Granny's Potato Salad Recipe That We Can't Get Enough Of (With Her Secret Step) by 30Seconds Food

Granny's Potato Salad Recipe That We Can't Get Enough Of (With Her Secret Step)

Everyone has their own unique way of making potato salad. This creamy old-fashioned potato salad recipe from Grandma has a secret step that makes it even more flavorful: letting the potatoes soak up red wine vinegar before adding the rest of the ingredients. Smart, right? This is one tasty potato salad recipe that needs to be in your recipe box.

There are only six ingredients in this simple budget-friendly potato salad recipe: red or Yukon gold potatoes, red wine vinegar (Granny's secret weapon), fresh parsley, green onions, mayonnaise and garlic salt. After the potatoes are cooked and cut into pieces, they are drizzled with the red wine vinegar and allowed to hang out for about five minutes. Stir in the parsley, green onions, mayonnaise and garlic salt, and this salad is ready to be eaten immediately or popped into the refrigerator.

Serve this creamy potato salad as a side dish with porkchicken or beef. It's the perfect salad to take to potlucks, cookouts or other summer get-togethers.

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 8


  • 3 pounds red potatoes or Yukon gold potatoes
  • 4 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • 3/4 - 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt

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Recipe Notes

  • This potato salad is delicious served warm, room temperature or cold. You choose!

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Cook the potatoes in boiling salted water until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain well and let them cool slightly. Peel, if desired, and cut into pieces. Put into a large bowl.
  2. Sprinkle the potatoes with the vinegar and let them sit for about 5 minutes. 
  3. Add the parsley, green onions, mayonnaise and garlic salt. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Mix well. Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve. 

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Elisa Schmitz
Old-fashioned potato salad recipes are the best. Did not know about this secret step. Genius (and delicious)!! #yum

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