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Lemon Feta Potato Salad {Recipe}

This Lemon Feta Potato salad features a lemon vinaigrette instead of mayo which results in a light and brightly flavored potato salad that can be served warm or chilled.

This lemon feta potato salad is light, bright, simple and packs a punch of flavor.

Potato salad is one of those foods that tends to put people in opposing camps. You’re either a fan or it’s not your thing. One of the things that can turn people off of potato salad is the mayonnaise, as it also tends to be a food that often puts people in opposing camps.

Lemon Feta Potato Salad

Several years ago (like circa-2010), I discovered this lemon feta potato salad that even self-confessed potato salad haters love and I’ve been making it ever since!

feta potato salad dressing

Boiled red or Yukon gold potatoes are tossed with a simple vinaigrette of olive oil, lemon juice and dijon mustard.

Feta Potato Salad Ingredients

Fresh parsley and sliced green onions are added along with a generous amount of feta cheese. The resulting combination is a delicious dish that doesn’t feel potato “salad” at all. It’s great served warm, at room temp or chilled and the leftovers improve in flavor even more as the lemon vinaigrette and herbs really soak into the potatoes.

This would be a great addition to a fall football cookout or tailgate! I have served it to children and adults and everyone loves it!

Lemon Feta Potato Salad


3  pounds small red or yukon gold potatoes, diced
2/3  cup  olive oil
1/2  cup  fresh lemon juice
1  teaspoon  Dijon mustard
1  teaspoon  kosher or sea salt
3/4  teaspoon  pepper
1/4 cup green onions, thinly sliced
4 ounces crumbled feta cheese
1/4  cup  chopped fresh parsley


Place potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil and cook uncovered for 15-20 minutes, until tender. Drain and place in a large bowl.

Whisk together oil and next 4 ingredients in a small bowl. Pour over potatoes and add green onions, parsley and feta. Toss gently to coat. Cover and chill.

Yield: 8-10 side dish servings

(Recipe adapted from Southern Living)

{ 12 comments… add one }
  • Jodie September 12, 2014, 10:56 am

    Yum! I will be making this. Thanks for sharing.

  • Callie September 12, 2014, 11:27 am


  • Callie September 12, 2014, 11:28 am

    I’m definitely one of those who never eats potato salad because of the mayonnaise! This is everything I would eat in one. Can’t wait to make it!

  • Dana September 12, 2014, 12:01 pm

    Yes- nom Nom nommmmm~

  • Liz F. September 12, 2014, 12:24 pm

    I use a similar recipe with garlic and sans feta. The lemon + Dijon + potatoes … just swoon!

  • Chicago Jogger September 12, 2014, 4:41 pm

    Yum yum! I’ve never had a potato salad with feta & lemon. I’ll be trying this soon.

  • Heather @ girlyeverafter.com September 12, 2014, 5:07 pm

    I usually make 2 kinds of potato salad because of this very reason, mayo! I love anything involving potatoes so I don’t mind, and love the idea of lemon.

  • Kelly September 12, 2014, 8:27 pm

    Do you think it would be good with crumbled goat cheese instead of feta??

  • erin September 13, 2014, 4:59 pm

    looks amazing – i love the twist with the dijon mustard!

  • Cal September 13, 2014, 5:46 pm

    Hey Jen!

    Totally random question: Do you have an HRM recommendation? I’m interested in getting one but don’t know that I want to shell out big money. That said, I also don’t want to go too cheap and end up with someone very junky. Thoughts?

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