Potato Salad Recipe | Salty Southern Potato Salad

Potato Salad Recipe | Salty Southern Potato Salad

Potato Salad in a wooden bowl
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This Salty Southern Potato Salad Recipe is super simple to make! Potato salad is big at holiday parties in my family.

Traditionally, my family doesn’t eat potato salad, deviled eggs or other sides with sugar added. We’re the salty southerners if you may. Say what you will, but I say “ew” to the sweet, potato salad!

If you like sweet, potato salad you are in the wrong place. Turn around now! Just kidding. If you want a recipe that’s sweet, you can check out this Sweet version.

This is the salty, dill pickle, slap yo mama it is so good… potato salad. Show up with this simple, yet delicious side for your family or a friend’s dinner party and they will love you and beg for the recipe!

Interesting Origins

It’s widely believe that potato salad originated in Germany, spreading throughout Europe. It’s believed that Americans adapted their recipe from this original recipe created by the Germans.

Let’s face it though, tons of mayo sounds like an American thing. However, Germans are known for using mayo maybe even more than us from what I’ve read. Funnily enough if you look up German potato salad recipe they don’t usually contain mayo!

Additionally, I found it interesting that Germans have their own version of mayonnaise. Some say it’s better than ours, and some says it’s gross. I don’t know because I haven’t ever tried it myself.

Potato Salad Recipe

Potato Salad in a wooden bowl

Potato Salad Recipe

Yield: 10
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

A salty not sweet potato salad!


  • 4 lbs. red or golden potatoes (cut into wedges)
  • 2 green bell peppers (diced)
  • 1/4 cup green onions (sliced, optional)
  • 1/4 cup shallots (slice thin, optional)
  • 2- 3 tbsp mayo
  • 2-3 tsp mustard
  • 2-3 tbsp dill relish
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Boil potatoes until soft (about 20 minutes.)
  2. Drain the potatoes, and allow to cool.
  3. While waiting for the potatoes to cool, mix all of the other ingredients together in a small bowl.
  4. Once the potatoes are cooled, add in the mayo mixture and stir it well. If it is too dry add more mayo! Nobody like dry potato salad. Make sure it is nice and creamy.
  5. Serve at room temperature, or it's even better after it's been chilled.

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Nutrition Information
Yield 10 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 238Total Fat 7gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 3mgSodium 208mgCarbohydrates 41gFiber 5gSugar 3gProtein 5g

For the most accurate nutritional information, you should calculate the nutritional value of each ingredient yourself. These calculations are provided by a third party and are not expected to be exact. You are solely responsible for ensuring the nutritional information you use is accurate.

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This potato salad makes a statement at all the dinner parties I go to. It’s a staple at family functions, such as Thanksgiving, Christmas, and even birthdays! It’s perfect for regular old cookouts too.

Another easy recipe to make and take is macaroni and cheese. If you prefer to have a baked recipe. It’s easy and you can make it ahead of time.

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