Classic Potato Salad Recipe | Easy and Delicious Summer Side Dish

Learn how to make classic potato salad at home with this easy recipe. Perfect for summer barbecues and picnics.

Potato salad is a classic dish that is a staple at summer barbecues and picnics. This easy recipe will show you how to make the perfect potato salad that everyone will love.


  • 6-8 potatoes (red or Yukon gold work well)
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons mustard
  • 1/4 cup diced onion
  • 2 tablespoons diced celery
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Peel and dice the potatoes into small cubes.
  2. Boil the potatoes in a pot of salted water until tender, about 15-20 minutes.
  3. Drain the potatoes and let them cool.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix the mayonnaise, mustard, onion, celery, and salt and pepper.
  5. Add the cooled potatoes to the bowl and toss until well-coated.
  6. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld.

Serving Suggestions

Potato salad is a versatile side dish that can be served with many different meals. Try it with grilled chicken or burgers at a summer barbecue or with a deli sandwich for a picnic lunch. It can also be served as a side dish at a potluck or family gathering.


  • Add diced pickles or hard-boiled eggs for a tangy twist
  • Substitute sour cream for the mayonnaise for a lighter option
  • Try different types of mustard for different flavor profiles

Potato salad is a classic dish that is perfect for summer barbecues and picnics. With this easy recipe, you can make the perfect potato salad at home. And don’t be afraid to experiment with different variations to suit your taste. We would love to hear your own variations in the comments.


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