The Best Potato Salad Recipe

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Summer is on its way, which means it’s almost time for cookouts. Burgers sizzling on the grill, and all the fixings on the side…fresh veggies, baked beans, coleslaw, and of course, potato salad. A cookout just isn’t complete without it.

There are probably hundreds of ways to make potato salad – maybe even thousands. You can use red potatoes or white potatoes or Yukon Gold potatoes…dress them with mayo or mustard or vinaigrette…and mix them with anything you can name. I’ve seen potato salads with onions, celery, olives, snow peas, avocados, bacon, dill, even curry powder. And of course, every single person in the world claims that their own family recipe makes the best potato salad.

Well, they’re all wrong. This one is the best.

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It’s an absolutely classic potato salad, with a mayo-mustard dressing, hard-boiled egg, and enough fresh veggies to give it a good crunch. It’s everything a potato salad should be, with nothing extra.

Don’t believe me? Just try it and see.

THE BEST POTATO SALAD RECIPE

(printable recipe at bottom of post)

INGREDIENTS

6 medium white potatoes or Yukon golds, about 2 lbs pounds, quartered
2 Tablespoons white vinegar
2 large celery stalks, diced
1/2 cup onions finely diced
5 hard boiled eggs, peeled
1½ cups mayonnaise
1 Tablespoon yellow mustard
1 teaspoons celery seed
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
paprika for garnish

 

DIRECTIONS:
1. Place potatoes in large pot and add enough water to cover potatoes. Cover and heat to boiling; reduce heat to low. Cook covered 25 to 30 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Drain potatoes and let cool enough to handle. Cut potatoes into cubes.The Best Potato Salad Recipe - Potatoes cut in a cooking pot

2. Mix mayonnaise, vinegar, mustard, celery seed, salt and pepper in a large bowl.
Add potatoes, celery and onion; toss. Roughly chop up hard boiled eggs. Stir in eggs. Sprinkle with paprika. Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours to blend flavors and chill. Store covered in refrigerator.

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4.65 from 14 votes

The Best Potato Salad Recipe

Author Corey Valley
This is the best potato salad recipe with eggs, crunchy veggies to give it a good crunch. It’s everything a potato salad should be, with nothing extra. 
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients
 

  • 6 medium white potatoes or Yukon golds about 2 lbs pounds, quartered
  • 2 Tablespoons white vinegar
  • 2 large celery stalks diced
  • 1/2 cup onions finely diced
  • 5 hard boiled eggs peeled
  • cups mayonnaise
  • 1 Tablespoon yellow mustard
  • 1 teaspoons celery seed
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • paprika for garnish

Instructions

  • Place potatoes in large pot and add enough water to cover potatoes. Cover and heat to boiling; reduce heat to low. Cook covered 25 to 30 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Drain potatoes and let cool enough to handle. Cut potatoes into cubes.
  • Mix mayonnaise, vinegar, mustard, celery seed, salt and pepper in a large bowl.
  • Add potatoes, celery and onion; toss. Roughly chop up hard boiled eggs. Stir in eggs. Sprinkle with paprika. Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours to blend flavors and chill. Store covered in refrigerator.
     

Nutrition

Calories: 343kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 107mg | Sodium: 507mg | Potassium: 566mg | Fiber: 3g | Vitamin A: 150IU | Vitamin C: 14.6mg | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 4.6mg

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25 Comments

  1. Oh my, this looks amazing! I can’t wait to try it 🙂 Can you tell how you boil your eggs to ge them so PERFECT??? Mine are often hard to peel and the yolks don’t turn out as yellow as yours appear – please share your technique!

  2. 4 stars
    Wow. Looks delicious. Only query is can we replace egg with any other ingredient? Basically, if I were to try this as a vegetarian dish. BTW, nice snaps. Thanks.

  3. Do you recommend peeling the potatoes first. You do not say in the directions but show it in the picture.

  4. I was wondering the same thing as Kathleen asks in the previous comment – peel the potatoes first or leave the peel on? I use Organic Potatoes and the peel contains a lot of nutrients. Whenever I use organic potatoes I leave the peel on; when I use conventional potatoes I peel the potatoes first.

  5. Do I peel the potatoes first? I don’t see the answer to this question as posed by other readers. Is anyone monitoring this site? Thank you!

    1. That just depends on your taste Shari. Most of the time I do peel the potatoes.

    2. I love red and yellow potato skin so I did not peel them.