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.
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.
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