Super Quick Potato Salad

Super Quick Potato Salad Recipe

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Pam Ellingson


I wanted to make some potato salad, but didn't want to heat up the kitchen boiling potatoes. Yea for Microwaves!!! Easiest and fastest Potato Salad ever. And good to boot!
Make it Sour/Dill or Sweet/ Relish.


★★★★★ 1 vote

5 Min
10 Min


  • 5 small
    yukon gold potatoes about 2-3 inches in diameter
  • 1 stick
    celery, chopped 1/4 inch pieces
  • 7-15 slice
    dill pickle chopped or dill relish to taste or chopped sweet pickles, or sweet pickle relish to taste
  • 1/2 to 1 Tbsp
    yellow mustard or stone ground / dijon if you prefer
  • 2-4 Tbsp
    finely chopped sweet onion
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 (+) c
    mayonnaise or miracle whip (depending on whether you are making dill or sweet)
  • ·
    salt and pepper to taste.
  • ·
    i like to add a little finely chopped dill weed to my dill potato salad.

How to Make Super Quick Potato Salad


  1. Microwave potatoes on high for about 3 minutes, check to see if they are tender by squeezing lightly. If they yield to pressure but don't feel quite tender, turn them over and rotate position and microwave in 30 second increments until just done but NOT soft and mushy. Remember they continue to cook for a while as they sit. Let cool on countertop while chopping other items. They may still be warm when you peel them, and that's ok.
  2. Chop celery, pickle, and onion. Place in medium bowl. Add mustard, vinegar and 1/2 c dressing of your choice, mix well. (if it is too sharp from the vinegar, add a pinch or two of sugar)
  3. Peel and chop potatoes into about 1/2- 3/4 inch dice, add to dressing/veggie mixture, season with pepper and salt, mix together lightly but thoroughly, adding extra mayo/Miracle Whip if needed.
  4. Serve warm, or refrigerate and serve cold.

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About Super Quick Potato Salad

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

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