Lemony Potato Salad

Lemony Potato Salad

After posting those decadent Nutella cheesecake brownies on Monday, I think we need something a little lighter today, don’t you think?!

Along with the brownies, I also brought this potato salad to my potluck party last week. You’ve all heard me say before how picky I am when it comes to potato salads and chicken salads. This potato salad is a great alternative if you do not like the traditional potato salad that has mayo. This lemony potato salad is light and fresh and of course, lemony!

Lemony Potato Salad

This is also the type of dish that you can serve when warm, at room temperature, or cold, which makes it the perfect dish to bring to a party as you do not have to worry about keeping it cold or warm. I tasted some right after I mixed it up (so it was still warm), at the party (at room temp.), and then again the next day when it was cold and I liked the way it tasted every time! I think I am slightly partial to having it warm or at room temperature, but you really can’t go wrong with this one!

Lemony Potato Salad

Yield: 6-8 servings

Lemony Potato Salad

Lemony Potato Salad

Lemony Potato Salad - Made with baby red potatos and fresh lemon. This potato salad has no mayo!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 6 cups baby red potatoes, cubed
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 tbs. red-wine vinegar
  • 1 tbs. minced garlic
  • 2 tbs. finely chopped fresh parsley
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • fresh chives, chopped (for garnish, optional)


  1. Boil the potatoes in lightly salted water until fork tender, about 10-15 minutes. Drain the water and pour the potatoes into a large bowl. Let cool for about 10 minutes.
  2. In a smaller bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, red-wine vinegar, garlic, and the parsley.
  3. Pour the dressing over the potatoes and gently toss to coat all of the potatoes with the dressing. Add salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with freshly chopped chives (or green onion) if desired. Serve at room temperature or cover with foil and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 215Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 58mgCarbohydrates: 34gFiber: 3gSugar: 3gProtein: 4g

Lemony Potato Salad



  1. Potatoes with lemon look like a perfect combo :D

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  2. I have made potato salad like this before, but what a great spin on it with lemon! I love it!!! I bet it gives it a nice zip!

  3. Mmmm… all the garlic, lemon and chives… Heaven. :) I would definitely enjoy this as much as the brownies. :)

  4. Oh this is absolutely gorgeous. I love potato salad. I also love how healthy this looks!

  5. Oh my… I have some meyer lemons on my counter right now… maybe this is what I should use them for! Looks so good!

  6. I love potatoes and this is absolutely great. Not sinful one bit. But you know what, I realised I have never incorporated lemon alongside with my potato salad. Time for a change. Yum!

  7. This is awesome. I love red potatoes!

  8. nutella brownies and light lemony refreshing potato salad is a perfect duo. this just cancels out all the chocolate, right?!

  9. I was just thinking this morning about how much I wanted a nice, fresh tasting potato salad. I think you read my mind!

  10. I will give this a try with Meyer Lemon tonight! It looks so simple and delicious!

  11. I’m so ready for Summer and BBQs and warmth. This potato salad looks wonderful and refreshing!

  12. Oh this is the potato salad I make all the time! I love the fresh healthy flavours.

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  13. Yum, your potato salad looks lovely!

  14. Love the lemon – what a great looking potato salad!

  15. I love potato salad!I hate when theyre all full of mayo though and you barely get any potato in the bite! This sounds delicious and refreshing!

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  17. This looks so good! All I have in the house are large baking potatoes. Ive never made potato salad… do you think it will work with these?

  18. Im so making this for 4th of July! Do you think I could toss in some grilled asparagus too?

  19. Completely forgot to come back and comment but I made this for Easter and it was a huge hit! It was sooo good and super easy to throw together. I’m going to an outdoor concert and will be making this again. It’s been added to my favorites. Thanks for the recipe.

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