Rave-Review Potato Salad Recipe
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Rave-Review Potato Salad Recipe

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My husband really flipped over this deliciously different potato salad the first time he tasted it. An oil and vinegar marinade gives the potatoes a wonderful flavor boost. This recipe is one of my most-requested. -Dorothy Bateman, Carver, Massachusetts
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 20 min. + marinating
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 20 min. + marinating
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 10 medium red potatoes, peeled
  • 1/3 cup chopped chives
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons grated onion
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt, optional
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced celery
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper or cucumber

Nutritional Facts

2/3 cup: 152 calories, 5g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 88mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 fat.


  1. Place potatoes in a Dutch oven and cover with water. Bring to a boil; cook until tender, 20-30 minutes. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine chives, oil, vinegar, onion, salt if desired and pepper; mix well. Drain potatoes; cool slightly. Cut into cubes; add to oil mixture and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  2. In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise and yogurt; chill. Just before serving, fold the mayonnaise mixture, celery and green pepper into potato salad. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Rave-Review Potato Salad in Taste of Home June/July 2000, p33

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psyhamlin User ID: 8919842 253067
Reviewed Aug. 23, 2016

"My go to Potato salad recipe for over 15 years. It is light, refreshing, and tangy."

Poffertjes User ID: 4588446 252371
Reviewed Aug. 8, 2016

"My preference would be leaving the vinegar and green pepper out, Otherwise this was an awesome potato salad. The chives give it a nice flavor."

Mamadonato User ID: 8201412 223158
Reviewed Mar. 19, 2015

"Excellent...variation of my grandmother's Swiss Potato salad, she used sour cream instead of yogurt....I most definitely like the yogurt! Light flavor.....Thank you! five stars!"

wyosunshine User ID: 581322 32306
Reviewed May. 28, 2013

"I discovered this recipes quite a few years ago and have made it religiously ever since. It's our families favorite and a favorite at every pot luck I take it to. I always double it for the Pot Lucks and I never have any left to take home and am always getting asked for the recipe."

scrapo User ID: 2908723 27793
Reviewed Aug. 22, 2011

"Delicious! I used 1/4 cup cucumber and 1/4 cup green pepper. Also tossed in some "real" bacon bits and some parmesan."

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