My Grandma's Anise Potato Salad


This is the basic recipe my gram used to use to make her potato salad. It sounds odd, but the anise is really good in this dish.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
6 servings


  • 6 medium baking potatoes, peeled and cubed

  • 1 cup chopped celery

  • 1 bunch green onions, chopped

  • 1 cup mayonnaise, or to taste

  • ½ teaspoon anise seed

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 4 hard-cooked eggs sliced, for garnish

  • 1 dash ground paprika (Optional)


  1. Place potatoes in a saucepan with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil over medium heat, and cook until tender, about 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from heat, drain, and run under cold water to cool. Drain well.

  2. In a large bowl, mix together the potatoes, celery, onion, mayonnaise, and anise seed. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Refrigerate until cold. Garnish with sliced hard-cooked eggs, and dust with paprika, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

380 Calories
17g Fat
50g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 380
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 21%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 134mg 45%
Sodium 457mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 50g 18%
Dietary Fiber 6g 21%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 10g
Vitamin C 50mg 249%
Calcium 85mg 7%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 1105mg 24%

* 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.

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