Welcome to our flavorful and vibrant recipe for Smoked Paprika Potato Salad with Roasted Red Peppers and Olives. This twist on a classic potato salad is packed with smoky, tangy, and briny flavors that will elevate any summer gathering or picnic. Let's dive into this delicious dish!


  • 2 pounds (900g) potatoes, preferably red or Yukon gold, peeled and cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1/2 cup roasted red peppers, diced
  • 1/2 cup pitted Kalamata olives, sliced
  • 1/4 cup red onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and black pepper to taste


  1. In a large pot, bring salted water to a boil. Add the potato chunks and cook until tender but still firm, about 10-12 minutes. Drain and let them cool slightly.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the cooled potatoes, roasted red peppers, olives, red onion, and parsley.
  3. In a separate small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, red wine vinegar, smoked paprika, Dijon mustard, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper until well combined.
  4. Pour the dressing over the potato mixture and gently toss until all ingredients are coated evenly.
  5. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour to allow the flavors to meld together.
  6. Before serving, give the potato salad a final toss and adjust the seasoning if needed. Garnish with additional parsley, if desired.

Tips and Variations

  • For a smokier flavor, you can add a touch of liquid smoke to the dressing.
  • Feel free to add other ingredients like diced cucumber, cherry tomatoes, or crumbled feta cheese for additional texture and flavor.
  • This potato salad pairs well with grilled meats, seafood, or as a standalone vegetarian dish.
  • Leftovers can be refrigerated for up to 2 days, but make sure to give it a good stir before serving again to redistribute the dressing.


Smoked Paprika Potato Salad with Roasted Red Peppers and Olives is a delightful twist on the classic potato salad. With its smoky, tangy, and briny flavors, it's sure to impress your family and friends at any gathering. Try this recipe and enjoy the irresistible combination of ingredients that will take your potato salad game to a whole new level. Get ready to savor each bite!

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