Classic American Potato Salad

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Sure, there's a time & place for green salads, but classic potato salad is perfect just the way it is ;-)

Very easy

16 minutes

Prep time

15 minutes

Cook time

15 minutes

Resting time

287 cal.

Per serving


Knife, Pot (small), Stovetop


Fingerling potatoes

Step 1

Pro-tip: this recipe is best made a few hours before serving! To start, clean & halve the baby potatoes. (No need to peel!) Add the potatoes to a large pot. Cover the potatoes with cold water & season generously with salt. Set the pot over medium-high heat & bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce to a simmer. Cook for 10-15 min, until fork-tender.

Yellow onion

Step 2

As the potatoes cook, peel & small dice the onion.

Pickles (dill)

Step 3

Finely chop the dill pickles.

Apple cider vinegar

Step 4

Once the potatoes are tender or easily pierced with a knife or fork, drain & transfer to a large bowl. Splash in the apple cider vinegar & toss to coat the potatoes, gently smashing the pieces as you go. Let the potatoes cool completely.

Dijon mustard

Step 5

In a small bowl, combine the chopped onions, pickles, mustard, paprika & mayo. Mix it all together. Chill the dressing until the potatoes have cooled.

Step 6

Add the mayo mixture to the cooled potatoes. Mix until the potatoes are evenly coated, smashed, but still a bit chunky. Cover & chill the potato salad until it's time to serve! Enjoy!

Recipe tipHannah

To make this the "old-fashioned" way, add grated hard-boiled eggs to the mix! Some chopped celery stalks also add the perfect crunch!

- Hannah, Food Editor

Personal notes

Add your own flavor!

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Nutrition facts

Average estimated amount for one serving

Energy287 cal.
Fat21 g
Carbohydrates23 g
Protein3 g
Fiber3 g

Values are based on an average estimate for one serving. All nutrition information presented on Jow is intended for informational purposes only. If you have any concerns or questions about your health, please consult with a health-care professional.

On average, one serving of the recipe "Classic American Potato Salad" contains 287 Energy, 21 g of Fat, 23 g of Carbohydrates, 3 g of Protein, 3 g of Fiber.

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