Classic Potato Salad

Simple & Classic Potato Salad

A classic potato salad is one of those dishes that everybody should know how to make. It is ideal for BBQs, parties, sandwich fillings and a whole host of other culinary occasions. So, we’ve created a simple and tasty potato salad recipe for you to get stuck into.

This is the latest in our series of tasty recipes that feature just 7 simple ingredients. They are all super tasty and can be made by people of any cooking ability.

You could swap the large potatoes out for new baby potatoes if they were nicely in season for an even better result. Either way, you are in for a serious treat with this dish.

Classic Potato Salad: Ingredients

  • Potatoes
  • Mayonnaise
  • Wholegrain mustard
  • Spring onions (green onions)
  • Red Onions
  • Capers
  • Gherkins

Wash the potatoes thoroughly and leave the skins on. This adds a lovely texture to the potato salad. Cut them into even sized cubes, to ensure that they all cook evenly. This is really important.

Pop the potatoes into a large pan and bring them to the boil gently. The key is not overcooking them. Test with a knife to see when they are soft through to the middle.

Classic Potato Salad

Add the chopped gherkins, green onions and chopped red onions into a large bowl. Try chop them all as fine as you possibly can.

Next, add the capers.

Add a large dollop of wholegrain mustard.

Classic Potato Salad

Before mixing up all that goodness, finish with a couple of spoons of mayonnaise.

Once you have thoroughly strained the potatoes, add them to the mixture.

Classic Potato Salad

This is the stage where you can adjust the seasoning to your own tastes. Add more of the mustard, capers or mayo as you see fit.

Classic Potato Salad

Serve up the potato salad with some extra chopped green onions on top for a bit of extra colour.

Classic Potato Salad

You will never need another classic potato salad recipe now. Sorted for life.

Classic Potato Salad

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Niall Harbison
Niall Harbison

Niall is an international entrepreneur who has worked within the tourism and hospitality industries for more than 20 years. He started his career in the kitchen, with a 10-year stint as a private yacht chef cooking for billionaires, including a position as Microsoft's co-founder Paul Allen's personal chef. Niall then moved into the digital media world to become a founder of several lifestyle publications. He continues to write about his core passion: food.

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