A few weeks ago a friend asked me for a potato salad recipe. I really couldn’t tell her what I did because I just always threw whatever I felt like together without measurements. I’ve made potato salad a couple of times since then and decided that I would write out how I made it so I could share my recipe with you.

My recipe is pretty basic. Grumpy is happy with this one in particular. He doesn’t like any of the “sweeter” recipes for potato or macaroni salad. Me, I can eat almost any way it is made!

HoneyB’s Potato Salad

5 large Yukon Gold Potatoes
1-1/2 to 2 Cups Hellmann’s Mayonnaise (this is the only kind I will use)
1-2 tablespoons dijon mustard
2 stalks celery, diced small
1/4 large vidalla onion, diced small
3-4 hard boiled eggs

Boil the potatoes in generously salted water. I do this and do not add salt to my salad. When potatoes are cool, dice into small pieces. Place potatoes in mixing bowl. Add diced celery, onion and two of the hard boiled eggs, chopped. I never measure my mayonnaise or mustard so I am guesstimating what I put in the salad. I would start with a cup of mayonnaise and then continue to add more as needed to get the desired consistency you would like with your salad. I add about 1-2 tablespoons of dijon mustard with the mayonnaise. Mix until well combined. Quarter the remaining eggs and place on top of the potato salad and sprinkle with paprika. Serve & enjoy!

About the Author: Shelby Law Ruttan

Shelby is the author/owner of Grumpy's Honeybunch. Established in 2007, she shares and preserves family recipes as well as recipes for cooking light and keto. She is an experienced, self-taught home cook who loves to share recipes with others. You can see her work on websites such as Veal Made Easy, Parade, Community Table, SoFab Food, Yummly, and FoodGawker.


  1. Bellini Valli May 25, 2009 at 8:20 pm - Reply

    Simple, delicious and perfect anytime of the year:D

  2. Gera @ SweetsFoods May 25, 2009 at 8:31 pm - Reply

    Love potato salads and on this recipe the mustard with paprika tinge, impossible to not turn out so appetizing 🙂



  3. Frieda May 25, 2009 at 9:35 pm - Reply

    This is EXACTLY how I like my potato salad! My mom would add a little bit of evaporated milk into the mayo to make it extra creamy. Yum!

  4. Susie May 25, 2009 at 10:47 pm - Reply

    I swear I live for potato salad!

  5. Lynda May 26, 2009 at 12:52 am - Reply

    I love potato salad and this is similar to the way I make mine. It’s one of summers pleasures!
    Your picture is so yummy looking!

  6. Barbara Bakes May 26, 2009 at 2:22 am - Reply

    Sounds like a perfect potato salad!

  7. Katy May 26, 2009 at 9:03 am - Reply

    We eat potato salad year round. Always a welcomed dish!

  8. ButterYum May 26, 2009 at 12:09 pm - Reply

    I’m sure it’s very yummy… never met a potato salad I didn’t like :).

  9. Rachel May 26, 2009 at 2:05 pm - Reply

    a very very creamy salad!

  10. Navita May 26, 2009 at 2:14 pm - Reply

    Hi Honey, long time no see.
    How have you been?

    love this salad …only I will reduce the potatoes and add some soya chunks instead. 🙂

  11. Ingrid May 26, 2009 at 2:14 pm - Reply

    That’s the way my mom makes! :)She just eyeballs everything too!

  12. Pam May 26, 2009 at 3:01 pm - Reply

    Yummy. Nothing says summer like a tasty potato salad. Yours looks simple and delicious.

  13. Creative One May 26, 2009 at 3:13 pm - Reply

    Great potato salad recipe!

  14. noble pig May 26, 2009 at 4:20 pm - Reply

    I do love potato salad!

  15. Linda May 26, 2009 at 10:26 pm - Reply

    HoneyB, like you, I will eat just about ANY potato salad. This one looks scrumptious.

    My SIL makes the best, and she only uses Hellmann’s too.

  16. Mrs. L May 26, 2009 at 10:39 pm - Reply

    I’m a big “dill pickle juice” in the potato salad person, which I know really turns a lot of folks off. Haven’t made a potato salad in ages but of course now I’m craving some!

  17. J.Danger May 26, 2009 at 11:39 pm - Reply

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE potato salad!

  18. Stephanie May 27, 2009 at 3:10 am - Reply

    I make my potato salad by just throwing everything in too. Similar to yours, but I always add lots of chopped up dill pickles! I’m not a huge fan of sweeter potato salads either, but a good savory salad will always get me drooling. 🙂

  19. Bobby May 27, 2009 at 12:32 pm - Reply

    your potato salad looks so creamy and delicious. I will have to try adding paprika sometime.

  20. Elyse May 29, 2009 at 3:11 am - Reply

    Ooo, this potato salad sounds amazing! I love that there’s a vidalia in there, and hardboiled eggs!! What an awesome combination. So glad you wrote your recipe down for us!

  21. Wellington Jobs May 29, 2009 at 4:59 am - Reply

    I so love the cake frosting

  22. Wellington Jobs May 29, 2009 at 5:02 am - Reply

    creamy potato-licious thanks for the post..

  23. Tangled Noodle May 30, 2009 at 2:48 am - Reply

    A big serving of this alongside some barbecue on a paper plate – summertime! 😎

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