Every week we pull together some great Canadian recipes from Canadian food bloggers around the web featuring one main ingredient or dish. This week we're featuring a summertime picnic and bbq classic, potato salad! Mix up your menu with some of these delicious cold potato salad recipes.

collage of potato salad dishes

Potato Salad is synonymous with summer. How do you like it? With mayo or a simple vinaigrette? Are you all about the hardboiled eggs or can you skip them? A healthy dash of paprika or dill? (or both!?).

We love potato salad because no matter how you prefer it, it has one key summer feature: you can make it in the early morning to escape a hot afternoon kitchen and it will have the perfect amount of time for the herbs and spices to meld together in the fridge before you pull it out for dinner! It's also easy and uses simple, garden fresh ingredients and that's what summer is all about.

We've pulled together 15 summer ready potato salad recipes that run from the classic to the more unique options (like sweet potato salad and pickled beet potato salad). There's also allergen-friendly, vegan, paleo and gluten-free options.

So skip those plastic deli containers of potato salad from the grocery store this year -  we're pretty sure you'll find a potato salad for everyone in your family bubble this summer right here!

Fire up the grill to  cook up some protein, pull a cold potato salad and some frosty summer mocktails out of the fridge and enjoy!

1. Classic Potato Salad

by The Food Blog

Classic Potato Salad

You can never go wrong with a classic. This classic potato salad recipe from The Food Blog is creamy, tart, and welcome at every summer gathering.

2. New Potato Salad

by Food Bloggers of Canada

New Potato Salad with Chicken and Fresh Green Beans

This easy New Potato Salad is family favourite - pair it up with BBQ Chicken and fresh beans for a meal that's ready in 20 minutes!

3. Perogy Potato Salad (Gluten Free)

by Food Meanderings

Perogy Potato Salad in a bold with serving tongs

If you love perogies you will love this gluten-free, award-winning Perogy Potato Salad from Food Meanderings! Make it for a summer BBQ, a picnic in the park or even when you are camping/glamping this summer!

4. Loaded Baked Potato Salad

by Key to My Lime


Fully loaded baked potato salad from Key to My Lime makes such an easy and delicious side! It's a bit healthier because it's made with mostly sour cream and only a little bit of mayonnaise. The crumbled bacon adds delicious texture and flavor!

5. Vegetarian Olivier Salad (Salada Russa)

by At The Immigrant's Table

Russian Olivier Salad

The potato salad of your dreams, Russian Olivier salad by At The Immigrant's Table is creamy, tangy, and full of veggies and herbs. Because Russians know their potatoes!

6. Mexican Street Corn Potato Salad

by My Kitchen Love

Mexican Street Corn Potato Salad ready for serving

Add some fiesta to your potato salad with this Mexican Street Corn version from My Kitchen Love. Perfect for potlucks, family dinners or just because.

7. Allergen-Friendly Herbed Potato Salad

by Food Bloggers of Canada

Herbed Potato Salad in a glass bowl

If you're looking for an allergen friendly potato salad that skips the eggs and mayo try our Allergen-Friendly Herbed Potato Salad.

8. Roasted Pesto Potato Salad (Mayo-free)

by and Jo & Sue

Roasted pesto potato salad with tomatoes

This Roasted Pesto Potato Salad by Jo and Sue is a delicious no-mayo potato salad. Easy to make and even easier to fall in love with!

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9. Creamy Sweet Potato Salad (Gluten-Free & Paleo)

by Cathy's Gluten Free

Sweet Potato Salad with Bacon

Creamy Sweet Potato Salad from Cathy's Gluten Free is a beautiful twist on the classic and sure to add interest to a summer picnic menu! Made with sweet potatoes and bacon, it's great served warm or cold.

10. Pickled Beet Potato Salad

by Lord Byron's Kitchen

Pickled beet potato salad in a serving dish

Pickled Beet Salad from Lord Byron's Kitchen is a very traditional Newfoundland recipe spanning generations. Its humble ingredients and its bright, attractive colour make it irresistible to anyone who's never tried it!

11. Cold Smoked Potato Salad

by Celebration Generation

Cold Smoked Potato Salad

Cold smoked potato salad by Celebration Generation is a bit of a departure from tradition, but is fantastic. The smoke not only elevates the potato salad, it is a great accent to most foods that potato salad is served alongside.

12. Simple Potato Salad with Basil Vinaigrette

by Urban Cottage Life

Serving of potato salad on a plate

A twist on a classic French potato salad, this simple version from Urban Cottage Life features a medley of summer vegetables and a lively basil vinaigrette. It would be perfect for a summer picnic.

13. Southwest Potato Salad

by Delicious on a Dime

two servings of southwest potato salad on plates

This delicious potato salad from Delicious on a Dime combines smoky Southwest flavours, with a lighter yogurt-based sauce. Perfect for summer BBQs and easy on the budget!

14. Deluxe Potato Salad

by SugarLoveSpices

Deluxe Potato Salad in a glass serving bowl

Loads of flavor and texture from purple cabbage to boiled egg and some nice hits of char from the grilled veggies including a grilled avocado, not to mention a mayo mustard dressing that adds just the right amount of creaminess to take this Deluxe Potato Salad by SugarLoveSpices over the top.

15. Potato Salad

by My Island Bistro Kitchen

Potato Salad with an ice cream scoop

Flavorful potato salad from My Island Bistro Kitchen that features PEI potatoes and goes great with barbequed foods, lobster, and sandwiches. A must-have for summertime dining and picnic events.

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