This Classic Potato Salad is super creamy, crunchy and absolutely delicious. It’s the perfect side dish for you summer BBQs.
Hope you guys had a great weekend! We sure did, had the most wonderful weather so we had tons of fun with the pup and took him everywhere with us. He’s so pretty and different that wherever we go everybody falls in love with him and starts up a conversation, whether it’s at the dog park or walking down the street. In case you’re new here, a couple months ago we adopted a new puppy, a blue merle Australian shepherd, his name is Indiana Jones. It’s been so long since we’ve had a puppy that we’d forgotten what it’s like, but I really have missed having a dog. He’s so much fun and full of energy, it takes a lot of fetch and frisbee playing to tire him out.
He’s such a sweetheart, we’re crazy about him. He has the cutest face, and the most gorgeous markings on his face. But I’m his mommy so I may be a bit biased here.
Anyway, potato salads. Yay or nay? I love potato salad and macaroni salads, especially in the summer. They’re my go to sides when it comes to BBQs.
This here is a classic potato salad with celery and pickles. I like a little tang to my potato salads so I may tend to add more pickles than usual, but feel free to adjust the amount of pickles.
We probably all have our favorite potato salad that we grew up with and I’m sure there are numerous versions out there, with mustard, without mustard, with cucumbers, with pickles, no celery, with olives, the list goes on.
Of course, the classic potato salad is really about potatoes and so there are lots of potatoes here, my favorite to use are Yukon gold potatoes, just because I love their yellow color, but really this salad can be made with any kind of potatoes, even red skinned potatoes.
You can serve this salad at room temperature but I prefer mine chilled, I think the flavors come out a bit more after the salad has had a chance to chill for a couple hours.
So this is my classic recipe, I’d love to hear about your favorite potato salads that you grew up with, and what made them special.
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This Classic Potato Salad is super creamy, crunchy and absolutely delicious. It's the perfect side dish for you summer BBQs.
- 3 lb potatoes peeled and cut into cubes (I used Yukon Gold potatoes)
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 cups mayonnaise
- 1 tbsp dijon mustard
- 1 small red onion finely chopped
- 1 tbsp lemon juice freshly squeezed
- 3 medium pickles chopped
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1/4 cup chives chopped
- 2 stalks celery chopped
- 6 hard boiled eggs peeled and chopped
- salt and pepper to taste
Add the cubed potatoes to a large pot and cover with water. Season with the tsp of salt. Bring the water to a boil and cook the potatoes until they are fork tender, should take about 15 minutes. Drain and cool slightly.
In a large bowl, add the mayonnaise, dijon mustard, red onion, lemon juice, pickles and paprika and stir until well combined. Stir in the chives, celery, hard boiled eggs and season with salt and pepper. Add the potatoes and toss them well until well combined.
Refrigerate until ready to serve.
To get perfect hard boiled eggs all the time, add your eggs eggs to a saucepan, cover with at least 2 inches of cold water. Bring the water to a full boiling, you should see big boiling bubbles, turn off the heat and cover the pot. Keep the saucepan on the burner for about 10 to 12 minutes. At this point I like to run cold water over the eggs and peel them under the tap, this way it's easy to peel the eggs and you get perfectly peeled eggs every single time.
Adding a bit of salt or vinegar to your water for the eggs, will prevent the eggs from cracking while cooking.
Store leftover salad in an air tight container in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 days.
Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.