Offer Bacon Potato Salad in short tumblers for a fresh and fun presentation. For added flair, dip glass rims in water and then dip in paprika, coating well.
Ralph Anderson, William Dickey / styling Buffy Hargett, Rose Nguyen / food styling Vanessa McNeil

Bring a heaping bowl of comfort to your warm-weather table with these terrific potato salads. Though your family favorite may be the traditional mayonnaise-and-sweet pickle variety, try one of these recipes for a fresh twist. Both the sweet potato and bacon versions maintain Southern flavors while adding interest.

We peeled and cubed the potatoes before cooking to save time, but the recipes will work equally well if you cook the potatoes whole. Either way, you'll end up with crowd-pleasing sides to round out your meal.





This article is from the July 2005 issue of Southern Living.