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Potato Salad

Really Good Potato Salad

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  • Author: Abbe Odenwalder
  • Prep Time: 30 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 - 30 Minutes
  • Total Time: 40 Minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 Servings 1x
  • Category: Salads
  • Method: Boiling
  • Cuisine: American


Really Good Potato Salad is summer food to me. Everyone asks for this recipe! Simply made with garlic and capers and dill pickle relish, I think you’ll agree that this is really good potato salad!


Units Scale

2 lbs of small red boiling potatoes

1/2 t salt for the water

1/2 t salt for the salad

3/4 c real mayonnaise

3 T Dijon mustard

1 T lemon juice

23 cloves of minced garlic

1/2 t fresh ground black pepper

1/4 c dill pickle relish, drained

1 small red onion, diced

5 scallions, both green and white parts, minced

1/3 to 1/2 c capers, drained

2 large hard boiled eggs. chopped (I prefer them finely chopped)

1/4 c minced fresh dill or to taste


Cover potatoes with salted cold water in a large pot over medium high heat. Bring to a boil, turn heat down to medium and cook until potatoes are just tender-about 15-20 minutes. Remove potatoes and set aside to cool. Bring water back to boil and boil your eggs.

To make potato salad dressing combine mayonnaise, mustard, lemon juice, 1/2 t salt and black pepper. Whisk well and stir in drained pickle relish.

Cut the potatoes into fourths or eighths. (I don’t like them too small, but this is your preference.) Add red onions, scallions, capers, eggs and chopped dill.

Slowly add dressing in while folding into potatoes. If you don’t like a lot of dressing you may have some left over. Warmer potatoes soak up more so make sure to let them cool. I boiled my potatoes ahead of time and chilled them overnight.

Enjoy as a side dish or add some boiled shrimp directly into the salad or on top.