Classic Potato Salad
- In a large saucepan combine potatoes and 1/4 teaspoon salt; add enough water to cover. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 20 to 25 minutes or just until tender. Drain; cool slightly. If desired, peel potatoes. Cube potatoes.
- Meanwhile, for dressing, in a large bowl combine mayonnaise, mustard, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and pepper.
- Stir celery, pickles, and onion into dressing. Add potatoes and eggs; stir gently to coat. Cover and chill for 6 to 24 hours. If desired, garnish with celery leaves.
From the Test Kitchen
Prepare as directed, except use coarse ground mustard in place of the yellow mustard and omit pickles. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Cut off the top 1/2 inch of a garlic bulb to expose ends of individual cloves. Leaving garlic bulb whole, remove any loose, papery outer layers. Place in a custard cup. Drizzle with 1 teaspoon olive oil. Roast, covered, about 25 minutes or until garlic feels soft when squeezed; cool. Squeeze cloves from bulb into a small bowl, mash with a fork, and stir into dressing. Stir 1 tablespoon snipped fresh chives, parsley, or tarragon into dressing.
Nutrition analysis: 243 calories, 5 g protein, 12 g carbohydrate, 20 g total fat (3 g sat. fat), 102 mg cholesterol, 1 g fiber, 1 g total sugar, 4% Vitamin A, 20% Vitamin C, 320 mg sodium, 3% calcium, 5% iron
Prepare as directed, except reduce mayonnaise or salad dressing to 3/4 cup, use Dijon-style mustard in place of the yellow mustard, and omit pickles. Stir 1/2 cup sour cream and 1 tablespoon snipped fresh dill into dressing. If desired, garnish salad with fresh dill sprigs.
Nutrition Analysis: 192 calories, 5 g protein, 11 g carbohydrate, 14 g total fat (3 g sat. fat), 102 mg cholesterol, 1 g fiber, 1 g total sugar, 4% Vitamin A, 19% Vitamin C, 293 mg sodium, 3% calcium, 4% iron
Prepare as directed, except reduce mayonnaise or salad dressing to 3/4 cup and omit yellow mustard, ground black pepper, and pickles. Stir 3/4 cup bottled peppercorn ranch salad dressing and 1/4 teaspoon cracked black pepper into dressing. Stir 2 cups shredded cooked chicken into salad with the potatoes; sprinkle salad with additional cracked black pepper.
Nutrition analysis: 284 calories, 11 g protein, 12 g carbohydrate, 21 g total fat (4 g sat. fat), 121 mg cholesterol, 1 g fiber, 2 g total sugar, 4% Vitamin A, 19% Vitamin C, 405 mg sodium, 3% calcium, 6% iron
Nutrition Facts(Classic Potato Salad)
- Per serving:
- 252 kcal cal.,
- 19 g fat
- (3 g sat. fat,
- 0 g polyunsaturated fat,
- 1 g monounsatured fat),
- 102 mg chol.,
- 375 mg sodium,
- 15 g carb.,
- 1 g fiber,
- 1 g sugar,
- 5 g pro.
- Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet