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Classic Hellmann’s Potato Salad

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Hellmann’s Potato Salad, an original country potato salad with simply traditional flavors, makes the potato the king in this easy to make potato salad recipe. If you are looking for a potato salad recipe to please a crowd with a classic old fashioned flavor where the potato is the star, this is it. 

Hellmann's Potato Salad traditional flavors

 

Let’s clear up a few things first. I don’t call this potato salad recipes “Hellmann’s” potato salad because Hellmann’s made the recipe. If you are looking for the brand recipe, its on their website. I call it Hellmann’s potato salad because I used Hellmann’s and let’s face it, that’s the only Mayonnaise anyone should ever use when talking about an authentically good potato salad recipe. 

Potato Salad Recipes

Here is the problem with potato salads…or rather, its a non problem, but its a conundrum. Its hard to decide WHICH recipe to use! I would say hands down my mother in law has the best potato salad ever. I could literally eat it for days with nothing else and be completely content. Unfortunately she has it memorized so its not so much as a recipe but made with love and tasting. That kind of recipe you cannot just print off and whip up (at least not yet, I  need to video tape her making it and decipher). But potato salads themselves come in a variety of flavors, from sweet to salty, hearty to filled with all sorts of extras.

Even here on salty side dish I have a variety like Baked Potato Salad, Dill Potato Salad, Southern potato salad, Red potato salad

You could literally have an entire table of potato salads at Thanksgiving dinner and die happy. 

As far as flavor, this is another potato salad recipe I think you should try. Its a simple potato salad, with hard boiled eggs, mustard, Hellmann’s and potatoes. Plus a little bit of sweet relish to give it more of a traditional taste that most people are used to. Of course, relish is totally optional and if its not your thing, leaving it out wont kill the recipe. 

So if you are looking for a super simple, make and take potato salad recipe, this one might just be for you! Lets get started – as always, the printable version of the Hellmann’s potato salad recipe is below, just scroll to the bottom. 

Also, I used gold potatoes for this. They are super easy to boil and cut into nice bite sized chunks and have a delicious texture. 

Hellmann’s Potato Salad Ingredients

  • 2 lbs potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2″ pieces
  • 1 cup real Hellmann’s mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon mustard
  • 4 tablespoons sweet relish
  • salt and pepper
  • hard boiled eggs (click for an easy recipe on those)

How to make Hellman’s Potato Salad

Place peeled and cut potatoes in a sauce pan.

Add cold water so water extends at least 1″ above potatoes. Heat on medium high heat until boiling.

Continue to boil for 10-15 minutes or until potatoes are done.

You can check if your potatoes are done this by gently pressing a fork into the potato, or simply taste testing it!

 

water goes over the edge of potatoes by 1 inch

When potatoes are done cooking, drain and rinse with cold water.

I usually let my potatoes set for about 10 minutes in the sink and then do another cold water rinse.

Drain well.

Remember that potatoes need to be COOLED before making the rest of your potato salad or it sorta melts the mayo and mustard and gets watery. You can boil the potatoes ahead of time as well and just keep in fridge till ready to cut. 

 

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Add boiled potatoes to a large mixing bowl and add your mayonnaise, mustard and relish.

Mix well.

Season with salt and pepper and mix well.

 

Sweet relish or pickles make the perfect mayo salad dressing

 

How to make perfect potato salad

Slice hard boiled eggs with an egg slicer and place on top of potato salad.

Vegetarian Potato Salad recipe with eggs and relish

Side Dish Recipes

Now if you are looking for a potato salad, I find that often readers are serving a crowd. You may want to try one of my other party side dish favorites!

  1. Tuna Pasta Salad
  2. Fresh Vegetarian Pasta Salad
  3. Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad
  4. BLT Pasta Salad
  5. Pea Salad
  6. Cucumber Tomato Salad 
  7. Traditional Fruit Salad
  8. Carrot Salad with Pineapples and Raisins
  9. Ambrosia Salad with Marshmallows
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Hellmann's Potato Salad


Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Hellmann's Potato Salad, an original country potato salad with simply traditional flavors, makes the potato the star - easy to make potato salad recipe.

Ingredients
 

  • 2 lbs potatoes peeled and cut into 1/2" pieces
  • 1 cup real mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon mustard
  • 4 tablespoons sweet relish
  • salt and pepper
  • hard boiled eggs

Instructions

  • Place potatoes in a sauce pan. Add cold water so water extends at least 1" above potatoes. Heat on medium high heat until boiling. Continue to boil for 10-15 minutes or until potatoes are done. You can check this by gently pressing a fork into the potato, or simply taste testing it!
  • When potatoes are done cooking, drain and rinse with cold water.
  • I usually let my potatoes set for about 10 minutes in the sink and then do another cold water rinse. Drain well.
  • Add potatoes to a large mixing bowl and add mayonnaise, mustard and relish. Mix well. Season with salt and pepper and mix well.
  • Slice hard boiled eggs with an egg slicer and place on top of potato salad.

Nutrition

Serving: 1people | Calories: 250kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 239mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g

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  1. Mike Schwilk says:

    Pretty basic recipe. Really needs chopped celery and a little of some kind of sweet onion for crunch.

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