How many BBQs do you attend each summer? One a week? Or maybe they all get packed into a short period of time and you’re hitting 4 in 6 days?
Regardless, it’s always nice to bring a side dish to someone’s house when they invite you. After all, you’re getting a free dinner and you don’t have to host it at your house so that’s already a win-win situation!
But a plain potato salad can get a little repetitive for everyone involved as the summer goes on. Sure, it’s a classic. But it loses its oomph after a while.
There are some ways you can spice up a boring potato salad this summer that are sure to be a crowd pleaser!
1. Baked Potato Salad
It calls for ONE POUND of cheese and 1/2 a pound of bacon. You cannot go wrong.
“I brought this dish to a barbeque and it was the hit of the party! There were some leftovers and people were fighting for them!”
2. Texas Ranch Potato Salad
Add a kick to your salad with ranch seasoning and some bacon! This recipe uses red potatoes which are great in a salad.
“This is a great potato salad for a large crowd. I am the church cook and I fix it for about 150 people. I always get requests for the recipe.”
3. Cucumber Dill Potato Salad
A unique way to add tang without mustard, while also adding some freshness!
“This was so yummy. I substituted bell pepper for cucumber because that’s what I had on hand. The only problem I had was that I couldn’t stop eating it and I had to scold my boyfriend for sneaking bites before dinner. :)”
Continue on to see how sweet potatoes can make a flavorful salad!
Of course, there’s nothing wrong with a classic potato salad. It’s one of my favorite dishes!
But these recipes are just giving you a glimpse into how creativity can make something great even better!
Even just a simple change up like an olive oil and vinegar dressing can make a huge difference in the wow factor.
4. Spicy Sweet Potato Salad
A perfect way to add some bold flavors to a classic side dish. If you love spicy with a hint of sweet, then look no further!
“I thought this recipe was wonderful and truly unique. I rarely give 5 stars, but really felt this recipe was worthy.”
5. California Potato Salad
It’s so wild how different parts of the country can flavor their dishes! Artichoke hearts and parmesan cheese give this recipe a California kick.
“WOW! I didn’t think these would ever be good together, but looked at the other reviews and had to try it. My husband and I both loved it! I will be making this again next time we have company!”
6. Red Skinned Potato Salad
New red potatoes give a whole new flavor to a classic dish. Throw in some bacon and you’re set!
“Can I give this one 6 stars? Wonderful!!!”
7. Smoked Sausage Potato Salad
Honestly, this could be a main course! Perfect for when you know there’s going to be meat lovers around.
“WOW! I served this at my daughters birthday party and it was a hit!! Most said they have never had any like that before! Super good recipe and I will definitely be making this again!!”
9. Asian Potato Salad
Mix things up with some Asian influences like soy sauce and sesame oil! Plus bacon. Always bacon.
“this was a perfect item to bring to a barbecue. I was asked to bring a side dish – and this barbecue was being held by a wonderful caterer so I wanted to impress! and this did! They ate it all up.”
What’s your favorite potato salad recipe? Let us know!