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Crowd-Pleasing Dijon Potato Salad will be the first thing to disappear from the picnic table this summer.

It’s cool, creamy, and refreshing with just the right amount of tang from the Dijon, and the perfect amount of crunch to balance all that creaminess.

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I always gravitate to the potato salad when it comes to a picnic or BBQ.

There is something about a perfectly cooked potato mixed with a creamy sauce that gets me every time. I mean EVERY time…and this creamy Dijon Potato Salad is no exception!

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The ingredient list :

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  • 1½ pounds of golden potatoes
  • mayonnaise (your favorite brand)
  • Dijon mustard
  • chopped celery
  • chopped hard-boiled eggs
  • chopped red onion
  • chopped bread and butter pickles
  • garlic powder
  • salt and pepper
  • chopped celery leaves for garnish (and taste)

Kitchen tools and equipment needed:

A spoon piled high with creamy Dijon potato salad.

Why this potato salad recipe works!

Creamy Golden Dijon Potato Salad is everything I want in a chilled BBQ side dish, and I trust it will be everything you’re looking for as well.

In addition to the delicious taste and tang, it is also super easy to make.

Who knows? Maybe it will even become your signature bbq side dish recipe!

And, if it does, I expect (and encourage) you to take full credit when the compliments come flying in…and they will!

This chilled bbq side dish goes great with:

  • pulled pork
  • bbq chicken
  • bbq ribs
  • hamburgers
  • cheeseburgers
  • bbq brisket
  • sausages
  • smoked meats
  • you name it!!

Can Dijon Potato Salad be made in advance?

YES!! I recommend it!

Making this dijon potato salad in advance and keeping it in the fridge for at least 4 hours (longer is even better) before serving, will give the flavors a chance to marry and intensify.

How long will this potato salad keep in the refrigerator?

As long as it is kept in a covered air-tight container in the refrigerator, this potato salad will keep for up to 6 days.

Can this potato salad be frozen?

I don’t recommend it as it could change the consistency of the potatoes (once thawed) and they may become mushy.

You may also run the risk that the mayonnaise could break (once thawed), and become an oily mess.

It’s just not worth the risk.

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The step-by-step directions for making Dijon Potato Salad:

  • Chop the washed golden potatoes into approximate ½” pieces.
  • Bring them to a boil in salted water until fork-tender. (approximately 15 minutes).
  • Drain.
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  • While the potatoes are cooking, dice the onion, celery, bread and butter pickles, hard-boiled eggs, and celery leaves.
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  • Add the cooked potatoes to a large bowl along with the chopped onion, celery, and pickles.
  • Stir gently to combine.
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  • In a small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise and Dijon mustard.
  • Add the mustard mixture to the bowl with the potatoes and stir gently to combine.
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  • Top the salad with the chopped eggs and celery leaves and chill at least 4 hours before serving.
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Below is the printable recipe card along with the exact ingredient measurements and nutritional information for making today’s creamy potato salad side dish.

Yield: 12 cups

Creamy Golden Dijon Potato Salad

Creamy Golden Dijon Potato Salad with celery, red onion, and a few other surprises.

This Creamy Golden Dijon Potato Salad will be the first thing to disappear from the picnic table this summer. It's cool, creamy and refreshing with just the right amount of tang from the dijon, and the right amount of crunch to balance all that creaminess. It's got it all!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
chill time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1½ pounds golden potatoes,, cut into ½" pieces
  • 4 quarts water
  • 3 teaspoons coarse salt,, divided
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 cup finely chopped celery
  • ½ cup finely chopped red onion
  • ¼ cup finely chopped bread & butter pickles
  • 2 hard-boiled eggs, , rough chopped
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped celery leaves,, parsley may be substituted

Instructions

  1. In a large pot, bring the potatoes to a boil along with 2 teaspoons of the salt. Reduce the heat to a simmer and cook until the potatoes are fork tender. Approximately 10-12 minutes. Drain the potatoes.
  2. While the potatoes are cooking, dice the celery, onion, pickles, eggs, and celery leaves.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise and Dijon mustard. Set aside.
  4. Add the potatoes to a large bowl and gently stir in the diced celery, diced onion,  diced pickles, garlic powder, and the remaining salt and pepper. 
  5. Gently stir the mayonnaise and Dijon into the potatoes, making sure not to break up too many the potato pieces.
  6. Top the potato salad with the chopped eggs, and the chopped celery leaves.
  7. Chill at least 4 hours before serving, or overnight is best.

Notes

Tools and equipment:

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Note: This potato salad is best chilled for at least 4 hours before serving, but overnight is best. 

Never leave a mayonnaise-based potato salad sitting out at room temperature for more than 2 hours. If the temperature outside is HOT, never leave a mayonnaise-based potato salad sitting out for longer than 1 hour.

Nutrition Information

Yield

12

Serving Size

0.05 cup

Amount Per Serving Calories 152Total Fat 12gSaturated Fat 2gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 37mgSodium 768mgCarbohydrates 9gFiber 2gSugar 1gProtein 3g

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Michelle

Monday 25th of May 2020

For your Dijon Potato Salad, do you peel the potatoes, or leave the skins on?

Renée

Monday 25th of May 2020

Hi, Michelle! I used the golden potatoes specifically so they didn't have to be peeled. Since the skins on the goldens are so thin, you don't need to peel them at all. Take care! Renee

Ashley

Sunday 9th of February 2020

I made this to serve with some grilled chicken thighs for dinner and it was perfect. We will definitely make this again.

Renée

Monday 10th of February 2020

Great to hear, Ashley! Thank you.

Linda

Sunday 9th of February 2020

I love making homemade potato salad and have used my mom's recipe for years. This one made me think about adding pickles to it as you've done. What a great taste enhancer and the perfect touch for this potato salad. I just had it with pulled pork last night and it was great. (didn't even need to wait for summer - lol)

Renée

Sunday 9th of February 2020

I'm glad you didn't wait. You're right, potato salad doesn't need to be just a summer thing! Glad you liked the recipe, Linda! Thanks.

Kelley

Friday 7th of February 2020

This is hands down my husbands favorite potato salad!

Renée

Sunday 9th of February 2020

He's a smart guy! LOL Thanks, Kelley!

Renée

Sunday 9th of February 2020

Glad to hear it, Kelley! Thanks!!

Lisalia

Friday 7th of February 2020

I'm not normally a fan of potato salad ... something about the usual flavors. But with Dijon... this brought it to a new level. I really liked it. Thanks for the variation!

Renée

Sunday 9th of February 2020

My pleasure, Lisalia! I'm thrilled you found that you enjoyed it with the Dijon! Thanks for letting me know. Renee

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