Easy Traditional Potato Salad is hands down the most delicious and easiest red potato salad you’ll ever make. Don’t miss this recipe that’s a great make-ahead side dish for your next barbecue, lunch, game day, or brunch.
This recipe seems too simple to be good. But it’s more than good, it’s the tastiest potato salad recipe you’ll ever try!
How to Make-Ahead Potato Salad
Easy Traditional Potato Salad uses red potatoes that you simply cut and boil… no peeling required! Once they are cooked and slightly cooled, toss with the remainder of the ingredients. It’s simply that easy.
What is great about this recipe is that it just seems to get better after a day or two of refrigeration. And if you’re hosting a 4th of July barbecue, brunch, or pot luck, the last thing you want to do is make potato salad before your guests arrive.
Additionally, feel free to use whatever veggies you have on hand! I like to make mine with red onion, bell peppers, and celery, but you could toss in whatever you like or omit something altogether.
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Easy Traditional Potato Salad
- 2 pounds red potatoes, diced into desired size
- ½ cup bell pepper, chopped (one bell pepper)
- ½ cup celery, chopped (two stalks)
- ¼ cup red onion, chopped
- 1 ¼ cups mayonnaise
- ½ cup sweet relish
- 1 ½ tablespoons dijon mustard
- 1 teaspoon vinegar
- salt and pepper to taste
- chopped green onion to garnish, optional
- Place potatoes in a medium pot and cover with salted water. Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer. Simmer for about 10 minutes or until barely fork tender.
- Fold together the remainder of the ingredients. Gently fold in with the potatoes. Add salt and pepper to taste. Chill for at least 1 hour before serving. Garnish with chopped green onion, optional
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