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The Best Potato Salad Recipe

potato salad recipe

In this post I share my favorite potato salad recipe. This dish that takes under and hour to whip up is simple and tasty. Check out the dill and parsley growing tips for an extra punch!

Potato Salad Recipe Ingredients

eggs on top
Hardboiled Eggs On Top of Potato Salad

One of the reasons I really love this salad is not only because it brings back childhood memories but because the ingredients.  These are ingredients everyone should always have on hand.  It is super simple to boil the potatoes and mix in some additional vegetables. If you have a few herbs on hand year-round don’t be afraid to add dill, parsley and even some chives to this dish.  Below you will find the basic list.  Scroll to the bottom of the post to find the printable recipe card.

  • potato
  • celery
  • onion
  • sweet pickle relish
  • mayonnaise
  • mustard
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • paprika
  • eggs
  • dill
  • parsley

Now if you do not have these items on the pantry list I suggest doing so.   There are many different recipes I share on my website blog that use these fairly inexpensive ingredients.

Potato Salad Herb Extras

First off please note that it just isn’t summer potato salad without some fresh herbs.  Two of my favorite things to grow year-round are dill and parsley.  Both grow amazing in my dome greenhouse and in the house hydroponic systems.

Dill Outside in Raised Beds
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Potato Salad Printable Recipe

I took the time to add this recipe to my printable option category on this site.  Please be sure to share this with your friends on social media with the links at the bottom of the page.  Do not forget to get creative and use different versions of the ingredients.  As I noted in this post I LOVE using fresh dill from the garden but you can also use a sweet pickle relish with dill they sell at  Kroger and Walmart.

The Best Potato Salad Recipe

Recipe by Bren HaasCourse: SaladCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy


Prep time


Cooking time




  • 5-6 large gold potatoes (about 2 cups diced)

  • 1 cup mayonnaise

  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons of sugar

  • 2 teaspoons of celery seeds

  • 1/2 teaspoon of paprika (garnish)

  • 1 tablespoon of fresh dill chopped

  • 4-5 hard boiled eggs, peeled and sliced

  • 2 celery stalks, diced small

  • 1/3 cup of sweet onion, diced

  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Cut the potatoes into quarters and peal before placing them in a large stock pot. Fill the pot with cold water until the potatoes are submerged 1 inch.  Set the pot on high heat and bring to a boil.  Once boiling add 1 tablespoon of salt and cook for about 5-7 minutes or until tender with fork.  DO NOT over cook or the salad will be mushy.

  • In a medium bowl mix the mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar and dill. Set to side

  • Prepare eggs and set aside.  Chop onions and celery. set aside

  • Once the potatoes are very tender, drain off all the water.  Make sure potatoes are diced into bite size pieces before adding mayonnaise mix.

  • Gently fold in celery and onions  before adding egg slices and paprika on top.  Refrigerate for up to 4 hours if needed but maybe served immediately. 

  • For best flavor, make potato salad with fresh dill and parsley. This can be stored in refrigerator for up to a week.
potato salad recipe

This recipe can be doubled easily to make for pot-lucks and get togethers.  I love making this recipe and serving it warm because it reminds me of my German potato salad recipe.

Thank you for checking out my website recipe today! 

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In conclusion I really hope you take the time to drop me a review and maybe even a few comments.  Click below to share with me what you really think of the recipe. I can’t wait to hear if you tried this Potato Salad Recipe.   Maybe you added something different to it?  DO TELL!

Happy Potato Salad Making,

Bren Haas

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