Hearty Potato Salad Recipe

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Potato salad is one of those bowls which even ‘team no-salad’ wouldn’t mind having on their plate. Well, who can blame them! There are as many reasons to not pass on this hearty bowl of salad as are its variations. But where do you start? Let’s find out!

How To Make Potato Salad?

The various versions of potato salad originate from various regions in Europe. Out of these, the strongest claim is made by Germany. Here, it was a potato dish with vinegar and spices with onions and bacon. It was also served warm. This was brought to America by the 19th century, and the vinegar was quickly replaced by mayonnaise. Several additions and alterations were made in small and big proportions in various regions, to bring us the dish we today know to be the American potato salad.

bowl of potato salad topped with herbs

Potato Salad

This is a salad that is a side to an array of dishes and is liked by almost everyone including potato lovers, salad lovers, and salad haters. Here's a simple way to make this hearty potato salad.
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Course: Side Dish, Salad
Cuisine: American, European
Keyword: potato salad
Prep Time: 40 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Author: Prachee


  • 1 pound potatoes waxy
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup mustard
  • 2 eggs hard-boiled
  • 2 onions medium
  • 1 cup celery stalks diced
  • 1 tsp dill chopped
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1 tsp vinegar


  • Scrub clean and boil the potatoes till they can be easily pierced with a fork or knife. Allow them to cool. Peel them and dice medium-sized pieces.
  • Chop the hard-boiled eggs.
  • Place the potatoes in a large bowl. Add eggs, chopped onions, and diced celery stalks.
  • Give it a quick toss. Add mayonnaise, mustard, and vinegar. You can add more or less of these as per your taste preference. Another optional addition would be pickle relish.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste. You can also choose to add seasoning of preference or paprika.
  • Mix the salad well.
  • Refrigerate for two hours at least. It is best to leave it there overnight, so prepare the previous night, or in the morning if you want it for dinner.
    bowl of potato salad topped with spring onions and bacon


There are several variations possible with this classic salad. You can add bacon bits, parsley, fresh herbs, some cheese, or even yogurt. Play around to make it the way you like!

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About the Author

Prachee is a content writer for Organic Facts and is responsible for writing on the latest wellness trends. A former Journalism & Media teacher, she prides herself on being able to seamlessly dabble between health, science, and technology. She has completed her Masters in Communication Studies from the University of Pune, India as well as an online course on “Introduction to Food and Health” from Stanford University, US. Prachee fancies herself to be a poet and a cook when the rare lightning of inspiration strikes.

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