This recipe has all the qualities of a classic potato salad with the added boost of flavour and texture from kale, shallots, and sliced dill pickles. 

    It’s dressed in a mixture of sour cream and mayo for an irresistibly creamy finish that’ll complement everything from grilled steaks to seafood and so much more.

    Get the recipe here: Oven-Baked Chicken with Creamy Potato Salad and Baby Kale

    6. Easy Creamy Potato Salad 

    As much as we love a fresh take on this summertime staple, there’s nothing quite like a classic potato salad. 

    This recipe has a perfect balance of creamy and tangy, and it’s super simple to make: just whisk together mayo, marinated onions, potatoes, and parsley, and then season with salt and pepper. Keep the recipe as is, or add hard-boiled eggs for an extra dose of protein. 

    Get the recipe here: Veggie and Sausage Skewers with Creamy Potato Salad

    Veggie and sausage skewers with creamy potato salad

    7. Warm Potato Salad with Green Beans

    This satisfying salad is studded with yellow potatoes, crunchy green beans, fresh dill, and then coated in a mayo-mustard dressing. Creamy, tangy, and crunchy all at once, it’s sure to be a hit at your next barbecue or picnic.

    Get the recipe here: Pan-Seared Steak with Pan Sauce and Warm Potato Salad

    Keep the summer flavours going all season long with recipe inspo from these posts: 4 Sweet and Savoury Skewer Recipes to Make This Summer and 4 Summer Guacamole Recipes.

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