Summertime is the time when we gather more with friends and family outdoors where we enjoy more simple foods. Today I am sharing a favorite simple old fashion potato salad recipe, perfect for all your summer gatherings.
Summer is officially here and so are the hot days. This is the season for cold salads perfect for all your summer gatherings.
If you are looking for some ways to use up your summer cucumber harvest, this easy refrigerator pickle recipe is the perfect addition to your potato salad.
Why you will love this simple, old fashion potato salad
This simple mustard based potato salad is flavorful, with a few unexpected ingredients and is sure to become a staple for your gatherings.
You will also love how easy it is to make ahead of time so you can enjoy your time with your family and guest.
Yukon gold potatoes – these are the best to use for this recipe as they add an almost buttery taste to your potato salad.
Celery – to add a bit of crunch and flavor.
Onion – sweet vidalia onions are the best for this particular salad so there is not a pungent taste.
Pickle relish – is the perfect additional flavor in this old fashioned salad, be sure to use the sweet version.
Garlic salt – one of the unexpected ingredients to add additional flavor.
Sour cream – yet another unexpected addition to add to the creamy texture and flavor.
Mustard – this is the ingredient that makes this old fashioned potato salad a little different than your standard mayonnaise base.
Boiled eggs – to top off your potato salad.
How to make this recipe
Begin by skinning and cutting the potatoes into chunks to be boiled and add salt for flavoring the potates.
Boil until you can pierce a fork into the potato and remove from heat.
Smash the potatoes with an old fashion potato masher just until slightly smashed with some chunks left.
While the potatoes are still slightly warm add in 2 0z of yellow mustard, 1 tblsp. of mayonnaise and 2 tblsp. sour cream.
Mix all together until well blended and taste to see if you need more mustard.
Then add in 1/2 tsp. garlic salt
Add in 2 celery stalks thinly sliced and a 1/2 of a large sweet onion thinly sliced and mix together.
The last ingredient to add in is the 3 tblsp. sweet pickle relish. For this you can add more according to your preference.
After everything is mixed well, add salt and pepper to taste and put in the refrigorator to chill for several hours.
Add two to three boiled eggs sliced to the top of the old fashion potato salad right before serving.
Ways to serve the best potato salad
This simple old fashion potato salad is perfect for all your gatherings during the summer as it pairs well with hamburgers, hot dogs and ribs.
Not only is it perfect for those hot summer months, it is the perfect addition to your Easter meals.
This old fashion potato salad reminds me of many family gatherings throughout the year when I made this and it became a family favorite.
When ever you decide to use this simple potato salad I am sure it will become a crowd favorite as well.
- 8 Yukon gold potatoes
- 2 celery stalks thinly chopped
- half of a large Vidalia onion thinly chopped
- 1/2 tsp. garlic salt
- 2 oz. yellow mustard
- 1 tbsp. mayonnaise
- 2 tbsp. sour cream
- 3 tbsp. sweet pickle relish
- 2-3 boiled eggs
- Peel the skin of the potatoes and cut into small chunks
- Boil with salt until a fork can be inserted easily into the potatoes
- Let cool slightly
- Mash the potatoes with a potato masher leaving small chunks
- Add garlic salt
- Mix in the wet ingredients; mayonnaise, mustard, sour cream and sweet pickle relish
- Add in the celery and onions mixing well
- Boil the eggs, cool and slice to add to the top right before serving
Do not over mash your potatoes with your manual potato masher. Be sure to leave a few chunks.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 195Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 72mgSodium: 282mgCarbohydrates: 34gFiber: 4gSugar: 5gProtein: 6g
This information is auto generated by Nutritionix and nto calculated by myself.
Till next time