Whole30 German Potato Salad (Instant Pot) – a sugar free German Potato Salad, made super fast and easy in the Instant Pot! Whole30 compliant and the perfect addition to any meal.
Recently I had a hankering for some tangy potato salad, and was reminiscing about a dish my Grandma used to make. Her version of German Potato Salad was tangy and slightly sweet and included lots of bacon and green beans. Although I’m not typically a fan of classic mayo/mustard based potato salad, I absolutely LOVE a German style salad with a tangy, bacon-y dressing. However, most traditional recipes, including Grandma’s, have loads of sugar. I set out to create a cleaner (and quicker) version without sugar, and came up with this winner!
To cut down on cooking time, I steamed the potatoes and green beans in the Instant Pot. Super fast and easy! I highly recommend using a steamer basket for this recipe – you’ll love the ease of this method if you haven’t already tried it. While the potatoes are cooking, cook the bacon and whisk together a quick warm dressing. Only a few basic ingredients are required and no sugar!
With Spring finally on the horizon and Easter just around the corner, you’ll want to add this dish to your next gathering. It’s the perfect side to grilled meats or barbecue. I also love it on its own – the leftovers make a great lunch!
If you love this recipe, check out How to Make Egg Salad Using the Instant Pot. I’ll never go back to boiling and peeling eggs after discovering this quick hack! What’s your favorite Instant Pot hack??
Whole30 German Potato Salad (Instant Pot) - a sugar free German Potato Salad, made super fast and easy in the Instant Pot! Whole30 compliant and the perfect addition to any meal.
Add the 1 cup water to the Instant Pot. Place steamer basket in pot. Add potatoes and green beans to the steamer basket. Seal lid and set to Manual pressure for 3 minutes. When cycle is complete, quick release the pressure and carefully remove the steamer basket. Pour potatoes and beans into a large bowl.
While potatoes are cooking, place the diced bacon in a skillet over medium heat and cook until crispy. In the final few minutes of cooking, add the red onion. Remove bacon and onion with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels.
Drain off about half of the bacon grease. To the remaining bacon grease, add dijon and vinegar, whisking well. Cook for 1-2 minutes. Add garlic, salt, pepper, and oil and continue to cook for another 1-2 minutes.
Remove the bacon dressing from heat and pour over potatoes. Season to taste with additional salt and pepper. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley if desired. Serve warm or cold.
For Whole30, look for bacon that does not have any added sugar. Applegate makes a good compliant bacon. For non-Whole30, use bacon of your choice.