One of the most popular side dishes of summer….
There are so many varieties of potato salad,
this one is what I grew up on with subtle changes.
The best thing about a great basic potato salad is that if you prefer eggs in it, you can go right ahead and add them, if you like black olives, again you can add them right in.
It all starts with the potato!
I prefer red potatoes for potato salad for their texture, they hold together when mixed up.
I love red onion and dill pickle relish added in,
this combo makes perfectly delicious potato salad.
There is one thing I prefer Homemade Mayo you’ll find my recipe here and it really makes all the difference to truly homemade potato salad.
If you need a fun new BBQ Sauce you’ll want to take a look at my Bloody Mary BBQ Sauce here.
I have another recipe you may like too, it’s for BLT Cole Slaw.
and don’t forget these pretty Beet Dyed Deviled Eggs.
- 5 lbs red potatoes
- ½ medium red onion, diced
- 4 stalks celery, diced
- ½ cup dill pickle relish drained (or sliced dill pickles) add more if you prefer.
- ¼ teaspoons celery salt
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- 1- 1½ cup homemade mayo (my homemade mayo recipe is here)
- Garnish with sliced dill pickles, drained relish and red onion.
- In a large saucepan cover potatoes with cold water.
- Over high heat bring to a boil with a lid on.
- Once it boils, remove the lid and boil 10-15 minutes until potatoes are pierced with a fork and slide off easily.
- Drain water off potatoes.
- Cool potatoes with cold water.
- Peel potatoes carefully with a paring knife by scraping the skin off the potatoes.
- Potatoes can be refrigerated overnight before peeling.
- Peel and dice potatoes and mix with celery, onions, relish, celery salt, salt, pepper, and mayo.
- Refrigerate potato salad after mixing. Having the potato salad in the fridge after it's mixed for a few hours allows for great flavor, a day in the fridge is great. This is a recipe that is great to make ahead of time.
I prefer to make the mayo, it's easy and so delicious. If you want to use purchased mayo my recommended brand is Hellman's/Best Foods.
Enjoy every minute of SUMMER, it seems to fly by faster each year!
BBQ’s, cookouts, get-togethers no matter what you want to name your gathering… friends, family and enjoying delicious food is what summer is all about, don’t you think?
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