Simple, Tasty Potato Salad

"This is the potato salad I grew up with. It is very basic with few ingredients. It goes with anything."
photo by Seasoned Cook photo by Seasoned Cook
photo by Seasoned Cook
photo by Seasoned Cook photo by Seasoned Cook
Ready In:
6 cups




  • Boil potatoes, with skins on, until just tender. Drain and let cool.
  • When potatoes are cooled, peel and cut into bite-size pieces. Place in a large bowl.
  • Coarsely chop eggs. Add eggs and pickle chunks to potatoes.
  • Gently toss in mayonnaise. (Start with less mayo, and add more as needed to obtain consistency you prefer.) Be sure to toss lightly to avoid breaking up the potato too much.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste. Also add onion, if using. Stir gently again, just to combine.
  • At our house, we usually serve a small bowl of onion on the side so people can add as much as they like, or none at all.

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  1. mummamills
    made this with leftover baked potatoes, and it was great! havent had sweet pickles in anything other then a macdonalds burger, and didnt like that :) My daughter had sweet pickles, she loves them, so the salad w3as 5 stars for her too! We didnt put any in the kid's salad, and they enjoyed theirs as well :) thanks Sheynath, Aussie swap, July 09
  2. Seasoned Cook
    My favorite way of making potato salad! The bit of onion really gives it great flavor. I added 1 teaspoon of mustard for sharpness. Great recipe and will be preparing again! Prepared as a participant in the May 2009 Aus/NZ Swap #28 event.
  3. Pneuma
    Indeed,it's simple, tasty and the ingredients here are what we normally have. We usually have our pickles nearly minced, but in this case, using small chunks were also good. Tasty and enjoyable! Thanks! Made for Aus swap #24
  4. Sonya01
    what a wonderful potato salad so easy and simple. Made for RECIPE SWAP #22 - November 2008 thanks for making my BBQ fantastic
  5. Leslie
    Well the title of this recipe is correct, it's simple and tasty! I scaled it down to feed 2 of us with some cold meat and buns for lunch and we really enjoyed it. I love the egg/pickle mixture, it was delicious! Made for Aussie Swap :)



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