Real German Potato Salad (No Mayo)


A much more traditional German potato salad which, of course, has no mayo. It has tangy, fresh flavors and can be served cold or at room temperature.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
8 servings


  • 10 red potatoes, peeled and roughly chopped, or more to taste

  • ½ cup chicken broth, or more as needed

  • ¼ cup white vinegar

  • ¼ cup oil

  • 1 large onion, diced

  • 6 slices cooked bacon, chopped (Optional)

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh dill

  • 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, 15 to 20 minutes; drain.

  2. Combine chicken broth, vinegar, and oil in a large pot; bring to a boil. Add onion to broth mixture; cook until onion is desired tenderness, 2 to 6 minutes. Remove pot from heat and add potatoes, bacon, and dill; gently stir, adding more chicken broth if needed to moisten salad. Season potato salad with salt and pepper.

Cook's Notes:

Any variety of potato can be used. Do not chop evenly; various sizes will create a more interesting texture.

Vegetable broth can be substituted for chicken broth.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

151 Calories
11g Fat
10g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 151
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 272mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 6mg 32%
Calcium 12mg 1%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 300mg 6%

* 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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