Southern Potato Salad



When it comes to classic comfort food, Southern Potato Salad holds a special place in the hearts and palates of many. With its creamy texture, tangy dressing, and a hint of crunch from fresh vegetables, this timeless dish is a staple at family gatherings, picnics, and BBQs across the South. Ready to experience the comforting flavors of Southern cuisine? Let’s dive into the recipe!

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– 2 pounds of potatoes (Yukon Gold or red potatoes work well)
– 4 hard-boiled eggs, chopped
– 1/2 cup of mayonnaise
– 2 tablespoons of Dijon mustard
– 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar
– 1/2 cup of chopped celery
– 1/4 cup of chopped red onion
– 1/4 cup of chopped dill pickles
– Salt and pepper to taste
– Paprika for garnish (optional)
– Chopped fresh parsley for garnish (optional)


1. Prepare the Potatoes:
– Wash the potatoes thoroughly and cut them into bite-sized cubes, leaving the skins on for added texture and flavor.
– Place the cubed potatoes in a large pot and cover them with cold water. Add a pinch of salt to the water.
– Bring the water to a boil over medium-high heat, then reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer until the potatoes are fork-tender, about 10-15 minutes.
– Drain the potatoes and let them cool slightly.

2. Make the Dressing:
– In a small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, and apple cider vinegar until smooth and creamy. Adjust the ingredients to taste, adding more mustard or vinegar if desired for extra tanginess.

3. Assemble the Potato Salad:
– In a large mixing bowl, combine the cooked and slightly cooled potatoes, chopped hard-boiled eggs, chopped celery, chopped red onion, and chopped dill pickles.
– Pour the dressing over the potato mixture and gently toss until everything is evenly coated.
– Season with salt and pepper to taste, adjusting as needed.

4. Chill and Serve:
– Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate the potato salad for at least 1 hour to allow the flavors to meld together.
– Before serving, give the potato salad a final toss to ensure everything is well combined.
– Sprinkle with paprika and chopped fresh parsley for a colorful garnish, if desired.

5. Enjoy!
– Serve the Southern Potato Salad as a side dish alongside your favorite BBQ, fried chicken, or grilled meats.
– Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.



Southern Potato Salad is more than just a side dish—it’s a symbol of Southern hospitality and tradition. With its creamy texture, zesty dressing, and wholesome ingredients, this classic recipe brings comfort and flavor to any table. Whether enjoyed at a family reunion, picnic in the park, or Sunday supper, Southern Potato Salad is sure to evoke memories of home-cooked goodness and bring smiles to faces. Embrace the charm of Southern cuisine with this timeless recipe that’s bound to become a favorite in your household!

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