Potato Salad


Potato Salad

Potato Salad

Potato salad has been one of my favorite foods since childhood. And while this one is close to that beloved one, I've tweaked it a bit to make it my own.


  • 2 pounds potatoes, peeled and chopped in bite-sized pieces
  • 2 hard boiled eggs, chopped
  • 2 scallions, chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise or Miracle Whip
  • 1/4 cup yellow mustard
  • 1/4 cup sweet pickle relish
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • dash dill weed
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Boil the potatoes until fork tender.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the potatoes, eggs, scallions, celery, and dill weed.
  3. In another bowl, combine the mayonnaise or Miracle Whip, mustard, pickle relish, paprika, and dill weed.
  4. Gently stir the mayonnaise mixture into the potato mixture. Add salt and pepper to taste. Chill at least 2 hours before serving.


Miracle Whip or mayonnaise? It's your choice. I do find that when I use mayonnaise, I generally add more sweet pickle relish.

No relish? My childhood version used chopped up gherkins or other sweet pickle, along with some of the juice from the jar.

To add a smoky flavor, use smoked paprika, but in moderation.


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