Purple Potato Salad is Kind of a Big Deal

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Let me tell you about this Purple Potato Salad, ya’ll. That’s right. I said PURPLE potato salad. I’ve gone off the rails. We’ve put a colorful spin on a Southern classic recipe. I absolutely adore the vibrant color and nutty sweet flavor of these petite potatoes.

Roasted purple potatoes tossed in a creamy dressing

Simply roasted then tossed in a zesty Greek yogurt + dill sauce sweetened with just a touch of honey, this unique recipe is a wow-worthy side dish for your dinner table.

How to Make Purple Potato Salad

Potatoes have always been a staple of my meal planning. Even when I was young and learning how to cook, I can remember potatoes served with almost every meal. One of my favorite childhood food memories? My Granny’s Fried Potato Sandwiches.

Potatoes are affordable. They are also convenient.

I can think of no other vegetable that is so versatile in the kitchen. Potatoes offer unlimited recipe possibilities.

This recipe for purple potato salad starts with simple roasted potatoes.

A fun and delicious way to shake up the usual potato recipes is by using the purple potato. If you have ever tried these, you know how yummy they are. Purple potatoes are perfect for roasting and in salads.

Plus they are a fun ingredient to use, especially when cooking with the kids.

I love the color of purple potatoes, don't you? So bright and vibrant, hard to believe they taste like...well...potatoes.

Preparing this Purple Potato Salad is so easy. Cut the purple potatoes into quarters or halves, toss lightly with oil, season and bake until tender. The nutty flavor of the purple potato is enhanced by roasting and gives another level of flavor to the potato salad.

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Serve the purple potato salad warm. I like to let everyone assemble their own serving so they can control how much dressing they want.

For color and crunch, we added fresh green onions and sweet red bell peppers to our potato salad.

You are going to love our easy and zippy dressing made from tangy Greek yogurt, fresh baby dill, garlic, honey and more.

Check out more of our favorite recipes using potatoes:

Jacked Up Potatoes au Gratin

Cheesy Mashed Potato Casserole

Classic Southern Potato Salad

Chili Potato Bowls 

Sprinkle the purple potato salad with fresh chopped red bell peppers and green onions for added color and crunch.

You can either serve the Greek Yogurt + Dill dressing on the side to let everyone use as much as they want, or toss everything together and serve family style.

The warm golden roast on the purple potatoes is so yummy.

Every bite of this purple potato salad is a combination of roasted potato flavor, crunchy fresh vegetables and a tangy-sweet fresh dressing.

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Toss everything together and enjoy your Purple Potato Salad. So yummy!

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Toss everything together and enjoy your Purple Potato Salad. So yummy!
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Purple Potato Salad

Roasted purple potatoes are a fun + colorful twist to a classic Southern side dish. Served with a tangy Greek yogurt + fresh dill dressing.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 6 to 8
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  • 3 lbs petite purple potatoes washed + dried
  • 3 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt divided
  • 5.3 ounce container plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/3 cup packed fresh baby dill leaves
  • 3 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • 3 teaspoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon onion powder
  • 3 green onions chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper seeded and diced


  • Preheat oven to 425°F. Cut the purple potatoes into halves or quarters. Toss in the oil and arrange in an even layer on a large baking sheet. Sprinkle with half of the salt. Bake for 45 minutes. Flip the potatoes with a spatula halfway through cooking.
  • In a blender, combine the yogurt, dill, vinegar, garlic, remaining salt and pepper. Pulse until smooth and well combined. Let sit for the flavors to develop while the potatoes are cooking.
  • Serve the purple potatoes warm with a helping of Greek yogurt + dill dressing and sprinkle with onions and peppers.
  • You can either serve individually so each person can control how much dressing they want, or toss everything together in a large bowl and serve family style.


  1. Beth says

    Purple potatoes are so pretty! Aren’t they healthier than white potatoes, as well? Love this potato salad! Great recipe!

    • Teri says

      My daughter couldn’t believe they were potatoes. Love them. I’ve noticed our local grocer has been expanding their potato offering lately with the fingerling and purple varieties. Makes me happy. I get to serve one of my favorites but with a fun new twist.

  2. Shashi at SavorySpin says

    I so love purple potatoes – this Christmas we had smashed purple potatoes instead of mashed regular potatoes – and now I have a purple potato dish to serve at Easter too! This salad sounds delicious!

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