Perfect Potato Salad

READY IN: 55mins
Recipe by good2bdunn

This is the salad I'm always asked to bring to every picnic and barbecue.

Top Review by Tinkerbell

I haven't put pickles in my potato salad for years. I swapped it out for bacon once and never went back, but we really enjoyed them again with this recipe. I guessed on the mayo and got a little too much for my taste, but I'll just be more careful next time. :) I did love how quickly this recipe came together and I was able to do it easily on a weeknight. Thanks for sharing, good2bdunn! Made & enjoyed for Pick-A-Chef Spring 2011. You've been adopted! :)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring whole potatoes to a boil in a large covered pan. Boil for 25 minutes.
  2. Drain potatoes well and peel while still warm.
  3. Quarter and dice potatoes (I dice mine a little larger then what I'd like because they break down a bit in the mixing and become the perfect size)
  4. Add potatoes to large salad bowl.
  5. Add diced celery, onion and dill pickle.
  6. Combine mayonnaise through salt in a small mixing bowl to make the perfect potato salad dressing.
  7. Stir the dressing into the potato mixture.
  8. Add chopped eggs.
  9. Stir well.
  10. Cover potato salad and place in the refrigerator for a good hour to allow the potatoes to meld with the flavors of the other ingredients. It will be worth the wait!

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