This is a collection of the Best Homemade Southern Soul Food Potato Salad Recipes prepared by Black creators. You don’t have to ask who brought the potato salad! These recipes are well-seasoned, delicious, foolproof, and guaranteed stars for any cookout, family reunion, picnic, or gathering.
Who Made the Potato Salad?
If you have ever attended a Black folks cookout or gathering, if potato salad is on the menu, everyone is going to want to know who made it and who brought it. We take our potato salad seriously! You can’t let just anyone make it and run rampant with the recipe. That’s how you end up with potato salad with raisins. We do not want that!
Southern-Style Black folks potato salad does not have raisins. That’s an easy way to distinguish Black potato salad vs white potato salad.
- Mayo (often Duke’s brand) or sometimes Miracle Whip
- Pickle Relish or Pickle Juice
- Sometimes Sugar
- Paprika (dusted over the top)
- Spices for ultimate flavor like: Creole Seasoning, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Salt, Pepper, or Seasoning Salt
Everyone has their own spin on the dish. These are simply the most common ingredients you will find in most soul food potato salad recipes.
Can You Make it Ahead?
This is an excellent dish to make up to 24 hours ahead. 1 day in advance is preferred for optimal flavor and freshness.
How to Store Leftovers
Leftovers can be stored tightly sealed and covered for 3-4 days.
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Best Southern Soul Food Potato Salad Recipes
This is a collection of the Best Homemade Southern Soul Food Potato Salad Recipes prepared by Black creators. You don't have to ask who brought the potato salad! These recipes are well-seasoned, delicious, foolproof, and guaranteed stars for any cookout, family reunion, picnic, or gathering.
Patti LaBelle’s Potato Salad
I think it’s universally known that Patti LaBelle is not only a musical legend, but also an amazing cook. Patti LaBelle recipes like this potato salad and her famous sweet potato pie are from LaBelle Cuisine, one of her many cookbooks. This potato salad is “auntie” approved and the ultimate Black cookout food.
Classic Southern Potato Salad
This easy Classic Southern Potato Salad is the best recipe with mustard, eggs, relish, and smoked paprika. This old fashioned side dish is perfect for any BBQ or cookout spread.
Baked Potato Salad
Southern Baked Potato Salad is a creamy potato salad loaded with tender red potatoes, thick cut bacon, sharp cheddar cheese, and fresh chives! Each decadent bite is packed with delicious flavor and texture!
Caribbean Potato Salad
Caribbean Potato Salad -This incredible potato salad is creamy, luscious, tasty, and chock full of vegetables.
Ranch Potato Salad
Simply irresistible Cheesy Ranch Potato Salad loaded with bacon and Creole seasoning. A healthy and satisfying side to match any dish. With extremely rich and creamy ranch dressing covering the fork-tender potatoes. Refreshing and enticing comfort food you can eat any time of the day!
Creamy Dill Potato Salad
Perfect for picnics, cookouts and everyday meals, this creamy dill potato salad is a must have side dish this summer! Made with red skinned potatoes, sour cream and mayonnaise, this potato salad is full of herby goodness thanks to the fresh dill.
Vegan Potato Salad
This loaded Vegan Potato Salad is a phenomenal potato side dish that you’ll want to serve with everything! It’s creamy, has amazing texture, and is topped with divine homemade coconut bacon!
Keto Potato Salad (No Cauliflower)
f you’re looking for a southern-style Keto Potato Salad recipe without cauliflower then you’ve come to the right place. This radish recipe is super easy and the perfect keto side dish for bbq.
Keto Low-Carb Cauliflower Potato Salad
This Easy Keto Low-Carb Cauliflower Potato Salad is the best quick and easy recipe to pair with your summer salads and other BBQ cookout side dishes. This creamy salad is best served chilled or cold.