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Healthy Potato Salad with Greek Yogurt

Potato salad doesn’t have to be a heavy, fattening side dish. This Healthy Potato Salad with Greek Yogurt is a lighter version of the salad that you love, without all of the calories.

Healthy Potato Salad with Greek Yogurt on a plate.

Hi friends!

Since it’s the day before the 4th of July, I thought I’d share one of my all-time favorite grilling side dishes. I love keeping food simple in the summer, focusing on fresh, high-quality ingredients and this light potato salad recipe does just that. Don’t worry if you normally don’t like potato salad… this one is different.

Why you’ll love this Healthy Potato Salad with Greek Yogurt

This Healthy Potato Salad with Greek Yogurt is so good and it uses NO MAYO like most potato salads. It’s packed with dill, lemon and has just a hint of grainy mustard to bring out the flavor without all the fuss. It’s a dish you can actually FEEL GOOD about eating.

This lighter take on potato salad is totally addictive and should be added to your summer menu rotation ASAP.

Healthy Potato Salad with Greek Yogurt in a bowl.

Potato salad is such a staple at cookouts, but I honestly avoid it.  It’s usually been sitting out for a while, from a package, and honestly, it’s not that tasty.  Not my version though.  This Healthy Potato Salad with Greek Yogurt uses simple fresh ingredients that allow the potatoes to shine… not cover them up.

The creamy Greek yogurt is healthy, low in fat and high in protein… way better than mayo.  It makes one unforgettable potato salad.  Trust me!

Healthy Potato Salad with Greek Yogurt on a plate.

Healthy Potato Salad with Greek Yogurt Ingredients

To make this Healthy Potato Salad with Greek Yogurt recipe you will need:

  • Golden potatoes: This potato is creamier and holds up better than russets when used in a potato salad.
  • Greek yogurt: A much healthy alternative to the main ingredient in potato salads: mayo.
  • Fresh dill: Dill has a delicate flavor that works really well in salads, plus it makes a beautiful garnish.
  • Grainy mustard: The salad would lack flavor and texture if it wasn’t for grainy mustard.
  • Lemon: Adds a bright and tangy taste to the salad.
  • Onion powder: It disburses easily throughout the salad to provide all over onion flavor.
  • Salt and pepper: Helps to bring out the flavors in the salad.

Healthy Potato Salad with Greek Yogurt on a plate.

How do you make Healthy Potato Salad with Greek Yogurt?

  1. Cut the potatoes.
  2. Steam the potatoes <— steaming them keeps more nutrients than boiling!
  3. Mix the potatoes with the rest of the ingredients
  4. Chill and serve!

This recipe would be perfect for a weekday dinner or any summer cookout.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

Tips for making the salad

  • I make my healthy potato salad with golden baby potatoes.  If you can’t find these, it will also work with baby red potatoes.  I love the smooth consistency of the golden cuties though.
  • The most tedious part of the whole recipe is cutting the potatoes into 1/2 inch cubes, but even that doesn’t take that long.
  • After that, you steam the potatoes in a basket.  I steam mine instead of boiling them so they retain more nutrients.
  • Once the potatoes are cool, you toss with greek yogurt, dill, and mustard.  I brighten the flavor with lemon and a touch of onion powder.  This combo packs a flavor punch without a bunch of mayo.

Healthy Potato Salad with Greek Yogurt on a plate.

Your turn!

Favorite cookout side dish- GO!

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Healthy Potato Salad with Greek Yogurt

Potato salad doesn’t have to be a heavy, fattening side dish. This Healthy Potato Salad with Greek Yogurt is a lighter version of the salad that you love, without all of the calories.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch, Salad, side
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 153 kcal


  • 1 1/2 pounds golden potatoes, cut in 1/2 cubes
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons fresh dill, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon grainy mustard
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • dill, garnish


  • Steam chopped potatoes on the stove for 15-20 minutes or until fork tender. Don't overcook.
  • Cool potatoes.
  • Stir together the Greek yogurt, grainy mustard, lemon, onion powder and cooked potatoes. Salt and pepper to taste.
  • Carefully fold in the dill.
  • Serve room temperature or chilled. Garnish with additional dill.


This Healthy Potato Salad with Greek Yogurt can be served warm or chilled in the fridge.


Calories: 153kcalCarbohydrates: 32gProtein: 6gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 62mgPotassium: 770mgFiber: 4gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 15IUVitamin C: 41mgCalcium: 51mgIron: 1mg
Keyword greek yogurt, potato salad, potatoes
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Healthy Potato Salad with Greek Yogurt on a plate.

By | 2020-05-28T22:24:20-04:00 May 16th, 2020|All Vegetarian, Food, Lunch, Salads, Side Dishes|48 Comments


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  6. Wendy July 5, 2019 at 1:26 pm - Reply

    Oh this looks yummy!

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    5 stars
    Looks fabulous, Julie! A must-try!

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  12. Lynda January 12, 2017 at 2:53 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    GREAT recipe! Very light, tasty and satisfying. I added some chopped celery for a little crunch. This will definitely go on my “make again” list.

    • JulieWunder January 29, 2017 at 7:26 pm - Reply

      That sounds like a wonderful idea! So glad you enjoyed it.

  13. Garrett Boeken August 3, 2016 at 6:08 am - Reply

    Mayonnaise. I like the flavor with just a little bit of mayonnaise added; however you can omit the mayo altogether, if you prefer. Apple cider vinegar. A touch of acid enhances the flavor of the salad. You may also use regular white vinegar or white wine vinegar.

  14. Christine December 7, 2015 at 9:09 am - Reply

    3 stars
    Made this last night. Good except too much dill. I am pretty sure it is because I didn’t use fresh? I only had dry so I didn’t see any issue. Wrong. I’m going to try again with fresh dill as indicated. Should be good. I really liked the greek yogurt instead of mayo.

    • JulieWunder December 7, 2015 at 12:12 pm - Reply

      Hi Christine! Yes, if you sub dry for fresh you need to reduce the amount. A general rule of thumb is 1 teaspoon dry equals 1 TABLESPOON fresh. So for this recipe I’d use 2 teaspoons. But since you are trying it in a new way… I’d start with 1 1/2 and taste it :-)) See if you like/want more.
      I love the fresh dill in this though– totally worth getting!
      Thanks for making my recipe and leaving a comment!

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  16. Faith VanderMolen May 19, 2015 at 7:29 am - Reply

    Potato salad has been on my list to make for a while. Now I have some inspiration!!

    • JulieWunder May 19, 2015 at 5:53 pm - Reply

      Thanks! It’s such a yummy treat especially made this way!

  17. Natalie May 19, 2015 at 1:17 am - Reply

    Yay! Healthy potato salad!!! It’s always something I steer away from at a BBQ because of all the mayo, but this is genius 🙂

  18. Miz Helen May 18, 2015 at 2:20 pm - Reply

    Dill and Potato Salad a great combination that I just love, this Potato Salad looks awesome! Hope you are having a great day and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday this week.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  19. Meghan May 18, 2015 at 7:24 am - Reply

    This recipe speaks wonders to my mayo-hating self (though I have to admit that I’m slowly getting more into it…why?!). And fresh dill is pretty much the best thing ever – nice work on incorporating that in here, too!

  20. Tina muir May 18, 2015 at 7:11 am - Reply

    Yummy Julie! I love subbing greek yogurt in wherever I can, its so much better for you, and you really can’t tell! I have nerve made a potato salad, but maybe it is time! Thanks for linking up with us today lady!

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  22. Gretchen | Gretchruns May 13, 2015 at 2:13 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    Wow, does this look amazing! Dill is one of my favorite herbs (right after cilantro) so I’ll have to try it out. I just happen to have all the ingredients on hand, so sounds like a perfect thing to make tonight!

  23. Jess @hellotofit May 12, 2015 at 4:34 pm - Reply

    I forgot how yummy dill is 🙂 love it in cold salads like this, as well as with salmon!

  24. Marilyn Jarnecki May 12, 2015 at 3:18 pm - Reply

    All the ingredients I love, so definitely will make it this weekend.
    Also on the Aloha Premium Protein Powder where do you purchase this & can you buy individual packets or how many come in a box I like the idea of vanilla/ chocolate….Price approximately please & thank you Julie

  25. Ohh, I will definitely give this a try for our next bbq! Looks delicious!

  26. Annmarie May 12, 2015 at 8:53 am - Reply

    Dill anything is delicious!!!

  27. I’m not a mayo fan…at all; so this is my kind of potato salad. Love the flavor combinations. 🙂

  28. ooh this looks good! Steaming instead of boiling is a great idea. Thanks for linking up!

  29. Susie @ SuzLyfe May 12, 2015 at 7:18 am - Reply

    I’m from the south. YES to healthy potato salad!

  30. Blane Sherer May 12, 2015 at 7:13 am - Reply

    Many people say that gardening is therapeutic for them. Do you find it to be so ?

    • JulieWunder May 13, 2015 at 9:52 am - Reply

      Totally! And it is such a joy to make a meal from something you grew.

  31. Mary Jean Henson May 12, 2015 at 7:03 am - Reply

    Potato salad sounds yummy! Will be making it soon. Glad you are feeling a tad better today.

    The loss af your Mom and beloved pet is tough to handle.

    Have a happy Tuesday!

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