Garlic-Parmesan Potato Salad #HotSummerEats

by Erin

Garlic lover’s will rejoice over this garlic-parmesan potato salad with three forms of garlic. It’s the perfect side for your grilled meats!

Garlic-Parmesan Potato Salad 2

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In my family, my dad’s potato salad has frequent appearances throughout the summer. Potato salad is truly one of the great side dishes for summer BBQs and obviously I am biased in believing that my dad’s recipe kicks all the rest in the behind. Which is why when I came up with this garlic-parmesan version, I used his recipe as the backbone. I used yellow potatoes because their skins are thin enough that I don’t need to peel them. Once cooked, they are mixed with sweet onion, Greek yogurt, Parmesan cheese, Italian herbs, and three helpings of garlic in the form of paste, garlic hot sauce, and sweet garlic vinaigrette. Vampires beware!

Garlic-Parmesan Potato Salad 1

One year ago: Pesto-Feta Dip with Roasted Red Pepper

Two years ago: Wheat-Oat-Flax Buns


Serves 8


1-1/2 lb. yellow potatoes

1 small yellow onion, chopped

1 cup plain Greek yogurt

1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1/4 cup T.Lish sweet garlic dressing

2 Tbsp honey or sugar

2 Tbsp Gourmet Garden Italian herbs paste

2 Tbsp Intensity Academy garlic goodness hot sauce

1/2 Tbsp Gourmet Garden garlic paste

1/2 tsp salt


  1. In a large pot, place the whole potatoes and cover with water. Set temperature to high and bring to a boil. Cook until toothpick will easily go through the potatoes. Drain and allow to cool until able to handle.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl mix together the remaining ingredients. Chop the cooled potatoes (peel first if desired, I leave the skins on because they are thin), add to mixture, and stir gently until thoroughly coated.
  3. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Source: Adapted from my Dad’s Creamy Potato Salad.

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Wendy, A Day in the Life on the Farm June 8, 2015 - 7:50 pm

No such thing as too much garlic in this household Erin. Your potato salad sounds delicious.

Lauren @ Sew You Think You Can Cook June 7, 2015 - 2:44 pm

We don’t make potato salads very often. But I do have a beet potato salad I’m about to go make, it’s a Dominican recipe from one of the Tias.
I’m sure your dad is honored you vamped up his recipe. :)

Debra Eliotseats June 6, 2015 - 10:16 pm

I love how every family has their own version and own favorite potato salad!

Medeja June 6, 2015 - 6:27 am

Perfect salad for summer for BBQ season!

Rebekah @ Making Miracles June 5, 2015 - 10:28 pm

That looks SO creamy and delicious! Yumm!

sarah k @ the pajama chef June 5, 2015 - 4:29 pm

i love a good potato salad! yum! i will have to make some soon.

Amy | Amy's Cooking Adventures June 5, 2015 - 4:10 pm

Looove potato salad! I bet the garlic goodness makes it amazing!

Medha @ Whisk & Shout June 5, 2015 - 12:22 pm

It’s been 90s over here and I lov the idea of cooling down with this salad :)

Courtney @ NeighborFood June 5, 2015 - 10:38 am

Ummm they make garlic hot sauce?? This sounds ridiculously garlicky (and I mean that in the very best way!)


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