Danish Potato Salad

by | May 25, 2016 | All, Side Dishes

This Danish Potato Salad is filled with green onions, capers, parsley and finished with a light, tangy olive oil dressing. It goes with everything at a picnic and is my family’s favorite summer salad!

Filled with capers, onions and a light olive oil dressing, this Danish Potato Salad is our family's favorite potato salad!

Summer is just around the corner, and that means it’s barbecue season. Family, friends, lots of good times, and lots of opportunities to bring a salad to share. And this, my friends, is the perfect recipe that pairs with pretty much any entree at a barbecue: Danish Potato Salad. I’m not talking about a heavy mayo-based potato salad. This Danish Potato Salad is light, tangy and definitely a crowd pleaser.

For starters, it uses Yukon Gold potatoes for the base which lends to its great flavor and the perfect texture – not to mention the pretty yellow color!  The dressing is filled with fresh parsley, scallions, capers and mustard. It is delicious at room temperature or even served cold the next day.

I love taking this salad to parties because it can be made in advance and there is no need to stress about the mayo going bad in the warm weather. Great for those nights on the run when you need dinner made ahead of time or you want to bring something to a cookout, especially this Memorial Day weekend.

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This Danish Potato Salad is mayo free making it perfect for picnics!

Danish Potato Salad recipe in a white serving bowl garnished with fresh parsley and capers.

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Danish Potato Salad

Danish Potato Salad

This mayo-free potato salad is perfect for picnics and BBQs!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


  • 3 pounds Yukon gold potatoes
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 4 tablespoons capers, drained
  • 4 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons caper liquid
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Cook potatoes until just done about 15 minutes. Drain and let set until cool enough to handle. Peel and dice. Place in a large bowl. Add onions, parsley and capers.
  2. Combine vinegar, caper liquid and mustard in small bowl. Whisk in oil. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Pour over potatoes and toss gently. Let stand at room temperature.
  3. Can be made 2 hours ahead of time.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 cup

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 196Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 285mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 4gSugar: 2gProtein: 5g

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This Danish Potato Salad is filled with green onions, capers, parsley and finished with a light tangy olive oil dressing! It goes with everything at a picnic and is my family's favorite summer salad!

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    Whaddya know, I have all the ingredients needed to make this recipe — it’s a sign! 😉 Love that it’s mayo-free, too. Totally whipping this up for the weekend!

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    It is definitely a sign! Enjoy your long weekend! 🙂

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    Oh I love potato salad, will give this a try soon!

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      Thanks! This is my favorite one and I love that my kids like it too! Let me know what you think!

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    looks so good, I think I’m gonna try this soon.
    But I must say I have never heard of anything like it here en Denmark lol

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      It’s a keeper of a summer salad! 🙂

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    What kind of mustard and how much of it?

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      1 T Dijon mustard – enjoy!


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