Here's my take on an excellent No Mayo Potato Salad, where you're not sacrificing on flavor & it will surely exceed your expectations!
This No Mayo Potato Salad is quite simple to make, and relies on a combination of quartered small potatoes, a blend of crispy veggies/herbs, a hard-boiled egg & some tasty oil-vinegar-lemon dressing!
Let's start with answering a very important question, you may have not put much thought into before:
How to boil the potatoes!
There is a technique that I believe is the best way to effectively, evenly cook the potatoes for a potato salad.
- Cut potatoes into cubes, whichever size you want the potatoes to be in your salad. Cutting your potatoes into these smaller cubes, whether it be 1 ½" x 1 ½", or ½" x ½", will allow you to cook the potatoes way faster. This way you can continue to make the salad and not slave away in the kitchen for hours.
- Next, Add the cubed potatoes to a large pot of COLD water. In potato salad, you bring the water to a boil WITH the potatoes already inside.
- Once the potatoes begin to boil, this is when you set a timer. Depending on the size of your potato cubes, this can range from 10-25 minutes. Keep an eye on the potatoes.
- To check if potatoes are finished cooking, carefully remove a potato from the boiling water, and check if you can slice into it with your fork, easily. Taste it. Does it feel cooked? We're not looking for super mushy potatoes, but they should also be fully cooked through.
- Once the potatoes are finished cooking, strain and run cold water over them. Alternatively, you can place them into a large bowl filled with ice and cold water. I prefer the second method, as not to destroy the potato skin by running water over them.
- Once potatoes are drained, I highly recommend spreading onto a pan. Then, allow to dry out for 10-15 minutes before making the salad!
How to Make Potato Salad
Once the potatoes are cooked, it's insanely simple to put together the salad!
To make the potato salad, proceed with the following steps:
Place cooked potato cubes into a large bowl.
Mix in chopped veggies & herbs & hard boiled egg.
In this specific No Mayo Potato Salad recipe, I added the chopped hard-boiled egg, parsley, chives, Israeli pickles in brine, and celery.
Pour dressing over all ingredients, mix & season with more salt and pepper to taste!
How long does potato salad last?
Potato salad can be stores in a closed container or Ziplock bag for 3-5 days. Keep in mind there is a hard boiled egg in this recipe, so if you're using a freshly made egg, it can last up to 5 days. If you're using a day or two old egg, your potato salad will last up to 3 days.
I'm not sure this was such a necessary question to answer, because I don't see this salad lasting past day 1!Print