An essential to any summer bbq or cookout! The Classic American Potato Salad, now as a gluten-free, vegan, and top 8 allergy-free recipe! Super easy to whip up and serve to your guests. You’ll be turning everyone into a potato salad fan!
It is happening! Potatoes just couldn’t be a more perfect food in my potato-loving eyes. We’ve done the Tahini Celeriac Potato Salad and the Harissa Potato Salad, but I just couldn’t stop until I recreated the Classic American Potato Salad! Potato salad was always my favorite side dish at summer bbqs and cookouts. In all its cold, creamy white potato and mayo glory. Give me a big scoop, pile it high, and no one gets hurt! Potato salad wasn’t just a summer dish in my house. My mom would buy the Boar’s Head pre-made potato salad in the grocery store year-round.
My mom and I would eat it up; my brother? Not a fan. He wasn’t a fan of any of the typical cookout side dishes. He’s more of a “give me the burger” type and I’m more of the “give me all the sides” type! But hey, that’s okay, more potato goodness for me! I was a lover of any kind of potato salad too. The traditional mayo-filled American potato salad and every other in-between. My favorites though, would be potato salads made with red-skinned potatoes with the skin left on. I remember a super delicious one that was made at our grocery deli counter that I would always beg my mom to get.
However, for this Classic American Potato Salad recipe today, I was aiming for the full-on traditional. I used white skinned potatoes (but I did leave the skin on!) No need for food waste, my friends! Along with those potatoes, we just have the simple classic ingredients. The best vegan and soy-free mayo I’ve found so far, from Trader Joe’s! Also some celery, red onion, dijon, vinegar, dill, parsley, black pepper, and a hint of sweet paprika! Nothing fancy, just good ole’ American potato salad essentials!
Remeber how I said my brother isn’t a fan of potato salads? Well…he was a fan of this one! Vegan mayo and all! My mom was also a huge fan, but if I was able to get my brother’s seal of approval…I knew this was a winner. So even if you think you don’t like classic potato salad or you have a picky eater on your hands…think again and try this out!
Classic American Potato Salad
- Boil the potatoes for just 7-8 minutes until slightly soft. Cool and cut them into cubes.
- Place the cubed potatoes in a large bowl along with all the other ingredients.
- Mix well to combine.
- Serve chilled.
As indicated in my notes, if you use a steamable bag of potatoes…this is even easier 😉 Lazy American Potato Salad now! But I’m telling you, this will become a new staple at all your summer bbqs and cookouts this year and for years to come! But, I won’t blame you if you decide to make a few potato salads. Tahini and Harissa make for some great eats too! A trio of potato salads sounds good to me!
So tell me:
+ Are you a potato salad fan?
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