The Original Potato Salad

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  • 2 pounds potatoes ((5 to 6 medium), peeled and cut into 3/4-inch chunks)
  • 1 cup hellmann' or best food real mayonnais
  • 2 tablespoons red vinegar white white, wine,
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 cup celery (thinly sliced)
  • 1/2 cup onions (chopped)
  • 2 eggs (hard-cooked, chopped (optional))


  1. Cover potatoes with water in 4-quart saucepot; bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Drain and cool slightly.
  2. Combine Hellmann's® or Best Foods® Real Mayonnaise, vinegar, salt, sugar and pepper in large bowl. Add potatoes, celery, onion and eggs and toss gently. Serve chilled or at room temperature.
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NutritionView more



Calories650Calories from Fat550
Total Fat61g94%
Saturated Fat9g45%
Trans Fat
Calories from Fat550
Total Carbohydrate20g7%
Dietary Fiber3g12%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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Nina 14 days ago
It turned out really good. I have to make this again. Me and My family liked it. Best potato salad i ever made for my family.
Melissa 17 Aug
I just made this to go along with a honey baked ham I cooked all day. My family absolutely loved this!... and my ham 😬 I will make this again!
it turned out greatttttt :)
Norm B 6 Jul
Its a decent base recipe. use salad dressing instead of mayonnaise and green onions , apple cider vinegar, and add green peppers to the recipe and it will have a lot more flavor
Annis L. 5 Jul
The recipe was ok. I under-cooked some of my potatoes and substituted vegan mayo for my guest's dietary restrictions which clearly altered the taste.
I substituted apple cider vinegar for the wine vinegar. I also added some diced granny smith apples. I doubt that makes this a very helpful review, but it was tasty.
emily 26 Jun
suprisinly tasted i substitued vegan reg mayo for vegan mayo. My sister loved it.
Lisa B. 26 Jun
Great! I added a bit of mustard and some garlic, but it was awesome!!
Ken R. 16 Jun
Delicious. Made as the recipe. Coudnt hve been better!!!
i left out onions, celery and added dill relish. yummmmmmm
Tracy 22 May
it was so tasty my husband had three helpings😉
Aaron 21 May
Great, I made modifications.
Michael 14 May
I only used 1 egg and it was super
Peg 30 Aug 2017
This is just the way I remember my mom making potato salad. Absolutely delicious! The only thing I would change is to reduce the salt by 1/2 teaspoon.
PattyCakes 17 Jun 2017
De-lish! Although, i did add green olives with pimentos.
Kelsey B. 11 Jun 2017
Easy to make but they need to clarify on the Eggs part are they hard boiled, raw, or scrambled???
Jessica Faulkner 5 Mar 2017
very basic yet delishes potatoe recipe. I like how the ingrediants are common and inexpensive. I used yukon potatoes and yellow onions. It would also be very good if mustard was added.
I've made a very similar version of it - I add some crispy bacon and then I use half mayo and half sour cream and add a bit of tarragon vinegar to that mixture. Everything else is pretty much the same. It's REALLY good.
Cheryl W. 18 Aug 2016
REALLY GOOD !! My husband is a very picky food critic, especially when it comes to potato salad. But he liked it so much he had me make it again for his co-workers !!
Renee M. 18 Jun 2016
Wonderful to the taste. I added some pickle juice to taste, red bell pepper and paprika as well. It was a hit and friends ate every last morsel. Thank you!
Lolak G. 13 May 2016
Excellent flavors! Used Apple Cider Vinegar, 1/4 t each of onion and celery powder and a pinch of dry mustard. Added 1 C fresh corn kernels. Wow. Thanks for this recipe. I could eat it all by myself!
Donna M. 7 May 2016
I bring this potato salad to every barbecue I attend. Everyone loves it (with or without the egg). Looks very fancy with a small amount of paprika and/or parsley sprinkled on top.
kerry l. 11 Apr 2016
add green peppers red peppers garlic.and radishes for the snap.Everything has to have a little lift up to it.
Sandra C. 27 Mar 2016
I have used this recipe for over 40 years and my children will only eat this potato salad. I have used it to make my Great grandmother's Hot German Potato Salad by adding bacon to it.
Renny L. 11 Dec 2015
The recipe for Potato Salad was especially yummy after I added crisp cooked bacon. It was served on a bed of green leaf lettuce with tomato wedges as a tasty garnish.
William B. 14 Nov 2015
I loved it without the vinegar. Every thing elese was good. Vinegar breaks down the Mayonaise and it will get watery. All is Good. Thank You
Christine M. 24 Aug 2015
Yes it was the way my Mom always made it, i left out the celery and add bacon bites. I also make it will a local hot sauce just for the heat. Try it i think you will like it.