Basic Potato Salad

Diane C.


Simple, easy, potato salad. a favorite with my family.

★★★★★ 1 vote
1 Hr 30 Min
30 Min
Stove Top


4-6 medium
potatoes, medium
1/2 c
onion, chopped
1/2 c
celery, chopped
1/4-1/2 c
italian dressing
4-6 dash(es)
salt and pepper
1 c
2 stick
green onions, chopped, for topping

How to Make Basic Potato Salad


  • 1Fill a 3 qt. saucepan 2/3 full with water. Place on a burner and bring to a boil.
  • 2Peel and slice (or dice if you prefer) the potatoes.
    Add to the boiling water. Boil potatoes 15 minutes. Drain and put into a large bowl. Pour the Italian dressing on the potatoes while they are warm.
  • 3Chop the onion and celery. Add the onion and celery to the potatoes. Stir to combine and then chill for 1 hour.
  • 4After the potatoes have chilled, add the mayonnaise. Season with salt and pepper. Top with the chopped green onions just before serving.
  • 5Notes:
    You can serve this salad warm, fresh from the stove if you like. I prefer to chill it for at least an hour.
    Use your favorite Italian dressing. I love Good Seasons, made with 50/50 blend of white balsamic vinegar and white vinegar. I use canola oil, rather than olive oil.
    Feel free to add other ingredients to this recipe.
    Hard-boiled eggs, red pepper strips, bell peppers, chopped pickles or pickle relish. A dollop of mustard. Enjoy!

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About Basic Potato Salad

Course/Dish: Potatoes, Potato Salads
Main Ingredient: Potatoes
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtag: #potato