Best Classic Potato Salad

A classic potato salad is the perfect side dish all year round! It is ideal to dish up at a barbecue or picnic, and it is great to pair up with fish, roasts or hotdogs. We share the classic recipe today which can be customised with an array of seasonings and other alternatives.

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Best potatoes for a classic potato salad

There are a lot of different kinds of potatoes but waxy potatoes are the best choice for this salad. Red potatoes, Charlotte and French fingerlings are only a few to mention. They hold their shape better while cooking and don’t taste starchy. Boiling them in the skin makes it even easier for them to hold their shape. Once cooled, they can be peeled and cut into pieces.

classic potato salad

Best Classic Potato Salad

A classic potato salad is the perfect side dish all year round!
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Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Course Salad, Side dishes
Cuisine International
Servings 4 people
Calories 145 kcal

EQUIPMENT (click pictures for details)


  • 500 gr potatoes
  • 4 pcs sliced spring onions
  • 1 pc shredded hard boiled egg
  • 2 pcs diced gherkins or pickled jalapenos
  • 2 tbsp preserved red onion confit
  • 2 tbsp homemade mayonnaise
  • ¼ tsp pumpkin seasoning powder


  • Boil the potatoes in their skins.
    classic potato salad ingredients
  • When cooled, peel and cut them into chunks and place them in a large bowl.
    boiled potatoes with ingredients
  • Toss the potatoes with all the remaining ingredients and season with salt and pepper.
    mix all ingredients for potato salad
  • Serve the potato salad as a side dish.
    potato salad

Nutrition for 1 portion

Calories: 145kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 3gFat: 5gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 61mgFiber: 3gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 27IUVitamin C: 25mgCalcium: 17mgIron: 1mg
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