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Three classic summer salads recipes – Tricks and Tips

Three classic summer salads recipes

Potato salad, egg salad, and macaroni salad, are the top three classic salads eaten at almost every barbecue and/or summer get together. They are of course eaten all year round as well. These classic comfort food salads always hit the spot, plus they are extremely easy to make.

Below are three easy recipes to master these classic summer salads. Feel free to double the recipes to make additional servings and don’t hesitate to add your own vegetables, herbs, and spices, for added flavor.

Recipe: Potato Salad

TOTAL TIME: 30 MINS – SERVINGS: 8 TO 10 – DIFFICULTY: EASY

Ingredients:

  • 6 potatoes, peeled and cut into 1” pieces
  • ½ teaspoon, plus ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup, plus 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • For additional flavor:
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon mustard
  • 1 celery stalk, cut into ¼” pieces
  • 2 tablespoons minced onions
  • ½ cup corn (optional)

Preparation:

  1. Bring 4 quarts (16 cups) of water to a boil over medium-high high.
  2. Once boiling, add 1 tablespoon of salt and add the potatoes.
  3. Lower the heat down to medium heat, and simmer for about 10 – 15 minutes, until the potatoes are soft, and a knife is able to easily go through the center of the potatoes. Drain potatoes and place in a large bowl.
  4. Slightly mash the potatoes to your desired texture with a fork or potato masher. Then add ½ teaspoon of salt, and mix well to combine.
  5. Add the mayonnaise and the additional ¾ teaspoons of salt, and mix well to combine.
  6. *If you want additional flavor, add the ground black pepper, mustard, celery, onions, and corn (optional), and mix well to combine.

Recipe: Egg Salad

TOTAL TIME: 30 MINS – SERVINGS: 4 TO 6 – DIFFICULTY: EASY

Ingredients:

  • 12 eggs
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ½ teaspoon dijon mustard
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • For additional flavor:
  • ⅛ to ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ⅛ to ¼ teaspoon paprika
  • Small diced onions, peppers, green onions, celery, parsley, or chives, to taste.

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Making egg salad is pretty easy, just follow the steps in the recipe