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Rave-Review Potato Salad Recipe

Rave-Review Potato Salad Recipe

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 YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

One 2/3-cup serving (prepared with fat-free mayonnaise and fat-free yogurt and without salt) equals 152 calories, 5 g fat (0 saturated fat), trace cholesterol, 88 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 fat.

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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!"

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."

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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