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December 20, 2021

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The humble potato salad is such a hero side dish. Filling, delicious and so easy to whip up, it’s often just as good, if not better the next day.

The ultimate accompaniment to barbecues or an Aussie Christmas lunch, potato salad can be as elaborate or simple as you like. Add extra tasty ingredients or just let the potato sing as the hero.

Where did potato salad originate?

According to popular belief (or an article on the History of the Potato Salad), the humble potato salad was first introduced to Europe from the New World by Spanish explorers in the 16th century. These early spud salads were made by boiling potatoes in wine or a mixture of vinegar and spices (YUM)! We like the idea of a less creamy potato salad for sure.

The more American version of potato salad – with the thick, creamy dressing – is rooted in German cuisine and apparently arrived with European settlers.

What are the best potatoes for potato salad?

If you’re after the best salad ever, you need to know your potatoes.  We love a Coliban potato for most of our recipes.  The Coliban potato is perfect for boiling, chipping and baking and comes from Australia. When shopping for your potatoes, sift through and find the smallest, cleanest potatoes you can.

We like to keep the skin on our potatoes as there is lots of nutritious goodness right beneath the skin.  And not having to peel means even less time to prepare!

Of course if you prefer your potatoes skin free, go ahead and peel them before boiling.

Crunchy Potato Salad Recipe

Potato Salad Recipe with added radish and cucumber for that extra crunch garnished with continental parsley

For those who like a little more texture in their spud salad – we introduce the Crunchy Potato Salad. The crunch comes from fresh radishes and Lebanese cucumbers so it’s refreshing as well.

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Chickpeas And Potato Salad

Chickpea and Potato Salad

If you’re looking for a recipe that’s a little out of the ordinary, this is a ripper to try. With the healthy goodness of chickpeas and the surprising addition of mint and coriander, this is a wondrous delight.

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Egg And Onion Potato Salad

potato salad made with baby potatoes spring onions boiled eggs and a creamy dressing

Looking for a lighter option? Just as creamy as traditional potato salad, this one can be whipped up in mere minutes.

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 Quick And Easy Potato Salad

Quick and easy potato salad

Just six ingredients is all it takes to put together this zingy salad. Who knew that adding gherkins would completely transform such an easy dish?

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 Egg And Bacon Potato Salad

potato, bacon and egg salad

Very much a more traditional-style, this recipe calls for minced garlic, bacon and onion for a flavour punch.

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Picnic Potato Salad

Picnic potato salad

Potato salads are perfectly portable, so why not try this beauty for your next picnic. It goes beautifully with barbecue chicken or cold meat.

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What are your best recipes?

Tell us in the comments below – the more variations the better we think.  We just can’t get enough!

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  • Thanks for sharing. I’m not keen on potato’s and the view of all the dressings and mayo and fat makes me rather sick.

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  • Very nice ideas. Thank you for sharing

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  • I like the look of some of these! My husband hates mayonnaise so I rarely have potato salad

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  • Love potato salad with bacon, fried egg and praise mayo. So easy and so good.

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  • Love potato salads as there’s so many different combinations. Not sure about the potato and chickpea though…might be too heavy.

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  • I like to add some bacon to a potato salad. It adds some saltiness, different texture and flavour profile.

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  • I’ll be making many of these recipes over this summer – thanks so much for sharing.

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  • There looks like a few great recipes here for me to try out over summer. Perhaps for a BBQ or picnic.

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  • Potato salad is more of a BBQ thing or for picnics- doesn’t seem special enough for Christmas. I still like my roast veggies.

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  • I’ve given up potato salad while watching my carbs – it’s a great basic, though.

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  • These look delicious and can’t wait to try them. I already have a few on my list to make for the new year.

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  • Yum I love potato salads and I love trying everyone’s different recipes.

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  • What a lovely collection of Potato Salads. There’s a few there that I’d love to try.

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  • The egg and onion salad caught my eye

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  • These all sound really tasty & perfect for summer & tasty Christmas salads

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