Weekend Menu Planning: Potato Salad for the Fourth of July

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Potato salad is one of those classic summer comfort foods that's always a crowd-pleaser, and most families have their traditional potato salad recipe. But when you really start thinking about potato salad possibilities, there are endless variations that sound good. Here are some different potato salad ideas from food bloggers. Who knows; maybe one of these could become your family's new favorite potato salad recipe!


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Photo of Potato Salad
from Life's Ambrosia

Life's Ambrosia has added interest with bacon, red onion, diced dill pickles, and diced red bell peppers.

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Photo of Bacon Ranch Potato Salad
from Cora Cooks

There's also bacon in the salad from Cora Cooks, which also has celery, green onions, hard-boiled eggs, and ranch dressing to moisten the salad.

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Photo of Southwestern Potato Salad
from A Veggie Venture

The Veggie Venture's Southwestern Potato Salad has a dressing that's lightened up with buttermilk, but there is still plenty of flavor from the jalapeno, lime, and chipotle.

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Photo of Creole Potato Salad
from Simply Recipes

For another potato salad with a bit of spice, how about this one from Simply Recipes? Her Creole Potato Salad uses Creole-style mustard to give the salad a kick.

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Photo of Texas Potato Salad
from Homesick Texan

Finally, Homesick Texan's Texas Potato Salad may look traditional, but Lisa adds bread and butter jalapeno pickles and jalapeno pickle juice to spice it up.

Ten More Takes on Potato Salad:

Ottolenghi's Potato Salad with Yogurt and Horseradish ~ from The Wednesday Chef

Perfect Potato Salad from The Pioneer Woman Cooks

Baked Potato Salad ~ from Buns in My Oven

Deconstructed Italian Potato Salad ~ from Blue Kitchen

Red Potato Salad ~ from Andrea Meyers

Smoked Paprika Potato Salad ~ from Chocolate and Zucchini

Patriotic Red, White, and Blue Potato Salad ~ from Food Blogga

Potato Salad with Sesame Dressing ~ from The Perfect Pantry

Black Truffle Potato Salad ~ from Chez Us

Potato Salad with Rosemary Roasted Fennel and Creamy Mustard and Honey Dressing from Lucullian Delights

Does your family have a favorite or non-traditional recipe for potato salad? If so, please share a recipe link or your recipe in the comments.

(Every week on BlogHer, we spotlight five recipes with a common theme for a feature called Weekend Menu Planning, hoping one of them might make it onto the menu at your house. You can find previous recipes shared by checking the Weekend Menu Planning Archives or clicking the tag Weekend Menu Planning.)

Kalyn Denny also blogs at Kalyn's Kitchen, where she's focused on creating low-glycemic recipes using fresh ingredients. Kalyn only eats potato salad when it's made by her sister Sandee, who makes the world's best potato salad, but Kalyn recently did make Grilled Sweet Potato Salad with Green Onion, Basil, Thyme, and Feta.

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