Red Potato Salad



Serving size

1/2 cup salad
60 Minutes
60 minutes

This recipe can be multiplied and keeps well, refrigerated, for 3-4 days.

Red Potato Salad


3 quart Water
2 pound Red potatoes
1/4 cup Reduced fat mayonnaise
1/4 cup Fat free sour cream
1 Tbsp. Coarse ground mustard
2 Tbsp. Fresh parsley (minced)
1/4 tsp. Salt
1/8 tsp., 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.

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GERD / Acid Reflux

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


Avoid this recipe if you are lactose intolerant.

Coumadin® (Warfarin)

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

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.


This is a low sodium recipe.

Recipe Notes

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.

"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