Monday, June 3, 2013

Picnic Perfect Potato Salad


I hope you had a nice weekend!

I made this potato salad for a cookout we went to this weekend and thought I would share it here.  I made it for the first time a few years ago for a birthday party and it's since remained a favorite. Easy and delicious, it's perfect for summer picnics and cookouts. 

Potato Salad Recipe

3 lbs red potatoes, cut into 1" pieces
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 Tbsp heavy whipping cream
1 Tbsp dijon mustard
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup chopped celery
3 Tbsp sliced green onion
3 Tbsp chopped dill pickles
Parsley for garnish (optional)

1.  Cover potatoes with water in a large pot and bring to a boil.  Reduce heat and simmer until fork tender.  Drain potatoes.
2.  Meanwhile, mix together the mayonnaise, cream, mustard and salt. 
3.  Place potatoes, celery, green onion and pickles in a large bowl.  Pour the mayo dressing over the potato mixture and stir gently to combine.  Garnish with fresh parsley.

Note: I refrigerate the potato salad at least an hour before serving so it's nice and cool.  

It's a busy week here as we are leaving for a vacation in a few days.  We're looking forward to relaxing, spending time with family, and playing at the beach.  I think when we return everything will be in bloom around here... as wonderful as vacations are, I'm sure it will be a happy sight and welcome back home.

Hope you have a great week! 


  1. I think I will try your recipe. I have never added cream before. Looks good!

  2. Pinned it! Looks delicious (cream, yes!). Love the vintage bowl, too.

  3. Just finished my aunts potato salad she made yesterday at our family bbq and was thinking hmmm, I have to get her recipe and here you are giving me yours. Thank you dear.

  4. Looks delicious! Potato salad always makes me think of summer and picnics!

    Have a great vacation!


  5. A classic summer dish! Wishing you safe travels and good times with your family.

  6. The whipping cream is such a great idea!

  7. That looks great !!!!!happy Monday !!!!

  8. Happy Vacation!
    Your roses are lovely.


  9. Yumm! I love potato salad and will have to try your recipe. Thanks for sharing it. I hope you have a fantastic vacation. What beach are you going to?

  10. Your potato salad looks delicious! I will be trying it real soon. Thanks for sharing.

  11. Your potato salad looks yummy! This is such a summer dish, always a favorite at the picnics. Hope you have a great week.


  12. Yummy!! Have a great vacation. We are going to Texas this weekend to visit family and we should come home to a garden full of blooms as well!

  13. Looks delicious! I will have to give this recipe a try, I love potato salad in the summer time especially, thanks for sharing! :)


  14. yummy! tfs, andrea! have a great time!

  15. This looks wonderful! There's nothing like a good potato salad at a summer picnic!

  16. I love potato salad and any recipe with whipping cream is a winner in my book! Have a lovely time on your vacation. Haven't talked to you in ages so we will catch up when you get back. Enjoy!!!

  17. I pinned this as well! I just found your blog and wanted to say I love it. I am now a faithful follower!

  18. I am planning to try your potato sald. It looks delicious. I do love potato salad in the summer. Enjoy your vacation! Our family is headed to the beach at the end of the week. We can't wait!

  19. Oh, this looks so good! Hope you have a great vacation :)

  20. That sounds just yummy... There is just nothing like good potato salad. :-D We were in Hawaii for Mother's Day and had a little get-together for my MIL... one of the aunties brought macaroni salad and I couldn't figure out, at first bite, what the strange ingredient was... it was potatoes. Gotta say, I'm not a fan. :-D And, won't be making potato/macaroni anytime soon.


  21. Yum! This look so delicious and creamy, I'm going to try it this weekend :)

  22. Your potato salad looks delicious! Pinning it for later. I hope you're having a great summer! ~ Jamie

  23. This looks wonderful...I am definitely trying your recipe!!!! Thanks!

  24. I love potato salad! This looks so delicious!

  25. Making this again! It is the perfect potato salad! Don't change a thing.


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