eastern european red potato salad

eastern european red potato dill yogurt salad

Healthy Potato Salad

Taste this Eastern European red potato salad with fresh dill and cucumbers in a creamy Greek yogurt sauce and you’ll make it your picnic favorite!

Salads. Usually really healthy because we’re talking greens. But what do you do when you want a healthy potato salad. Well, you might just try this recipe!

Yogurt Potatoes

Yogurt potatoes are healthier than mayonnaise potatoes. And, that’s what potato salad is. A creaminess in the potatoes and whatever else you put into this dish. Wait til you taste the crunchy cucumbers and dill with the yogurt potatoes. 

Red Potato Salad

You don’t want to make your potato salad with starchy potatoes like Russets. That’s because they tend to crumble and fall apart when cooking. The best potatoes for a potato salad are red potatoes. You can leave the skins on. It adds more nutrients, plus it saves a peeling the potatoes step. Other good potatoes are fingerlings and new potatoes.  

Sour Cream Potato Salad

If you don’t want to use Greek yogurt in this recipe, you can surely substitute sour cream. Your potato salad will be just a fabulous. Just think of your baked potato. If you’re like me, you put a big dollop of sour cream on it and then mash it into the tender hot potato. Well, this is kind of the same, but your potatoes are in big chunks. 

Potato Salad with Dill

Rather than mayonnaise, usually oil and vinegar is used. With this version, I’m bringing together some Southern’ness’ to it with a little mayo, some Mediterranean infusion with Greek plain yogurt, and, of course, olive oil and lemon juice.

But, the star of this potato salad is not the potatoes, it’s the dill and cucumbers! Yes, unexpected, and ever so wonderful on the palate with its texture and taste. You can serve this warm or cold. It really doesn’t matter because it’s good all the way around! Here’s to adventurous palates. 

Greek Potato Salad Yogurt

Yes, always a welcome on my table is a bowl or platter of Greek potato salad with yogurt. I’m hoping you’ll be serving it, too.  This eastern European red potato dill yogurt salad, similar to a Greek potato salad, is sure to be popular. It’s a version of potato salad that comes from eastern European countries where different flavors combine to bring together a luscious creamy flavor profile.

Potato Dill Salad

The delicious potato and dill go perfectly together. And, this type of salad is quite simple to make. It’s best to let it refrigerate a few hours before serving, or even overnight. And, make sure you have lots of fresh dill. It just makes the other ingredients explode with more flavor! 

Russian Potato Salad

The Russian potato salad and my Eastern European potato salad have commonalities. Mom would make potato salad so very differently from the American version. Hers was a Slavic Eastern European type because my Mom was Croatian. Yes, my grandparents came to the United States in the early 20th century. And, they brought with them their culture, traditions and foods. 

 ~peace~ xoxo ally

eastern european red potato dill yogurt salad

eastern european red potato dill yogurt salad

eastern european red potato salad

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Taste this Eastern European red potato salad with fresh dill and cucumbers in a creamy Greek yogurt sauce and you'll make it your picnic favorite!


  • 8 large red potatoes, washed well and cut into somewhat large pieces, can use Yukon potatoes
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 tsp. sea salt (divided)
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • ½ cup Greek plain yogurt
  • 2 Tbl. Extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ large lemon, juice
  • 1 tsp. white pepper
  • 1 Tbl. Italian seasoning
  • 1 large English cucumber, washed, skin on, and diced, yielding about 2 cups of diced cukes
  • 4 green onions, sliced thinly with some of the green tops, can use red onions
  • 1 cup celery, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup fresh herb mixture, lots of dill, parsley, basil, thyme, finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup dill pickle relish, no sugar
  • 1/3 cup loosely packed fresh dill, plus sprigs for garnish


  1. Put the potatoes in a large heavy pot, cover with water, 1 teaspoon of salt, cover, and bring to boil on high cooking about 15-20 minutes. Reduce heat to medium and cook another about 20 minutes or until the potatoes are soft and can be pierced easily with a skewer.
  2. Remove, drain off water, and let potatoes cool.
  3. In two small mixing bowls make two mixtures. Combine the mayo, yogurt, olive oil, and lemon juice. In the second bowl, combine and blend the spices and chopped fresh herbs.
  4. Put the cukes, celery and onions in with the cooling potatoes and toss. Add the mayo/yogurt sauce and toss and blend. Add the fresh herbs and spices and toss gently. (Note: Taste to see if more salt is needed.)
  5. Refrigerate to let the flavors blend or you can serve immediately.

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  1. Arla Kennedy says:

    I have made this European Potato salad 3 times now!!!! It is the most delicious potato salad I’ve ever had or made. I am so thankful for Ally and her adventures that give us the benefit of all her amazing recipes! Guys…MAKE THIS SOON! I guarantee u won’t stop making it once it hits your palate!! 🩷🩷🩷🩷 Thanks Ally for all your fabulous recipes!!

    1. Arla, my luv! I’m with you, love love this potato salad! There’s just something about the savory flavors, those pickles and the dill that are extraordinary! And, it gets better after a day or so! You KNOW I love and adore you! xoxx big hugs, ally

  2. So refreshing and delicious!!. I can’t stop eating it! 😋

    1. Hilary! Thank you! I’m the same way. It’s a go to snack IF it’s not gobbled up! I think I’ll make some today! xoxx ally

  3. Anonymous says:

    So delicious.❤️

    1. Oh, my dear one! So great to see you!! Hope all’s well in your part of the universe!! xoxox

    2. This Potato Salad is by far the most flavorful hearty potato salad I’ve ever eaten!! It has the perfect amount of spices expertly chosen! Ally once again you have knocked this recipe OUT OF THE PARK!!! I am not ashamed to say that I had 2 bowls at one sitting!! Make this salad!! Its that amazing!!!!

      1. Aria! Aria!!! You’ve made my week, luv! Thank you! Yes, it is hearty and healthy. And, I love the flavors with the herbs and the kind of ‘sour’ of the Greek yogurt versus a heavy mayo’ish flavor. Our palates seem to be quite alike, luv! xoxx ally

        1. Arla Kennedy says:

          But of course!! We are both native West Virginians!!! 💖💖

      2. <y Czech Grandmother made this salad very frequently. We all adored it.

        1. Surati, what a beautiful memory, and, yes, it’s very delicious and so simple to prepare. We LOVE it!! Don’t be a stranger, please come back often. xoxx ally

    3. Simply delightful and refreshing. The addition of Greek yogurt lightened it up without compromising flavor.

      1. Susan, thank you! Yes, that Greek yogurt gives the creamy of mayo w/o the heavy, and you’re right, it doesn’t compromise the flavors. xoxx ally

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