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How To Make Potato Salad and Coleslaw Recipe

Updated on December 27, 2016
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L.M.Reid is an Irish writer who has published many articles. She is a keen gardener with plenty of experience.

Potato Salad Recipe
Potato Salad Recipe

Potato Salad Recipe

When having a salad for lunch I prefer to make my own Potato Salad and Coleslaw Recipes.

A cold lunch is very handy to make when I have visitors coming over and they always appreciate the extra effort I make. All the homemade food goes into bowls on the table and they help themselves to a delicious meal.

When we are going out for the day the same potato salad can be put into containers. The coleslaw, fillings of cheese or meat can be put on bread or buns to make great picnic food. This makes for a quick, easy and cheap meal.

How To Make Potato Salad

In this article I am concentrating on the method and instructions for making a Potato Salad.

If you are interested in my coleslaw recipe and other picnic sandwiches I have provided links to these at the end of this article.

Preparation and Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 50 min
Ready in: 1 hour
Yields: Gives 10 portions


  • 3 large potatoes
  • 6 scallions or spring onions
  • Bunch of parsley, Fresh or dried
  • 1/2 jar of mayonnaise
  • 1 ounce of butter
  • Salt and Pepper
Homemade Potato Salad
Homemade Potato Salad

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  1. Peel and wash the potatoes. Cut into small pieces and boil until they are soft when pierced with a knife. Remove from the cooker and drain out the water.
  2. While they are still hot add the butter in small pieces and allow to melt.
  3. Prepare the scallions or spring onions. Cut off the root end making sure to keep as much of the bulb as possible. Wash under the tap. Cut into very small pieces. Make sure you use both the bulb and the green storks
  4. If you have fresh parsley then cut off some storks and cut them up into small pieces. It is not always possible to grow or buy fresh parsley so the dried herb will do. But to be honest it really does not taste any where as nice as fresh.
  5. Go back to your potatoes. Mash them up with a fork. but not too much. You do not want them completely mashed. Small lumps of potato as well as smooth mash is your aim.
  6. Add the scallions or spring onions and the parsley to the potatoes.
  7. Mix in gently with the fork. Add most of the parsley and do the same. Salt and pepper can now be thrown in too if required
  8. Use a large spoon to throw in the mayonnaise and blend in gently
  9. Leave in the fridge for at least an hour but longer is better. When you are about to serve cut some sprigs of fresh parsley leaves and place them on top of the bowl.
  10. Enjoy your wonderful cold potato salad
Potato Salad Recipe
Potato Salad Recipe
Coleslaw Recipe
Coleslaw Recipe

Coleslaw Recipe

The beauty of making your own coleslaw is that you can add only the ingredients that you like to eat. It is very easy to make and convenient because normally you would have the vegetables already in your pantry.

I have provided step by step instructions with photos

Coleslaw Recipe

Egg Mayo Sandwiches
Egg Mayo Sandwiches

Egg Mayo Sandwich Recipe

Boiled Egg sandwiches made with mayo are my all time favourite.

Whenever there is a party or family get together it is me that is asked to make a tray of egg mayonnaise sandwiches.

The recipe for these sandwiches is below.

I give step by step instructions with many photos to make it easy for you to follow and learn how create your own delicious sandwiches

How to make boiled egg sandwiches

Breakfast Sandwich Recipe
Breakfast Sandwich Recipe

Egg, Rasher and Tomato Sandwich Recipe

If you would like to make a hot sandwich how about trying a fried egg, tomatoes and rashers bun.

You can read this recipe by clicking the link below

How to make an egg, rasher and tomato sandwich

Recipe for Potato Salad

Making your own coleslaw and potato salad is quick and easy.

It is also a lot of fun. You can add extra ingredients as you choose.

You know that it has been prepared hygienically too. See how good you can create your next homemade salad with these recipes above.

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    • vespawoolf profile image

      vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

      Your potato salad looks so garden fresh and yummy! I like your addition of parsley and green onion. Thank you for the extra recipes, as well. Voted up and shared!

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      Nancy Yager 4 years ago from Hamburg, New York

      Please make some for me. You make me so hungry. Will try your wonderful recipe.

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      L M Reid 4 years ago from Ireland

      The potato salad does taste so much better with the onion and parsley mixed in vespawoolf. Thank you for the votes and share

      Lipnancy you will love the taste of the cold potato with a salad, it really makes a nice addition. Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment

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      Christine 3 years ago from Dublin

      Voted up

      Garlic Angel

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      L M Reid 3 years ago from Ireland

      Thanks for reading and the vote Garlic Angel

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