Simple Potato Egg Salad Recipe

Andy Sartori , On August 12, 2023


Potato Egg Salad Recipe

Potato egg salad is a delicious and popular dish made from boiled potatoes, hard-boiled eggs, and various other ingredients mixed together. This potato egg salad can be customized in many different ways according to one’s dietary needs and food preferences! This simple recipe is commonly enjoyed as a side dish or even as a light main course during picnics, barbecues, or other casual gatherings! Without further ado, let me walk you through on how to make this simple potato egg salad recipe!

Potato Egg Salad Recipe Ingredients


Potato egg salad recipe ingredients.

  • 3 large potatoes, peeled and chopped into cubes

  • 4 hard-boiled eggs, chopped

  • 1 cup mayonnaise

  • 1 apple, cut and diced

  • 1/2 English cucumber, cut and diced

  • 1/4 tsp of black pepper

  • 1/2 tsp of salt

  • 1/4 tsp of sugar

Potato Egg Salad Recipe Step-By-Step Instructions

  1. Start by boiling the diced potatoes in a pot of salted water until they are fork-tender. This usually takes about 10-15 minutes, depending on the size of the potato chunks. Be careful not to overcook them, as you want them to hold their shape. Once the potatoes are cooked, drain them and let them cool down to room temperature.

  2. Boiled Potato

    Boil your potatoes for about 10-15 minutes.

  3. While the potatoes are cooling, peel the hard-boiled eggs and separate the egg whites from the egg yolk. Go ahead and also dice up the whites of the hard-boiled eggs.

  4. separate

    Separate the egg yolks from the egg whites.

  5. This would also be a perfect time for you to prep your cucumbers and apple by dicing it into small pieces if you have not done so already!

  6. In a bowl, add your egg yolk and use a masher to mash the egg yolk.

  7. mash

    Mash the egg yolk.

  8. Then, add in your cooled potatoes to the same bowl and use the masher to mash together the potato and egg yolk.

  9. mash together

    Mash the boiled potatoes with the egg yolk.

  10. Add your cup of mayonnaise and mix into the potato and egg yolk mixture.

  11. add mayonnaise

    Mix in the mayonnaise.

  12. Add your salt, black pepper and sugar into the mixture.

  13. seasoning

    Add in the seasoning.

  14. Finally, add in your diced egg-whites, diced cucumber and diced apple into your mixture and gently fold the ingredients together!

  15. add rest of ingredients

    Add in your diced egg-whites, cucumber and apple.

  16. Now is a perfect time to taste your almost completed potato egg salad recipe and adjust to your likings!

  17. And there you have your completed super simple potato egg salad recipe!

  18. completed recipe

    Completed potato egg salad recipe.

Potato Egg Salad Recipe Notes

  • You can serve the potato egg salad immediately or refrigerate it for a few hours before serving to allow the flavors to meld together.

  • Go ahead and customize this recipe to your likings! For example, you can add more vegetables such as diced celery, pickles, red onion, or fresh herbs! Also for a low sodium option, go ahead and substitute the salt for Mrs.Dash, and you may also add a sugar alternative instead of using white sugar to make this recipe diabetes-friendly!

  • Remember that potato egg salad is best enjoyed when it’s fresh, so try to consume it within a day or two of making it. If you’re making it ahead of time, store it in an airtight meal prep container in the refrigerator.

  • Go ahead and enjoy the potato egg salad as a side dish to a delicious recipe such as the red wine braised short ribs recipe, pair it with some sautéed green beans or enjoy it as a sandwich by placing a hefty dollop of this potato egg salad recipe in between some bread of your choice!

  • Potato Egg Salad Sandwich

    Eat it as a sandwich!

Having a picnic, potluck or family meal, but don’t know what to make? This potato egg salad recipe has got you covered! Not only is the recipe super versatile so you can adjust it to your taste, but it is super simple to make and for sure to be a favorite side dish. Its creamy texture, the richness of hard-boiled eggs, and the comforting flavors of potatoes and dressing make it a classic favorite that anyone can enjoy.

Andy Sartori

With a personal mission to change the narrative of how we view food, farming, and health in the US. Andy is deeply rooted in wholesome, natural foods as the foundation to great nutrition.