Authentic German Potato Salad

Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr

-=Please note that this recipe has recently been "adopted" by me and edited March 2005=- Potato salads are standard fare at a summer barbecue. But, when it's 90 degrees outside, a light German potato salad is a tastier, healthier and safer alternative to a heavy, mayonnaise based salad (which can harbor harmful bacteria after lying in the hot weather for too long). Try this recipe for German potato salad at your next barbecue.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut the potatoes into large cubes and boil in salted water until tender. Drain and pour the hot vegetable stock over them. Leave until cool, by which time they should have absorbed the stock.
  2. Whisk the oil with the vinegar, mustard, sugar, salt and pepper.
  3. Halve the cucumber lengthways, scoop out the seeds with a teaspoon and dice the flesh into cubes. Chop the pickle to the same size.
  4. Mix the cooked bacon, cucumber, pickle, onions, chives and dressing into the cooled potatoes.
  5. Gently mix in the tomatoes and set aside in the fridge for an hour or two.
  6. It is best only lightly chilled so remove at least half an hour before serving.
  7. Check the seasoning and serve.
Most Helpful

This is really great, I did add some garlic, but everyone loved it and the great thing is that is is good and keeps good for a couple of days, Thanks!!!

Carole Koehler June 14, 2003

I really enjoyed this recipe! it was just the think i was looking for, because my freinds and family all loved it too!

Sandra Haraldan December 16, 2002

Made 15lbs of potatoes followed the recipe exactly and it was the biggest hit actually making more tonight as there was no leftovers Just the right flavour

hgodlewski July 14, 2008