Purple Potato Salad with Bacon and Chive

Potato Salad

I created this post as part of a sponsored series with Socialstars and SPLENDA® Brand; all opinions are my own. #SweetSwaps #SplendaSweeties. Check out this delicious Purple Potato Salad with Bacon and Chive recipe

potato saladPlanning for a summer picnic? Looking for picnic recipes or ideas? If you need a picnic food recipe that is easy to make and easy to make, check out this purple potato salad recipe with bacon and chive!

Why Potato Salad :

  • I love bringing potato salad to enjoy outside because it is equally good served hot or cold. They work well as a side but with the bacon in there they can work as a main dish, too. The purple potatoes are gorgeous, I actually bought 2 bags of mixed potatoes (white, red and purple) but opted to use just the purple ones for this recipe.

Potato Salad Dressing

  • Purple Potato Salad is good for you. It isn’t always 100% true but oftentimes the veggies with more color have more nutritional value. The green leafy veggies are better for you than iceberg lettuce. The purple potato has anthocyanin, an antioxidant that makes it so colorful and is also found in highly touted nutritional foods like blueberries and pomegranates
  • Potato salad is a great picnic food! With 4th of July around the corner and prime picnic weather in full swing I hope that you’ll be making the most and getting out to enjoy the outdoors, good friends and tasty food. I am a realist and know that during picnic season I’ll likely be eating a lot of sweets, they are especially hard for me to turn down at gatherings. For my potato salad I used SPLENDA® Sugar Blend, with less sugar added and great flavor it lightens up the recipe perfectly.

potato salad


Many people probably think of baked goods when they hear SPLENDA® Sugar Blend, but it is completely versatile and helps give this dish its amazing taste. My husband is especially a big fan of recipes where I use SPLENDA® Sugar Blend as he’s keeping an eye on his diet and especially his sugar intake. He’s happy to “Say SPLENDA®” and do the swap for sugar, especially for this potato salad recipe. Think SugarSay SPLENDA®, Use SPLENDA®


“Did you know: Not all yellow packets contain SPLENDA® Sweeteners?! When ordering at coffee shops or restaurants, make sure to ask for the SPLENDA® Brand by name! If you don’t , they may serve you a generic sweetener in a yellow packet, not your beloved SPLENDA® Brand!”

When swapping sugar for SPLENDA® Sweetener Products in your own recipes, please refer to the SPLENDA® Brand measurement conversion charts. Just a half-cup of SPLENDA® Sugar Blend replaces a full cup of sugar.

If you have been looking for the ideal red skinned potato salad and I think you found a great alternative.  I hope you enjoy this purple potato salad recipe.


Purple Potato Salad with Bacon and Chive
Servings: 4 -6
Author: Posh Journal
  • 3 pounds small purple potatoes
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise/greek yogurt I used vegan mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill or 1 teaspoon dried dill
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 8 cloves garlic thinly sliced
  • 1/2 - 1 teaspoon Sugar, Splenda Sugar Blend, or Splenda Stevia add more according to your taste
  • Sat/Pepper to taste
  • 4 Bacon strips
  • Fresh chives
  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add potatoes and cook until tender when pierced with a fork for about 8 - 12 minutes. Drain and let the potatoes cool for at least 20 minutes
  2. To make the garlic oil: In a small saucepan, gently heat the oil over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook until it is fragrant for 3-5 minutes
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, apple cider vinegar, dijon mustard, dill and 2 tablespoons garlic oil. Season with salt/pepper, sugar to taste
  4. To get crispy bacon : Add bacon to a cold pan and turn on the heat to medium. Keep flipping and turning until the bacon is done or browns evenly
  5. Cut the cooled potatoes in quarters and place in a large bowl. Pour dressing over potatoes; toss to coat
  6. Garnish with bacon and chives

potato salad. The perfect party and picnic side dish. Serve hot or cold. Creamy texture with tangy flavor. The perfect balance of dill, apple cider vinegar, garlic oil

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  • Reply
    Alli Rutherford Smith
    Jun 27, 2016 at 4:17 am

    Yum – purple potatoes are so pretty and tasty. I always use Splenda instead of sugar and I’d love to try your recipe. It’s so colorful and I know my family would love it.

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    William Sweeney
    Jun 27, 2016 at 6:03 am

    I have never heard of purple potato salad before!! This look really good, love that you used Splenda instead of sugar!

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    Jun 27, 2016 at 6:40 am

    Until about a year ago I didn’t even know there were such things as purple potatoes. My husband’s favorite colors so I should make him something like this just because of the color. This looks delicious.

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    Vera Sweeney
    Jun 27, 2016 at 7:01 am

    I love potato salad!! It is my favorite side dish for a bbq, I have never had purple potato salad though looks really good!

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    Pam Wattenbarger
    Jun 27, 2016 at 7:53 am

    This looks so good. I love a good potato salad and I like trying new recipes for it.

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    Jun 27, 2016 at 10:48 am

    What an interesting recipe idea, I Have never seen purple potato salad! Until now 😉

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    Jun 27, 2016 at 11:22 am

    This sounds really delicious. I can’t say that I’ve ever seen purple potatoes but I’m going to look now so I can try this recipe.

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    Jenn @ EngineerMommy
    Jun 27, 2016 at 1:56 pm

    This looks like such a delicious potato salad. I love purple potatoes so I can’t wait to try this recipe. This would be perfect for the Fourth of July!

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    Jun 27, 2016 at 3:17 pm

    I have seen purple potatoes floating around a lot on Pinterest and other blogs. This potato salad looks amazing!

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    Rebecca Swenor
    Jun 27, 2016 at 3:53 pm

    This sounds like an interesting recipe for potato salad. It would probably be a great recipe to try for the 4th this weekend. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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    Liz Mays
    Jun 27, 2016 at 3:58 pm

    This looks so good! I really want to try it out. It definitely seems like a recipe that would impress guests.

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    Ashleigh Walls
    Jun 27, 2016 at 6:36 pm

    I have never tried purple potatoes before, but I love this dish! Bacon and chive are such complimentary flavors.

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    Jun 27, 2016 at 6:49 pm

    This is something my husband and kids would love! I think it looks pretty delicious, but I am not sure I would be able to do it until my baby is born! It looks so good though!

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    Franc Ramon
    Jun 27, 2016 at 11:31 pm

    Purple potatoes looks much healthier than regular ones. This combination looks delicious especially with the healthy splenda in it.

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    Megan Elford
    Jun 28, 2016 at 4:22 am

    I love purple potatoes – they just look so beautiful! I have never tried them cold in a salad before, I can’t wait!

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    Robin Rue
    Jun 28, 2016 at 5:45 am

    I have never heard of this type of potato salad before but it looks so good. I will have to take a look for purple potatoes!

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    Cynthia Gartung
    Jun 28, 2016 at 3:46 pm

    Purple is one of my faves anyways. Now in potato salad? Yes please!!

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    Jul 2, 2016 at 3:07 am

    Not tried or even heard of purple potato salad before but I do love almost all potato salads. Thanks for the recipe

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