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Best-ever potato salad in a large pink bowl with a wooden spoon.

Best-Ever Potato Salad

Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Fresh dill, Picnic Food
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 319kcal
This Best-Ever Potato Salad is really so delicious and is just the perfect side-dish for a BBQ or picnic. You can make this a couple of hours in advance and serve as is.  You can also place in the fridge and chill for up to 12 hours.  Just let is come back to room temp and then stir.  Either way, it's always a crowd-pleaser and so delicious!
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  • 3 lbs Yukon potatoes washed, peeled and cubed
  • Kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 to 2 stalks celery chopped, about 1/2 cup
  • 1 small red onion finely chopped (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1 1/4 cup good quality of mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • Juice of 1 fresh lemon
  • 1/2 cup fresh dill chopped


  • Place the potatoes in a big pot with enough water to cover by 1-inch.
  • Season liberally with salt and bring to a boil.
  • Cook until the potatoes are just tender when pierced, about 5 to 6 minutes.  Once a knife can easily pierce one of the potato pieces, they are ready.  Don't overcook!
  • Drain the potatoes.
  • Place the chopped celery and onion in the bottom of a large bowl.  Add the hot potatoes and stir with a large wooden spoon until fully combined. 
  • To facilitate cooling, spread the potatoes out onto a large baking sheet.  
  • Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, mix together the mayonnaise, Dijon, 1 tsp salt, a pinch of black pepper, vinegar, lemon juice, and dill.  Whisk until fully combined.  
  • Return the cooled potatoes with celery and onion into the large serving bowl. Pour the dressing over the potatoes and gently stir with wooden spoon until the spuds are fully coated. 
  • Cover with plastic wrap.  Serve within 2 hours at room temperature.  Or, refrigerate for up to 12 hours, or overnight.  Best if allowed to return to room temperature before serving.  Give the salad a few good mixes with the wooden spoon. 
  • Garnish with a nice sprig of dill.



Calories: 319kcal