Growing up, I loved my mom’s potato salad. A summer treat, she served it with her barbeque chicken or alongside any deli sandwich. And, like most food items, my mom made it well. It was a classic – a traditional, naturally gluten-free potato salad. And it was always the same, the perfect American potato salad.
For me, there was only one way to make potato salad. Even now, years later, I remember discovering that all potato salad recipes are not even close to the same.
It was a sunny day. We were headed to a barbeque and running very late. With no time to cook everything we needed, we split our tasks. My job was to get potato salad from the grocery store deli counter. When my number was called, I made my simple request, “I would like two pounds of potato salad, please.”
If you have ever been to a large deli counter, you can imagine what transpired. It was her next two words that both confused me and broadened my horizons. “Which type?”
‘Which type of what?‘ I wondered. After all, up until this point in my life, there was mom’s gluten-free potato salad, which always consisted of:
- Boiled potatoes
- Hard-boiled eggs
- Green onion
- Salt and pepper
Since that day, I have spread my wings and discovered a huge variety of potato salads. As my dietary restrictions changed, I refined my favorites list to include only dairy and gluten-free potato salad recipes.
The recipes on this page are:
Gluten-free potato salad serving suggestions
If you make potato salad the way my mom did, loaded with hard-boiled eggs, it could almost be a meal in itself. But my mom never would have allowed that, as she considered it a side salad, just like a homemade coleslaw.
Served with a spoon and eaten with a fork, potato salad sits alongside deli sandwiches, hamburgers, hotdogs, homemade corned beef, and barbequed chicken.
NOTE: If you are bringing potato salad to an outdoor event where it will be sitting on a table for hours, you might want to choose one without mayonnaise.
11 dairy and gluten-free potato salad recipes
Naturally gluten-free, these dairy-free potato salad recipes span a variety of other ingredients from eggs to vegan options, from avocado to cauliflower; there is something for every taste. To make it easy to find what you are looking for, this list is divided into those that contain eggs, either boiled or in the mayonnaise, and those that are vegan.
Dairy and Gluten-Free Potato Salads
There are so many different ways to make potato salad. While we have included several options below, they have two things in common: all are dairy and gluten-free potato salad recipes. The recipes in this first section contain eggs, either boiled or in the mayonnaise.
Our Fast Easy Potato Salad Is Gluten-free, Dairy-free, and Low FODMAP
A traditional BBQ side dish, this quick and easy potato salad is a family favorite. Importantly, it is both gluten-free and dairy-free, plus low FODMAP, and has a vegan option.
Paleo Red, White, and Blue Potato Salad
Loaded with interesting flavors and color, it's not surprising that this gluten and dairy-free potato salad is so popular. With three kinds of potatoes, eggs, mustard, dill pickles, and paleo mayonnaise, it's a meal or a side dish.
Roasted Vegetable Salad
Quick, easy, and delicious, this one can be a side dish or a snack, as it features edamame in addition to the carrots and potatoes.
Southwest Cauliflower Salad
This doesn't actually have any potato in it, but the cauliflower is a perfect low carb substitute.
Vegan Potato Salads
While eggs on their own or in the mayonnaise are common in the above salads, the gluten-free potato salad recipes below are all vegan.
Easy Sweet Potato Salad
As a big fan of roasted sweet potato, it should be no surprise that this is one of my favorite dairy-free potato salads. It's also vegan, paleo, and Whole30 friendly.
Green Garlic Potato Salad
The secret to this recipe is the green garlic, which is the garlic flower stalk that looks a bit like spring onions. It is usually found at farmer's markets.
Easy Creamy Vegan Potato Salad
It's so creamy that your guests will be wondering how you made it both oil-free and vegan. The secret is a silken tofu aioli dressing.
Grandma's Old-Fashioned Potato Salad
This old fashioned potato salad is gluten, dairy, and mayo-free, making it the ideal side dish for outdoor shared / buffet-style meals.
Healthy Vegan Potato Salad
A healthy vegan potato salad made with cucumber, red onion, bell pepper, and tomato. What really makes this one so special is the garlicky vegan yogurt sauce.
Avocado Potato Salad
Two of my favorite ingredients make this avocado and potato salad a hit. Spring onion and radish add a touch of spice and crunch.
German Dill Potato Salad
This authentic cold German potato salad recipe creates a tangy and fresh side dish featuring dill. Gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan, it's a quick-to-prepare BBQ side dish.
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Which gluten-free potato salad recipe will you try first?
If you are looking for a potato meal, check out our loaded potato recipe or our potato pancakes.
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You certainly put a different spin on the usual pototato salad, and just in time for the summer salad season. They look tasty. Thank you for sharing with #omhgww. I will share your article if share buttons are made available.
These look so tasty!
Thank you for sharing all these wonderful recipes. My family has food sensitivities and these recipes will defiantly come in handy this summer.
Being a fan of potatoes, I am loving all these wonderful recipes.
Potato salad is such a go-to side dish for summer! Love the variety of recipes here!
Wow, so many delicious option for me to choose from! I think I might try them all this summer. I am a HUGE potato salad fan so I am always on the hunt for the best potato salad!
Yum! Looks delish!