I LOVE potato salad. It is one of my favorite things about summer actually, lol. Barbecue’s, cookout’s, Independence Day get togethers! Potato salad is a frequent and familiar visitor at events like these. One of the biggest things that usually turn people off about potato salad is the fact that it has boiled eggs mixed in it. I know that is the case for my husband. He can NOT stand boiled eggs, so when I said I would bring potato salad to a life group cookout I knew I would have to make the salad from scratch so I could leave out the eggs. It was delicious! I ended up bringing home an empty bowl, which warms my heart beyond words 🙂 SO, if boiled eggs are keeping you from enjoying the mustardy, starchy goodness that is potato salad, let me introduce you to egg-free potato salad. This is a mustard version, but you could do a redskin potato/mayo version if you like 🙂
2 lbs russet potatoes, peeled and cubed
1/2 cup mayo
2 tsp mustard (add more for taste preference)
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1 shallot, minced
1/2 cup celery, chopped or minced
3 tbsp chopped parsley (I use loosely dried parsley that you find in the produce section)
6-7 dill pickle slices, minced (I use burger pickles)
Paprika for garnish
- Combine the potatoes and salt together in a pot of water and bring to a boil, then simmer for 10-12 minutes or until the potatoes are fork tender. Drain and set the potatoes aside in large bowl to cool.
- In another bowl, combine the remaining ingredients except the paprika.
- Once potatoes have cooled add the wet mixture to the potatoes until combined. Season with salt and pepper to taste and then top with paprika.
- Put in fridge to chill before serving. Add some extra parsley right before serving.
That is it! Think of it as a summery loaded mashed potato!! Make it for your next summer get together or in the cooler months to reminisce over the warmer weather that was 🙂
TIP: If you want it to be more creamy you can use an electric mixer on the potatoes as they are cooling. I prefer chunky so I just combine, gently with a spoon.