Today, I’m bringing you a classic potato salad. This simple salad is great stuffed into baby bell peppers and served as a side dish for your summer BBQ’s, holiday picnics or family gatherings! I mean, who doesn’t love potato salad? Well, aside from my adorable husband, who doesn’t love potato salad? It’s ok, I forgive him for not being a fan of potato salad. It means I don’t have to share! I’m ok with that.
Aren’t they cute? I think they’re the perfect little two-bite sized bits of summer on a plate! And hey, since we’re stuffing the salad into baby bell peppers, it means we’re getting more veggies. That’s never a bad thing! When you slice off the tops of the peppers, dice them up and toss them in with the rest of the potato salad. You’re eating the pepper anyway! Shouldn’t let those tops go to waste!
Now for the big question: Are you a fan of hard-boiled eggs in your potato salad? Some people don’t like them. Me? I’m a big YES PLEASE in that category. Something about the flavor of the egg yolks and the soft bits of egg whites make the potato salad “classic” for me. If you’re not a fan, simply leave them out. Either way you choose to make this potato salad, it’s still a winner!
I like leaving the little stems on the peppers for presentation too. It gives you something to grab when you’re stuffing them in your face… I mean, eating them ever-so-politely. Ha!
This is a great recipe that doesn’t take too long to make. I’ve included a few time saving tips too! Boil the potatoes first, then prepare your peppers while the potatoes cool. I think the flavor of the potato salad is best served the next day. If you’re taking these to serve at a picnic or outside BBQ party, be sure to keep the salad and peppers in a cooler until you’re ready to serve them. Don’t leave them out longer than 30 minutes, not that they’ll last that long anyway! For more Potato Salad Safety tips, check out the Idaho Potato Site!
Potato Project 2015:
10 lbs = 28 potatoes
Potatoes used in this recipe: 8
Current Potato Count: 14
Recipes so far: 3
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Enjoy my friends!
Only 14 potatoes left! What I should make next?