ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Recipe for How to Make Ultimate Potato Salad : Great Potato Salad Recipe for a Barbecue, Picnic or Even Thanksgiving

Updated on June 6, 2019
Journey * profile image

Nyesha loves writing about cooking/recipes, restaurants, movies, weddings, and poetry.

Recipe for How To Make Ultimate Potato Salad


Rich, creamy, savory and delicious ultimate potato salad.

How to Make Ultimate Potato Salad - a recipe: great potato salad for your next barbecue, picnic or even Thanksgiving dinner


How to Make Ultimate Potato Salad : great potato salad for your next barbecue, picnic or even Thanksgiving dinner

Potato salad that is made well is so delicious. I really enjoy eating a good potato salad.

  • For the ultimate potato salad, you've got to consider all the little things like what type of mayonnaise would be the best to use. You will want to use a really good one to add creaminess and fresh flavor to your potato salad.

Would you like to know a recipe for how to make the ultimate potato salad? This ultimate potato salad recipe needs some key ingredients.

  • For any recipe requiring mayonnaise as this ultimate potato salad recipe does, I always recommend Hellmann’s mayonnaise. I think that it is the best tasting mayonnaise that I have had.

In addition to the mayonnaise, the ultimate potato salad recipe ingredients will need to include:

  • cooked and peeled potatoes,
  • boiled and peeled eggs,
  • and carrots and green peas. For this ultimate potato salad recipe, it is okay if the carrots and green peas are from canned goods that you have on hand.

For this ultimate potato salad recipe, cut up the peeled, boiled potatoes and the peeled, boiled eggs and put them in a large container along with the carrots and green peas. Now, before adding the mayonnaise, sprinkle some of your preferred spices sparingly on top of the ingredients. Then, add the mayonnaise generously for a creamy and a memorably delicious potato salad.

This ultimate potato salad can be great for a pot luck dinner, picnic, barbecue, or sit down dinner meal including special occasion meals such as Thanksgiving dinner. This ultimate potato salad will not disappoint.


Hellmann's mayonnaise is my favorite brand of mayonnaise to use while preparing this ultimate potato salad. Hellmann's mayonnaise has a great taste.

Add the mayonnaise generously for a creamy and delicious potato salad.

For this ultimate potato salad recipe, you can easily purchase the raw potatoes that will be needed. You can typically find them at your local supermarket.

Many varieties of potatoes can potentially be used for this potato salad recipe. Most often, I use russet potatoes to prepare this potato salad.

  1. Potatoes take quite some time to boil adequately.
  2. For this ultimate potato recipe, take as many potatoes as you think you will need to feed the particular number of people that you have in mind. Think of two potatoes per person. So, you might be boiling eight or more potatoes.
  3. Wash the potatoes well. Because of how potatoes grow in the earth, there might be quite a lot of dirt and even some insects on them when you bring a large bag of raw potatoes home from the grocery store. Before you bring it to your home, inspect the bag of potatoes to avoid picking up a bag of potatoes with insects in it.
  4. You might want to pre-wash the contents of your bag of raw potatoes even before the day that you will be needing to use them and wash them again on the day that you are ready to boil them. If you cook potatoes often, I’d like to suggest that you use a brand new toothbrush especially designated for the potatoes to scrub the potatoes while you are washing them. That is how dirty they might be and that extra scrubbing with the toothbrush can potentially help a lot.
  5. For boiling the potatoes, choose a large pot and add to it more than enough water to cover the potatoes. Depending on how many potatoes you are boiling, you might even have to use two pots side by side on the stove top.

The potatoes

Wash the potatoes well before boiling them.

What you will need to make this ultimate potato salad

Typically, when I prepare a potato salad, I have to boil about eight potatoes but sometimes it might be ten or twelve potatoes or even more.

Are you feeding family or friends on a budget? Potatoes are one of the best things that you can use to do that. Large bags of potatoes are very inexpensive in the grocery store. For example, a four pound bag of potatoes might cost $2.79 or even less. You might need to pick up two or more bags of the potatoes as you see fit, not just one bag of potatoes at the grocery store.

In summary, here is what you will need to prepare the ultimate potato salad:

  • Cooked / Boiled potatoes, peeled
  • boiled eggs, peeled, enough to suit taste and number of people being served ( three to four eggs to eight potatoes is good)
  • Hellmann’s mayonnaise
  • Green peas
  • Carrots
  • optionally, a little bit of raw onion
  • Spices such as paprika, black pepper, salt and garlic powder

Potato salad is a great addition to the spread at any family gathering. Potato salad is commonly paired with meals such as fried chicken or barbeque chicken but potato salad can even go well with the turkey and other dishes at Thanksgiving time.

  1. Potato salad is popular and great for serving at either an indoor party or an outdoor picnic or barbeque.
  2. Although this potato salad this not have dill in it, sometimes dill pickle flavor is used in potato salads. The last time that I had dill flavoring in a potato salad, it was very good.
  3. I have also on occasion had potato salad that had mustard in it. Mustard is very well suited for potato salad. Just like deviled eggs are made with mustard, the mustard also goes well in the potato salad that contains egg.

Please pass the potato salad” is a very common phrase. A well made potato salad is enjoyable and delicious and people will often want seconds after the first helping so go ahead and pass the potato salad to your fellow dinner guests!

Cover leftover potato salad with foil and store in the refrigerator. Generally, this potato salad also tastes best chilled and when initially making the potato salad, make sure that the boiled potatoes are very well cooled before adding the mayonnaise.

Please pass the potato salad.

Green peas and carrots

green peas and carrots to be used to prepare the potato salad
green peas and carrots to be used to prepare the potato salad


peeled and chopped cooked potatoes
peeled and chopped cooked potatoes

Potatoes, green peas and carrots and pieces of onion being prepped for potato salad

a blend of flavors for a delicious potato salad
a blend of flavors for a delicious potato salad

Boiled eggs, cut up for making the ultimate potato salad

fresh, peeled and chopped hard boiled eggs add to the great taste of the ultimate potato salad
fresh, peeled and chopped hard boiled eggs add to the great taste of the ultimate potato salad

Fresh hard boiled eggs

Fresh hard boiled eggs contribute to the great taste in the potato salad's savory blend.

Ultimate Potato salad

The ultimate potato salad is really coming together now.
The ultimate potato salad is really coming together now.
It won't be long now
It won't be long now
get ready for a delicious treat of fresh and tasty ultimate potato salad
get ready for a delicious treat of fresh and tasty ultimate potato salad
Especially when well chilled, the delicious ultimate potato salad is ready for you to dig in!
Especially when well chilled, the delicious ultimate potato salad is ready for you to dig in!

So creamy and good

Rich and creamy ultimate potato salad, made with Hellmann's mayonnaise.

If you could choose just one item, what would you most prefer as a side item for meat at a picnic or barbecue?

What would you most prefer?

See results

Homemade potato salad

Have you ever taken a potato salad that you made to a barbecue, picnic or pot luck dinner to share with others?

See results

Please rate this Ultimate Potato Salad recipe

Cast your vote for Ultimate Potato Salad

YouTube video clips of some other ideas for how to make potato salad are included below.

1. Delicious Potato Salad...| Grandma Da'thy's Kitchen

2. The Greatest Potato"e" Salad in the World (video featuring cook, grandma Mary in Iowa)

3. Small Potato Salad ( from YouTuber : crazyjeancooking )

4. Potato Salad ( from YouTuber : SomSsi Korea )

5. Perfect Potato Salad - 3 Ways | Jamie Oliver

© 2017 Nyesha Pagnou MPH


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment
    • Journey * profile imageAUTHOR

      Nyesha Pagnou MPH 

      23 months ago from USA

      Hi peachy, Thanks for your comment on this hub about potato salad. I appreciate it.

    • peachpurple profile image


      23 months ago from Home Sweet Home

      wow, so easy to prepare, great for picnic and can store in fridge too


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
    ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)