This is a different potato salad for those who don't want a mayonnaise-based recipe. My family has enjoyed this for many years, and it is easy to adapt by adding more spices that suit your family.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
15 mins
additional:
5 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
5
Yield:
5 servings
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Ingredients

5
Original recipe yields 5 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place potatoes into a large pot and cover with salted water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until just tender, about 15 minutes; drain.

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  • Put potatoes into a large bowl; add onion and stir.

  • Mix sugar, mustard, and salt together in a bowl. Stir just enough vinegar into the sugar mixture to form a paste; season with black pepper.

  • Whisk remaining vinegar and vegetable oil together in a separate bowl until smooth; stream into bowl with the paste, whisking continually to incorporate. Pour the dressing over the potato and onion mixture.

  • Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let salad cool slightly, 5 to 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

382 calories; protein 7.3g 15% DV; carbohydrates 64.3g 21% DV; fat 11.4g 18% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 254.9mg 10% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
07/25/2014
We liked the dressing, and it has a good balance of sweet and sour. Followed the recipe to the letter, and we were happy with the taste, but there are just a couple things I will do differently in the future. I will cook the potatoes whole, leaving the skins on, and then cube. That’s just the way I cook potatoes for potato salad, and I like the texture a little better, just a personal preference. There’s absolutely no color in the finished potato salad, and I think visually it ends up looking kind of bland...which it isn’t. I garnished with chopped parsley which I think helped, maybe adding a little chopped celery would be good, but leaving the skins on will add some color, as will some crumbled cooked bacon which is the next thing I definitely will add. This is a really easy potato salad to make, and it comes together quickly. While the potatoes are cooking, go ahead and make your dressing, so you’re good to go when the potatoes are cooked. One other thing to mention, this is good served warm or chilled. Thanks KFREESE for sharing your family’s long-time recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/25/2014
We liked the dressing, and it has a good balance of sweet and sour. Followed the recipe to the letter, and we were happy with the taste, but there are just a couple things I will do differently in the future. I will cook the potatoes whole, leaving the skins on, and then cube. That’s just the way I cook potatoes for potato salad, and I like the texture a little better, just a personal preference. There’s absolutely no color in the finished potato salad, and I think visually it ends up looking kind of bland...which it isn’t. I garnished with chopped parsley which I think helped, maybe adding a little chopped celery would be good, but leaving the skins on will add some color, as will some crumbled cooked bacon which is the next thing I definitely will add. This is a really easy potato salad to make, and it comes together quickly. While the potatoes are cooking, go ahead and make your dressing, so you’re good to go when the potatoes are cooked. One other thing to mention, this is good served warm or chilled. Thanks KFREESE for sharing your family’s long-time recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/25/2015
We enjoyed this recipe! We did just add some fresh parsley to top it off! Thanks!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/30/2015
So glad to have found this recipe!! Next time I'll add crumbled bacon. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/16/2014
Pretty good recipe though we felt it needed a lot more salt. I also followed the masses and added fresh chopped Parsley to the finished product. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/01/2014
I love this potato salad! After years of eating mayonnaise based potato salad my husband and I decided to try this as a way of eating healthier. This is even better; now we will never go back!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/22/2016
Was great! I love dill so added dill. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/12/2018
Just like my grandmother and Mom made, except they didn't use the ground mustard and would use green onions in season. Grandma and Grandpa were German Russian immigrants in 1908, this is the only kind of potato salad they made. I don't know if the recipe changed when their ancestors left Germany from the hot German potato salad you often see, or if it was just a regional difference. Love it, and my family, who are all potato salad averse, love it too! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/24/2015
We loved it. Simple to make and oh so delicious. It was an easy to make side to go with our meal. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/08/2016
I loved this potato salad as did my 7-year old and husband. My 4-year old gives it 1 star. The only addition was fresh garlic. We used cubed red potatoes (skins on) and will definitely make this recipe again. Thanks. Read More
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