Mustard Potato Salad Recipe - Southern Style

Mustard Potato Salad

Mustard potato salad is a great side dish!
Mustard potato salad is a great side dish! | Source


When I first married, I was really afraid to try to make potato salad. It sounded so complicated, with all different variations and ingredients. I didn’t know where to start. After a little trial and error I have come up with what my husband says is the best mustard potato salad ever made and it’s really easy to make. I prefer to make it with red potatoes but russet potatoes work well also.

I put a little twist on my recipe by adding Hidden Valley Ranch Salad Dressing instead of mayo or Miracle Whip. My husband had asked me to leave it out as he didn't like mayo, so I used the ranch dressing instead and he never knew the difference. He thought it was delicious! I think it just adds a wonderful flavor to the potato salad. I also prefer to use dill pickles and pickle juice rather than sweet pickles for my mustard potato salad.


Potato salad has been a staple throughout various countries of the world for years. Every country as well as every restaurant or family has their own version of their favorite potato salad. Potato salad is actually considered a side dish rather than a salad as it usually accompanies the main dish. But I could sit down and make a meal out of good potato salad!


Cook Time

Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 20 min
Ready in: 40 min
Yields: 6-8 servings
Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 2/3 cup
Calories 160
Calories from Fat45
% Daily Value *
Fat 5 g8%
Saturated fat 1 g5%
Unsaturated fat 0 g
Carbohydrates 21 g7%
Sugar 13 g
Fiber 1 g4%
Protein 2 g4%
Cholesterol 5 mg2%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

Ingredients

  • 4 large or 6 medium red potatoes
  • 2-3 hard boiled eggs
  • 1 stalk celery, chopped
  • 1 large dill pickle, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup black olives, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
  • 1 tablespoon pickle juice
  • 1/4 cup Hidden Valley Ranch Salad Dressing
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Cubed Potatoes

Drain cubed potatoes after boiling.
Drain cubed potatoes after boiling. | Source

Chopped Ingredients

Chopped onion, celery, pickles and boiled eggs.
Chopped onion, celery, pickles and boiled eggs. | Source

Instructions

  1. Leave the skin on the potatoes, the skin is where many of your nutrients are, and wash very well. Cube potatoes and boil in salted water until fork goes through potatoes easily, approxitmately 15-20 minutes.
  2. While your potatoes are boiling, boil your eggs until done, approximately 12-15 minutes. Peel and chop your eggs when done and set aside.
  3. Chop your onion, celery, and pickles and set aside. Slice the olives, I like to leave the olives in slices instead of chopping them, your choice.
  4. Once your potatoes are done, drain them and add the salt, garlic salt, pickle juice, mustard and Ranch dressing, mix well. Now it is your choice here, if you like your potato salad a little chunky or whipped. I prefer mine a little chunky.
  5. Fold in the chopped vegetables, olives slices and chopped eggs. Chill about 2 hours before serving.

Potato salad is a favorite dish at bar-b-ques, picnics and other outdoor eating events. It is a great dish to serve with hamburgers, hot dogs, fried chicken and almost anything cooked on the grill. It is a favorite for people that are cooking large quantities of food as it is easy to make in large quantities. Doubling this recipe will make enough mustard potato salad for a crowd.

4.1 stars from 13 ratings of Mustard Potato Salad

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sgbrown 6 months ago from Southern Oklahoma Author

Thank Margie! You're welcome. Thanks for stopping by! :)


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Margie Lynn 6 months ago from Beautiful Texas Hill Country

Shelia I love a good potato salad, sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing!


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sgbrown 3 years ago from Southern Oklahoma Author

Hello How to! I could make a meal out of nothing but potato salad! Mayo really just makes the potato salad creamy. Ranch basically does the same thing, except with a little extra flavor. Thank you for stopping by and all your support! Have a wonderful day! :)


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How to - Answers 3 years ago from Ireland

Yes I too love to make and eat potato salad. It is great for hamburgers, cold meat salads and I have even eaten it with fried eggs lol.

But I have never used Hidden Valley Ranch Salad Dressing instead of mayonnaise, might give that a try too.

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sgbrown 3 years ago from Southern Oklahoma Author

Hello Rajan! You should try potato salad, I think you would love it! I really like to eat potato salad along side a sandwich of almost anykind. I hope you give it a try sometime. Thank you for stopping by, commenting and voting! Have a wonderful day! :)


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rajan jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

Sheila, I have never tried a potato salad. This looks interesting and is almost a complete meal in itself.

Voted up, interesting and useful.


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sgbrown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma Author

Hello Indian Chef! Potato salad is another "southern comfort" food. It is very popular in the summertime for picnics and barbques. I'm glad you liked my recipe and I hope you give it a try sometime. Thanks for the votes and share! Have a wonderful day! :)


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Indian Chef 4 years ago from New Delhi India

Sgbrown I liked your recipe. looks so easy and tasty and ingredients and easily available. Voting up and sharing.


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sgbrown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma Author

Hello Michael! Good to hear from you. My potato salad recipe is really very easy to make and delicious. I always hated the potato salad you buy at the store. I am sure you will find this recipe easy to make at home. Let me know if you give it a try, I would love to hear back from you! Thank you for all the votes and share, it is always appreciated! Have a wonderful day! :)


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molometer 4 years ago

What an interesting recipe for mustard potato salad. It is so easy I think I could even make it.

I really get in a frizz when buying potato salad from the store as i know it must be easy to make at home.

Now I have this great recipe, no more excuses. :)

All the appropriate votes and sharing.

Michael


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sgbrown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma Author

Hello JamaGenee! Glad to meet another Okie! I love Ranch dressing too. I think it just adds a little extra flavor to the potato salad. My mom always put pickle juice in her potato salad, so I followed that with mine. We think this potato salad is really good! I hope you try it sometime. Thank you for stopping in and commenting, it is always appreciated! Have a wonderful day! :)


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JamaGenee 4 years ago from Central Oklahoma

Ranch dressing makes everything better! But in this case, the pickle juice may be the "magic ingredient". Never used pickle juice, but I'll make my next tater salad with both! Thanks!


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sgbrown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma Author

Hello lovebuglena! I hope you like it if you give it a try. Thank you for stopping in and commenting, I do appreciate it! Have a wonderful day! :)


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lovebuglena 4 years ago from Staten Island, NY

I am not a fan of potato salad but this recipe sounds delicious... Thanks for sharing...


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lovebuglena 4 years ago from Staten Island, NY

I am not a fan of potato salad but this recipe sounds delicious... Thanks for sharing...


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sgbrown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma Author

Hi Jackie! I am so glad you liked my potato salad recipe. Thank you very much for letting me know, I really appreciate that! I'm glad the kids are going to like to too. Thank you again for your wonderful comment!!! :)


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Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

I tried this, just the ranch and it was good! Just wanted to let you know. My kids always liked my potato salad, now they are gonna love it!


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sgbrown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma Author

Hello Peggy! Thank you so much! I didn't think about ranch dressing cutting down on calories. That is just another plus! Thank you for such a wonderful comment. I always enjoy hearing from you! Have a wonderful day!


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Peggy W 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

Gave this potato salad recipe of yours 5 stars because it sounds so good. I often use Hidden Valley Ranch dressing to substitute for at least part of a mayo type dressing as it is not only good flavored, but it also cuts down on the calories and is a bit thinner consistency. The black olives along with the pickle would give this an extra zesty taste. Up votes and tweeting.


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sgbrown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma Author

Hi Carol! I love Ranch Dressing too, on just about anything! I gave it a try instead of mayo and it turned out great! I hope you try it sometime. Thanks for the link and vote, it is greatly appreciated! :)


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carol7777 4 years ago from Arizona

This sounds really good. I love Ranch Dressing. So it has to be good. Thanks for sharing. I am going to link to my potato salad dressing. And vote up.


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sgbrown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma Author

Hello HubTub! My mom always added dill pickle juice to her potato salad, I never knew any other way. Hubby not liking mayo made me try the Ranch Dressing and we really liked it. I hope you enjoy it! Thank you for your comment and pinning! It is always appreciated! Have an awesome day! :)


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sgbrown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma Author

Hi urmilaskukla23! Potato salad is one of my favorite sides! Actually, I good make it a meal. I hope you enjoy my recipe. Thank you for commenting, voting and sharing! It is always appreciated. Have a wonderful day! :)


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HubTub 4 years ago from The Sunshine State

This looks absolutely scrumptious! I like the addition of the dill pickle juice too! I could live on potato salad. Will definitely be trying this recipe out! Voted up, bookmarked, and pinning!


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urmilashukla23 4 years ago from Rancho Cucamonga,CA, USA

Love potato salad. Will definitely try this recipe. Thanks for sharing it. Voted up and shared!


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sgbrown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma Author

Hello again pstraubie! My mom never really taught me how to cook, so it was a lot of trial and error when I got married. Luckily, my husband could cook. My first fried potatoes were like rocks too. LOL We do live and learn. By the way, I pinned your taco soup also. Thank you for stopping in and leaving such a great comment! Have a wonderful day! :)


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pstraubie48 4 years ago from sunny Florida

sgbrown....O my, what is it with us new brides and potatoes? I tried to make fried potatoes and they came out like little rocks the first time I made them!! But we learn, huh?

this sounds yummy. I love 'me' some potato salad. All kinds. I have eaten this kind but have never made it so will give it a try. Thanks for sharing Pinned.


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sgbrown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma Author

Hello Debbie! :) I am a southern girl as well. But when I grew up it was Miracle Whip or nothing! I still use it on my sandwiches, but no longer in my potato salad. Thank you so much for your comment and sharing! It is always appreciated! Have a wonderful day :)


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Deborah Brooks 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

I am a southern girl.. we always used Duke's Mayo .. but I do love Ranch dressing on anything I make or eat.. sounds great I will share on facebook on the cooking time

Debbie


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sgbrown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma Author

Hello newusedcarssacram. Thank you for stopping in and commenting. I hope you like my recipe. Have a great day!


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newusedcarssacram 4 years ago from Sacramento, CA, U.S.A

nice recipe...will surely try.


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sgbrown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma Author

Thank you unknown spy! I appreciate you stopping in and commenting. I hope you give my recipe a try sometime. Have a wonderful day! :)


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

delicious and healthy recipe :)


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sgbrown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma Author

Hello Sinea Pies! My husband doesn't like mayo or any type. He likes mustard potato salad, but you need to put something in it besides mustard! So I tried the ranch dressing, it seemed to go with just about anything else. He loved it, said it was the best potato salad he had ever had. Just one of those thing you "stumble" onto. I hope your husband likes it, let me know. Thank you for stopping in and commenting. Have a great day! :)


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sgbrown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma Author

Hi Susan! I love ranch dressing with just about anything! Hubby doesn't like mayo anywhere, anytime or anyway. But in order to make the potato salad creamy, I had to find something to use....thus the ranch dressing and it turned out wonderful! I hope you like it! Thanks for stopping in and commenting, it is always appreciated. Have a great day! :)


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Sinea Pies 4 years ago from Northeastern United States

Wow...Ranch Dressing and not mayo. This sounds VERY interesting. My husband is a potato salad connoisseur. Maybe I'll make it for him and get his vote! Thanks for sharing a delicious sounding recipe!


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Ranch dressing sounds great! Will try this next time I make potato salad.


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sgbrown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma Author

Hello Thelma! I'm glad you like my recipe, I hope you give it a try sometime. Thank you for your kind comment. Have a great day!


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Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

Yummy! This sounds delicious and I'm becoming hungry by just reading it.


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sgbrown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma Author

Hello DeBorrah! I do think the Ranch dressing does give it a little extra "zing". (I like that word.) I appreciate your stopping by, reading and your kind comment. It is always appreciated! Have a wonderful day!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 4 years ago

Sgbrown, This sounds like a great Potatoe Salad. The ranch dressing sounds like it will give it an extra zing. I bet it is delicious! Thank You for sharing!


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sgbrown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma Author

Hi Lesley! We really like the Ranch dressing instead of Mayo. It seems to add a little extra flavor to the potato salad. Thank you for your kind comment and vote. You know I always enjoy hearing from you! Have a wonderful day!


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

Oh Sheila, this potato salad sounds so yummy with the ranch dressing, I'm looking forward to trying this, thank you and voted up


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sgbrown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma Author

Hi jono29! I'm glad it interested you. Ranch dressing has a variety of flavors and adding it to potato salad just seems to give it a little more "zip". Thank you for your comment and vote, it is always appreciated. Have a great day!


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jojo29 4 years ago from CA

I pressed interesting because it's really peak my curiosity how ranch dressing taste like with potato. I think that's the good news about cooking, trial and error until you can make it perfect for somebody's taste.


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sgbrown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma Author

Hello alocsin! I hope you enjoy my potato salad, it really is very tasty. Thank you for your kind comment and vote. I always enjoy hearing from you! Have a wonderful day!


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA

This sounds delicious, especially with the mustard. I'll forward this to the family cook and vote this Up and Useful.


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sgbrown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma Author

Hi b.Malin! If Lover Man doesn't care for mustard, you can leave it out and add a little more Ranch dressing and maybe some extra butter. Thank you for your kind comment. I hope you both enjoy the potato salad! Have a wonderful day!


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b. Malin 4 years ago

I Enjoyed reading your Potato Salad Recipe, Sgbrown. I would definitely try it. Lover Man is not a "Mustard" person, but I'd bet he at least try it, if I make it... The Ranch Dressing, he would like. Thanks for Sharing.


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sgbrown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma Author

Hello missolive! I always enjoy hearing from you! I'm glad to hear our likes in potato salad are similar. I hope you try the Ranch dressing in your or your sister's potato salad and see how you like it. Thank you for your kind comment, votes and tweet! It is always appreciated. Have a wonderful day!


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missolive 4 years ago from Texas

If there is anything I like with barbecues and casual get togethers - it is potato salad. I beg my sister in law to make it. Her potato salad tastes just like the way my grandmother made it. With the exception of the ranch dressing your recipe is VERY similar. We'll just have to give your version a try - it sounds fantastic. Thanks for sharing your recipe with us.

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sgbrown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma Author

Hi Vespa! This is just the right time of year for some good cold potato salad! Mustard potato salad is our favorite too. We think the pickle juice and Ranch dressing add a little more flavor than just the "norm". Cooking the potatoes just right takes a little "trial and error". I check my potatoes with a fork from time to time and just as the fork slides easily through the piece of potato, they are ready. I am glad you like my recipe, I hope you can give it a try soon. Thank you for your kind comment and vote, it is always appreciated. Have a wonderful day!


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vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

I haven't enjoyed potato salad for a long while and yours sound delicious! Mustard potato salad happens to be my favorite. I've marked this recipe to use soon. My biggest problem with potato salad is cooking the potatoes just right. I like the idea of using pickle juice and Ranch dressing to add flavor. Voted up!


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Becky Katz 4 years ago from Hereford, AZ

I had to teach my five how to make it because they were worried about what they would eat when I was not around to make it for them. Since two live in Nebraska, it is a good thing.


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sgbrown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma Author

Hello Becky! My husband and I prefer the Ranch dressing instead of the mayo, it just seems to add a little extra flavor. None of my three kids like potato salad, of any variety! Am I sure they are MY kids! Johnny and I can eat it all day long. Thank you for your kind comment. Have a wonderful day!


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Becky Katz 4 years ago from Hereford, AZ

I have been making potato salad for years and had to come see what the difference between Southern style and Western style were. None that I can see except that I use mayo. I have added Ranch dressing when I didn't have enough mayo though. I usually have to make at least double this in order to get any the next day. My family loves it too. I think my daughter would live on it if she was allowed to. Lovely hub.


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sgbrown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma Author

Hello Aubrey! I love cold potato salad right along side cold fried chicken! I could eat my weight in both! Thank you for stopping in, reading and commenting. It is always appreciated. Have a great day!


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CrazedNovelist 4 years ago from Hampton, GA

Ooh!! That looks good. You can't get too far without potato salad!! :)

-Aubrey


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sgbrown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma Author

Hi moonlake! The ranch dressing does add some extra flavor, doesn't it. Thank you for your comment and vote, it is greatly appreciated. Have a wonderful day!


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moonlake 4 years ago from America

Looks good I always put a little ranch dressing in my potato salad along with mayo. If you don't like mayo this is perfect. Voted Up


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sgbrown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma Author

Hi Jaye! It's harder than I thought to take a good picture of potato salad. I'm glad it made you hungry! LOL I guess I succeeded. Thank you for your kind comment, it is always appreciated! Have a wonderful day! :)


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sgbrown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma Author

Hi Rebecca! I think the Ranch dressing adds a little zesty flavor to the potato salad. In my opion, red potatoes make the BEST potato salad ever, especially when they come from your own garden. Thank you for your comment, it is always appreciated. Have a wonderful day! :)


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sgbrown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma Author

Hello molometer! Potato salad does sound good when it's hot. Have it nice and chilled with some cold fried chicken! LOL I hope you enjoy my recipe. Thank you for your comment, it is always appreciated! Have a wonderful day!


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sgbrown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma Author

Hello T4an. Thank you for your comment. I hope you like my potato salad recipe. Thank you for sharing as well! Have a wonderful day! :)


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sgbrown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma Author

Hi LaThing! We love potato salad too and my husband didn't know I had used the Ranch dressing until I told him. He thought it was really good. I hope you like it! Thank you for the comment, vote and sharing! It is always appreciated. Have a wonderful day! :)


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sgbrown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma Author

Hi Suzie. I love potato salad too. The ranch dressing makes it nice and creamy and adds a little extra flavor. Thank you for your kind comments, share and vote! It is always appreciated. Have a wonderful day! :)


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sgbrown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma Author

Hello Brett! Dang, you are making me hungry for more! It is hot and humid here now, hoping for rain! I think the ranch dressing adds a little "zest" to it. Thank you for your kind comment and sharing. I already have responses from your share! Thank you so much, have a great day! :)


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JayeWisdom 4 years ago from Deep South, USA

Your recipe, coupled with the mouth-watering photos--made me hungry for potato salad!


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rebeccamealey 4 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

I'll bet the Ranch dressing really makes this good potato salad delicious. I love potato salad made with red potatoes too!


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molometer 4 years ago

This sounds like just the ticket for these hot and humid days of summer. Will give it a try too. Thanks for sharing.


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T4an 4 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

Sounds wonderful! I am going to try this recipe. Thank you for sharing.


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LaThing 4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

This sounds wonderful, Sgbrown..... I love potato salads, and this one looks great! One of my daughter also doesn't care for mayo. I will give this a try. Thanks, voting up and sharing. :)


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Suzie HQ 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

Sounds fabulicious!! I love potato salad and nice to see a different twist to it which sounds gorgeous! Congrats on a tasty, easy to follow recipe sgbrown! Look forward to trying out! Sharing and voting!


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Brett.Tesol 4 years ago from Somewhere in Asia

A great dish, especially when served ice cold in the middle of a hot and humid summer. I like you twist to it, may have to try it out myself ...

Shared, up and awesome.


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sgbrown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma Author

Hello Jackie. I am sure the low fat buttermilk dressing would work too. Im glad you liked my recipe, thanks for your comment. Have a great day! :)


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Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

This sounds great. I love the Hidden Valley Buttermilk Ranch, wonder if that would be good, too? I bet it would. Very next time I will use that, and fat free would be good.

Great recipe!


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sgbrown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma Author

Thank you Phoebe. I think the ranch dressing adds a little different flavor to the recipe. Thank you for stopping in and commenting. Have a great day!


Phoebe Pike 4 years ago

This sounds delicious!

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