Red Potato Salad


Make this creamy and delicious red potato salad for your next BBQ. It is made with red potatoes, Greek yogurt, a little mayo, fresh dill, and other classic potato salad ingredients.

A bowl of red potato salad.

The Creamiest Red Potato Salad

What is better than a potato salad recipe that is creamy, flavorful, and healthy all at the same time? This red potato salad recipe is all of those things and then some.

Why and when make this potato salad?

  • Make this red potato salad for a side dish for a bbq or for a great meal prep option for the week.
  • This red potato salad is extra creamy because red potatoes have a creamy inside and the Greek yogurt and mayo sauce add to the creaminess, too!
  • Who doesn’t love potato salad? No matter where you bring this salad, you’ll have happy people all around.

The Best Kind of Potatoes to Use

We use red potatoes in this red potato salad because they are creamy, quick to boil, and so delicious!

If you don’t have red potatoes, feel free to use any potato of your choosing. Idaho potatoes, russet potatoes, fingerling potatoes, or anything in-between. Just be sure that you cut whatever potatoes you use all the same size.

other ingredients you need

Other than potatoes you just need your ingredients for the potato salad sauce, fresh herbs, pickles, and some citrus. Also, salt. Don’t skimp on the salt!

  • Red potatoes
  • Greek yogurt
  • Mayo
  • Lemon juice
  • Pickle juice
  • Fresh dill
  • Dill pickles
  • Green onions
  • Dijon mustard
  • Salt
  • Pepper
all the ingredients for red potato salad in small bowls.

How to Make Potato Salad

  1. Boil the potatoes. Rinse your red potatoes and if they are bigger red potatoes quarter them and so they boil a bit quicker and if your potatoes are smaller, go ahead and just throw them in.
  2. Mash the potatoes. Once your potatoes are fork tender strain them in a colander and rinse them with cold water. Dry your potatoes off and place them in a large bowl and gently mash some of the potatoes so you have both chunks of potatoes and some creamed potatoes. Set aside.
  3. Make the potato salad sauce. Place the Greek yogurt, mayo, lemon juice, pickle juice, fresh dill, green onions, dijon, salt, and pepper into a separate bowl and mix everything together until combined.
  4. Mix them together. Pour the Greek yogurt sauce over the red potatoes and fold the sauce into the potatoes until the potatoes are completely covered.
  5. Serve or Refrigerate. Top the potato salad with fresh chopped dill and serve OR refrigerate.

Serve it cold! We prefer to serve this potato salad cold, so be sure to place it in the refrigerator for up to 2 hours to chill.

Red potato salad sauce.

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Red potato salad in a bowl.

Other Things You Need to Know

The Best herbs for potato salad

The obvious fresh herb choice (for us) is fresh chopped dill! Feel free to change up the fresh herbs in this salad with more green onions, fresh chopped chives, or fresh parsley.

Spice up your potato salad

Oh baby, spice your red potato salad up by adding 1 teaspoon of red pepper flakes or 1-2 teaspoons of your favorite hot sauce.

What Else can I use in potato salad?

If you want to add other ingredients to your potato salad to add a little something extra, feel free to add any of the ingredients below.

  • Bacon bits
  • Diced bell pepper
  • Chopped hard boiled eggs
  • Diced red onion
  • Diced jalapeños


Red potato salad is always better the next day! Store your potato salad in an air tight container. It will last up to 5 days in the refrigerator.

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A bowl of red potato salad.

A bowl of red potato salad.

Red Potato Salad

This red potato salad recipe is made with a mixture of Greek yogurt, mayo, lemon juice, and other classic potato salad ingredients. It makes a great side to any summer meal. 

Prep: 20 minutesCook: 10 minutesTotal: 30 minutes

Fat 9 Carbs 38 Protein 9

Yield 6 1x


  • 3-lbs. red potatoes, cut into 1/2 inch chunks
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup mayo
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons pickle juice
  • 2 tablespoons fresh dill, minced
  • 1/2 cup dill pickles, minced
  • 4 green onions, separated and the white part minced
  • 2 tablespoons dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper


  1. Add the potatoes to a large pot and add water to the pot so that the potatoes are completely submerged in water.
  2. Bring the water to a boil over medium/high heat.
  3. Turn heat to low and let the potatoes simmer for 8-10 minutes or until the potatoes are fork tender.
  4. Meanwhile, add the Greek yogurt, mayo, lemon juice, pickle juice, fresh dill, green onions, dijon, salt, and pepper to a large bowl. Mix everything together until combined.
  5. Strain potatoes and rinse them with cold water.
  6. Let the potatoes cool and be sure to strain as much water as you can from the potatoes.
  7. Add potatoes to the sauce and mix until the potatoes are covered in sauce.
  8. Use a wooden spoon or a fork to smash some of the potato pieces.
  9. Eat immediately or refrigerate for 30 minutes to 1 hour and serve chilled.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/6 Calories: 270 Sugar: 6 Sodium: 394 Fat: 9 Carbohydrates: 38 Fiber: 5 Protein: 9 Cholesterol: 9

Author: Linley RichterCategory: SaladMethod: Stove TopCuisine: AmericanDiet: Vegetarian

Keywords: Red Potato Salad

About Linley Richter

Linley is a 5′ nothing spitball of positive energy who joined Team Fit Foodie in the Spring of 2014. Linley has worked on the digital side of small businesses and nonprofits since 2011, where she specialized in social media community management. Lin has a passion for food and an incredible palate. She is FFF’s chief recipe developer, so you can thank her for these incredible recipes!

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