Simple Potato Salad

Simple Potato Salad Recipe
Photo: Hector Sanchez; Styling: Buffy Hargett
No cookout is complete without our Simple Potato Salad. Our version uses small fingerling potatoes as the base of this simple side.


Makes 4 to 6 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Hands-on: 15 Minutes
Total: 45 Minutes


2 pounds small fingerling potatoes, halved or quartered
2 teaspoons kosher salt, divided
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon whole grain mustard
2 teaspoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 garlic clove, minced
1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper


1. Bring potatoes, 1 tsp. salt, and water to cover to a boil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, and cook, covered, 10 to 12 minutes or until potatoes are tender; drain. Place in a bowl; cool 15 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, stir together mayonnaise, next 6 ingredients, and remaining 1 tsp. salt in a small bowl.

3. Pour desired amount of dressing over potatoes; toss to coat. (Reserve any remaining dressing for another use.) Serve at room temperature.


Jeremiah Bacon,

The Macintosh, Charleston, SC,

May 2013
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