Creole Potato Salad

An impromptu cookout + overly zealous potato buying at the farmers’ market today = a new attempt at potato salad.  Of course I left myself very little time to accomplish this, but it turned out well.  I had so little time that I didn’t even get a picture, but trust me, this is a lovely potato salad.

I used 4 smallish Yukon Gold potatoes and 4 smallish red potatoes.  No peeling necessary.  The red potatoes hold together really well.  The Yukon Gold’s are very starchy so some part of them makes that yummy creamed potato addition to the salad.  The green onions add a little bite and the creole seasoning adds the salt and the heat that keep this from being plain old potato salad.

The reviews were good tonight.  My creole seasoning adds enough heat to be pleasant, but not enough to be uncomfortable.  The smoked paprika adds the most wonderful smoky flavor.  It’s my newest favorite spice.  And it adds a lovely red color as well.  If I’d had celery in the house I would have added that as well for texture.  Next time.  Overall a pretty darn terrific last minute side dish.
Good? Very.
Easy? Sure, just 5 ingredients.
Good for company? Great cookout food.
Special shopping? Have a good Creole spice mix on hand.

Creole Potato Salad


4 smallish red potatoes
4 smallish Yukon Gold potatoes
2 green onions, sliced thin
1/2 C plain greek yogurt
2 T mayonnaise
1/2 t Creole seasoning


Cut potatoes into 1 inch pieces. Boil in salted water until fork tender. Drain well and rinse in cool water to halt cooking. Add remaining ingredients to potatoes. Mix gently. Refrigerate before serving.


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