I may be a bit bias here, but my Grandma’s homemade potato salad has always been one of my favorites. I’m sure she would be proud to know I’m still making it, with just a few minor real foodie adjustments – like using whole milk yogurt and pastured eggs. By using yogurt rather than just mayo, you gain a healthy dose of beneficial probiotics, as well as a wonderful tangy flavor! Absolutely delicious – the perfect side dish for summer BBQs!
Grandma’s Cultured Potato Salad (GF)
- 5 cups diced organic red potatoes (about 5-6 large red potatoes)
- 2 boiled eggs, diced
- 1-2 stalks of celery, diced
- 1-2 green onions, finely diced (include some green parts)
- 1/2 cup homemade whole milk or coconut milk yogurt
- 1/4 cup mayo (lacto-fermented mayo provides added probiotics)
- 1/2 tbsp fresh-squeezed lemon juice
- 1 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
- 1 tsp Celtic sea salt
- 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
- 1/4 tsp dried dill weed
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- In a large stockpot, boil diced potatoes, until fork tender. Drain and set aside to cool to room temperature. (The reason it's important to bring the potatoes to room temp first, before tossing them in the yogurt mixture, is so the live cultures won't be damaged by excessive heat.)
- Meanwhile, in a large bowl, add yogurt, mayo, lemon juice, mustard and seasonings. Whisk until well combined. Using a large rubber spatula, fold in the diced boiled eggs, celery and green onion. Place mixture in frig until potatoes are finished cooling.
- Once potatoes are room temp, add them to the yogurt mixture and gently fold all ingredients together using a large rubber spatula. Add additional salt and fresh ground pepper to taste.
- Place potato salad in a medium serving bowl and sprinkle top with dried or fresh chopped dill weed (or Italian parsley).
- Refrigerate at least two hours or up to 24-hours before serving. Mmm! A healthy dose of cultures in every delicious bite!
Loved it! Thanks for another winning recipe and for sharing your meal plans-such a wonderful gift.
Thank you, Liz! You are so kind! So glad you enjoyed this! I appreciate your encouraging words! Blessings, Kelly <3
I was wondering what you might use in place of the yogurt for a kiddo that can’t have the dairy?
Hi, Ranita. You could just use all mayo in this. The taste difference will be negligible. I just like to use yogurt to some probiotics any chance I get. 🙂 Blessings, Kelly
HI! where do you buy your mayo from? Trying to find a non gmo one! Thanks for your time! I am so happy I came across your site!! 😉
This is one of my favorite mayo recipes: http://www.cookinggodsway.com/homemade-mayonnaise/#sthash.u15dDoNG.dpbs Hope this helps and thank you so much for your sweet words. I’m glad the Lord has led you here too! Many blessings, Kelly 🙂
That mayo recipe is legit! Love it. We used to use the nourishing traditions recipe but this one is better and I really like how much it makes. Thanks for sharing
You are so welcome. It’s my favorite too! Happy Easter! 🙂
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This sounds so good! I love how I can make this organically too!