Salads, Side Dishes

Classic Potato Salad

Do you know what today is? You got it, it’s National Potato Day! What could be more perfect for a potato-lovin’ girl? Nothing! That’s why I’m sharing my Classic Potato Salad with you. It’s simplicity at its finest. This recipe is actually the very first potato salad recipe I ever made. I was a bit intimidated at first since I had never made a potato salad before, but after the first time I made it I was hooked! It’s so much better than anything you will buy at your local deli counter. And believe me, after you make it, I think you will feel the same way. This is one of my go-to summer recipes. My family loves the combination of soft potatoes, crisp celery and creamy hard-cooked eggs engulfed in a tangy sauce. It really is quite easy to make. Don’t be afraid, give it a try today!


Classic Potato Salad
(adapted from Best Foods® Real Mayonnaise jar label)

2 lbs. russet potatoes (5 to 6 medium), peeled and cut into 3/4-inch chunks
1 cup Best Foods® Real Mayonnaise
2 tablespoon vinegar
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 cup thinly sliced celery
1/4 cup chopped onion
4 hard-cooked eggs, chopped


Cover potatoes with water in large pot and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until potatoes are tender, about 10-15 minutes. Drain and put into a large bowl, cool slightly. I usually put my bowl into the refrigerator as I prepare the rest.

Combine mayonnaise, vinegar, salt, sugar and pepper in large bowl. Add potatoes, celery, onion and eggs and toss gently. Serve chilled or at room temperature.


This Classic Potato Salad is really tasty and quick and easy to prepare. It’s the perfect accompaniment to any delicious barbecued meal!  Enjoy!


8 thoughts on “Classic Potato Salad”

  1. Oh, boy, Julie and the girls are coming over friday, so I will definitely make the potato salad-can’t wait. I am in love with potato salad. Yours will be the best I’m sure! Lots of love, Mom xxx

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