American Potato Salad

american potato salad

This is a classic recipe for American potato salad:


  • 2 pounds red potatoes, washed and cubed
  • 3 hard-boiled eggs, peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 cup diced celery
  • 1/2 cup diced red onion
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill (or 1 teaspoon dried dill)
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Place the cubed potatoes in a large pot and cover them with cold water. Bring the water to a boil over high heat, then reduce the heat to medium and simmer the potatoes for 8-10 minutes or until they are fork-tender.
  2. Drain the potatoes and rinse them with cold water to stop the cooking process. Allow them to cool to room temperature.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the cooled potatoes, chopped eggs, celery, and red onion.
  4. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, apple cider vinegar, dill, salt, and pepper until well combined.
  5. Pour the dressing over the potato mixture and gently toss until all the ingredients are coated.
  6. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and chill the potato salad in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour, or up to overnight.
  7. When ready to serve, give the potato salad a good stir and adjust the seasoning as needed. Garnish with additional chopped dill or parsley, if desired.

Enjoy your delicious American potato salad as a side dish for your next barbecue or picnic!

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