Real German Potato Salad (No Mayo) Recipe -
Real German Potato Salad (No Mayo) Recipe
  • READY IN 35 mins

Real German Potato Salad (No Mayo)

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"A much more traditional German potato salad which, of course, has no mayo. It has tangy, fresh flavors and can be served cold or at room temperature."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    35 mins


  1. Place potatoes into a large pot and cover with salted water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until tender, 15 to 20 minutes; drain.
  2. Combine chicken broth, vinegar, and oil in a large pot; bring to a boil. Add onion to broth mixture; cook until onion is desired tenderness, 2 to 6 minutes. Remove pot from heat and add potatoes, bacon, and dill; gently stir, adding more chicken broth if needed to moisten salad. Season potato salad with salt and pepper.
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  • Cook's Notes:
  • Any variety of potato can be used. Do not chop evenly; various sizes will create a more interesting texture.
  • Vegetable broth can be substituted for chicken broth.

Reviews More Reviews

Jul 02, 2014

I've had many different type German potato salads, but I have never had one with fresh dill in it...but I liked it. Hot/warm potatoes really soak up liquid quickly. I had to add a considerable amount of additional broth and vinegar, so the potatoes were not dried out. I asked my husband to taste after I'd finally mixed all up, and at that point, he said to add more vinegar. When I next make this, I also think I would use bolder apple cider vinegar, maybe just a taste preference for us. And by means, do add the "optional" bacon, I think it's very important to the flavor of this dish. Served this evening with good, old-fashioned grilled German bratwursts. Enjoyed, and i would make again.

Apr 13, 2015

We liked this. The fresh dill is delicious in here. I ended up with too much liquid, even though my potatoes were piping hot when the liquid was added. Not a big deal, just wanted to note that.


4 Ratings

Aug 17, 2014

Very good! I substituted green onions since they are plentiful in my garden and used turkey bacon. Have served warm and cold - good either way.

Jul 06, 2014

I made this yesterday for a get together today with friends who are diary/egg free. Based on the previous review, I was concerned w/it being to dry, so i increased the liquid ingredients. I didn't need to; it would have been fine as written; I even ended up draining a bit of the liquid this morning. I rinsed my potatoes with cold water to stop the cooking process, so perhaps this prevented a little of the soakage. My fresh dill had gone bad, so I ended up subbing dried and it worked fine (though I'm sure fresh would be even better). I think the optional bacon is a must. I nuked it, crumbled it, and added it at service so it remained crispy. THANKS, for the recipe!


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  • Calories
  • 127 kcal
  • 6%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 9.5 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 5 mg
  • 2%
  • Fat
  • 8.8 g
  • 14%
  • Fiber
  • 1.1 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 2.9 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 217 mg
  • 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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