Potato salad and picnics go together like turkey and Thanksgiving, cake and birthdays and just about anything that calls for something festive. Cool, creamy and savory, potato salad is a go-to side dish with many parties and potlucks. With summer officially here and July 4th just around the corner, we’ve got you covered in the potato salad department. Whether you’re a fan of the classics and or wish to spice things up a little, these 5 easy-to-follow recipes are sure to have your guests coming up to you for seconds. Potato salad is more than just potatoes and your favorite ingredients–it’s personal. If you’re planning to hold July 4th BBQ or any other occasion this summer, you’ll want to add this party essential to the table.
Southwestern Dutch Yellow® Potato Salad
This potato salad gets its Southwestern flair from the addition of fire roasted sweet red bell peppers, celery and sweet grilled corn. Featuring our famous Dutch Yellow® potatoes, this salad calls for a light, simple and delicious dressing that balances well with the vibrant flavors of the added vegetables.
Oven Roasted Potato Salad with Jalapeno Vinaigrette
Those who like it a little hot will find this potato salad difficult to resist. Drizzled with a spicy jalapeno vinaigrette and topped with a generous serving of cojita cheese, this latin inspired potato salad can be served warm. Don’t be too surprised if this potato salad takes the spotlight against the other side dishes; such beauty should be celebrated and enjoyed by everyone.
A festive dish fit for any July 4th or Memorial Day party or BBQ, this potato salad gets its patriotic spirit from our colorful baby potatoes, which come in colors of red, white and purple. While the purple potatoes aren’t quite blue, they’re close enough to form this hearty American-inspired dish. After all, what better way to show off that red, white and blue spirit than to whip up a spectacular meal out of it?
BBQ French Fingerling Potato Salad
What do you get when you cross BBQ and potato salad? A fabulous side dish fit for a weekend party, that’s what. This unique salad calls for the delicate French fingerling potato, which soak up its marinades beautifully while providing that classic creamy texture we all love. Sweet, tangy and savory, there’s no shortage of flavors in this potato salad recipe.
Baby Dutch Yellow® Potato Salad with Dijon Vinaigrette
Potato salad gets the royal treatment in this elegant recipe. Once again, Baby Dutch Yellow® Potatoes take center stage and is the foundation for a truly sophisticated accompaniment to any outdoor summer party. French green beans add a pleasant crisp while the white wine vinegar and Dry Vermouth serve as the flavor backbone.
What are your thoughts on potato salad? Love it or hate it? What’s your favorite way to make potato salad? Share your recipes with us, we’d love to check them out!