Classic Potato Salad

2 pounds medium red potatoes (do not peel)
6 kosher dill pickles (smallish size)
1/2 red onion, chopped
2 hard-boiled eggs, peeled and chopped roughly
3 celery stalks, chopped
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup plain yogurt (not Greek as it’s too thick)
2 tbsp whole grain Dijon mustard
2 tbsp Champagne vinegar
3 tbsp minced fresh dill
1 tbsp horseradish
[salt/pepper to taste]


Place potatoes in a large pot and cover with cold water. You want about an inch to two inches of water on top of the potatoes. Bring to a boil and cook for 25-30 minutes, or until potatoes are soft when pierced with a fork. Drain and cool potatoes to room temperature. [You can always refrigerate your potatoes and finish them later in the day or the following day.]

When at room temperature (or cold), roughly cut the potatoes. I prefer my potato salad chunky as potatoes get all mashed up during the mixing. So, I recommend cutting your potato in half and the cutting those halves either into quarters or six pieces (depending on the size of your red potatoes).

Place into a large bowl and combine with the remaining vegetables/eggs. About an hour before serving, in a medium bowl, mix together mayo, yogurt, mustard, vinegar, dill, and horseradish. Mix your dressing into the salad and stir until everything is evenly coated.

[You can prep your salad and dressing a day before and let sit in the refrigerator, combining an hour before serving. Salad is best at room temperature to slightly chilled. It is summer, after all.]

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