New Potato or Red Potato Salad ala Nita

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

Excellent and delicious! This has evolved over 50+ years of cooking. Always a hit.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Scrub potatoes under running water with a brush.
  2. Leave skins on potatoes.
  3. Place them in a pot of water to cover the potatoes.
  4. Bring to a boil and boil for 12 to 15 minutes until potatoes are fork tender.
  5. Remove from pot to stop cooking process.
  6. Let potatoes cool slightly.
  7. Place them in a large bowl and break them apart somewhat with a cooking fork or spoon.
  8. In another bowl, combine rest of the ingredients.
  9. Mix them in with the potatoes gently.
  10. Taste and adjust seasonings.
  11. Serve warm or, cover and refrigerate for later use.
  12. Do NOT leave at room temperature.
  13. *Available in the Spice department of most supermarkets.
  14. Ask for it.
Most Helpful

This is an excellent recipe and has many options to explore. I boiled the red skin potatoes and allowed them to cool overnight. I then diced them leaving the skin on and assembled the dish using roasted red peppers instead of pimentos and Dijon mustard. I did not have any paprika and substituted a Creole seasoning blend with rave reviews. Something I will put on list to make again.

PaulaG February 21, 2006

Thanks Nita! I have been making this for a few years now and decided I should leave a rating... 5 STARS from me!! I always make it as directed and ALWAYS get wonderful complements!

Dr. David September 06, 2009

I just made this earlier to go along with some BBQ pulled pork. I omitted several ingredients (Celery, Onion, Parsley, Celery salt/seed & Pimiento), used dijon mustard... And halved it. It was wonderful. I loved the hard boiled eggs and the paprika really added to it as well. This is a great recipe to use as a base... so you can add/remove items and its still good. =)

Seravieve April 17, 2009