Italian Potato Salad

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Italian Potato Salad recipe with plenty of salami and a honey mustard vinaigrette.
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Italian Potato Salad is a mayo-free twist on classic potluck potato salad. Filled with plenty of salami and an abundance of zesty flavor, this is a side dish you’ll be craving all summer long.

As much as I love a traditional potato salad, I often crave a somewhat lighter version. (Yes, I know that I’ve balanced my “lighter” potato salad with a meal’s worth of salami. It’s worth it!) This Italian Potato Salad is tossed in a tangy honey mustard vinaigrette and topped with fresh onions and parsley.

I make potato salad throughout the year, but in the summer it becomes one of our favorite sides right along with Memphis Coleslaw. Served with Beer and Garlic Grilled ChickenSweet and Tangy Pulled Pork, or Garlic Paprika Steaks, this Italian Potato Salad is a summer side dish recipe you’ll want to save now.

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Italian Potato Salad

5 from 3 votes
Servings: 8 servings


  • 2 - 2 1/2 pounds potatoes
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons coarse-ground or whole grain mustard
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt add more to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 8-12 ounces salami thinly sliced, quartered bite-size, about 2 cups worth
  • 2 green onions sliced very thin, about ¼ cup worth
  • small handful of parsley leaves minced, about 2 tablespoons worth


  • Boil the potatoes until fork tender. (When you stab them with a fork, they should slide right off the fork.) Drain and cool. Peel the potatoes and dice into 1/2-inch pieces. (You should have about 6 cups of diced potatoes.)
  • Place the potatoes in a large mixing bowl. Combine the oil, mustard, honey, vinegar, salt, and pepper in a jar. Seal tightly with a lid and shake until well combined. Pour the dressing over the potatoes and stir gently to coat. Add the salami, green onions, and parsley. Stir well. Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve. This will keep nicely in the refrigerator for 2-3 days. Enjoy!


(If you follow me on Snapchat @barefeetkitchen, you might have caught this a couple weeks ago.) I tossed about a cup of this potato salad in a hot skillet and let it warm and slightly crisp. Add a handful of baby spinach, stir to wilt and transfer to a plate. Fry or steam an egg in the skillet until it is soft cooked. Serve over the hot potatoes, salami, and spinach. For about 5-10 minutes effort, this leftover inspired meal was super tasty! 
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Southern Style Potato Salad by The Slow Roasted Italian
Sweet and Spicy Potato Salad by Bellyfull
Ranch Potato Salad with Bacon and Eggs by Barefeet In The Kitchen
Loaded Baked Potato Salad by Foodie with Family
Mustard and Chive Potato Salad by Aggie’s Kitchen

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Mary Younkin

Hi, I’m Mary. I’m the author, cook, photographer, and travel lover behind the scenes here at Barefeet In The Kitchen. I'm also the author of three cookbooks dedicated to making cooking from scratch as simple as possible.

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  1. Taste of France says

    When I lived in Kenya without electricity or running water (Peace Corps), I would DREAM about potato salad. And I had potatoes! And onions! But mayo was a problem, minus a fridge. Sometimes I made mayo from scratch, and sometimes I made a salad like this. I didn't have salami, but I did include peanuts, which were really good texture contrast with the potatoes. I'll have to make it again. I know my husband will insist on the salami!

  2. Cookbook Queen says

    My husband hates traditional potato salad. He also hates beans, so at a cookout, he's usually short on options…I try to bring a side dish that I know he will eat, and this is perfect! He'd LOVE this version of potato salad!

  3. Craft says

    Hey, thank you for this Italian potato salad recipe! Taste great!

    I like the part where I can mix in different varieties of small potatoes. Makes the salad so appetizing and colorful!5 stars

  4. Erin says

    Good! Made the night before. I’d up the S&P a tad, and use a slightly higher potato to salami ratio, or cut the salami smaller than shown. I diced my potatoes before boiling and left the skins on.5 stars