Really Good Potato Salad

Martha Price


I really don't know where I first came across this recipe.It is very good for those who prefer a non-sweet potato salad. The recipe can be halved, or doubled, based on your needs.
The marinated "secret sauce" really does add to the flavor.


★★★★★ 3 votes

45 Min


  • 3 Tbsp
    white vinegar
  • 2 tsp
    mustard seed
  • 1 and 1/2 tsp
    celery seed
  • 9 medium
    potatoes, (3 lbs)
  • 1 c
    celery, peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 c
    green onion, thinly sliced
  • 3 - 4
    hard-cooked eggs, roughly chopped
  • 2 c
    mayonnaise (hellmans, best foods)
  • 1 tsp
  • ·
    paprika, to taste

How to Make Really Good Potato Salad


  1. Combine vinegar, mustard seed, and celery seed. Let stand at room temperature for several hours. You can crush the seeds, if desired, but it really is not necessary.
  2. In covered saucepan, cook potatoes until barely tender; 25 to 30 minutes; drain.
  3. In a large bowl, sprinkle the potatoes with 1/2 of the salt. Add celery, onion, and chopped eggs; toss lightly.
  4. Combine mayonnaise, remaining salt, and vinegar mixture; add to potatoes; toss to mix. Chill; sprinkle with paprika.

Printable Recipe Card

About Really Good Potato Salad

Course/Dish: Potato Salads
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy
Hashtags: #potato, #Dish, #barbecue

Show 6 Comments & Reviews

17 Tantalizing Potato Salad Recipes

17 Tantalizing Potato Salad Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Who ever said potato salad had to be boring? You'll never hear that again when you bring one of these 17 tasty potato salad recipes to your next bbq!

Side Salad Recipes For Your Next Cookout

Side Salad Recipes for Your Next Cookout

Kitchen Crew

Hamburgers and hot dogs are a given on a cookout menu. But what else is necessary? Side salads. No plate is complete without a scoop of potato salad or maybe...

9 Seriously Good Macaroni Salad Recipes

9 Seriously Good Macaroni Salad Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Is it even summer without the proper summer salad side dishes? Seriously, just try for a minute to imagine a summer party without Aunt Nancy’s potato salad, your dad’s famous...