Southern Potato Salad Recipe

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Louise Published: November 13, 2020 Modified: May 31, 2021
Southern Potato Salad Recipe

How To Make Southern Potato Salad

This Southern-style potato salad recipe is a savory mix of herbs and fruits that give off an earthy and warm sensation. Try this at home with steaks.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Total: 35 minutes



  • 3lbRusset potatoes
  • 1cupmayonnaise
  • 1tbspYellow Mustard
  • ¼cupsweet pickleschopped, or sweet relish
  • 2tspgranulated sugar
  • 2tspapple cider vinegar
  • ½tspgarlic powder
  • 5hard-boiled eggshelled and diced
  • 4greenonionsfinely diced
  • 2celerystalksfinely diced
  • kosher saltto taste
  • black pepperto taste


  1. Add the potatoes to a large pot and cover with cold water. Set over high heat and cook just until fork tender. Be careful to keep an eye on the potatoes because if they overcook they will get mushy.

  2. When the potatoes are soft, drain them in a strainer and let them cool while you prepare the other salad ingredients.

  3. In a large mixing bowl add mayonnaise, yellow mustard, chopped pickles, sugar, apple cider vinegar, and garlic powder. Whisk to combine.

  4. Add the potatoes to the mixing bowl along with the diced hard-boiled eggs, green onions, and celery. Stir gently to combine.

  5. Taste and season with the desired amount of kosher salt and black pepper.


  • Calories: 603.25kcal
  • Fat: 25.62g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.33g
  • Trans Fat: 0.00g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 6.66g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 13.99g
  • Carbohydrates: 93.44g
  • Fiber: 5.11g
  • Sugar: 48.15g
  • Protein: 8.34g
  • Cholesterol: 104.51mg
  • Sodium: 976.87mg
  • Calcium: 60.59mg
  • Potassium: 899.62mg
  • Iron: 3.23mg
  • Vitamin A: 138.84µg
  • Vitamin C: 13.50mg
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