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Mom's Potato Salad (Paleo Friendly)
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 45 mins
Total Time: 1 hr

My Mom's Potato Salad recipe is based on classic potato salad and it's truly AMAZING! My version uses homemade 3-minute mayonnaise and is paleo-friendly!

Course: Sides
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Paleo Potato Salad
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 143 kcal
Author: Alyssa Brantley
5 from 3 votes
  • 2 1/2 pounds organic russet potatoes boiled whole with skin on (SEE NOTES)
  • 1 medium stalk celery diced
  • 1/2 small sweet onion diced
  • 1/4 green bell pepper diced
  • 1/2 medium carrot peeled and shredded
  • 2 large hard boiled eggs chopped
  • 1 teaspoon + 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons whole celery seed
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper
  1. Place whole, unpeeled potatoes in a large pot of salted water (to cover by about 2"). Bring to a boil, reduce heat to a medium boil and continue cooking for 35 to 45 minutes (depends on size) until potatoes are fork tender but not falling apart. 

    Potato Salad Ingredients from www.everydaymaven.com
  2. While potatoes are cooking, dice celery, onion and green bell pepper. Peel carrot and shred. 

    Potato Salad from www.everydaymaven.com
  3. If you haven't already made the hard boiled eggs, put those up. Here is a tutorial.
  4. Finally, make a quick batch of mayonnaise and place in the fridge until ready to use.
  5. When potatoes are fork tender, use a slotted spoon or 

  6. Very carefully, remove the skins and discard. The potatoes are hot so I recommend using a kitchen towel and a fork so you don't burn your fingers.

  7. Cut the potatoes into 1" cubes and place in a large mixing bowl. Toss in any small potato bits that crumbled off and immediately sprinkle 1 teaspoon of the kosher salt over the potatoes and gently toss to coat.

  8. Add diced celery, onion and bell pepper along with shredded carrot and chopped hard boiled egg. I like to use an 

  9. Finally, add the remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt, celery seed, white pepper and mayo. Gently fold using a 

  10. Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary. Cover and refrigerate until well chilled (or overnight!). Serve and Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Mom's Potato Salad (Paleo Friendly)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 143 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Cholesterol 46mg 15%
Sodium 322mg 13%
Potassium 670mg 19%
Total Carbohydrates 28g 9%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 2g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 14.8%
Vitamin C 15.1%
Calcium 4.1%
Iron 9.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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