Dorothy’s Homemade Potato Salad is so creamy and flavorful, made with tender potatoes, hard-boiled eggs, green onion, crisp celery, and a dressing made of mayo, sweet pickle relish and Dorothy Lynch!
Can you smell it? Barbeque season is upon us, and I for one, couldn’t be more excited! With grilling comes the best part, in my opinion, the sides! Dorothy’s Potato Salad is the perfect side dish, no matter what else you’re serving.
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How do you make potato salad from scratch?
I am sure that if you asked ten people that question, you would most likely get ten different answers. For me personally, the best potato salad recipe contains eggs. Some call that a classic potato salad, some call it a Southern-style potato salad.
Making potato salad from scratch takes a little more time than picking it up at the deli counter, sure, but trust me, it’s so worth it! The ingredients are pretty basic, potatoes, hard-boiled eggs, pickle relish, celery and onion, salt and pepper, and of course dressing to coat it and bring it all together. That’s where Dorothy Lynch Dressing and Condiment comes in. Keep reading.
What kind of potatoes should I use for Potato Salad?
Typically when I make potato salad, I reach for a Yukon Gold potato. They are less starchy and are more “sturdy” and less likely to fall apart when you peel and slice them. However, in the event that I am craving potato salad and my pantry doesn’t have the gold potatoes, I reach for whatever is there. On this occasion, I used Russets, and they worked just fine.
You will want to just keep an eye on them as they boil to make sure that you pull them from the heat as soon as they are tender but still firm. Sometimes when I use a gold potato or a red potato, I like to leave the skin on, too. It’s truly just a personal preference.
Ingredients in Dorothy’s Potato Salad
- medium potatoes
- hard-boiled eggs
- green onion
- fresh chives
- sweet pickle relish
- Dorothy Lynch Home Style Dressing & Condiment (can also use Dorothy Lynch Light & Lean)
When I make my picnic potato salad, I typically use a dill relish and a mixture of mayo and dijon mustard. But when I make Dorothy’s Potato Salad, it makes more sense to incorporate the sweet pickle relish into the mayo along with that sweet and tangy Dorothy Lynch. The flavors are just a match made in heaven.
Once everything is chopped simply mix it together and refrigerate it until you are ready to serve!
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WHAT IS DOROTHY LYNCH, ANYWAY?
Dorothy Lynch Home Style Dressing & Condiment can best be described as a sweet and spicy dressing that has a thick and creamy texture. Because of its color, many will assume it’s just another French dressing, but that simply isn’t true at all.
In fact, it tastes nothing like it. French dressing is oil-based; Dorothy Lynch is tomato-based. The best word to describe its taste: Homemade.
“The” Dorothy Lynch created her signature dressing in the 1940s and served it at a restaurant she and her husband ran at the local Legion Club in St. Paul, Nebraska. The dressing became so popular, patrons would bring in their own bottles to have Dorothy fill them to eat at home.
SO, IT’S JUST ANOTHER SALAD DRESSING? NO WAY! DOROTHY LYNCH IS SO VERSATILE!
Even though Dorothy Lynch started out as a salad dressing, it is so much more versatile than that. We go through it quickly because we use it for all sorts of things!
It’s delicious as a marinade, a vegetable dip, a pizza dip, and it’s excellent with barbecue and fried chicken. Dorothy Lynch Home Style and Dorothy Lynch Light & Lean are both gluten-free.
Dorothy Lynch can be purchased at many locally-owned Nebraska shops and at select grocery stores around the country including Walmart and Hy-Vee. It can also be purchased online on their website and at Buy Nebraska.
USING DOROTHY LYNCH HOME STYLE DRESSING & CONDIMENT IN RECIPES
From my Sloppy Dorothy Sandwich to brunch pies and everything in between, Dorothy Lynch has been spicing up my recipes for decades.
DOROTHY LYNCH RECIPES ON AN AFFAIR FROM THE HEART
- Sloppy Dorothy Sandwiches
- Dorothy’s Cheesy Bacon Pull-Apart Bread
- Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Dorothy’s Cole Slaw
- Dorothy’s BBQ Pork Chops
- Dorothy’s Impossible Pie with Bacon & Swiss
- Taco Salads with Dorothy’s Homemade Taco
- Dorothy’s Cranberry Meatballs
- Dorothy’s Pizza Pockets
- Dorothy’s Slow Cooker Glazed Ham
- Juicy Dorothy Burger (Jucy Lucy Burgers done better)
- Dorothy’s Hot Taco Dip
See even MORE ways to enjoy Dorothy Lynch in recipes on their website!
Let’s mix up a big bowl of Dorothy’s Potato Salad!!
- 7 medium potatoes, peeled, cubed, cooked and cooled
- 4 eggs, hard-boiled, peeled and chopped
- 2 stalks celery, diced
- 5 green onions, sliced
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 2 Tablespoons sweet pickle relish
- 3/4 cup Dorothy Lynch Home Style Dressing & Condiment
- 1 Tablespoon fresh chives, chopped
- salt & pepper to taste
- Add potatoes to a big bowl, followed by eggs, celery and onion.
- Top with Dorothy Lynch, mayo, sweet pickle relish, fold together until everything is incorporated.
- Salt and pepper to taste and top with fresh chives before serving.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 222Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 57mgSodium: 265mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 2gSugar: 3gProtein: 4g
Please note that nutrition is not guaranteed accurate.