Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Ultimate Potato Salad for the #PicnicGame

Are you looking for a new spin on classic potato salad? Then give this Ultimate Potato Salad a try!!

What is one of your favorite thing about Summer? 

Besides the sunshine?

I don't know about you, but for me it is picnics. Living in the Pacific Northwest, picnic weather doesn't come around all that often. So when there is an opportunity to combine food + family + sunshine? Well you know I am all over it! 

A bunch of my friends from the Sunday Supper crew decided that we should all go on a picnic together. Unfortunately there is no way we could really all get together for a picnic, so this is the next best thing. 

A virtual picnic. 

Sound like fun? 

I sure thought so!

So, today we are celebrating International Picnic Day by bringing you a basket packed with goodies from A to Z, in the style of the picnic game! Drop by the Sunday Supper Movement to see the whole picnic spread out on our virtual blanket.

I'm going on a picnic and I'm bringing...

Asian Chicken Salad from Try Anything Once Culinary
Beautiful Beet Salad from Small Wallet, Big Appetite
Chicken Muffuletta from Marlene Baird
Double Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups from The Dinner-Mom
Elote from Peaceful Cooking
Fennel Slaw from FoodieTots
Greek Farro Salad from That Skinny Chick Can Bake
Honey Porter Glazed Chicken and Vegetable Skewers from Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks
Italian Pasta Salad from Casa de Crews
Japanese Plum Sushi from NinjaBaking.com
Kudos Kitchen Kolaches from Kudos Kitchen by Renee
Lemon Yogurt Bundt Cake from In The Kitchen With KP
Molasses Lovers Baked Beans from Cindy's Recipes and Writings
Northern Bean Salad with Egg and Prosciutto from Family Foodie
Orzo Salad from The Not So Cheesy Kitchen
PICOBLAT from Simply Healthy Family
Quinoa-Stuffed Grape Leaves from Culinary Adventures with Camilla
Roasted Fingerlings with Capers and Dill from Peanut Butter and Peppers
Spicy Southern Fried Chicken from Food Lust People Love
Tuscan Bread Salad from Curious Cuisiniere

......and Ultimate Potato Salad

I make a dish called Kitchen Sink Macaroni Salad, and the whole family loves it. It was lovingly nicknamed that by my kids because they say it has everything but the kitchen sink in it.

I decided to take that idea and transfer it to my potato salad. Tons of fresh veggies, potatoes, and creamy dreamy sauce? Oh yes, it is the ultimate, that is for sure!

Ultimate Potato Salad   
Serves 8

3 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and cut into 3/4-inch chunks
Fresh cracked black pepper
1/3 cup cider vinegar
3 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons yellow mustard
4 large hard-cooked eggs, peeled
1/2 teaspoon celery seed
3/4 cup Greek yogurt
2 stalks celery, diced
1 yellow bell pepper, diced
1 orange bell pepper, diced
4 green onions, chopped whites and greens
1/4 red onion, diced

Cover the potatoes with salted water and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium and simmer until potatoes are just tender, about 10 minutes.

While potatoes simmer, microwave vinegar and sugar in small bowl until sugar dissolves, about 30 seconds. Process vinegar mixture, mustard, 1 hard-cooked egg yolk, celery seed, and salt in food processor until smooth. Transfer to medium bowl.

Drain potatoes thoroughly, then transfer to large bowl. Drizzle 2 tablespoons dressing over hot potatoes and gently toss until evenly coated. Refrigerate until cooled, stirring gently once to redistribute dressing.

Whisk the Greek yogurt into remaining dressing. Add remaining hard-cooked eggs and egg white to dressing and, using potato masher, mash until only small pieces remain. Add dressing, celery, bell peppers, green onions, and red onion to cooled potatoes. Cover and refrigerate until chilled. Season with salt and pepper. Serve.



  1. You have to have potato salad at a picnic! I love that you used yogurt instead of the traditional mayo for this dish, too.

    1. Thanks Nichole! I am so addicted to using Greek yogurt in things i think I use it in just about anything that I usually use mayo in!!

  2. I love a good potato salad at my picnics! Umm!

    1. Yes, it doesn't seem like a picnic without it!!

  3. Looks divine!! And I love that you've added celery seed...love the stuff!

    1. Me too Liz! I put it in a lot of my "salad" type dishes.

  4. I adore the color of your potato salad. It looks perfect. Glad you brought it :)
    Renee - Kudos Kitchen

  5. Mmmm. This is a winner, Bobbi! .Love your combo of the yogurt with the mustard and eggs with potatoes. Yummmmy!

    1. I am pretty hooked on subbing it for mayo and sour cream in just about anything!

  6. Way to kick potato salad up a few notches, Bobbi! What a colorful bowl of wonderful!

    1. Thanks Stacy! I tried to fit as much "salad" as I could into it :)

  7. A picnic just wouldn't be a picnic without the potato salad, and this sounds like an awesome one, Bobbi!

    1. Thanks Heather :) I was so glad it was a hit with the family.

  8. Anyone else getting hungry?

  9. This is an amazing potato salad! Love all the flavors going on.

  10. Oh I totally love picnics. My other half and I like to take the kiddos up to Mt. Rainier for a picnic as much as we can. Such a beautiful place to hang out and I love that there is no phone signal or wifi. :-) I'd love to bring your potato salad!

    1. DO you know I have never been? I have lived here for over 7 years now. I need to rectify that soon!