There’s nothing like a picnic with some juicy burgers, savory baked beans, and a classic potato salad recipe. The combination of those three things together equal summer at our house! Looking for a healthy potato salad? Try this one!
Easy Potato Salad is a staple at all of our family gatherings.
I’ve found over the years that there are many different types of potato salad, and each person seems to have their own liking. Whether it is mustard, mayo, full of veggies, no veggies…everyone needs a classic potato salad recipe for those summer gatherings!
The traditional potato salad recipe I grew up with was not all that different than the classic potato salad recipe with mustard that my husband’s family grew up with. The recipe that I attached onto was this one called All-American Potato Salad from my hubby’s Great Aunt, and I found it in a family recipe book his aunt gave us for a wedding gift. (By the way…a family recipe book is a great idea for a wedding gift. I’ve loved having those family recipes right on hand!)
This recipe is fairly simple.
Potatoes, eggs, cucumber and dressing.
And because it is so simple, the kids even like it. 🙂
Red potatoes work the best for potato salad because they hold their shape well during the boiling process. Don’t have red potatoes? Use an all-purpose round white potatoes. Russet potatoes will soften a lot during cooking so although they tastes good, they won’t hold their shape as you mix the salad.
This classic potato salad recipe without celery is my favorite because it is full of….Potatoes!! We wash our potatoes, peel them, then chop them into 1 inch cubes. Then we boil them. This has always been the easiest way for us!
Many people will add celery, onion or even pickles to potato salad. Feel free to add whatever veggies you’d like! We stick with just potatoes, eggs and cucumber.