Greek Potato Salad

May 7, 2018

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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.

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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
  • Mayonnaise
  • Fresh parsley
  • Fresh dill
  • Garlic
  • Lemon
  • Salt and pepper

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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.

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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.

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While the potatoes are cooling you’ll prep the dressing. To start you’ll seed and dice the cucumber.

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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).

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Then add the potatoes and red onion.

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Give it a good toss to coat everything. Sprinkle with a little more dill and parsley as desired and serve.

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What to Serve this With

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.

greek potato salad with salmon

More Potato Salad Recipes to Try

greek potato salad
4.60 from 5 votes

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.
Servings: 7
Prep15 minutes
Cook15 minutes
Cooling15 minutes
Ready in: 45 minutes


  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
Greek Potato Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 192 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 4mg1%
Sodium 92mg4%
Potassium 829mg24%
Carbohydrates 28g9%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 170IU3%
Vitamin C 18.8mg23%
Calcium 55mg6%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition values are estimates only. See full disclaimer here.

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  • Kari

    I loved this recipe, lovely tang to it! I always put 1/2 sour cream and 1/2 mayo in my regular potato salad. Thanks for this Greek style. I love Greek food!

  • Deb Bennett

    I have made several things using Cooking Classy’s recipes. All of them have been very good, except for this potato salad. I don’t think the recipe was a bad one, but my husband and I did not care for the taste of this potato salad…..just too sort of sour, too far removed from our idea of potato salad. The ingredients of the recipe are all things we like, but the combination of them just did not do it for us!

    • Jaclyn

      Jaclyn Bell

      Sorry you didn’t love it but thanks for the honest review. Hope you enjoy the next recipe better :).

  • Cindy

    Hi Jaclyn, how long can i keep the salad in my fridge?


    • Jaclyn

      Jaclyn Bell

      We ate it right away so I can’t say for sure. The dressing may get a little runny but it could last 2 days.

  • Kimberly @ Foodtalko

    I made this tonite and was delish! Thanks for sharing!

  • Jackie Mitchell

    Hi Jaclyn, just wondering what you think a little feta would be like in this salad? It might be overkill (doesn’t every Greek recipe have feta in it?), but I was thinking it might be fun–thoughts?

    • Jaclyn

      Jaclyn Bell

      Yeah I don’t think you could go wrong with a little feta here. Hope you enjoy!

  • Debbie Farr

    Sounds do good and I married into a Greek family so this will impress them I am sure. I do have one question, you don’t list the red onion in the recipe. How much?

    Thanks so much for another awesome recipe!????

  • Shoni

    It doesn’t say how much red onion in the ingredients list. Please let me know. Thanks!