Labor Day Potato Salad

by zesty on September 7, 2009 · 9 comments

Happy Labor Day!  How was your holiday weekend?  Mine was great where I thankfully got a lot accomplished.  My to do list is still as long as my leg but that can be expected.  I spent quite a bit of time working on a project that I will announce later in the week.  I also was at the house on Saturday doing a little clean up and taking a garbage load to the dump.

I didn’t spend a lot of time in the kitchen but I did have time to make my Mom’s crowd pleasing potato salad.  The appearance of this potato salad may not tickle your fancy, however the texture and flavor is where it’s at.


pineapple ham

Ever have a potato salad that is sopping wet with mayonnaise?  Ever have one that is covered with onions and you cannot taste the potato?  Ever have one that is mashed to an oblivion and you cannot feel any texture?  I am guessing you said “yes” to at least one of those questions.  With this potato salad, you get a nice combination of texture, very little sauce and no over powering onion flavor.


Before starting the salad, I knew I would pair this with some leftover pineapple glazed ham which is really tough to beat.  Below I’ve explained how I created this salad.  I really suggest you give this one a try in your kitchen.


  • 6-8 Medium Size Potatoes
  • 5 Eggs
  • 2 Tbsp. mayonnaise
  • Pepper
  • Onion Powder
  • Salt ( at the table)


  1. Boil Potatoes until fork tender and let cool slightly.
  2. While still warm, peel and cut potato into small/medium dice
  3. Add the potatoes into a bowl
  4. Boil eggs for 9 minutes until hard.
  5. Cover with ice cold water and let rest for a minute.
  6. Peel and chop the egg and add to the potatoes
  7. Add Pepper and onion powder.
  8. Stir mayonnaise in gently; sample for flavor
  9. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours
  10. ENJOY!!

Zesty Tip: When making potato salad, it is crucial you add the seasoning and sauce to the potatoes while they are warm.  This will allow the potatoes to absorb all the flavor and make it more enjoyable.


Upcoming on Zesty

  • Zesty makes a new Purchase
  • Zesty goes on the road
  • Zesty hits newsstands
  • Zesty house update

I will fill you in on everything new and exciting throughout this week.   I hope you have a great Holiday Monday and I look forward to reading your comments about this killer potato salad.  Keep me posted on anything that is new with you and I will be back tomorrow.

Take care


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{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Meg

Happy Labor Day! This looks delicious! Thanks for the helpful tip. :)


2 Pam

Oh, can’t wait for the new news….he he!


3 Culinary Cory

You certainly can’t go wrong with potato salad. I like adding a bit of crunch and fresh herbs with mine. Things like chopped celery, dill and fresh parsley adds a wonderful burst of freshness.


4 Gina

I just made my first potato salad yesterday!! I will post about it soon, as I used some unique ingredients. Your recipe sounds great, especially with only 2 T of mayo! Thanks for the tips about mixing the spices and mayo into the potatoes while they are still hot…I did not know that, and it’s very helpful.


5 VeggieGirl


Good luck with your to-do list!!


6 Kath

“no over powering onion flavor” WHOOOO HOO!

Yours looks great Zest!


7 brandi

the newsstands?!? I can’t wait to hear all about it!

I haven’t had potato in so long. This recipe looks great!


8 Julia

Happy Labor Day ! I make my potato salad with the same inredients but I add one more item, mustard. I also like to eat my poato salad while it is still warm. Much more flavor when eaten warm. I do not like chilled potato salad right out of the refridgerator.


9 Susan

Miracle Whip vs Best Foods

Salad Dressing vs Mayonnaise

Our family struggles with the difference in taste and use in the kitchen.

Have you ever done a post on the various mayonnaise brands available on the market? Which is better and why?

Why is Miracle Whip different than Mayonnaise?

I value your advice.


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