Makes 12 servings

Bragging rights for this flavor-packed, perfectly balanced favorite (from The Southern Foodways Alliance Community Cookbook) go to Blair Hobbs of Oxford, Mississippi.

How to Make It

Step 1

Cook potatoes in boiling water to cover 20 minutes or until tender; drain and cool 15 minutes. Peel potatoes, and place in a large bowl. Add eggs, and chop mixture into bite-size pieces. Sprinkle with salt; toss to coat.

Step 2

Stir together mayonnaise and next 13 ingredients; gently stir into potato mixture. Sprinkle with paprika; add black pepper to taste. Serve immediately, or cover and chill up to 2 days.

The Southern Foodways Alliance Community Cookbook

Ratings & Reviews

Best potato salad ever!

August 19, 2017
I will say this seemed like a long process for me as a working mom. Sooo many ingredients. Not cheap. But! So worth it! Everyone loved it, as did I. I've already passed the recipe along to mom. :-)

MaryLise052158's Review

July 06, 2013

bigalotbunches's Review

July 04, 2013
Just made this for July 4th. Hallelujah I found the perfect potato salad. I made it exactly as written and it turned out perfectly. The larger whole potatoes took longer than 20 minutes to cook. I would suggest testing with a fork for tenderness.

margaretsiman's Review

July 07, 2013
lots of nice veggies. we didn't use smoked paprka because didn't have it. yummy


April 13, 2015
I just found the perfect potato salad, different from others. Thank you for sharing. I love it!!!!

Great recipe!

May 25, 2015
I followed the directions exactly except I didn't peel the potatoes.  Wonderful potato salad.  Interesting combination of flavors.  I made it ahead one day and will see how it holds up to chilling for 24 hours. 

It took 43 years

September 13, 2016
Been married to the same man for 43 years. He loves potato salad and for years we just bought home made. Gave this recipe a try cause I had everything and it was so easy. He will be in for a surprise when he come home. 


January 13, 2017
This is by far the BEST potato salad I have ever made or tasted. I served it at a BBQ where I usually don't get to cook because all done up front, but I took this salad, everyone raved about it, one mother actually mashed it down and gave to her 1 year old and she ate a whole bowl. People took it home with them none left for me. I have been asked to make sure I bring it to our next family BBQ because you can't buy anything close to the taste of this one. Please take your time and try it got lots of really good tasting ingredients that blend so well together.Thank you 😊 Joan