Fall is on it's way! At least it is in my head. Outside it's still in the mid 80's temperature wise, and not weather for busting out my casserole dish and making comfort food. In the meantime I'll have to keep making cold Summer food. Speaking of, this recipe is one of my favorites, I tried a bunch of Potato Salad recipes this Summer and combined my favorite aspects of each into this magical creation.
Fair warning, I like a lotta stuff in my 'tato salad. A LOT. Veggies for DAYS!
I like to make a big batch of Potato Salad at the beginning of the week and then Alex and I can enjoy it all week long with lunches and as a snack. Mmmm, it's magical stuff.
Zesty Potato Salad
2lbs Russet Potatoes, boiled, skin on
1tsp salt for boiling water
2 Stalks Celery
¼ Red Onion
3 Small Chopped Dill Pickles
2 Tbsp Chives
2 Hard Boiled Eggs
2 Cups Mayonnaise
1 Tbsp Mustard
2 Splashes White Wine Vinegar
1 Splash Pickle Juice
¼ tsp Celery Salt
⅛ tsp Ground White Pepper
¼ tsp Dry Dill
Fresh Cracked Pepper
Salt and Powder Pepper to taste
First of all you’ll want to scrub your Potatoes and add them to a big pot of salted water. Boil for 20 minutes or until fork tender. Drain and set aside.
You’ll also want to boil up your eggs; put them in a small pot, fill with water, make sure there’s at least an inch of water on top of your eggs. Bring to a boil, immediately remove from heat and set aside, covered for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, remove from water with a slotted spoon and place in a bowl of ice water to cool until ready to peel.
Remove the skin from your potatoes, they will be hot so it helps to hold them with a towel while sliding the skin off with a knife. Chop and toss potatoes into a big bowl. Peel your eggs, i like to do this under cool running water, then chop and add them to the potatoes. Chop all your veggies and toss them in the bowl too. At this point you can toss all of the mayo and seasoning ingredients in with the veggies, stir and season to taste. Be aware that my seasonings are pretty flavorful so if you want a more mild salad, go a little lighter with the spices! That being said, this will mellow in the fridge and make the spices less pronounced. Choose your own adventure!
Here's the printable recipe!
I like to garnish this guy with fresh chives from my herb garden and a sprinkle of paprika!
Give it a try, let me know what you think!
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