Deli Potato Salad

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Potato Salad is one of those summer dishes that is filling without heating you up. It goes great with grilled meats, sandwiches, and salad buffet meals. And, it’s a great after-anything kind of snack.

Once upon a time, our local grocery store deli served the best potato salad. Tangy, but not too sweet. And hubs and I both devoured it. For years since then I’ve tried a variety of other deli potato salads, hoping to find that old favorite from my memory. And I always came up short.

Recently, I was able to conjure it up on my own. The trick?

Rice vinegar.

Sweet yet slightly acidic, rice vinegar adds a little zip to salads without breaking into a sweat. Perfect for summertime.

I use rice vinegar quite often, usually the Nakano brand because it’s one of the most affordable brands in my neck of the woods. I stock up when I see it on sale, making it a regular pantry staple at my house.

Typically, I use it in Asian cooking, like in Summer Rolls or Potsticker Dipping Sauce. But now that I know I can use it in other dishes, I’m wondering if there are no limits!

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About Jessica Fisher

I believe great meals don't have to be complicated or expensive. There's a better way, and it won't take all afternoon.

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  1. Thank you for hosting! I am sharing my creamy cucumber salad. With cucumbers in season and the temperatures rising this is a perfect side dish or even a dinner.

  2. Janet says

    I love a good potato salad and your recipe sounds really good.

  3. I’m sharing a recipe I came across in blogland that I adapted for my chocolate loving family! It’s Chocolate Cake Batter Cocoa Krispies Treats. It’s such a simple, inexpensive dessert that the whole family can enjoy.

    Thanks for hosting the linky party. I love finding new ideas for inexpensive meals!

  4. Mavis says

    We love potato salad and I can’t wait to try this recipe…I’m still looking for a winner for our family. 🙂 One thing I do with potato salad is use leftover baked potatoes. They are little more solid than boiled potatoes. It’s a trick I learned when working in a restaurant. The leftover baked potatoes were put in a cooler at night…the next day, we’d peel them and cut them up in 1 inch cubes and make our potato salad with that. Then we’d take the peels and deep fry them…at most restaurants…there is no waste! LOL!

  5. I love your Potato Salad.I cant wait to try it.Thanks for hosting and sharing.I brought my Cheesy Oreo Cookie.Have great weekend to all

  6. For our 10 year wedding anniversary I made Braciola from Giada’s Simple Italian cookbook. It was quite the labor of love but my Hub’s LOVED it!

  7. I am making this recipe for a BBQ we are having tomorrow night! I can’t wait to see how it turns out!!!! Thanks for sharing this.

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