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. My Greek Yogurt Potato Salad will soon become your favorite healthy cookout side dish!
Greek Yogurt Potato Salad
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. It's a Greek Yogurt Potato Salad!
Can you substitute greek yogurt for mayo in potato salad?
YES! 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. Greek yogurt is the perfect substitute for mayo in potato salad.
This lighter take on potato salad is totally addictive and should be added to your summer menu rotation ASAP.
Why you'll love this Healthy Potato Salad with Greek Yogurt
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!
Here's what you will need to make this Healthy Potato Salad with Greek Yogurt recipe.
- 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.
How do you make Healthy Potato Salad with Greek Yogurt?
- Cut the potatoes in small bites.
- Steam the potatoes over the stove in a steam basket. It will take 15-20 minutes for them to be fork-tender. <--- steaming them keeps more nutrients than boiling!
- Mix the potatoes with the rest of the ingredients including the greek yogurt.
- Chill and serve with your favorite cookout menu.
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 ½ 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 Variations & FAQ
I love this recipe as created BUT there are lots of variations to this recipe too! Here are some other fun ingredients to mix up your Greek Yogurt Potato Salad...
- Celery Salt
- Boiled Eggs
- Red Onion
- Pickle Relish
How long can potato salad sit out?
Since this healthy potato salad has greek yogurt in it I would not let is stay out of the fridge longer than 2-3 hours. Don't leave it in the sun and you can keep it cooler by leaving your serving bowl in another bowl filled with ice.
How do you store the Greek Yogurt Potato Salad?
Store the Greek Yogurt Potato Salad in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3-5 days. The potato salad must be kept cool.
Can you freeze potato salad?
I would not recommend freezing the potato salad. Freezing it would change the texture of the greek yogurt and potatoes.
This super creamy and DELISH Healthy Potato Salad with Greek Yogurt is one you'll want to make again and again. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do.
More Healthy Recipes with Greek Yogurt...
- Cauliflower "Potato" Salad
- Greek Yogurt Egg Salad
- Greek Yogurt Tuna Salad
- Healthy Greek Yogurt Ranch Dressing
If you make this recipe, I’d love to hear what you think! Leave a comment and a star rating ★ below. Make sure to follow me on Instagram, Pinterest, and Facebook too!
Healthy Potato Salad with Greek Yogurt
- 1 ½ pounds golden potatoes, cut in ½ cubes
- ½ cup Greek yogurt
- 2 tablespoons fresh dill, chopped
- 1 tablespoon grainy mustard
- ½ lemon, juiced
- ¼ 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.
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Oh this looks yummy!
Lisa Ballantyne says
Looks fabulous, Julie! A must-try!
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.
That sounds like a wonderful idea! So glad you enjoyed it.
Garrett Boeken says
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.
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.
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!
Faith VanderMolen says
Potato salad has been on my list to make for a while. Now I have some inspiration!!
Thanks! It's such a yummy treat especially made this way!
Yay! Healthy potato salad!!! It's always something I steer away from at a BBQ because of all the mayo, but this is genius 🙂
Thanks Natalie! It's perfect for summer!
Miz Helen says
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!
I will! Thank you for the linkup!
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!
Fresh dill is kind of amazing-- I agree!
Tina muir says
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!
It's time! This one is super yummy!
Gretchen | Gretchruns says
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!
yay! I hope you like it as much as I do!
Jess @hellotofit says
I forgot how yummy dill is 🙂 love it in cold salads like this, as well as with salmon!
It's perfect! I grow it just for that reason!
Marilyn Jarnecki says
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
yay! Thanks for trying it out. I hope you love it as much as I do.
Here is the link to buy the protein powder: https://aloha.com/shop/plant-based-superfood-protein
It looks like right now they are just selling it in the tubs for $39 each. It is a really nice product!
Sue @ This Mama Runs for Cupcakes says
Ohh, I will definitely give this a try for our next bbq! Looks delicious!
Dill anything is delicious!!!
Robin @ Simply Southern Baking says
I'm not a mayo fan...at all; so this is my kind of potato salad. Love the flavor combinations. 🙂
THanks Robin! I hope you love it as much as I do!
Deborah @ Confessions of a Mother Runner says
ooh this looks good! Steaming instead of boiling is a great idea. Thanks for linking up!
Thanks Deborah! It's a fun trick!
Susie @ SuzLyfe says
I'm from the south. YES to healthy potato salad!
Blane Sherer says
Many people say that gardening is therapeutic for them. Do you find it to be so ?
Totally! And it is such a joy to make a meal from something you grew.
Mary Jean Henson says
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!
Thanks Mary Jean. I am doing much better now.