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Smashed Potato Salad

1 hr + 25 min




This potato salad is revolutionary. It's going to be your new favourite salad, guaranteed. It's the viral smashed potato salad, and it's viral for good reason with its irresistible combination of crispy spiced potatoes, creamy dressing, and crisp, fresh veggies.



1 hr + 25 min


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  • 35 oz (1000 g)
    baby potatoes
  • ¼ cup (60 mL)
    olive oil
  • 1 tsp (2 g)
    ground cumin
  • 1 tsp (2 g)
    onion powder
  • ½ tsp
    paprika powder
  • ½ tsp


  • ¾ cup (180 mL)
    unsweetened soy yogurt
  • ½ cup (120 mL)
  • 1
    lemon, juiced
  • 1
    clove garlic, crushed
  • 2 tsp (10 mL)
    dijon mustard
  • ½ Tbsp (7 mL)
  • ¼ tsp


  • 1
    cucumber, chopped
  • ½
    small red onion, minced
  • 2 Tbsp (2 g)
    fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp (2 g)
    fresh dill, chopped


  1. Cook the potatoes in a large pot of salted simmering water, for 15 - 20 minutes, or until tender.
  2. Meanwhile, mix the oil with the spices in a small bowl. Set aside.
  3. When the potatoes are cooked, drain and pat dry, then line two baking trays and preheat the oven to 430°F (220°C)*.
  4. Flatten the potatoes on the baking tray into 1 cm thick disks using the bottom of a cup.
  5. Brush the spiced oil onto the smashed potatoes, reserving the leftover oil for later. Bake for 20 minutes.
  6. Give the potatoes a flip, brush on the leftover oil and bake for another 20 - 30 minutes until golden and slightly crispy.
  7. Meanwhile, mix together all the dressing ingredients in a large bowl.
  8. Add the veggies and mix again.
  9. When the potatoes are done, let them cool for a few minutes, then toss them in the large bowl as well, and serve. Enjoy!


  • * We used top and bottom heating (not fan-assisted/convection).


  • This salad is best when enjoyed immediately after assembling.
  • Alternatively, store the baked smashed potatoes and the salad dressing ingredients separately in airtight containers in the fridge for up to 2 days.

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Grains & Starches 66%

baby potatoes

Proteins 8%

unsweetened soy yogurt

Fruits & Veggies 26%


clove garlic


small red onion

fresh parsley

fresh dill


unsweetened soy yogurt


olive oil

vegan mayonnaise

Nutrition info

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Eric Altmayer - July 15, 2024, 12:25 a.m.

This is so good! Spectacular recipe!! Definitely going to our next BBQ gathering!!

Sara Cody - July 14, 2024, 7:47 a.m.

Very tasty!

Ann-Marie Kurylak - July 13, 2024, 6:33 p.m.

Really loved this salad, wonderful textures although I dis struggle to get the potatoes crispy enough.
Still delicious and the dressing was just right!

Heidi - July 12, 2024, 2:39 p.m.

Loved it! My potatoes didn't get crispy but it was still delicious.

Marysia - July 12, 2024, 11:08 a.m.

Delicious!! At first I wasn't sure about the amount of lemon juice, but I followed the recipe and it was perfect!

Nour Dukmak - July 12, 2024, 3:30 a.m.

The best part of this salad is the potatoes. Honestly, I could have just made those and it would have been good enough. 😋

aude - July 11, 2024, 1:34 p.m.

Original and delicious !!!

Charity-Angelique Belz - July 10, 2024, 4:59 p.m.

Easy and super yummy. Had to double the amount for the potato marinade as it was not enough for both sides. I would recommend to double the recipe if you want to eat it as an only meal. As a side, I think the number of persons shown in the recipe is fine.

Keala - July 10, 2024, 3:50 p.m.

Perfect for our summer BBQ. Was absolutely devoured by everyone.

Caitleb - July 9, 2024, 3:42 p.m.

Made this last week for a bbq potluck, and was surprised to see the bowl empty even before I got around to get a serving myself! Everyone loved it :) Definitely my go-to salad this summer!

PUL Team - July 10, 2024, 7:24 p.m.

Awe how lovely to hear, Caitleb - thank you! 😊

Nevine - July 8, 2024, 6:23 p.m.

Delicious and easy. Love the dressing.

Michaela - July 7, 2024, 4:37 p.m.

Very good!
But i use a lemon press and so it was way too sour, because you get more juice than pressing with the hands like you.

Romane Q - July 6, 2024, 11:10 a.m.

I've done it for friends last weekend. It was a bit of work but the crunch of the potatoes are worth it.

izzi - July 5, 2024, 9:02 p.m.

I wasn't sure about this at all, but made it just following the recipe and it was super! I personally loved the dressing as a great alternative to regular mayo.

PUL Team - July 6, 2024, 5:19 a.m.

So thrilled that you enjoyed the smashed potato salad, Izzi 🤩

LiteralQuirk - July 5, 2024, 8:47 p.m.

Making this today for grill-out! The moment I heard the “crrrrunch!” in the video, I knew I’d be making this ASAP

Devika Tiwari - July 5, 2024, 5:51 p.m.

Delicious, thank you for the perfect summer recipe!

Lsapien - July 3, 2024, 9:40 p.m.

Another hit! Loved it

Kathy - July 3, 2024, 9:22 p.m.

Served this at my birthday bash and everyone loved it!

Julia - July 3, 2024, 8:33 p.m.

Great salad! I am going to make it again for sure 😍 Followed recipe exactly how was written, everything worked perfectly!

Linda - July 3, 2024, 8:13 p.m.

Oh yumm, I can't wait to make this delicious looking salad! I do need meal prep advice though - is it okay to make the salad and let it stand for a few hours or would the potatoes become mushy?

Julia - July 3, 2024, 8:31 p.m.

I’ve made that today, had that waiting in the fridge for a few hours. Potatoes were not nudge but not that crunchy as right from the oven :)

Julia - July 3, 2024, 8:32 p.m.

Potatoes were not mushy**

Linda - July 3, 2024, 9:20 p.m.

Okay, cool! Thanks so much, Julia!

PUL Team - July 3, 2024, 11:42 p.m.

Thanks for the question, Linda, and insight, Julia! This salad is indeed best when enjoyed immediately after assembling. You could store the baked smashed potatoes and the salad dressing ingredients separately in airtight containers in the fridge to help prevent the potatoes from getting soggy if making it an advance 🙂

Miya Hara - July 3, 2024, 5:51 p.m.

I love this recipe, the crispy potatoes make it really tasty! 😊

Preethi - July 1, 2024, 7:11 p.m.

This looked soo good and I really wanted it to hit the spot, but it just tasted like Indian 'raita' plus some added potatoes 😭 I'm not a big fan of raita so this wasn't the great dish I thought it would be, but still good :)

Note: I did add only 1/2 to 3/4th of the mayo the recipe called for tho, so I'm not sure how much that contributed to this!!

Michaela - July 7, 2024, 4:27 p.m.

If you change things in recipes, they would not taste like the original! In my opinion you cant rate the ,,bad" taste.
As a German (the dressing is like the german dressing for potato salad), i can say if you use less mayo, it dont taste like it should taste😉

Anna - July 1, 2024, 4:55 p.m.

Hello from Germany. This potato salad is soooo good. I need to make this again soon! Thanks for the recipe. 🌷

Porfiria Garza - June 30, 2024, 9:17 p.m.

Very refreshing and delicious. I adjusted the amounts of onion to my taste and it is so good. You have to watch your potatoes because my oven cooks quickly so one batch got overcooked. Ends were burnt.I suggest starting with 15 minutes and adding time if you need more. Loved it

PUL Team - July 1, 2024, 5:07 p.m.

Thanks for sharing your experience and tip for the smashed potato salad, Porfiria 😃

sha ach - June 29, 2024, 7:31 p.m.

Love it! I added more yoghurt so it was slighly more soupy as a stand in for cold soup, perfect for late summer dinner.

lisa - June 29, 2024, 1:53 p.m.

So gooood 😍

Kathleen Haas - June 29, 2024, 9:34 a.m.

Is it possible to make the potatoes in advance a few hours ?

PUL Team - June 29, 2024, 5:44 p.m.

Hi Kathleen, you bet! The baked smashed potatoes stay freshest in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days 🙂

clara - June 28, 2024, 6:23 p.m.

this is hands down the best potato salad recipe ever🤤🌟

PUL Team - June 28, 2024, 6:39 p.m.

Such a huge compliment, Clara! Thanks for the glowing review :)

Maggie - June 26, 2024, 10:10 a.m.

I thought this was spectacular, especially the flavours from the yoghurt sauce and the fresh herbs. Huge thumbs up from my non-vegan dad too.

Amela - June 25, 2024, 10:31 a.m.

This was so delicious! So worth it to make the potatoes crispy, this makes the salad so addictive. I made half the batch because it's just me en my partner to keep it fresh but dissappinted I didn't make more... So so yummy! ❤️

PUL Team - June 28, 2024, 4:54 a.m.

So thrilled you enjoyed the recipe, Amela!

Shawna - June 25, 2024, 7:46 a.m.

omg this was SO good!! will 100000% make again!

Suzanne - June 25, 2024, 3:55 a.m.

This was delicious! Added some tomatoes and feta, will make again!

Beli - June 24, 2024, 9:50 p.m.

This one was stellar. So, so good. It takes time to make, but absolutely worth it.

Pam - June 24, 2024, 7:18 p.m.

You never disappoint. Outstanding

Vee - June 24, 2024, 7:10 p.m.

Can we use yellow potatoes instead of baby ones?

PUL Team - June 25, 2024, 11:32 p.m.

Hiya, Vee! Yes, you can use yellow potatoes instead of baby ones if you'd like. We'd just recommend cutting them into smaller pieces to ensure even cooking and crispiness.

meital - June 24, 2024, 5:40 p.m.

I typically never touch potato salad as I find it mushy & bland, but this was a total game changer! The fresh lemon & dill keep it light and fresh and keeping the smashed potato’s separated but cooking it key to keeping them crispy and delicious! 10/10 per usual :)

PUL Team - June 28, 2024, 4:53 a.m.

Gosh we're so excited to hear that the smashed potato salad was a success, Meital! Thanks a bunch 🙌

Monarae M - June 24, 2024, 4:17 a.m.

The plus - as always, PULs recipe app is awesome & easy to follow! But, I'm sorry to say I was under-whelmed by this recipe. I liked the potatoes. I liked the dressing but together, not so much. It wasn't bad, but it certainly didn't satisfy my comfort food cravings. In part, my version didn't look anything like the picture - mine turned out more like potato chips (aka crisps) in Tzatziki. The dressing to potatoes ratio was way off & my crisps were drowning in dressing - rather than lightly coated - despite following the recipe verbatim. I'll be adding a lot of other veggies & treating the potatoes more like croutons. Admittedly it could be I was just expecting something different. Be that said - this salad is still worth a try. You might enjoy it!

PUL Team - June 25, 2024, 11:20 p.m.

Hello Monarae, we're sad to hear the recipe didn't meet our 5-star goal 🌟 Did you use a scale to measure your ingredients? This helps make sure we add enough ingredients, especially the potatoes. If so, then the yogurt is likely the culprit. There can be some variation from brand-to-brand so we wonder if yours might have been more runny than ours? We use the brand Alpro in case it helps :)

Anna D - June 23, 2024, 8:25 p.m.

When I saw this recipe in the video I knew I had to instantly make this for supper. It did not disappoint!
Soo crunchy and flavorful!
I swapped some of the veggies in the salad to accommodate what was in the fridge but is still turned out amazing! I used green onion instead of red and added sweetheart salad and cherry tomatoes. Highly recommend!

PUL Team - June 25, 2024, 11:11 p.m.

Hi Anna, aw we're so happy to hear it enjoyed with the substitutions! Thanks for the glowing review 🤗