I love potato salad! This Old Fashioned Potato Salad recipe is what my grandmother used to make for every family cookout or gathering. Spring is already starting to appear here in the south and it has me craving all my spring time favorites like this Old Fashioned Potato Salad recipe. This recipe is creamy, tangy and just like grandma used to make.
To make this Old Fashioned Potato salad you will need 5 pounds of potatoes, mayo, mustard, an onion, a green bell pepper, salt,celery seed and relish. I prefer dill relish. These ingredients are staples in my home I always make sure that I have some on hand. If you want to make this recipe a little brighter use a different colored pepper. I love to spice it up a little and a red or yellow bell pepper.
You will want to wash, peel and dice all your potatoes. Then you will add them to a pot of cold water to boil them. You will need to make sure that you add them to cold water and not warm or hot. You want to boil your potatoes until they are tender. I use a fork to test how tender they are. Once they are tender will you want to drain the potatoes.
While your potatoes are boiling, take the time to dice up your bell pepper and your onion. This helps you make the best use of your time. That way when your potatoes are done you can go ahead and stir up your potato salad.
After you’ve chopped up your bell pepper and onion you will want to mix your mayo, mustard, and relish with your drained boiled potatoes. Once you stir those together you will want to add your seasonings and season it to taste. I always am sure to take a bite before I put my potato salad in the fridge to chill to make sure my seasonings are good. After you have your Old Fashioned Potato Salad mixed together you will want to cover and refrigerate until it’s cool. This Old Fashioned Potato Salad recipe is perfect to make ahead the day before you need it.
I like my potato salad warm. I know it’s a strange way to eat it, but this recipe is so delicious warm or cold. But, on a hot day when we are grilling out it’s a great way to cool down when it’s chilled. That’s why it makes such a great BBQ side dish. It’s also perfect for your family or church potluck because it’s so easy to prep ahead.
Once your family tries this Old Fashioned Potato Salad recipe they will be asking you to make it over and over again. It will soon because a staple in your house like it is in mine today.
Simple Potato Salad
- 5 lbs Idahoan potatoes
- 2 cups mayo
- 1/2 small diced yellow onion
- 1 small green bell pepper diced
- 1/4 cup sweet relish
- 2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 1 tsp celery salt
- Peel and dice potatoes. Bring a large pot of water to a boil, boiling potatoes for about 20 minutes or until fork tender.
- In a large bowl, combine chopped potatoes, mayonnaise, chopped onion, green pepper, and relish.
- Season with salt pepper and celery salt.
- Mix well. Cover, and refrigerate for several hours or overnight