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World’s Best Potato Salad

Finished bowl potato salad

This recipe is so easy but do make sure you mix your ingredients gently (I always use my hands)

This is the potato salad my granny used to make to go as a side with her famous vegetable soup. I have tweaked this recipe several times but always end up reverting back to her original potato salad. It really cannot be improved.

 I love potato salad because it works so well as a side dish with any type of main course, but it goes especially well with red meat. If you’re looking for the perfect dish to take to any type of gathering, look no further because this is it. It travels well, and guests usually can’t resist helping themselves to a second or third scoop of the stuff when they pass by it on the food table.

Homemade mayonnaise always beats store bought mayonnaise. I have a recipe for homemade mayonnaise in my Tracking the Outdoors In cookbook (p. 67), but if you don’t have time, Hellman’s is a great mayonnaise to use instead.

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Easy potato salad side dish

World's Best Potato Salad

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  • 8 small new potatoes
  • 2 boiled eggs
  • 1 1/2 vidalia onions minced
  • 1/2 cup dill pickles
  • 4 celery stalks minced
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tblsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tblsp kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper


  • Cut the new potatoes into four pieces, roughly 1.5 inches each. There's no need to remove the skins. Place potatoes in a medium-sized saucepan and boil until they're soft enough that a knife will easily slice through them.
  • Meanwhile, in a medium-sized bowl add the onions, pickles, mayonnaise, mustard, celery, salt, and pepper.
  • Drain potatoes until they appear dried and place them in a bowl with the mayonnaise mixture.
  • Add chopped boiled eggs onto the potatoes. Mix gently (I use my hands) so as not to crush the potatoes. Garnish with parsley and serve hot or cold.


Courtesy of and Happy Healthy Family Cookbook.
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10 responses to “World’s Best Potato Salad”

  1. Yum. Vidalia onions in potato salad. I have to try that. This recipe sounds so good.

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  3. Dessie says:

    Your recipes are simple and mouth-watering.

  4. Dessie says:

    Your recipes are simple and mouth-watering.

  5. Daphne says:

    Absolutely delish! Made recipe as listed. Needed to try a new one .It’s technically almost like mine, if you added a 1/8 cup of sweet pickles.It was a hit with the whole bunch.

    • stacy says:

      Daphne, I am so happy you tried this recipe. My Daughter cuts some of the onions and adds a little more mayo and it is delicious. I use sweet pickles from time to time too. Thanks for commenting.

  6. Danielle Spears says:

    Oh my gosh. That looks amazing. I’ve never found a potato salad recipe that I wanted to try and make, but I will definitely be trying this. Thank you for sharing.

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