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Nobody ever complained about too much potato salad. Virtually any combination of potatoes, salt, fat, and acid (lemon juice, vinegar, relish, what have you) is bound to taste fantastic, so it’s silly to stick to only the star-spangled mayonnaise-y variety that often graces cookouts—even if we do have a soft spot for it. So next time you’re tasked with bringing the potato salad, surprise your friends and family with one of these creative alternatives.  

Lemony Mashed Potato Salad

Lemon Mashed Potato Salad
Photography by Linda Xiao; Food Styling by Jason Schreiber; Prop Styling by Summer Moore

Homemade lemon mayonnaise is the binder in this bright, spoonable potato salad that hails from Prince Edward Island. Get the recipe >

German Potato Salad

German Potato Salad
Photography by Linda Xiao; Food Styling by Jason Schreiber; Prop Styling by Summer Moore

Adapted from the seminal James Beard’s American Cookery, this textbook-perfect vinegary potato salad is studded with crisp bacon and crunchy red onion. Get the recipe >

Perfect Potato Salad

Perfect Potato Salad
Photography by Linda Xiao; Food Styling by Jason Schreiber; Prop Styling by Summer Moore

A heaped spoonful of celery seeds and sharp Dijon mustard add a kick to this creamy, barbecue-ready potato salad from Kansas. Get the recipe >

Ignacio Mattos’ Potato Salad

Ignacio Mattos' Potato Salad
Photography by Marcus Nilsson

Bold, herbaceous marjoram is the principal flavor in this unconventional potato salad held together with olive oil and an egg yolk. Get the recipe >

Fingerling Potato Salad with Chive Mayonnaise

Fingerling Potato Salad with Chive Mayonnaise
Photography by Matt Taylor-Gross

Mint, asparagus, and a zippy chive dressing brighten up this gorgeous green salad. Get the recipe >

Warm Red Potato Salad

Warm Red Potato Salad
Photography by Laura Sant

There’s something irresistibly old-fashioned about a bed of steaming skin-on potatoes spooned with parsley vinaigrette. Get the recipe >

Pesto Potato Salad

Pesto Potato Salad
Photography by SAVEUR Editors

Combining two of our favorite foods—potatoes and garlicky pesto—this Italian-inspired salad is picnic fare for the gods. Get the recipe >

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