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Admit it: After the burgers and hot dogs, you gravitate toward the potato salad when you're loading up your paper plate at a BBQ, picnic or potluck. So give everyone's favorite side dish an upgrade with one of these 14 flavorful potato salad recipes:
Deli Counter Potato Salad
Sure, going to the store would be easier -- but we bet you can make a better version of the classic deli-style potato salad in your own kitchen.
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Green Bean, Tomato and Potato Salad
Hit the farmer's market for this potato salad recipe: green beans, cherry tomatoes and parsley all add color and flavor to the traditional potato-mayo pairing.
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Baked Potato Salad
Reprinted from Old-School Comfort Food by Alex Guarnaschelli. Copyright © 2013. Published by Clarkson Potter.
Baked potatoes get a drizzle of vinegar-y dressing and pesto in this warm, grown-up version of potato salad.
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Basic Potato Salad
Regan Burns Cafiso
It isn't fancy, but it's hard to go wrong with the classic version of potato salad.
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Spicy Sweet Potato Salad
This potato salad recipe is sweet and spicy, thanks to the unique combo of sweet potatoes and jalapenos.
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Loaded Potato Salad with Bacon
This potato salad recipe had us at bacon. Ummm... bacon.
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Potato Salad with Feta, Dill and Cucumber
Give potato salad a Mediterranean twist with this Greek-inspired recipe.
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German-Style Potato Salad
This mayo-free potato salad recipe is perfect for picnics. Vinegar and dijon mustard are an ideal pairing for warm bacon and sweet onions.
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Country Potato Salad
Smoked ham and colorful heirloom potatoes make this gorgeous potato salad a standout at any picnic, potluck or BBQ.
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Steak and Potato Salad with Horseradish Dressing
Eating Well Inc.
The potato salad that eats like a meal, this recipe puts a fun summer spin on meat and potatoes.
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Potato Salad with Peas and Corn
Add color, crunch and sweetness to your potato salad with this veggie-filled version.
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Potato Salad with Prosciutto
Recipe courtesy of "The Illustrated Kitchen Bible: 1,000 Family Recipes from Around the World" by Victoria Blashford-Snell
Potato salad gets an international upgrade thanks to bacon's Italian cousin, prosciutto.
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Tuna and Potato Salad with Tarragon
Tuna salad, meet potato salad. (We just rocked your world a little, didn't we?)
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Creamy Potato Salad
Eating Well, Inc.
Bland potato salad? Not this recipe, thanks to the addition of gherkins, capers and red bell pepper!
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