Picnic Potato Salads

Food Network Magazine's potato salad recipes.

Photo By: Kana Okada

Photo By: Kana Okada

Photo By: Kana Okada

Photo By: Kana Okada

Photo By: Kana Okada

Photo By: Kana Okada

Photo By: Kana Okada

Photo By: Kana Okada

Photo By: Kana Okada

Egg-Pickle

Make Classic Potato Salad (No. 1), substituting pickle juice for the vinegar in the dressing. Add 3 chopped hard-boiled eggs, 1/2 cup chopped bell pepper and 1/4 cup diced pickle.

Crab Boil Potato Salad

Mix 1/2 cup each corn and chopped celery, 1 cup mayonnaise, 1 tablespoon lemon juice and 1 1/2 teaspoons Old Bay. Toss with 2 pounds boiled cubed red potatoes and 1 cup crabmeat.

Curry Potato Salad

Heat 1/3 cup each olive oil and golden raisins in a skillet. Add 2 teaspoons curry powder and stir 30 seconds. Mix with 1 cup Greek yogurt, 2 cups cooked green beans and 2 pounds boiled cubed russets. Season with salt.

Herb-Vinegar Potato Salad

Mix 1 cup chopped mixed parsley, dill and chives, 1/2 cup chopped shallots, 6 tablespoons each white wine vinegar and olive oil, and salt and pepper. Toss with 2 pounds boiled quartered new potatoes.

Carrot-Sesame Potato Salad

Boil 2 pounds sliced red potatoes, adding 4 matchstick-cut carrots during the last 2 minutes. Drain and toss with 4 chopped scallions and 1/2 cup bottled sesame-ginger dressing. Top with sesame seeds.

Nicoise Potato Salad

Mix 1 cup chopped mixed parsley, chives and tarragon, 1/2 cup chopped shallot, 1/3 cup white wine, 1/4 cup olive oil, 2 tablespoons each white wine vinegar and dijon mustard, and salt and pepper to taste. Add 2 cups chopped green beans to the potatoes during the last 4 minutes of cooking. Add 1 drained can oil-packed tuna and 1/2 cup halved kalamata olives. Toss with 2 pounds boiled halved fingerlings.

Bacon-Ranch Potato Salad

Mix 2/3 cup mayonnaise, 1/4 cup buttermilk, 2 tablespoons cider vinegar, 1 minced garlic clove, 1/2 cup chopped celery, 2 chopped scallions, 1 teaspoon sugar, and salt and pepper. Toss with 2 pounds boiled cubed red potatoes. Top with 6 slices cooked bacon, crumbled.

Grilled Vegetable Potato Salad

Boil 2 pounds sliced russets 5 minutes. Toss with 1/4 cup olive oil and 1 tablespoon chopped rosemary. Grill the potatoes, 1/2 lemon and 1 sliced red onion. Chop the potatoes and onion; toss with olive oil, grape tomatoes and grilled zucchini and eggplant, parsley, salt, and juice from the grilled lemon.

Smoky Sweet Potatoes

Mix 1 cup mayonnaise, 1/4 cup each chopped cilantro and scallions, 1 minced chipotle in adobo, 1 tablespoon lime juice, 1 teaspoon sugar, and salt. Toss with 2 pounds boiled sliced sweet potatoes.

Get the full list: 50 Potato Salads