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Patriotic Potato Salad Recipe

Patriotic Potato Salad Recipe

Made with red, white, and blue spuds, this potato salad is as American as apple pie. Blue potatoes (also called purple potatoes) have a texture similar to that of russet potatoes, but a nuttier flavor; they can be found in most supermarkets or in specialty produce stores.


  • 1 pound each of small red-skinned potatoes, round white potatoes, and purple potatoes, scrubbed but unpeeled
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 rounded tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons celery seeds
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons chopped green onions
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Place the red-skinned and white potatoes in one large pot and the purple potatoes in a separate pot (to keep them from tinting the others). Cover both batches with lightly salted cold water. Bring each pot to a boil.
  2. Reduce the heat and simmer the potatoes, partially covered, until they are fork tender, about 12 to 15 minutes.
  3. Drain the potatoes and let them cool, then cut them into 3/4- to 1-inch chunks.
  4. In a large bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, lemon juice, mustard, and celery seeds. Add all of the potatoes, the green onions, and the salt and pepper, tossing gently to coat. Serves about 8.