Grandma Drew's Potato Salad Dressing

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by BeachGirl

Before commercial mayonnaise was available, my Grandmother used this sauce to make her cherished Potato Salad. It is a very-low fat alternative to mayonnaise and tastes better than light mayo, too! Great for tuna, macaroni, or chicken salad, but you'll probably want to add a little mayo, also.

Top Review by Marla Swoffer

This is the best substitute for mayo I've ever had/made and a yummy sauce. It has a pungent flavor (apple cider vinegar has a bite) which I really liked, but I did mix it with mayo (as suggested) for the potato salad. I also used the optional black pepper which gave it a nice kick, but I would omit it or use less if spicy isn't your thing. Thanks for posting this Beachgirl!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In saucepan, mix all dry ingredients together.
  2. While stirring with whisk, gradually add water, vinegar and beaten egg.
  3. Heat on medium heat, stirring constantly, until sauce thickens to the consistency of mayonnaise.
  4. Refrigerate up to 1 week.
  5. NOTE: When making Potato Salad, I use 3 parts Grandma's sauce and 1 part mayonnaise.

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