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Old-Fashioned Potato Salad

  • Author: Audrey
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x


This recipe, for Classic Potato Salad is a trip to the origins of homemade cooking. Picture tender bite-sized potato chunks that are boiled to perfection. Not not too firm. Then lovingly combined with creamy mayonnaise, tangy mustard and a touch of vinegar. The salad is dotted with celery and onion providing a contrast to the rich hard-boiled eggs. Each spoonful presents a blend of flavors and textures evoking memories of picnics and intimate family gatherings. It’s more than a dish; it’s like being wrapped in the warmth of tradition and comfort reminding us of the simple profound joys that come from timeless recipes passed down for generations. This potato salad transcends its role as a side dish; it stands as a testament, to the enduring enchantment of culinary traditions.



6 medium potatoes (2 lb), cut into bite-size chunks

1 and 1/2 c mayo

1 tablespoon white vinegar

1 tablespoon yellow mustard

1 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

2 medium stalks celery (1 c), chopped

1 medium onion (1/2 c), chopped

4 hard-cooked eggs, chopped


To make potato salad start by placing the chunks of potato in a pan. Cover them with water. Bring it to a boil. Let them cook for 10 minutes until they become tender. Once done drain the water.

In a bowl combine mayonnaise, vinegar, mustard, salt and pepper to prepare the dressing.

Now add the potatoes chopped celery and onions to the bowl containing the dressing. Gently mix everything together to ensure coating.

Next stir in the chopped boiled eggs.

Cover the salad. Refrigerate it for at least 4 hours so that the flavors can blend together.

When ready to serve take out your homemade Old Fashioned Potato Salad from the refrigerator and enjoy it chilled!


To make sure that your Old Fashioned Potato Salad doesn’t contain any gluten it’s important to pay attention to the type of mustard you use. While most of the ingredients, in this recipe are naturally gluten-free certain mustards might have traces of gluten. Could be produced in facilities that handle gluten-containing products. To be extra cautious choose a brand of mustard that is certified as being gluten-free.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes