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Potato Salad Recipe

by Adrianne

Potato Salad with no mayo! A firm favorite in our salad recipes collection, this is versatile and popular! 

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Everybody loves Potato salad, right?

I think back on all the potato salads I have tried over the years and it is hard to pick a winner, there are so many varieties.

You can make potato salad the traditional way which is using mayonnaise but another version is to make your own dressing from scratch instead and that is what I have gone for with this latest recipe.

I don’t always have mayo on hand and I know there are so many versions out there that it can be hard to find one you love and will stick to.

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In making this Potato salad, I have stuck to an old faithful dressing that I make as I tend to have the 3 ingredients needed on hand in the fridge as staple ingredients.

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I had a BBQ to go to last night (it was an awesome catch up with friends) and I made this Potato Salad as I always feel like a better guest if I have something to give the host when I get there.


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I hope that you all have had a great weekend and filled it with lots of yummy dishes. My weekend was hectic. It was one of those ones where you have about 6 different commitments and you are literally going here there and everywhere to achieve them all.

It makes me feel a bit guilty sometimes when I am heading off and Tonka looks at me as if to say, ‘You worked all week and what you are leaving me again!”. But not every weekend is like that which is good as we get proper time to hang out and animal hang out time is one of my favourite weekend activities. I am sure it is for you and your furry friend too.


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So……..let’s get back to our Potato salad. Here is the recipe – the bacon adds a splash of colour and contrasts nicely with the greens (shallots and peas) in the dish. You will have to stop yourself from grabbing the nearest fork and digging in!

Thanks as always for reading and I will catch you again soon.

Cheers from Sunny QLD

Adrianne x

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Potato salad

Recipe for a delicious creamy Potato salad which has colour and texture! 
5 from 5 votes
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Course: bbq, Sides
Cuisine: Australian, International
Keyword: potato salad, salad recipes, vegan schnitzel salad recipe, warm salad
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 272kcal
Author: Adrianne


  • 4 large washed potatoes
  • 1 bunch shallots
  • 4 rashers maple streaky bacon
  • 2 cups frozen peas
  • 1/3 cup low fat greek yoghurt
  • 2 tbsp basil pesto
  • 2 tsp lemon juice


  • Boil potatoes in a saucepan (medium heat) with the lid on for approximately 30 minutes 
  • Cook bacon in the oven (180 degrees) for 20 minutes or until looking crispy around the edges
  • Cook the peas in a microwave safe dish for 4 minutes
  • Slice the shallots thinly
  • When the potatoes are cool, chop into small cube size pieces
  • Repeat the process to cut the bacon into small pieces
  •  Make the dressing by combining the yoghurt, pesto and lemon juice in a blender jug and blitz to combine
  • Add potatoes, bacon, shallots and peas to a salad bowl
  • Pour dressing over all ingredients and then use 2 spoons to toss salad 
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  1. For a vegetarian option, omit the bacon 
  2. To test potatoes, use a skewer and poke it into the potato, they are ready when the skewer goes in smoothly and doesn't hit any hard bits 
  3. The potatoes will be very hot when cooked, wait for them to cool before slicing


Calories: 272kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 176mg | Potassium: 1162mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 470IU | Vitamin C: 48mg | Calcium: 109mg | Iron: 8.7mg
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Recipe suggestions

If you like this recipe another one you might be interested in checking out is this Turmeric Cous Cous with Crispy Bacon and Basil Drizzle Salad recipe which can be found here. It is another colourful and bright salad that is a nice change from your typical garden lettuce salad. Or you might fancy making a caesar salad in which case, I have just the recipe for you with this Crispy Chicken Caesar salad.

Are you trying to reduce your meat intake and want delicious meal options, then here is a recipe for my Vegan Brown Rice Noodles which are an awesome Vegan option!

Or you might like to make Pad Thai instead of getting take out and this recipe is a fabulous go to for authentic tasting Thai at home. If you are not in the mood for noodles tonight, why not try something completely different and in that case, I would recommend this delicious Minestrone soup which is sure to satisfy a variety of taste buds!!

One last recommendation I will make is for soup you never know when you are going to get sick and need a bit of comfort food, this recipe for Chicken Noodle Soup is better than a Doctor’s script!

Let me know if you give this dish a shout, I would love to know what you think. If you share a picture on instagram use the hashtag #sweetcaramelsunday I would love to check it out xx

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P.P.S And if you want to up your Food photography, I book I highly recommend is The Food Photography Book by Nagi from RecipeTin Eats.


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Anthea || SaltyBiscotti May 22, 2018 - 11:08 am

I love love love potatoe salads!! I am going to try your version and let you know!! 🙂 Fantastic idea bringing that dish to your friends reunion!! xo

Adrianne May 22, 2018 - 8:10 pm

Thanks Anthea! I hope you like it. It doesn’t take that long to make and tastes great. Good luck.

Anthea || SaltyBiscotti May 22, 2018 - 8:35 pm

Sorry about the spelling mistake… 🙂

Adrianne May 22, 2018 - 9:02 pm

I didn’t notice ??

janetbettag June 12, 2018 - 3:55 pm

I’ve mashed up a very ripe avocado and used it as a dressing for potato salad or for tuna salad before. I loved it. Hubby not so much, but he’s not an avocado fan. If you try it sometime, let me know what you think.

Adrianne June 13, 2018 - 2:57 am

Sounds good Janet!

Liz November 10, 2018 - 5:01 pm

5 stars
This recipe is perfect for my dad and my brother! They both love potato salad! Thanks for this recipe!

Adrianne November 12, 2018 - 12:39 am

You are welcome Liz, thanks for commenting!!

Kelli Kerkman November 10, 2018 - 7:10 pm

5 stars
Looks delish! Love potato salad with bacon in it 🙂

Adrianne November 12, 2018 - 12:42 am

Thanks Kelli, me too!! A girl has to love a bit of bacon every now and then!

Krista Price November 10, 2018 - 7:44 pm

5 stars
I love, love, love that this recipe uses yogurt instead of mayo! Mayo-less potato salads are THE BEST potato salads! THIS IS GREAT!

Adrianne November 12, 2018 - 12:43 am

Thanks Krista, love your enthusiasum! Yes, me too, always the yoghurt, never the mayo!

Alina | Cooking Journey Blog November 10, 2018 - 8:24 pm

5 stars
Easy and filling salad, great that you used yogurt for dressing!

Adrianne November 12, 2018 - 12:43 am

Cheers Alina, yes, it is very easy to pull together, glad you liked it. Cheers

Danielle November 10, 2018 - 8:28 pm

5 stars
Yum! I’m always looking for new potato salad recipes, and I love how this uses yogurt instead of the typical mayo! Such a great recipe!

Adrianne November 12, 2018 - 12:46 am

Thanks Danielle, yes me too!! Cheers for commenting.


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