Always A Winner Potato Salad


This is a wonderful, light potato salad which includes shrimp. My mother used to make this for every picnic or potluck dinner. Every time I take it to a potluck I get raves for it, and the recipe is always requested. You may need to adjust the amount of mayo, depending on the size of the potatoes you use. You will use at least 2 cups, but may need to use a little more for a nice consistency.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 55 mins
12 servings


  • 10 large baking potatoes, scrubbed

  • 12 eggs

  • 3 bunches green onions, chopped

  • 6 dill pickles, chopped

  • 1 (4 ounce) can shrimp

  • 1 (4 ounce) can small shrimp, drained

  • 2 cups low-fat mayonnaise

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 2 tablespoons celery salt

  • 2 tablespoons paprika


  1. Place potatoes in a large pot, and cover with water. Boil until soft. Remove from water; set aside to cool. Peel, and then chop into bite size chunks.

  2. Place eggs in a saucepan, and cover completely with cold water. Bring water to a boil for one minute. Cover, remove from heat, and let eggs stand in hot water for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from hot water, and cool. Peel, and chop.

  3. In a large bowl, combine potatoes, eggs, green onions, dill pickles, and cans of shrimp. Mix in mayonnaise, celery salt, and paprika. Season to taste with salt an ground black pepper. Chill for 2 hours, and serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

359 Calories
6g Fat
61g Carbs
18g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 359
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Cholesterol 218mg 73%
Sodium 1288mg 56%
Total Carbohydrate 61g 22%
Dietary Fiber 9g 32%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 18g
Vitamin C 73mg 366%
Calcium 127mg 10%
Iron 5mg 29%
Potassium 1625mg 35%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.