Simple Potato Salad

June 03, 2024

Potato salad is a classic side dish that's perfect for picnics, barbecues, or any gathering. With just a few simple ingredients, you can create a delicious and satisfying dish that everyone will love.


  • 2 pounds potatoes (Yukon Gold or Russet)
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar (white or apple cider)
  • 1 tablespoon mustard (Dijon or yellow)
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Optional: chopped fresh parsley, chives, or paprika for garnish


  • Prepare Potatoes: Start by washing and scrubbing the potatoes thoroughly. You can leave the skin on for added texture and nutrients. Then, cut the potatoes into bite-sized cubes.
  • Boil Potatoes: Place the cubed potatoes in a large pot of salted water. Bring it to a boil, then reduce the heat and let it simmer for about 10-15 minutes until the potatoes are fork-tender. Once done, drain the potatoes and let them cool.
  • Make Dressing: While the potatoes are cooling, prepare the dressing. In a mixing bowl, combine mayonnaise, vinegar, mustard, chopped celery, chopped red onion, salt, and black pepper. Mix well until everything is evenly incorporated.
  • Combine Ingredients: Once the potatoes are cooled, transfer them to a large mixing bowl. Pour the dressing over the potatoes and gently toss until the potatoes are evenly coated with the dressing.
  • Chill and Serve: Cover the potato salad and refrigerate it for at least an hour to allow the flavors to meld together. Before serving, give it a final toss and garnish with chopped fresh parsley or chives if desired.

Delicious Conclusion:

With just a few simple steps, you can create a delicious and versatile potato salad that's sure to be a hit at any gathering. Feel free to customize this recipe by adding your favorite ingredients like chopped hard-boiled eggs, bacon bits, or pickles. Enjoy your homemade potato salad!