Paleo Potato Salad

With grilling season here, it's time to think about all the scrumptious sides to have with our meats! Paleo sides are hard to come by – I mean. I can only eat so much salad. We're working on taking some of our favorite traditional summer barbecue sides and recreating them paleo-style. 

Now, some may argue that potatoes are not paleo but if eating potatoes help you with a paleo lifestyle, then by all means do it. Like all good things, eat them in moderation. I've noticed that I keep losing weight if I only eat potatoes 1-2 times a week – any more than that and I stay at the same weight. I don't know if it is all that starch or what but I try to keep a lid on the potato eating. And, with all things we talk about here, I am not a Doctor and my stories are anecdotal retellings of my experiences, not to be taken as medical advice. Before embarking on a paleo lifestyle, consult your Doctor or a Nutritionist.

Xaver developed this recipe for a homemade potato salad using homemade olive oil mayonnaise as a base. It's pretty delish and your friends will never know it's paleo!

You can use russet potatoes too but I like the flavor of the red potatoes. And it seems that organic red potatoes are easier to find in the market. Dr. Oz recommends that you must buy organic potatoes because of the pesticide levels in farmed potatoes. If you can't find organic, consider growing your own. My mom is growing hers in this tower that is supposed to yield 100 pounds of potatoes a year. That is a lot of potato salad!

Let us know if you try this recipe in the comments and if you make any adjustments


Paleo Potato Salad

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Delicious paleo-friendly potato salad with homemade olive oil mayonnaise.

  • Author: Xaver Priest
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour


  1. 10 Small Red Potatoes (organic)
  2. 2 Large Eggs (organic)
  3. 1/2 cup Dill Relish (sugar-free)
  4. 1 Tbsp Mustard
  5. Dash of Paprika
  6. Salt & Pepper to Taste
  7. 1 cup Homemade Olive Oil Mayonnaise


  1. Peel the potatoes, cut into quarters, and boil them until soft. Boil two eggs until hard-boiled, then wash & peel.
  2. Slice the eggs into bite sized pieces.
  3. Mix all of the ingredients in a bowl. Add salt & pepper to taste. Chill for 45 minutes before serving.

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Jennifer Priest is a 20+ year designer in the arts & crafts industry and home DIYer with a passion for creativity. An Army veteran raised on a ranch, from her experience, she shares smart DIY projects that save money and fun craft ideas that anyone can make. Besides blogging, Jennifer is a Master Practitioner and Trainer of NLP, Hypnosis, and MER, and coaches other online entrepreneurs on money mindset, business, and living an intentional life. When not blogging, Jennifer is having adventures in the wilderness, on road trips, playing with her cats, and making paleo food.

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