Classic Potato Salad Recipe

Classic Potato Salad

Serves 8

Here's the potato salad everyone remembers from summer picnics and barbecues. Of course, there are many variations. Feel free to add a spoonful of dill relish or finely chopped red bell pepper for color.


  • 2 pounds Yukon Gold or red potatoes, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt, plus more for seasoning
  • 2/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons whole grain or Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 large eggs, hard-boiled and chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 1/4 cup red or white onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves, finely chopped
  • Pepper, to taste


  1. Place potatoes in large saucepan. Add cold water to cover potatoes by one inch. Bring to boil over high heat. Add 1 tablespoon salt. Reduce heat and simmer gently until tender when pierced with a paring knife, 8 to 10 minutes.
  2. Drain potatoes in a colander. Spread on large sheet pan to cool.
  3. While potatoes cool, whisk mayonnaise, mustard, and vinegar in bottom of large salad bowl, until smooth. Stir in eggs, celery, onion, and parsley. Gently stir in cooled potatoes. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  4. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.


Amount Per Serving (based on 8 servings)
Calories: 250
Fat: 15 g
Saturated Fat: 2.5 g
Cholesterol: 55 mg
Sodium: 440 mg
Carbohydrates: 25 g
Fiber: 3 g
Sugar: 3 g
Protein: 4 g
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