Old-Fashioned Potato Salad

From Margaret Williamson

Margaret says this recipe is from the the 1950’s and she hasn’t changed it since then, despite having travelled the world and once having operated a catering business.  It doesn’t matter what century the recipe is from, this is the ultimate potato salad.  There is no formal recipe for this, Margaret says.  This dish is always made to taste, so use your own judgment on quantaties.


Boil red potatoes until fork tender.

Mix with lots of chopped green onions, celery, parsley, and boiled and chopped eggs.

Salt and pepper to taste.


Dressing, also made to taste:

  • Hellman’s light mayonnaise
  • 2 T. oil
  • 3 T. vinegar
  • 1 T. sugar
  • Paprika
  • Hard boiled eggs


Mix dressing together and then mix in all ingredients.  Decorate the top with more sliced boiled eggs and more paprika.  This recipe is best made one day ahead to allow flavors to meld.