Basic Potato Salad Recipe

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Christa-Maria Nagel Modified: March 24, 2022
Basic Potato Salad Recipe

How To Make Basic Potato Salad

Basic as it may seem, this potato salad is still brimming with tangy and peppery flavors! It’s a five-ingredient recipe perfect for a tasty side.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 1 hour 25 minutes
Total: 1 hour 40 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 3lbswaxy potatoes
  • white-wine vinegar
  • 4scallions
  • ¾cuplight mayonnaise

Instructions

  1. Set a steamer basket in a Dutch oven (or large pot with a lid), and add enough salted water to come just below basket; bring to a boil.

  2. Place potatoes in basket, cover pot, and reduce heat to a gentle simmer. Steam potatoes, gently tossing occasionally, until tender.

  3. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine vinegar, scallion whites, coarse salt, and pepper. Add hot potatoes to vinegar mixture; toss to combine. Cool to room temperature, tossing occasionally, for about 1 hour.

  4. Add mayonnaise and scallion greens to cooled potatoes; mix gently to combine.

  5. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Cover and refrigerate up to 2 days.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 206.99kcal
  • Fat: 7.40g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.06g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 1.68g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 4.31g
  • Carbohydrates: 32.10g
  • Fiber: 4.09g
  • Sugar: 2.41g
  • Protein: 3.83g
  • Sodium: 464.75mg
  • Calcium: 28.64mg
  • Potassium: 759.32mg
  • Iron: 1.50mg
  • Vitamin A: 3.91µg
  • Vitamin C: 34.92mg
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