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Rave-Review Potato Salad

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


  • 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


  • 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.
  • In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise and yogurt; chill. Just before serving, fold the mayonnaise mixture, celery and green pepper into potato salad.
Nutrition 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.

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  • psyhamlin
    Aug 23, 2016

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

  • Poffertjes
    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
    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
    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
    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.

  • carrubah
    Jun 6, 2006

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  • margi
    Apr 17, 2006

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