Old-Fashioned Potato Salad

I never eat potato salad, or macaroni salad for that matter.  I grew up around store bought version that seemed really gross considering I don’t like yellow mustard and I detest relish.  Ewww!!  

Finally two years ago, my sister Renee brought some potato salad to my dad’s house for one of our family pot-luck type gatherings.  I didn’t see any gross relish in the salad and decided to be a big girl and give it a try.  After all it had been years since my last near gag from potato salad.  Guess what.  It was delicious!  I couldn’t stop eating the potato salad.  I got Renee’s recipe so I could make my own batch.  But, to my dismay, Rene used pickle juice (ewww again) and there was no way I was buying a whole jar of pickles just for the juice.  So I passed on potato salad.

Then last July I wanted to make the dish for Thing 1’s 2nd birthday party.  I scoured the internet for an acceptable recipe base and began cooking.  Everyone loved my potato salad!  Especially me…the most important critic.  Hooray!!  I made the potato salad for Thing 2’s 1st birthday to the same  reaction.  So today I give you the only potato salad recipe I like.  🙂  Oh…and it just happens to be Gluten-Free too.

Old Fashioned Potato Salad

Old-Fashioned Potato Salad
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Serves: 8
  • 7 to 8 medium red potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2″ cubes
  • 1 1/2 cups mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 6 hard-boiled eggs, peeled and rough chopped
  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook potatoes in boiling water until fork tender. Drain and set aside to cool a little.
  2. In a large bowl, combine mayonnaise, vinegar, mustard, salt, pepper, and onion powder until a smooth dressing forms.
  3. Add potatoes to the dressing and stir to coat potatoes. Add chopped eggs. Gently fold eggs into the salad. Chill for at least 1 hour before serving.



  1. says

    I feel the same way about mac salad. Eeew no matter which version I try. Maybe like your potato salad, I'll finally find one!

    Thanks for linking with See Ya In the Gumbo! Glad to have you back again. Sorry I'm so behind visitng…one of those weeks.

  2. says

    OK, first of all, you call your kids Thing 1 and Thing 2?! IDK if that's better or worse than my sister calling her kids Freak and Freak Show Freak. Then again, you should hear what I call MY kids. And, ya homemade potato salad is WAY better than store bought!

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