Oma's Summer German Potato Salad

Michelle London


My Bavarian mother has made this potato salad for as long as I can remember. Unlike lots of other German food, which tends to be on the "heavy" side, this recipe is light, cool, and refreshing -- perfect for a summer picnic or to take along to a potluck!


★★★★★ 1 vote

20 Min


Add to Grocery List

5 lb
red potatoes, steamed or boiled in skin
2 medium
cucumbers, peeled and thinly sliced
1 tsp
3/4 tsp
white pepper
1 tsp
celery salt
1/2 c
red wine vinegar
2 Tbsp
canola oil
1/2 c
beef buillion
1 bunch
1 Tbsp
chives, minced (optional)

How to Make Oma's Summer German Potato Salad


  • 1Add salt to cucumbers in a medium bowl and set aside to wilt.
  • 2Remove skin from potatoes when cool enough to handle. Slice.
  • 3In a large bowl, lightly toss potatoes and remaining ingredients until well mixed.
  • 4Squeeze the cucumbers in a kitchen towel to remove excess water. Add cucumbers and green onions to potato mixture and toss lightly.
  • 5If desired, garnish with minced chives.

Printable Recipe Card

About Oma's Summer German Potato Salad

Course/Dish: Salads, Potatoes
Collection: Picnic Picks!
Hashtags: #potato, #cucumbers

Show 2 Comments & Reviews

Up Your Green Veggie Game Recipe

Up Your Green Veggie Game

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Trying to increase the number of greens in your diet? The number one mistake that most people make when trying to eat healthier is not including enough variety! You may...

15 Easy Pasta Salad Recipes

15 Easy Pasta Salad Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Besides being super simple to throw together, the great thing about pasta salad is you can customize it based on your favorite flavors. We've found 15 flavorful pasta salad recipes...