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Easy Potato Salad Recipe
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins

This classic potato salad recipe is perfect all year round. You can add any extras that you like and the homemade potato salad dressing is the best!

Course: Salad
Cuisine: New Zealand
Keyword: potato, salad dressing, summer salad
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 172 kcal
Author: Laura
  • 800 grams cold potatoes (cut into cubes)
  • 1/3 cup cooked bacon or ham
  • 1/3 cup peas (can be frozen)
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh chives (finely chopped)
Potato Salad Dressing
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise (bought or try homemade)
  • 2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon wholegrain mustard
  • Salt & pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon honey (optional, but is nice for a touch of sweetness)
  1. Add potatoes, bacon or ham, peas and chives (plus any other add-ins) to a large mixing bowl.

  2. Add all potato salad dressing ingredients to a small jar, tightly screw on the lid and shake together. Pour over the potatoes and mix together well.

  3. Serve immediately or cover and store in the fridge for a few hours before serving. Salad will keep in the fridge for a few days.

Recipe Notes

I also like adding corn or gherkins to my potato salad but as not everyone like them, I tend to serve them on the side - that way anyone who wants, can add them to their salad as they eat!

Nutrition Facts
Easy Potato Salad Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 172 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 6mg2%
Sodium 121mg5%
Potassium 427mg12%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 70IU1%
Vitamin C 14mg17%
Calcium 32mg3%
Iron 3.4mg19%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.