This Greek Potato Salad with a homemade tzatziki dressing is the most refreshing potato salad! It’s deliciously creamy, it has lot’s of fresh herbs, and that bit of lemon gives it the perfect summery touch. Plus this dressing uses mostly Greek yogurt instead of all mayonnaise, so this is a healthier alternative to the classic potato salad.
A Lighter Potato Salad with Tzatziki Dressing
I’ve long loved that beloved dill swirled fresh tzataziki sauce and the other day I was thinking it would be the perfect addition to a potato salad for a Greek spin, and oh how it is!
Not only is it delicious but as I mentioned it’s a healthier, lighter alternative vs. using 1 cup+ of mayonnaise.
Here I felt like 1/4 cup mayonnaise gave it the perfect amount of richness but if you are looking to make this even lighter you can use light mayonnaise. Or even omit the mayo and use whole Greek yogurt instead.
Ingredients You’ll Need for This Potato Salad
- Red potatoes (yellow would work too)
- English cucumber
- Greek yogurt
- Fresh parsley
- Fresh dill
- Salt and pepper
How to Make this Greek Potato Salad
First you’ll boil dice the potatoes then add to a pot and boil in water until fully tender.
Drain and let them cool completely in refrigerator, or to chill quickly spread onto a rimmed baking sheet and freeze for about 10 – 15 minutes.
While the potatoes are cooling you’ll prep the dressing. To start you’ll seed and dice the cucumber.
Then toss the ingredients for the dressing together in a larger mixing bowl (if you just mix the dressing in the bowl you’ll be using to toss the salad you won’t need to dirty two bowls).
Then add the potatoes and red onion.
Give it a good toss to coat everything. Sprinkle with a little more dill and parsley as desired and serve.
What to Serve this With
- Grilled salmon (here I just added some olive oil, dried oregano, basil and fresh lemon).
- Greek Chicken Kebabs
- Grilled Greek Lemon Chicken
- Pan seared steaks or grilled steaks or lamb chops
- More veggies like grilled corn, think summer sides
Summer is just around the corner and this is one of those recipes you’ll want in your back pocket for all the summer get togethers. I have the feeling it will become a crowd favorite! Feel free to double up the recipe as needed.
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Greek Potato Salad
The most refreshing potato salad! It's deliciously creamy, it has lot's of fresh herbs, and that bit of lemon gives it the perfect summery touch. Plus this dressing uses mostly Greek yogurt instead of all mayonnaise, so this is a healthier alternative to the classic potato salad.
- 2 1/2 lbs red potatoes, scrubbed and rinsed clean, diced into 3/4-inch cubes
- 1/3 cup chopped red onion
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 1/2 english cucumber (8 oz) halved, seeded, diced
- 1 cup fat free plain Greek yogurt
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- 3 Tbsp finely chopped fresh parsley, then more for garnish
- 1 Tbsp minced fresh dill, then more for garnish
- 1 1/2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
- 1 garlic clove, minced (1 tsp)
- 1/2 tsp lemon zest, or more to taste
Place potatoes in a large pot then add enough water to cover and season water with a teaspoon of salt.
Bring to a boil over medium-high heat then cover and reduce heat to medium-low and let simmer until potatoes are fully tender, about 8 - 10 minutes.
Drain potatoes, then chill fully (to chill faster spread onto a rimmed baking sheet and freeze for about 10 - 15 minutes).
Meanwhile place diced cucumber on a few layers of paper towels and wrap and press to remove some of the excess liquid.
Transfer cucumber to a large mixing bowl, add in Greek yogurt, mayonnaise, parsley, dill, lemon juice, and garlic then season with salt and pepper to taste. Stir mixture.
Add potatoes and red onion to bowl then toss to evenly coat. Serve within a few hours garnished with more parsley, dill and lemon zest (keep chilled).
Recipe source: Cooking Classy
*You can set some of the dill, red onions and lemon zest aside to garnish over top if desired.