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Easy Picnic Potato Salad

This Easy Picnic Potato Salad recipe makes your classic American potato salad that is perfect to take to a picnic or potluck this summer.
Course Sides
Cuisine American
Keyword Easy Picnic Potato Salad, Picnic Potato Salad, Potato Salad
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 156kcal


  • 2 pounds red boiling potatoes scrubbed
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 small celery stalks chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped Maille Cornichons gherkins
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons Maille Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • dash paprika


  • Place potatoes in a pot with water to cover. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat, cover and simmer 25 to 30 minutes until potatoes are fork tender. Drain, rinse under cold water, and drain once more.
  • Cut potatoes into 1 inch pieces. Place them in a bowl, pour in vinegar, and add salt and pepper. Add chopped celery and cornichons. Stir in mayonnaise and mustard until everything is combined. Chill, covered, until ready to serve. Sprinkle with dried parsley and a dash of paprika before serving.


Calories: 156kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 496mg | Potassium: 695mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 36IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg