Caramelized Onion and Bacon Potato Salad


I was looking for a lower-calorie way to make my husband's favorite summer side dish, as my traditional potato salad was laden with eggs and mayo! The tzatziki dip as dressing certainly did the trick! The tarragon in the onions gives that hint of 'what is that?' to this recipe! Can be served warm or chilled.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
10 servings


  • 30 small small potatoes, or more as needed

  • 1 large red onion, sliced into 1/8-inch pieces

  • 1 teaspoon dried tarragon

  • 3 fluid ounces white wine

  • 4 slices bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces

  • ½ cup tzatziki sauce, or more to taste

  • 5 tablespoons chopped fresh chives

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Place potatoes into a large pot and cover with salted water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until tender, 10 to 15 minutes. Drain and cool. Cut potatoes in half.

  2. Heat a skillet over medium heat; cook and stir onions until softened and golden brown, about 20 minutes. Add tarragon; pour in white wine to deglaze pan. Simmer until wine evaporates, 2 to 3 minutes.

  3. Place bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain the bacon slices on paper towels.

  4. Mix potatoes, onion, and bacon together in a large bowl. Fold tzatziki sauce, chives, salt, and black pepper into potato mixture.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

403 Calories
12g Fat
84g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 403
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 16%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Cholesterol 4mg 1%
Sodium 125mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 84g 30%
Dietary Fiber 9g 32%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 12g
Vitamin C 46mg 229%
Calcium 59mg 5%
Iron 4mg 22%
Potassium 2379mg 51%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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