Light Buffalo Potato Salad: Spice up your side dish!

Light Buffalo Potato Salad -

  This spicy, light buffalo potato salad is delicious, but I must warn you: It is slightly addictive, which can be problematic if you are the only person in your house who likes it. My boys weren’t interested because of the hot sauce, and The Pants doesn’t like creamy salads. That left me with an entire batch of potato salad to myself this Fourth of July. Thankfully, with light mayonnaise and low fat yogurt, I couldn’t do too much harm when I kept refilling my bowl throughout the day! I am not a big fan of raw celery, so I didn’t include it here, but if you are, then definitely add some with the green onions.  The crunch will be a nice addition to the recipe. I hope you will enjoy this buffalo potato salad at your next picnic or barbeque!

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Light Buffalo Potato Salad - This reduced fat, spicy #potatosalad is a perfect side dish for your summer BBQ! by @wearychef

Light Buffalo Potato Salad

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This spicy, light potato salad will be perfect for your next picnic or barbeque!

  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 1x


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  • 2 pounds red and/or gold potatoes diced into 1/2″ cubes
  • 1/2 cup light mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup low-fat plain yogurt
  • 24 tablespoons hot sauce (I used 3.)
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • small bunch of green onions thinly sliced (about 1/4 c.)
  • 2 hard boiled eggs peeled and diced


  1. Place diced potatoes in a medium-sized stockpot, and cover with water. Add about 1 tsp. salt, and bring to a boil. Boil for 10 minutes or until fork very easily glides into potatoes. Drain and gently rinse with cold water for about one minute.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, yogurt, hot sauce, and salt. Fold in potatoes, green onions, and boiled eggs until evenly combined. Eat immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • Author: Andi
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Category: Side Dish
Andi Gleeson, food blogger

Andi Gleeson

Andi Gleeson is a passionate blogger and mom based in San Francisco who focuses on easy and delicious dinner recipes.


11 years ago

Thanks for linking to Saturday Dishes. We’re featuring chicken dishes tomorrow. Hope to see you there.

Linda @ Tumbleweed Contessa

11 years ago

Thanks for stopping by, Linda! I’ll see you at Saturday Dishes for sure. I hope you will come back to link up at the first ever Saturday Night Fever tomorrow starting at 6pm PST!

Lilly Sue
11 years ago

Yum! I love the twist on the potato salad!!

The Weary Chef
11 years ago

Thanks, Lilly Sue! I need to make this one again soon.

The Weary Chef
11 years ago

Hi, Lilly Sue! Thanks so much for coming by and noticing the new layout :)

Julie @ This Gal Cooks
11 years ago

This is such a rad idea for potato salad. Pinned!

The Weary Chef
11 years ago

Thank you, Julie!!

Carrie @ Frugal Foodie Mama
11 years ago

We love Buffalo anything in this house & this potato salad is genius! :) Pinning this to make for our next cook-out- FOR SURE!

The Weary Chef
11 years ago

Thank you, Carrie! I did extensive taste testing and think you will really like it!

Tanya Schroeder
11 years ago

I am not addicted to potato salad, but I am addicted to anything with Buffalo sauce! Love this recipe!

The Weary Chef
11 years ago

Thanks, Tanya! I didn’t know I had a problem with potato salad until I made this version. I was falling asleep when I wrote this, and I forgot to include boiled eggs in the recipe! That is fixed now :)

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