Easy Potato Salad Recipes

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Easy Potato Salad Recipes

You can make an easy potato salad with just four ingredients: potatoes, a fat (like mayonnaise, sour cream, or olive oil), vinegar (or other acidic ingredient), and your flavorings of choice. Here are the basics:

  • 2 pounds of potatoes (russets or red bliss are good choices; baking potatoes are not)
  • Boil the potatoes (boiling them unpeeled will keep them intact; be sure to scrub them first) until tender. (about 25 - 30 minutes)
  • Place the cooked potatoes in cold water to stop the cooking process.
  • Peel the potatoes after cooking or leave the peelings intact if you choose.
  • Dice the potatoes into "bite sized" pieces.
  • Add your favorite potato salad dressing (home made or bottled)
  • The addition of a tablespoon of yellow mustard to the dressing will give your potato salad an appealing pop of color.

In addition to your basic potato salad ingredients, you can choose from a wide variety of additions and create your own "signature" potato salad recipe. Here are some favorites:

  • Eggs - hard boil a few eggs, peel and dice them, fold into your potato salad.
  • Vinegar - A sprinkle of apple cider vinegar on your potatoes, right after cooking, will bring out the "potato goodness flavor." 
  • Chopped pickles - choose either dill or sweet pickles if you like them. We also like the flavor of chopped green olives as an alternative to pickles.

Unique Easy Potato Salad Recipes

Easy potato salad recipes can reflect the tastes of many cultures. Add a "twist" to your basic recipe with unique seasonings and surprising foods.

Scandinavian Potato Salad

To the basic potato salad recipe add:

  • 3 pickles, drained and chopped
  • 10 capers, drained and minced
  • 1 (14-ounce) jar of pickled herring, rinsed, patted dry and chopped into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 cup canned white beans, drained and rinsed (about half of a 14-ounce can)
  • 1 cup chopped onion, about 1 medium

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French Potato Salad

To the basic potato salad recipe add:

  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 medium shallot, minced
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley leaves
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh tarragon leaves

German Potato Salad

To the basic potato salad recipe add:

  • 4 - 5 slices of bacon, cut crosswise into 1/4 inch strips
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup beef broth
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley leaves

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Spanish Potato Salad

To the basic potato salad recipe add:

  • 5 tablespoons of lime juice
  • 1/8 - 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon minced jalapeno chile
  • 6 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 medium red bell pepper diced fine
  • 2 tablespoons minced red onion
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro leaves

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