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Potato Salad Without Eggs (Perfect BBQ Side Dish!)

Julia | The Yummy Bowl
An easy bbq side dish recipe loaded with potatoes, bacon, mustard olive oil-based vinaigrette without any eggs or mayo. This potato salad is light, very quick to make, and will be a perfect side dish for almost any main course. Perfect for parties. 
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Salad, Salad Dressing
Cuisine American, international
Servings 5 side portions
Calories 360 kcal


  • 2 pounds baby potatoes skin on
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
  • 2 teaspoon salt or more/less to taste
  • 1 teaspoon pepper I actually like to use about 2 teaspoon for mine
  • 1 teaspoon grainy mustard
  • 1 teaspoon dijon smooth mustard
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • ¼ teaspoon granulated sugar or light muscovado sugar
  • 5-6 oz Pancetta Italian bacon, cooked and until lightly crisp and crumbled
  • 2 tablespoon green onion or scallions shallots (or sub with celery)
  • 1 medium red onion sliced


  • Heat up a medium pot with water, take it to a boil.
  • Add potatoes and cook until tender.
  • Remove from the heat and run them quickly under cold water to stop the cooking process. Cut into half or thick slices. Set aside until you prep the dressing.
  • The dressing for potato salad. In a glass jar mix all the rest ingredients (except bacon and green onion, red onion), close the lid and give it a good shake. (For best results, make ahead and keep in the fridge for all the flavors to combine well).
  • In a large mixing bowl or serving bowl, add the potatoes, drizzle with dressing (add little by little until all the potatoes are covered, you may need less dressing, personal preference!)
  • Garnish with bacon slices, more onion, cracked black pepper and serve with your BBQ meats. Enjoy!



Calories: 360kcal
Keyword Easy potato salad without eggs and with bacon, potato salad no mayo, potato salad without mayo
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