It’s super simple yet a crowd pleaser. Everyone has their different takes on the classic but this is the ultimate potato salad recipe. It’s light, moreish and never lasts longer than a day in my house. Perfect for summer picnics, a side dish for a BBQ or something to jazz up your leafy green salad. The zingy taste of lemon makes the creamy mayonnaise refreshing. Ok, this isn’t an M&S advert. It’s just really good – trust me!

Ultimate potato salad

In this heatwave the UK is having, salads and ice lollies are all I can bare to eat. I’ve made vinaigrette salads, Caesar salads, pasta salads but none are fought tooth and nail for, like my ultimate potato salad. It’s the first recipe I ever tried and I have stuck to it like glue. I love it. Steven (my fiancé) loves it so much, I served it next to pizza and he ate my potato salad first. If that’s not proof then I don’t know what is!

What is it good for?

I’ve taken this dish to a handful of family parties/BBQs and it has always been well-received. I highly recommend that you make a big batch of this to take to your next picnic, BBQ or pot luck. Even if you’re not going to one, make a big batch for yourself, leave it in the fridge and dip into it whenever you want. For instance, have some with your lunch, as a snack or plop it on your plate to accompany your dinner.

Although this recipe is amazing in itself, I will allow you to add some extra things, if you so wish (not that you need to because it’s amazing). For example, you could add: bacon, chives, mustard, sweetcorn (if you’re that way inclined), dill (good if you serve it with fish), dried onion flakes or croutons. The next time I make this, I really want to add bacon to it. Anyway, here is the recipe for the Ultimate Potato Salad.

Ultimate Potato Salad Recipe

potato salad

Ultimate Potato Salad

This is the best potato salad.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Assembling the salad 15 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Salad, Side Dish, Snack


  • 450 g white potatoes peeled, chopped and cut into bite-sized cubes
  • 6-8 tbsp mayonnaise according to taste
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp pepper
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 5-6 spring onions chopped


  • Boil the potatoes in water for 10-15 minutes until semi-soft.
  • Drain and allow to cool.
  • In a bowl, cover the potatoes in the lemon juice.
  • Add in the mayonnaise and the salt and pepper according to taste. Mix thoroughly ensuring you don't squash the potato cubes and make mashed potatoes.
  • Once you're happy with the taste, add in the spring onions and mix in.
Keyword potato salad, salad, Summer

It’s that simple and yet so so good! Thank you for taking the time to read. Leave a comment below so I know who made it this far!

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