Perfect Potato Salad

A good potato salad should leave you licking your fingers and longing for more. A poorly prepared potato salad, on the other hand, will leave you with a bad taste in your mouth and a disliking for the otherwise amazing meal.

Here is a recipe and a comprehensive guide that will show you how to make a perfect potato salad.

Make sure that you include all the ingredients to bring out that perfect taste and texture. These ingredients are widely available and affordable:

• 6 eggs
• 10 red potatoes
• 1 chopped onion
• 2 tablespoons of prepared yellow mustard
• 1 teaspoons of salt
• 1.8 teaspoon paprika
• ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
• 1 cup mayonnaise
• 1 cup ranch dressing
• ¼ cup pepperoncini
• 1/3 cup dill pickle relish
• 1/8 teaspoon celery seed
• ¼ cup sliced black olives


Place the eggs in a saucepan and add water so the eggs are submerged about 1 inch underneath. Cover the saucepan well and heat the water until it boils. Remove the saucepan after the water has boiled but let the eggs remain submerged for about 15 minutes. After the time has elapsed pour out the hot water and replace it with cold water. Rinse the eggs thoroughly in the cold water and then peel off the outer hard cover. Chop the boiled eggs and store them in a clean bowl.

Wash the red potatoes thoroughly and rinse in running water to dislodge any dirt particles. Place them in a large pot and add water until they are completely submerged. Cover the pot and place the pot over high heat to boil the potatoes. Reduce the heat to medium-low when the water has boiled and let the potatoes cook for another 15-20 minutes. Press the potatoes gently to make sure that they are tender before turning off the heat. Drain the water and refrigerate the potatoes before peeling and chopping.

Finally, put the ranch dressing, mustard, relish, mayonnaise, pepper, salt, celery seed, and paprika in a mixing bowl. Mix these ingredients gently until evenly mixed and then add the eggs, onion, potatoes, olives, and pepperoncini. Mix all the ingredients thoroughly until they are evenly mixed. Cover with an aluminum foil to keep the salad moist and refrigerate for about 2 hours before serving.


It should take you about 20 minutes to prepare the different ingredients and another 20 minutes to cook the salad. It should take you about 3 hours and 40 minutes to have the salad ready, and you can look forward to a finger-licking potato salad. This is one of the easiest ways to make a good potato salad within the shortest time possible.