5 New Takes on Potato Salad

Ways to dress up the summer classic


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5 New Takes on Potato Salad The appeal of potato salad for me is in the balance between rich, creamy dressing and soft yet toothsome potato, with just a touch of crunch from onion or celery.

While this classic take on the dish does have some more usual variations, like using skin-on red potatoes or fingerlings only, many people are familiar with the side in only its mayo-based attire.

It is a favorite in my repertoire, and while I would eat that classic recipe repeatedly and often, there are plenty of unique updates to try out during barbecue season. Throwing your tots on the grill before tossing them with a light dressing provides a nice, smokey nuance otherwise not found in potatoes, and complementing soft potato with cucumber is a great way to add some needed crunch.

There are plenty of great ways to upgrade your basic potato salad recipe when you're craving something different this summer. Read on for our top five potato salad swaps, and be sure to tell us your favorite way to serve up summer potatoes in the comments below.

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