Spicy Greek Yoghurt Potato Salad (with Jalapeños)










This spicy Greek yoghurt potato salad is the perfect accompaniment for grilled chicken and is simple to whip up.

When the weather warms, we like nothing better than a barbecue. Chicken is our favourite, go-to meat, and we invariably have it slathered with our tangy marinade. We usually like a potato or pasta dish to go with it. My boys love shop-bought potato gratin and sometimes we do a homemade version, but I like cold salads with my grilled meats. That’s where this un-fancy, deliciously spicy side dish comes in.



Although there is some mayonnaise in this, the Greek yoghurt gives the potato salad a gorgeous creamy taste without needing to go heavy handed on the mayo. The spice comes from jalapeños along with a touch of cayenne. There’s also some red onion and red pepper thrown in for good measure. 

If you like my spicy Greek yoghurt potato salad, check out my Greek yoghurt tzatziki and Greek yoghurt feta dip. 



Spicy Greek Yoghurt Potato Salad

Course Side Dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 people


  • 15-20 small potatoes (halved)
  • ½ small red onion (finely sliced)
  • ½ red bell pepper (finely sliced)
  • 100g (¼ cup + 2 tbsp) Greek yoghurt
  • 35g (2 tbsp) mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 35g (1¼ oz) Jalapeños (pickled)
  • ½ teaspoon paprika (powdered)
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder


  • Boil the potatoes until soft. Drain and allow to cool.
  • For the sauce: Mix all the ingredients (apart from the onion and pepper) together.
  • Cover and place in the fridge for an hour or so (or at least until the potatoes have cooled).
  • In a large bowl, combine the potatoes with the onions and red pepper, then pour the sauce over.
  • Stir well until everything is evenly distributed.
  • Sprinkle with a little fresh herbs and serve with grilled chicken or any other meat.


I have converted grams to cups/ounces/tablespoons using online converters. Although I have no reason to believe they are inaccurate, please be aware that I have not made the recipe with imperial measurements.
In addition, many ingredients are different in Europe compared to North America. I do all I can to offer possible alternatives and to ensure the best possible outcomes for everyone. However, results cannot always be guaranteed if you have not used the same ingredients, measurements or methods as me.
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Spicy Greek Yoghurt Potato Salad (with Jalapeños)Spicy Greek Yoghurt Potato Salad (with Jalapeños)

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