Red Potato Salad — perfectly vibrant and flavorful potato salad ready in 15 minutes. Creamy and chunky. Your next go to salad recipe for potlucks, barbecues and picnics.
Red potato salad is a delicious side dish that delivers in both the flavor and texture department. Red potatoes are ideal for salads because of their firm, waxy consistency and mildly sweet taste. And I love the fact that they do keep their shape in the salad and not fall apart .
Yes, they hold up well when mixed with other ingredients and lend their vibrant red hue making the final product more visually appealing.
With every forkful, you actually get bites of potato rather than a creamy cold mash.
Some like cold potato salad , if you fall on that camp , you can make it ahead of time and let the flavors come together, it tastes much better the next day , with layers upon layers of flavor.
For me , it just depends on other variables – warm or chilled works just fine with me. Am more about the flavor ! The color and aromatics may seem pungent, but flavors make you stay.
Speaking of taste, am always adjusting as I go , a little bit of this, a little bit of that . For the herbs you can play around with them . I have used fresh thyme, parsley , and dill. Go easy with the thyme it might over power the other herbs . And if you want to leave them out as well that’s fine too! Better be safe that sorry
Just use this homemade creole seasoning here to add more flavor.
If you are curious about sweet relish , it’s a combination of minced cucumber, bell pepper , sugar,vinegar and other spices , depending on individual or brands preference . It adds not only flavor but sweetness to the potato salad. Available in most supermarkets in the U.S.
As always adjust to suit your taste-buds.
Red Potato Salad
- 2 pounds red new potatoes or waxy white scrubbed, cut in chunks
- 5 large boiled eggs
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- ½ lemon squeezed juice
- 1 1/2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
- ½ cup chopped red onions
- ½ cup sweet relish
- 1/3 cup celery
- 1 teaspoon Creole seasoning adjust to taste
- salt and pepper to taste
- 2 Tablespoons or more Herbs (Parsley , Dill) optional
- Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Then add potatoes, cover and cook until tender but still firm to the touch, about 8 -10 minutes or more depending on the size of potatoes . Start checking after 7 minutes .Drain water and let it cool . Add to bowl
- Chop boiled eggs , add to the potatoes, red onions, celery
- In a medium bowl combine the mayonnaise, relish, Cajun spice, mustard, lemon juice and mayonnaise. Mix well, add to the potato, onion, celery, herb and egg mixture. Adjust for salt, creole seasoning and pepper .Refrigerate until ready to eat