Make this easy and simple Amish Potato Salad in under 15 minutes with basic ingredients. It’s a great summer side dish which is sure to tickle your palate.
If you are a Salad lover like me, then give these Salad recipes a try – Cucumber Avocado Salad, Kale Mango Salad, Cranberry Chicken Salad, Watermelon Feta Salad, Kidney Bean Salad, and Ramen Noodle Salad.
About This Recipe
Amish Potato Salad is a creamy salad recipe that is easy to make, comforting, and super delicious. Potatoes are simply boiled and then mixed with boiled eggs and other ingredients, which is flavored with a creamy dressing that just takes the taste of this salad to another level.
This Potato Salad is slightly sweeter than the other Potato Salad, which makes it unique and different from others. You can say, its a twist on the basic potato salad.
This salad is filling and super tasty, making it apt to even pack for your road travel, picnic trip, or for a light meal during the weekday.
Also if you are a fan of Walmart Potato Salad, you should definitely give this easy peasy Potato salad recipe a try.
This is a great salad to prepare for a large crowd. You can actually double or even triple this recipe.
This Potato Salad is,
- Simple and Quick
- Sweet & Tangy
- Super tasty
- Perfect for weekday meals
For the Salad – Along with Potatoes, you will need Boiled Eggs, Celery, Onion, and Sweet Pickle Relish.
Make sure that you cool down the potato after boiling and using the same in the salad, and the same goes with boiled eggs.
If you use hot potatoes and mix them with the dressing, there is a chance that the mayonnaise in the dressing will melt and split.
Also do not over boil the potatoes, they should be cooked but yet intact. You can also add in Macaroni in the same to make a Cold Pasta Salad.
For the Dressing – We will make a creamy sweet and tangy dressing that includes dressings such as mayonnaise, mustard, sugar, apple cider vinegar, salt, pepper, and celery seeds.
Apple Cider Vinegar adds a nice tangy taste to the dressing. You can use white distilled vinegar instead. If you want to add more spicy flavor, add in some paprika in the dressing.
You can even use Miracle Whip instead of Mayonnaise for a low-fat version, as it has half the fat as compared to mayonnaise. But I prefer adding Mayonnaise, as it adds a nice rich and creamy texture to the salad.
Step By Step Recipe
Wash the potatoes and peel them. Cut them into cubes. Soak them in water until ready to use.
Heat water in a pot.
Add the potato cubes and 1 tsp salt and cook for 10 minutes until softened on medium heat.
Drain the potatoes once they are cooked. Drain the water and let them cool down a bit. Add them in a mixing bowl.
Add boiled eggs, celery, onion and sweet pickle relish in the bowl.
Mix the dressing ingredients in another bowl.
Pour the dressing over the salad and toss everything well.
Chill the salad in the refrigerator for a few hours before serving.
Frequently Asked Questions
When it comes to which Potatoes to use, You can go for Russet Potatoes or Yukon Gold Potatoes, as they are starchier when compared to other potatoes and also soaks up the dressing nicely.
You can also use a combination of both the potatoes in this salad. But if you cannot find them you can go for any easily available potato variety.
Amish Potato Salad is different from Regular Potato Salad in terms of taste. The Amish Salad is much sweeter than the regular salad, because of the use of sweet pickle relish and sugar.
Also, regular Potato Salad tends to have a creamy Mayonnaise dressing, whereas Amish Salad has a mayo dressing that is perfectly balanced by other ingredients such as mustard, apple cider vinegar, sugar, salt, and pepper.
It depends on you, you can peel them or boil them with peel itself. I always peel the potatoes, while making this salad.
I love the sweetness in this Potato salad, but it is not the same with everyone. To lower down the sweetness, you can reduce the sugar and omit the sweet pickle relish.
Add pickled jalapeno instead.
This salad tastes better the next day. So if you are making it for a big crowd, prepare it a day ahead and store in the refrigerator in an airtight container.
Amish Potato Salad Recipe
- 250 gram Potatoes
- 1 Boiled Egg (chopped)
- 2 tbsp Celery (chopped)
- 2 tbsp Onion (chopped)
- 1 tbsp Sweet Pickle Relish (chopped)
- ¼ cup Mayonnaise
- 1 tsp Mustard
- 1 tbsp Sugar
- 1 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar
- Salt (to taste)
- Pepper (to taste)
- 1 tsp Celery Seeds
- Wash the potatoes and peel them.
- Cut them into cubes.
- Heat water in a pot.
- Add the potato cubes and 1 tsp salt and cook for 10 minutes on medium heat.
- Drain the potatoes once they are cooked.
- Let them cool for 15-20 minutes.
- Add them in a mixing bowl.
- Add boiled eggs, celery, onion and sweet pickle relish in the bowl.
- Mix the dressing ingredients in another bowl.
- Pour the dressing over the salad and toss everything well.
- Chill the salad in the refrigerator for a few hours before serving