Julie's Mom's Perfect Potato Salad

Total Time
Prep 0 mins
Cook 0 mins

My family would crowd into the kitchen to get their first forkfull of Mom's potato salad. It's that good! This potato salad is not at all sweet - something which was important for our family. Let it sit in the fridge as long as you can before serving... it's even better the next day!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Steam potatoes with skin on.
  2. Mix together all ingredients except potatoes.
  3. When potatoes are done, cut (it's up to you whether or not you want to leave the skins on) while still warm and fold together with the mayo mixture - it makes it taste better to combine while warm.
  4. Put into serving container and garnish.
  5. Refrigerate for at least three hours before serving (the longer the better).
  6. This potato salad is even better then next day!
  7. Note from Julie: I use the dried minced onion because I like their texture, omit the celery, and add about 1/4 tsp of both curry powder and dried mustard... but don't tell Mom. ;)
Most Helpful

5 5

I love this! Thanks for sharing such a great recipe. I will make this often.

5 5

This is almost identical to the potato salad I make and it's awesome. The only things I do differently is to add celery seed to taste and a small amount of prepared mustard and sweet Gherkin pickles instead of dill pickles. I don't use dill weed, I may have to try it.

5 5

This truly is *perfect*! 100% exactly the way potato salad should taste and the texture was divine, thank you so much for sharing the recipe.