The Original Potato Salad

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by 75violets

This recipe is right off the Hellman's mayonnaise jar. To me, it's so good it rivals my mother in law's potato salad, which I think is the best there is. It's a plain and simple potato salad, but it's delicious! Add pimentos, olives, or green peppers depending on what you like in your potato salad.

Top Review by eileen.ross

I have been making this recipe for over 50 years, have tasted a lot of other cook's potato salad, and I have to say, I've become a potato snob! Some cooks put green pepper in theirs (yuk!) Some put pickle in theirs (another yuk!) I know there are other types of potato salad, such as French, which is delicious as well, and of course German, etc. but this recipe is the best, and yes, you do need vinegar, or else it just won't taste the way good potato salad is meant to taste.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine the first 5 ingredients.
  2. Stir in remaining ingredients.
  3. Cover& chill.

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