When it comes to making salads, we can definitely appreciate a good, fresh green salad. If we’re being totally honest with you, though, we’ve always been huge carb lovers. There’s just something so satisfying about a recipe involving potatoes, for example, whether they’re served warm or cold. We’re sure it’ll come as no surprise, then, that we’re also absolutely massive lovers of potato salad! Besides the fact that it’s easy to make, cool to prepare on hot days like the last few weeks have been, and made from one of our very favourite foods, we’re also constantly impressed with just how surprisingly diverse a dish potato salad can really be. In fact, over the course of this past summer, it actually became a bit of a mission of ours to try as many different kinds, combinations, and flavours of potato salad as we possibly could.
Just in case you love potato salad as much as we do, if not more, here are 15 of the very best tasting and most unique kinds of potato salad we’ve come across, tried, and loved in our summer-long search for the perfect cool potato flavour!
1. Japanese potato salad
When you think of how you might be able to put awesome, unique flavour twists on a classic recipe that nearly everyone you know makes in the same way, does your mind automatically wander to wondering whether people in different countries make slightly different versions of the same thing that you could try instead? In that case, we think perhaps you’ll be very interested indeed in how Cheap Recipe Blog made this fantastic tasting Japanese potato salad using thinly sliced pickled veggies, vinegar as well as mayo in the base mixture, and mashed potatoes rather than diced or whole ones.
2. Texas-creole crawfish potato salad
Sometimes, when we start thinking about just how many different groups of people from all kinds of places make variations on similar dishes, we’re reminded that we don’t necessarily have to leave our own country to get diverse flavours and combinations, and we’re always quite pleased to be reminded of that! This awesome Texas-Creole crawfish potato salad featured on Wendy Weekend Gourmet is the perfect example of what we mean. Take a closer look at their tutorial to see how it’s made from Yukon gold potatoes, shrimp, applewood smoked bacon, and eggs.
3. Bacon Sriracha potato salad
If you’re going to make a “salad” out of your favourite comfort food, would you rather just concentrate purely on delicious tastes you love, even if the resulting combination is something that might have some of your friends making a funny face? Well, unless they’re vegan or vegetarian, just about everyone we know adores bacon, so that’s not necessarily a weird potato salad element to come across, but we’re very intrigued indeed to come across this fantastically flavourful and slightly spicy version from Peas and Crayons that also involves sriracha sauce!
4. Warm roast potato salad
We know that most kinds of potato salad are classically served cold, which is usually part of the appeal, but what if you’re the kind of potato lover who would really rather have their potatoes at least a little bit warmed, even if they’re not actually hot like a regular potato dish? Then we have a feeling this fantastic warm roast potato salad outlined step by step on Taste might actually be a little more up your alley! We quite enjoy this recipe because you’re still getting a creamy base like with more classic versions, but the warmth and roasted nature of the potatoes is actually perhaps even more satisfying.