Southern Potato Salad

Southern Potato Salad


  • 2 pounds red potatoes, washed and cubed
  • 4 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped dill pickles
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Paprika (optional, for garnish)


  1. Cooking Potatoes and Eggs:
    • In a large pot, place the cubed potatoes and cover them with cold water. Bring to a boil and cook for 10-15 minutes until the potatoes are fork-tender but still firm. Drain and let them cool.
    • In a separate pot, place the eggs and cover them with water. Bring to a boil, then turn off the heat. Cover the pot and let the eggs sit for 10-12 minutes. Drain and place the eggs in cold water to cool. Peel and chop the cooled eggs.
  2. Preparing Dressing:
    • In a mixing bowl, combine the mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, apple cider vinegar, salt, and pepper. Mix until smooth and well combined.
  3. Assembling Potato Salad:
    • In a large mixing bowl, combine the cooked and cooled potatoes, chopped eggs, celery, red onion, chopped dill pickles, and parsley.
    • Pour the dressing over the potato mixture and gently toss until everything is evenly coated with the dressing.
    • Taste and adjust seasoning if needed. Add more salt, pepper, or vinegar to your preference.
  4. Chilling and Serving:
    • Cover the potato salad and refrigerate for at least 1-2 hours before serving to allow the flavors to meld together.
    • Before serving, garnish with a sprinkle of paprika if desired.


This recipe makes about 8 servings.

Nutritional Information (per serving):

  • Calories: 290
  • Total Fat: 18g
    • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Cholesterol: 105mg
  • Sodium: 340mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 26g
    • Dietary Fiber: 3g
    • Sugars: 4g
  • Protein: 6g

This Southern Potato Salad is a perfect side dish for picnics, barbecues, or any gathering. Its creamy texture and flavorful mix of ingredients make it a crowd-pleaser!

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