This healthy greek yogurt potato salad is such a hit at BBQs! It’s easy to make and the silky greek yogurt sauce packs a real punch while being a lighter alternative to mayo. I also love to serve this still warm.

This healthy greek yogurt potato salad is such a hit at BBQs! It's easy to make and the silky greek yogurt sauce packs a real punch while being a lighter alternative to mayo. I also love to serve this still warm.

So I’ve found a new favorite way to eat potatoes!

Move over mashed potatoes of my past, I have eaten this greek yogurt potato salad for dinner more times than I can count over the last couple of months.

I just make a little batch and then add an avocado on top and call it dinner. It’s been one of my main pregnancy cravings lately.

I really have no idea why but it’s pretty healthy and it feels awesome to like food again, so I’m asking zero questions.

This healthy greek yogurt potato salad is such a hit at BBQs! It's easy to make and the silky greek yogurt sauce packs a real punch while being a lighter alternative to mayo. I also love to serve this still warm.

Why use greek yogurt in potato salad?

So, mayo based potato salads are all very well, but even as a mayo lover I find this much tastier! And that is while being a little bit healthier. Win/win.

It’s more tangy, more moist and more creamy.

I do consider this very healthy but it’s not low in fat. I use full fat yogurt and I add olive oil to the yogurt mix which makes the sauce a little richer, and less inclined to just disappear into the potatoes.

Otherwise it’s fairly classic – a mix of spring onions and chives, and some dijon mustard and red wine vinegar.

You can of course add some dill – I love it with just the onions and chives because I never really have dill to hand, but it’s certainly a tasty addition.

This healthy greek yogurt potato salad is such a hit at BBQs! It's easy to make and the silky greek yogurt sauce packs a real punch while being a lighter alternative to mayo. I also love to serve this still warm.

I have actually been making this greek yogurt potato salad in big batches for years when we’ve hosted barbecues, and it always goes down a treat.

It is easy to make. Just whisk the sauce together and add to chopped, cooked potatoes.

It works well warm or cold – when it’s warm, the sauce goes all melty and luxurious. Irresistible!

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This greek yogurt potato salad is such a hit at BBQs! It's easy to make and the silky greek yogurt packs a real punch. I also love to serve this potato salad still warm!

Greek Yogurt Potato Salad

This healthy Greek yogurt potato salad is such a hit at BBQs! It’s easy to make and the silky greek yogurt sauce packs a real punch while being a lighter alternative to mayo. I also love to serve this still warm.
4.44 from 48 ratings

Ingredients

  • 2.2 lbs (1 kg) potatoes

Dressing

  • 2 cups (470 ml) greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup (60 ml) extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tsps red wine vinegar
  • 2 tsps of dijon mustard
  • 6 stalks of spring onion, aka salad onions, green onions, sliced
  • A few large handfuls of chopped fresh chives
  • A generous sprinkling of ground salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions 

  • To make the dressing, combine all ingredients in a bowl. Cover and place in the refrigerator to let the flavor develop. I’d ideally leave this overnight, but just do what you can.
  • When it’s time to prepare the salad, chop your potatoes into small chunks – the size depends on your personal preference but when using new potatoes I usually quarter them – and boil them in salted water until completely cooked. (15-20 minutes)
  • Drain. (At this stage I like to add a little extra salt to the drained potatoes, but that’s optional!)
  • If you are serving this warm, leave the potatoes for about 15 minutes before stirring in the dressing and serving.
  • If you are serving this cold, refrigerate the potatoes until they are completely cool and then combine with the dressing.
Serving: 1g, Calories: 143kcal, Carbohydrates: 20g, Protein: 6g, Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 2mg, Sodium: 70mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 2g