From Asia to Iberia, How the World Does Potato Salad

Oktoberfest Potato Salad
Photo: lutzflcat

The potato. It's the tuber that took over the world. But as recently as the 18th century, the potato didn't seem destined for domination. To hungry European peasants, potatoes were fodder for pigs, unsuitable for humans. There's a great story of a Prussian king who set out to change public opinion. He stationed guards around his potato garden to make it appear that potatoes were so valuable they needed constant protection from non-existent thieves. When the guards were called off, peasants quickly stripped the garden bare of potatoes. And the potato was on its way. But really, potatoes were too delicious, versatile, affordable, and easy to grow to be ignored forever. Here are some favorite traditional potato salad recipes from around the globe.

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Savory Spanish Potato Salad

Savory Spanish Potato Salad
lutzflcat

Distinguishing ingredients: Red bell pepper, pimento-stuffed green olives, red wine vinegar

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French Potato Salad

French Potato Salad
naples34102

Distinguishing ingredients: Tarragon vinegar, beef consomme

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Italian Potato Salad

Italian Potato Salad
naples34102

Distinguishing ingredients: Olive oil, white wine vinegar, garlic

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Mediterranean Potato Salad

Mediterranean Potato Salad
SunnyByrd

Distinguishing ingredients: Cucumber, feta cheese, lemon juice

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Argentinean Potato Salad

Argentinean Potato Salad
Holiday Baker

Distinguishing ingredient: Pimiento-stuffed olives

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Light and Easy Greek Potato Salad

Light and Easy Greek Potato Salad
lutzflcat

Distinguishing Ingredients: Oregano, rosemary, red wine vinegar, lemon juice

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Diane's Scotch-Irish Potato Salad

Diane's Scotch-Irish Potato Salad
Rae

Distinguishing ingredients: Dill pickle relish, sweet pickle relish, smoked paprika

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American Potato Salad

bowl of American Potato Salad
lutzflcat

Distinguishing ingredients: Eggs, mayo, celery

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Caribbean Sweet Potato Salad

Caribbean Sweet Potato Salad

Distinguishing ingredients: Corn, peanuts, sweet potato

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Oktoberfest Potato Salad

Oktoberfest Potato Salad
lutzflcat

Distinguishing Ingredients: Cider vinegar, bacon, sugar

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Yucatan Potato Salad

Yucatan Potato Salad with lime garnish in a colorful bowl
Photo by lutzflcat.

Distinguishing ingredients: Poblano pepper, lime juice

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South African Potato Salad

World's Best Potato Salad
Sugarplum

Distinguishing ingredient: Sweetened condensed milk

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All Canadian Potato Salad

All Canadian Potato Salad
Baking Nana

Distinguishing ingredients: Pickles, eggs, celery seed

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Mom's Russian Potato Salad

Mom's Russian Potato Salad
Ganesh Nair

Distinguishing ingredients: Beets, carrots, sauerkraut

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Patate Prezzemolate (Vegan Italian Potato Salad)

Patate Prezzemolate (Vegan Italian Potato Salad) in a beige bowl
Buckwheat Queen

Distinguishing ingredients: Italian parsley, garlic, red pepper flakes

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Simple Parisian-Style Potato Salad

Simple Parisian-Style Potato Salad in a grey bowl
lutzflcat

Distinguishing ingredients: The simple Dijon, olive oil, white wine vinegar, and shallots vinaigrette

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Japanese Potato Salad

Japanese Potato Salad
Haven4Order

Distinguishing ingredients: Cucumber, corn, rice vinegar

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