A cardboard bowl filled with easy potato salad an a plastic fork resting on top.
Luk Thys
1 of 10

Easy Potato Salad

This easy potato salad is made with everyday ingredients like potatoes, mayonnaise, hard-boiled eggs, cider vinegar, red onion, and herbs. It is an easy and classic summer side dish that's perfect for cookouts, barbecues, and picnics.
A bowl filled with Southern potato salad with a wooden spoon ad a scoop of salad on the side.
Time, Inc.
2 of 10

Southern Potato Salad with Duke’s Mayo

If you're going to make a Southern-style potato salad, it needs to contain several things. Vidalia onions, Spanish olives, hard-cooked eggs, parsley, and always Duke's mayo.
A beige bowl filled with creme fraiche potato salad.
Bryan Gardner
3 of 10

Crème Fraîche Potato Salad

Solid boiling potatoes are best for this recipe. I prefer to use slightly nutty Charlottes but small potatoes with red skin are also good.
A white bowl of mustard potato salad with celery with a silver spoon resting inside.
Gemma and Andrew Ingalls
4 of 10

Mustard Potato Salad with Celery

Potato salad with mustard and celery is a brighter version of those mayo-soaked sides you might be familiar with. White balsamic and white wine vinegar, along with grainy and Dijon mustards bring a welcome freshness that's unlike the stodgy potato salads of the past.
An oval serving bowl filled with German potato salad
Toni Zernike
5 of 10

German Potato Salad

This German potato salad is made with a hot, tangy vinegar dressing and loaded with crisp bacon. Served warm, it's unbelievably good and there's no mayo in sight.
A person holding a platter of French potato salad above a wooden table.
Nicole Franzen
6 of 10

French Potato Salad

This French potato salad with green beans skips the mayo but retains a creamy texture thanks to a tangy Dijon vinaigrette and soft-boiled eggs whose runny yolks spill into the salad to form an unparalleled richness.
Potato Salad with Apples in a white serving bowl on top of a red and white star-patterned trivet.
Julian Kingma
7 of 10

Potato Salad with Apples

This potato salad with apples has everything a stellar potato salad should have, including a creamy Dijon-mayonnaise dressing, crunchy pickles, and a few pleasant surprises, including tart green apple and fresh dill.
A bowl mounded with potato salad with sweet pickle relish.
Beatriz da Costa
8 of 10

Potato Salad with Sweet Pickle Relish

This potato salad is a little sweet, a little tangy, and a whole lot of creamy. Just like the kind you grew up with.
A white bowl filled with halved warm potatoes with a person pouring a bowl of basil vinaigrette over the top.
Alison Miksch
9 of 10

Warm Potato Salad with Basil Vinaigrette

A summer potato salad couldn’t be easier. Warm baby red potatoes are drizzled with a basil-packed dressing made with garlic, vinegar, and mustard.
Potato, corn, and tomato salad with basil dressing in a white bowl with a fork.
Jason Wyche
10 of 10

Potato Salad with Corn, Tomatoes, and a Basil Dressing

This potato salad with corn, tomatoes, and a basil dressing isn't your typical picnic fare. Loaded with summer's best veggies, it gets topped with a truly tasty dressing that goes particularly well with the cherry tomatoes.

About David Leite

David Leite has received three James Beard Awards for his writing as well as for Leite’s Culinaria. His work has appeared in The New York Times, Martha Stewart Living, Saveur, Bon Appétit, Gourmet, Food & Wine, Yankee, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, The Washington Post, and more.

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