A serving of red, white, and blue potato salad on a white plate with a flag napkin

This Potato Salad is the very best salad recipe ever! Made with Red, White, & Blue Potatoes, it is a patriotic recipe worth serving on those special occasions! It is loaded with bacon and dill, with just a tiny hit of spicy jalapeno. All of this is coated with sour cream and mayonnaise based dressing.

A patriotic potato salad made with Red, White & Blue Potatoes, making this the most fabulous side dish to serve at your next Memorial Day or July 4th picnic. As a matter of fact, you will want to serve this all summer long! And, it will be the first empty bowl at your next picnic!

A Patriotic Salad perfect for picnics all summer long

Summertime is the time of year when potato salads become a popular recipe on the picnic table. While this recipe is perfect for Memorial Day and July 4th, you can still enjoy this recipe all summer long!

Grumpy loves when I have a side dish of potato salad in the summer. He loves it even more when I add bacon, dill, and jalapeno to it!  Normally it will take a couple of days for us to finish up a recipe of potato salad, but not so with this one.  Grumpy loves it so much that it has been known to be the only item on our dinner plate!

A serving of red, white, and blue potato salad on a white plate with a flag napkin

FAQ’s about this Recipe

Can I substitute regular potatoes for this recipe?

You may use any potato you wish in this recipe! Red, White, and Blue Potatoes are not always readily available in all stores. I would hate to have you miss out on such deliciousness just because you couldn’t find the tri-color potatoes!

I don’t like jalapenos, can I substitute green bell pepper instead?

Absolutely! If you can’t take the heat (pun intended!), then dice up some green bell pepper to take its place. Don’t like green bell pepper? then feel free to leave it out of the recipe. It won’t hurt, I promise!

Why do you use sour cream in your mayonnaise dressing?

I love to use sour cream in this mayonnaise based dressing because it adds a freshness to the salad that compliments the fresh dill. It also cuts that “heavy” taste that mayonnaise can give a salad dressing.

How to make Red, White, & Blue Potato Salad

A patriotic salad that will be the best potato salad recipe you have ever eaten! Perfect for holidays and picnics and to enjoy all summer long!

Prepare your ingredients. Cook and cool potatoes, toss them with vinegar. Next measure ingredients for recipe.

A bowl of potatoes in the center of photo with small bowls of chopped vegetables in smaller bowls in a circular pattern

Mix your salad ingredient together. Toss together your potatoes, bacon, tomatoes, green bell pepper, jalapeno pepper, dill, and onion.

An overhead view of all of the potato salad ingredients in a bowl, before adding dressing

Stir together your mayonnaise dressing and add to salad ingredients.

adding the mayonnaise dressing to the bowl of Potato Salad Ingredients

Serve with extra bacon and dill.. Sprinkle extra bacon and dill over top of salad if desired. Store leftovers in the refrigerator.

Overhead view of a serving of potato salad on a black plate with lettuce beneath the salad. Jalapeno and grape tomato sitting at bottom of plate.

I thought the colors in the potato salad were beautiful.  I really loved the “blue” potato.  It is such a pretty color!  The fresh dill, jalapeno, and crispy cooked, thick cut bacon made this salad even more special!   Your salad can be the talk of the party because it will not only be patriotic but super TASTY!

What to serve with Potato Salad

We love serving this summer time salad up with a nice juicy burger like this Steakhouse Bacon Cheeseburger, or Caprese Venison Burger! Then, we like to finish off with one of these Homemade Peanut Butter Cookies!

If you made this Potato Salad recipe, please rate it below!

A serving of red, white, and blue potato salad on a white plate with a flag napkin
Yield: 8 servings

Red, White & Blue Potato Salad

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

A patriotic potato salad full of bacon and dill flavors with a slightly spicy kick from jalapeno pepper! A delicious way to celebrate all summer long!

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 pound Red, White, & Blue Potatoes
  • 1 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 1/3 cup finely diced red pepper
  • 1/3 cup finely diced green pepper
  • 1 small finely diced jalapeno pepper
  • 2 tablespoons diced red onion
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh dill
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 8 slices crisply cooked bacon, crumbled
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste

Instructions

  1. Cook potatoes according to package directions. Cool completely before dicing.
  2. Toss vinegar with cooled, diced potatoes.
  3. Add peppers, onion and 5 slices of the crisp cooked bacon.
  4. Season with salt and pepper. Toss to combine.
  5. In a separate bowl stir together mayonnaise, sour cream and fresh dill.
  6. Add to potato vegetable mixture and stir to coat.
  7. Top with grape tomatoes and the remaining bacon.
  8. Refrigerate until serving.

Nutrition Information

Yield

8

Serving Size

1/8 of recipe

Amount Per Serving Calories 360Total Fat 34gSaturated Fat 10gTrans Fat 0gCholesterol 44mgSodium 684mgCarbohydrates 7gFiber 1gSugar 2gProtein 6g

Nutrition information is provided as a courtesy, but will vary depending on the specific brands of ingredients you use. Please consult with your doctor regarding specific health needs.

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About the Author: Shelby Law Ruttan

Shelby is the author/owner of Grumpy's Honeybunch. Established in 2007, she shares and preserves family recipes as well as recipes for cooking light and keto. She is an experienced, self-taught home cook who loves to share recipes with others. You can see her work on websites such as Veal Made Easy, Parade, Community Table, SoFab Food, Yummly, and FoodGawker.

13 Comments

  1. Life Tastes Good May 12, 2014 at 12:28 pm - Reply

    What great colors!! I never thought to make a red, white, and blue potato salad! Great idea!! Sounds delicious too! You had me at potato but then I saw the bacon!! OMG!! Summer comfort food at its finest!

  2. Renee Paj May 12, 2014 at 1:46 pm - Reply

    This looks delicious and I love a good potato salad! The red,white and blue concept make it so festive!

  3. Jennifer Johnson May 12, 2014 at 10:36 pm - Reply

    How beautiful for a patriotic picnic!

  4. Mary Ellen May 12, 2014 at 11:06 pm - Reply

    Great salad, love all the colored potatoes. I'd like to dig right in and have a bowl.

  5. bgall May 13, 2014 at 1:24 am - Reply

    this is so creative!!! love it. looks delicious and festive 🙂

  6. Sherri Jo May 14, 2014 at 3:16 pm - Reply

    what a great idea for memorial day or the 4th of July! I love this!

  7. vanillasugarblog May 17, 2014 at 4:39 pm - Reply

    oh shelby I only wish I could have a giant bowl of this, but I can't.
    maybe a bite? lol
    looks so GOOD!!
    how is my snugglebunny doing?

    • honeyb May 18, 2014 at 9:25 am - Reply

      Your snugglebunny is the most adorable cuddly little love bug in the world. 😉 He's doing well!

  8. aykut acar May 25, 2014 at 3:18 pm - Reply

    beautıful

  9. Mary Ellen June 2, 2014 at 6:07 pm - Reply

    So pretty, love the red, white and blue potatoes!

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