How to make a potato salad? 3 recipes that everyone will love

How to make a potato salad that everyone will love?

It is well known that you, your friends, your parents or close relatives, without exception, have all attended a potluck gathering. We are referring to these small celebrations in which each guest brings a different dish to share with the rest of the attendees.

Imagine that you have been invited to one of these gatherings and because of your limited time availability, you need a dish that is quick and easy to prepare. The problem is that choosing a dish that will please all the guests can be a real personal challenge.

However, if there is a great tasting side dish that fulfills what we have just mentioned, it is undoubtedly potato salad

Potato salad is one of the most emblematic side dishes of American gastronomy. It can be served hot or cold, with multiple ingredients and dressings, but each version allows the flavors of the other foods to integrate and the result is capable of delighting even the most demanding palates.  

Excellent with meats, vegetables and of course, authentic fried chicken. Today we present three potato salad recipes that everyone will love.

Take paper and pencil and get ready to become the star of all your meetings with this delicious recipe.

Let’s get started!  

1. How to make pesto potato salad?

Want to learn how to make an easy potato salad recipe? While it may not be the most common choice, we guarantee that pesto potato salad is a wonderful option that will leave all of your diners wanting another serving.


The ingredients for this salad are as follows. 

  • ½ kg of potatoes
  • ½ kg of green beans 
  • Walnut pesto to taste
  • Salt to taste


In order to make this easy potato salad recipe, you must start with the process of cooking the potatoes, as this is the step that will take the most time to complete. You should boil them for approximately 20 minutes or until they have acquired a soft texture, but not to the point of falling apart.

When you can prick the potatoes with a fork without any problem, you will know that the potatoes are ready.

On the other hand, in another pot, put water and add a little salt. Bring to a boil and add the beans. Let it cook for two to three minutes and remove the pot from the stove. Discard the water from the beans and potatoes and add cold water to stop the cooking process.

When finished, cut the beans into small strips and the potatoes into cubes. Place all this in a bowl, add the walnut pesto to taste and stir gently until the desired effect is achieved. 

Undoubtedly, an excellent choice of potato salad récipe no egg

2. How to make a Canadian style potato salad?

For this second salad option, the ingredients vary slightly, compared to the above. If you are looking for a potato salad recipe with egg, you should try the following. 

Want to learn how to prepare the recipe for the best potato salad? Take note.


For the salad:

  • 3 lb potatoes 
  • 3 eggs
  • Diced celery stalks
  • 1 red bell pepper in cubes 
  • 1 small onion  
  • 3 scallions 
  • 1/3 cup diced pickled gherkins
  • 2 tablespoons parsley 
  • 1 paprika 
  • Apple cider vinegar

For the dressing: 

  • 2/3 cup mayonnaise 
  • 1 tablespoon of Dijon mustard
  • Salt and pepper to taste


The procedure for making this potato salad is very simple. Just boil the potatoes and eggs for about fifteen minutes. The rest of the vegetables should be cut into small pieces, so that, at the moment of mixing all the ingredients, we can obtain a creamy, smooth and colorful result.

When the potatoes are cut into squares you should sprinkle them with vinegar and when they are completely cold, you should make sure to mix them perfectly well with the rest of the ingredients. When ready, you should mix the dressing ingredients and add it to the salad.

At the end, garnish the plate with diced peppers and chives. Everyone will say it’s the best potato salad they’ve ever tasted!  

3. How to make a potato salad with bacon?

Finally, another of the incredible options with which you can accompany your main dishes, is the salad with bacon. Let’s see what you need to prepare it.


What potatoes are best for potato salad? Small potatoes are best for this recipe, as shown below.

  • 1 lb small potatoes 
  • 2 cups of cabbage 
  • 4 slices of bacon 
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped 
  • ¼ cup white vinegar 
  • Pepper 
  • Salt to taste 
  • Sugar to taste
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour


First, boil the potatoes in a pot with a little salt for approximately twelve minutes. Simultaneously, cook the bacon in a frying pan until it acquires a crispy texture.

Remove the bacon from the pan and in the oil resulting from the cooking, sauté the cabbage and the onion until both acquire a soft and semi-transparent texture. At this point add the flour, sugar, water and vinegar creating a kind of thick cream. When the desired texture is reached, add the potato and bacon.

Finally, mix everything gently until all the ingredients have been integrated. 

The best potato salad in the World

Undoubtedly, the rest of the guests at the celebration will be delighted with the exquisiteness of these salads.

However, you may not have time to prepare these salads yourself, so what should you do? Olivia’s Chicken comes to the rescue!

Our menu features an extensive array of side dishes, perfect to accompany our authentic fried chicken, including of course, the delicious potato salad.

Get ready to choose the recipe for the best potato salad! Remember that we have coverage in several areas of Quebec. Click here to find our locations.

Also, don’t forget that we have a presence on the best delivery platforms: Uber Eats, DOORDASH and Skip. Or if you prefer, you can also order online here.

We are Olivia’s Chicken, a place where you will find the authentic taste of fried chicken.

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