Growing up, I wasn’t a big fan of potato salad. It probably stems from the fact that I’m not a big fan of mayonnaise. Making a sandwich? Hold the mayo please! Tuna salad? I love it – as long as there is minimal amount of mayo. Pasta salad? YES! As long as it isn’t mayo-based.
If there was ever potato salad brought to a family dinner or a potluck, I’d just skip it. With limited space available on my plate, I just didn’t want to dedicate any of it to potato salad. And I never really found one at a grocery store that I cared for. Too much mayo in some. Too much mustard in others. And another used Miracle Whip. Miracle Whip and Jayme don’t mix.
So, I finally bit the bullet and tried to make my own. I stumbled on the right combination for me. Perfect ratio of mayo to mustard to pickles to sweetness.
It definitely takes some time to make – mostly because you have to boil eggs and potatoes and wait for them to cool. So it isn’t a “whip it together in 5 minutes” kind of recipe. It doesn’t take a lot of time, but you do have to think ahead and prepare for it.
Try it – you’ll love it! I can’t guarantee it, but I think you will.
Easy and Delicious Potato Salad
- 4 potatoes, cooked and diced into bite size pieces (about 4-5 cups once cooked)
- 5 eggs, hard boiled
- 2/3 cup mayo
- 2 Tablespoons yellow mustard
- 1 Tablespoon sugar
- 1 Teaspoon pickle juice
- 3-4 dill pickle spears (about 1/2 cup), diced
- 1/8 onion, diced
- Paprika, to sprinkle on top (if desired)
- Prepare potatoes. Peel potatoes, dice into small pieces. Boil for about 20-25 minutes until well cooked. Drain and let cool.
- Boil eggs. Bring a pot of water to boil. Add eggs and boil for 15 minutes. When done, put in fridge to cool. When cool, peel and dice.
- In a big bowl, mix mayo, mustard, sugar, pickle juice, pickles, onions.
- Add potatoes and eggs and mix well.
- If too dry for your taste, add more mayo or mustard.
Jayme is a wife to 1 and a mother to four little boys. She coupons, price matches and meal plans. While she likes to cook, she’s in the stage of life where simple is usually better – she never knows how many hands she’ll have free at dinner time! You can find her at No Regrets Living.