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From mayo to vinaigrette-based: 12 tasty ways to make potato salad

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Jeff Coulson Author: The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

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From mayo to vinaigrette-based: 12 tasty ways to make potato salad

No summer barbecue is complete without a kickin' potato salad. We show you the 12 different directions to take this summer classic.

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12 best potato salad recipes

Warm Swiss Chard and Kielbasa Potato Salad

Kielbasa, a Polish sausage that is sold already cooked, transforms this potato salad into a satisfying meal. You want the potatoes to hold their shape in the salad, so drain them as soon as they're fork-tender. Leftovers make a delicious lunch, even when served cold.

Read more: Get the recipe: Warm Swiss Chard and Kielbasa Potato Salad
By: The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Source: Jeff Coulson

12 best potato salad recipes

Lentil and Sweet Potato Salad

Serve this colourful salad as a light lunch or a side dish with your favourite grilled chicken recipe.

Read more: Get the recipe: Lentil and Sweet Potato Salad
By: The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Source: Ryan Brook

12 best potato salad recipes

Walnut Pesto Potato Salad

With a nod to classic Italian pesto, this version is made using walnuts and basil and is a perfect dressing for boiled potatoes. Serve with grilled fish, chicken or steak.

Read more: Get the recipe: Walnut Pesto Potato Salad
By: The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Source: Jeff Coulson

12 best potato salad recipes

Tuna and Potato Salad with Lemon-Caper Dressing

Who says potato salad needs to be heavy? Here, we've tossed mini potatoes with tuna, crispy Little Gem lettuce and a citrusy dressing for a light yet satisfying meal. Good-quality oil-packed tuna has more moisture and flavour than water-packed, but either will work.

Read more: Get the recipe: Tuna and Potato Salad with Lemon-Caper Dressing
By: The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Source: Jeff Coulson

12 best potato salad recipes

Curried Potato Salad

Cooking whole, unpeeled potatoes takes a bit longer, but it's the secret to getting the perfect potato salad texture. Toasting the spices before adding them to the dressing gets rid of any raw flavour. Sprinkle with additional cilantro just before serving.

Read more: Get the recipe: Curried Potato Salad
By: The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Source: Jeff Coulson

12 best potato salad recipes

Potato Salad with Buttermilk Dressing

In this recipe, potatoes are cooked in a new, nutrient-friendly way. The potatoes are added to the water once it's boiling, so the cooking time is shorter and more vitamin C is retained. Buttermilk, made from low-fat milk, adds creaminess to this potato salad.

Read more: Get the recipe: Potato Salad with Buttermilk Dressing
By: The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Source: Matthew Kimura

12 best potato salad recipes

Egg and Salmon Potato Salad

This lightened-up potato salad is dressed with a flavourful mustard-based vinaigrette instead of mayonnaise. Mixed with flaked salmon and topped with eggs, it's wonderful warm but just as good as a cold lunch the next day.

Read more: Get the recipe: Egg and Salmon Potato Salad
By: The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Source: Jeff Coulson

12 best potato salad recipes

Smashed Potato Salad

Everyone needs a classic potato salad recipe in their repertoire for summer gatherings. We love this creamy version with a hit of crunchy celery and tangy gherkins.

Read more: Get the recipe: Smashed Potato Salad
By: The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Source: Jeff Coulson

12 best potato salad recipes

Warm Potato Salad with Smoked Trout

Smoked trout transforms this spring-fresh potato salad into a filling meal. Look for it in the refrigerated seafood section of your supermarket, or alongside cured meats. Serve with crusty bread.

Read more: Get the recipe: Warm Potato Salad with Smoked Trout
By: The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Source: James Tse

12 best potato salad recipes

Grilled Steak and Potato Salad

Does your family love meat and potatoes, but you want them to eat more vegetables? Here's the ultimate compromise: all the pleasure of grilled steak and potatoes mixed into a tasty, fresh summer salad.

Read more: Get the recipe: Grilled Steak and Potato Salad
By: The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Source: Jeff Coulson

12 best potato salad recipes

Fully Loaded Potato Salad

This version of potato salad has all the comfort of a fully loaded baked potato. If you're near a kitchen, crisp up your cooked and chopped bacon by microwaving it for 20 seconds before sprinkling on the salad.

Read more: Get the recipe: Fully Loaded Potato Salad
By: The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Source: Jeff Coulson

12 best potato salad recipes

Bacony Potatoes

This take on hot German potato salad is sure to be a hit with potato lovers of all ages. For picky palates, you can omit the cabbage, but the warm, salty, sweet bacon dressing makes this unique side dish a crowd-pleaser.

Read more: Get the recipe: Bacony Potatoes
By: The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Source: Jeff Coulson

 

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