Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is NOT safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

Avoid this recipe if you are lactose intolerant.

This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten. Check for modified food starch in mayonnaise and sour cream. Best Foods and Hellman's mayonnaises are gluten-free.


"What I say is that, if a man really likes potatoes, he must be a pretty decent sort of fellow." -Winnie the Pooh, Famous bear

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The waxy red potatoes hold together better in potato salad than russets or Idaho potatoes. Use Yukon Gold potatoes if you don't want the red skin.

There is a 30+ year old debate about whether to leave the skin on or off. Back in the 50s and 60s recipes always called for peeling the potatoes, and in the 70s recipes began showing up with the peeling step left out. It is a matter of preference, but there are a lot of nutrients in the skin and it does change the flavor and texture somewhat.

If you do decide to peel, the larger red potatoes are easily peeled after boiling – the skins will generally just slip off easily.



Red Potato Salad

Servings: 8 | Serving size: 1/2 cup salad

Cooking Time: 60 Minutes (does not include chilling time)

This recipe can easily be multiplied and will keep well, refrigerated, for 3-4 days.


  • 3 quarts water
  • 2 lbs small red potatoes
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup non-fat sour cream
  • 1 Tbsp coarse ground mustard
  • 2 Tbsp curley parsley (minced)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp fresh ground black pepper

Place the water in a large stock pot fitted with a steamer basket.

Bring the water to a boil over medium-high heat.

Steam the potatoes for about 30 minutes until slightly soft.

Remove and let cool for about ten minutes and then chill thoroughly in the refrigerator.

Cut the potatoes into 1/2 to 1 inch pieces.

Place in mixing bowl and add mayonnaise, sour cream, mustard, parsley, salt and pepper.

Fold together gently and chill well before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: about 1/2 cup

Servings: 8

Amount Per Serving

Calories 120 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value
Total Fat 4g 5%
    Saturated Fat 1.5g 7%
    Monounsaturated Fat 0g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 190mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 20g 7%
    Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
    Sugars 3g
Protein 3g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 12%
Calcium 3% Iron 5%
Vitamin K 20mcg Potassium 600mg