This Southern Potato Salad recipe is one everyone should have in their go to recipe collection, no matter where they live. It is a classic potato salad with mustard and mayo.
This is also a great potato salad to make with leftover hard boiled eggs. A perfect BBQ side dish!
Southern Potato Salad
Just because I'm a Yankee, doesn't mean I don't love a heaping helping of good old fashioned Southern Potato Salad. What could be better at a picnic than a tangy egg and potato salad with mustard. The potato salad pairs perfectly with barbecue sauce, so make up a batch before firing up the grill. It's a great way to use up those leftover hard boiled eggs too.
What Makes Potato Salad Southern?
So, what makes a potato salad southern? ... mostly the addition of eggs, but mustard is often also considered a key addition. This is not a straight mustard potato salad though the recipe also includes relish and mayo.
The recipe is easy to make, but you want to ensure a good ratio of mustard and relish, to nicely compliment the mayonnaise in the dressing. As mentioned, eggs are essential in a Southern potato salad like this, but you also don't want to overdo it either. The recipe I'm sharing below, is great in itself, but is also a great starting point for creating your own distinctive family recipe, suited to the preferences of your own tribe.
... and did I mention goes awesome with BBQ... lol!
Southern Potato Salad Recipe
- 2 pounds potatoes
- ½ cup mayonnaise
- ¼ cup sweet pickle relish
- 2 tablespoon mustard
- ½ cup celery diced
- ¼ cup red onion diced
- ¼ cup green pepper diced
- 3 hard boiled eggs
- salt & pepper to taste
- paprika for garnish
- Peel and dice potatoes, boil in lightly salted water until tender. Drain and set aside to cool.
- Once cool, add the remaining ingredients (except paprika) and mix well.
- Garnish with the paprika.
- Serve the potato salad chilled.