This potato salad recipe is a family tradition. It's kinda like potato salad and egg salad had a baby. There's something so special about it that you will immediately fall in love with it. And it's SO simple!
I've been eating this for my whole life. It is one of my top five favorite foods of all time. But I have recently converted my mom's classic dish into a pressure cooker potato salad recipe. It's so simple and fool-proof. Just two steps in your Instant Pot and a little bit of mixing. And that's it!
So What's So Special About This?
Why would anyone use a pressure cooker to cook potato salad? It's simple. To take out the guess work. Nobody likes overcooked or raw potatoes. And this method will prevent both of those. And trust me... This is the easiest way in the whole world to boil a perfect egg. An egg that's so easy to peel, you'll find ways to use more boiled eggs!
There are a couple things I dislike about most potato salad recipes. I absolutely want zero crunch. That means no celery (which I can deal with, if need be). But please. For the love of all things delicious. No raw onions! There's only a few places in this world for raw onions - on a burger and in the trash. And oh yeah, do we really need to taste the mustard? Isn't it just there to add some color.
How Many Eggs? Is That a Typo?
I must admit... when I first asked my mom how many eggs go into this dish - I was shocked. I mean, literally had her repeat it 2 or 3 times. But you know what? I've said it before and I'll say it again. Hear me now, believe me later... It is the difference maker! It's almost like potato salad and egg salad had a baby. And this is the amazing result!
What are Sweet Salad Cubes?
Mt. Olive Sweet Salad Cubes are a sweet and tangy blend of pickled cucumbers and red bell peppers. Salad cubes are made with a larger cut than relish, giving them a crunchier texture. They are great for potato salads and deviled eggs!
And This is the AMAZING Result!
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Pressure Cooker Potato Salad
- 3 lbs. russet potatoes peeled, cut into ¾ inch chunks
- 1 ½ cups water
- 12 large eggs
- 1 ½ cups mayonaise
- ½ cup sweet salad cubes
- 1 Tbsp. yellow mustard
- 2 tsp. sea salt
- ½ tsp. black pepper
- 1 tsp. paprika for garnish
- Add water and steamer basket to Instant Pot. Place potatoes and eggs in basket. Close lid and set manual time for 4 minutes at high pressure. Once cook time is complete, quick-release pressure. Place eggs in an ice bath to cool. Pour potatoes into a colander and allow them to drain completely.
- Meanwhile in a large bowl - combine mayonaise, pickles, mustard, salt and pepper.
- Remove shells from eggs and roughly chop using an egg slicer (or knife if you don't have one). Then add eggs to mixing bowl and mix well.
- Once potatoes are slightly cool, add them to mixing bowl and gently mix until well combined.
- Transfer to serving dish and garnish with paprika. Chill for at least 2 hours - preferably overnight.
- Serve and enjoy!
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What are "sweet salad cubes"? That one has me baffled.
It's kinda like pickle relish, but sweet instead of dill. But not actually like the sweet relish. Very mild, slightly sweet. Instead of that bold dill taste.
I believe it was to read "sweet pickles". Had me going too. lol
Hi Amy. For this recipe we use sweet salad cubes as seen here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N1V8853/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_U_x_OoeDCb1CZV7B8
BONNIE J USSERY
My preference is dill cubes/relish instead of sweet. I always use the dill in all my salads such as chicken, etc. It's just my taste preference but otherwise a great recipe.
Why do you need so many eggs??? 3 dozen.....really?? Also, I have never heard of sweet salad cubes before! Very confusing recipe for something that should be so simple.
Why so many eggs? Because that's the way my mom always made it. And sweet salad cubes are in every grocery store next to the relish. You've just never looked for them. What's wrong with being different? Otherwise, all recipes would be the same 🙂
The recipe calls for 12 eggs (one dozen) and 3lbs (3 pounds potatoes)
This is old but it only calls for 12 eggs not 3 dozen!
Yeah, I rewrote the recipe - with a downsized version.
Looks like I'll be serving this up soon.
I love this. How can I cut it down to just a coupe portions - there is only one of me.
Put your cursor on the "16" (number of servings) and a slide bar will appear. Just move the marker to the left or right to change the number of servings.
I don't see where it shows number of servings on the recipe I see.
It's in the gray portion of the recipe card, under the "print" "pin" "rate" buttons. This recipe has 16 servings. 🙂
I love egg salad and I love potato salad, this was the perfect blend of both! It was hard to stop eating it!
Made a batch this morning for some BBQ this evening and my wife is in heaven. She said it's the best potato salad she's ever had.
Could not find the sweet salad cubes at 3! grocery stores so use normal relish instead.
But I get the feeling I'll be making it often so I'll keep an eye out or even do a quick Amazon order for some.
That's awesome! It's an adaptation of the potato salad my mom has been making my whole life. I'm surprised you couldn't find the sweet salad cubes. I've never had a problem finding them, even at Walmart. Where do you live? I'm now wondering if it's a regional thing. I'm in Florida.
I’m in rural Alberta, Canada and I have never seen or heard of Sweet Salad Cubes. I’m assuming I could use relish instead?
Yes, sweet salad cubes are a form of sweet relish. They're just cut larger to add extra crunch to salads. But they have the same flavor.
No sweet salad cubes here in California so I just use sweet pickles and chop the heck out of them. Love me some chunks of sweet pickle in my potato salad, also you can never have to many eggs. Love this recipe.
I don’t have a steamer basket for my instant pot. Can I do it without?
I know you can cook the potatoes directly in water, not sure about the eggs in the IP.
I crack my eggs into a bowl and place directly over potatoes to cook in the IP. Then use a pizza cutter to “chop” the eggs when cool. Great time saver if you’ve already cleaned your prep area.
This recipe sounds yummy! I can't wait to try it!
Made this today. It's a hit. Love it. Having with Easter Ham and collard greens.
Sorry, it needs celery, onions,dill relish cubes, more mustard, and maybe some jalapeno powder.
Not if you don't like those things. Lol...
Maybe yours does but this isn't YOUR recipe. Just movealong and makeyour own.
Really? Post your own (completely different) recipe instead of telling this person to add your ingredients to HIS recipe
Did I read correctly in replies
The original recipe had 3 dozen eggs??
I also learned an easy way to cook eggs in the IP is to crack them into a IP safe bowl
And place them in that way creating a cooked “egg loaf” you then just chop up
You could possibly layer that container in over the potatoes and cook them together eliminating the peeling the eggs 😉
Well, I also downsized the recipe quite a bit. There are also 3xs as many potatoes. It was enough to feed a small army! But the ratio is still the same.
Do you peel the potatoes first?
Yes. And cut them up.
I have messed up potato salad more times than I can count, but this one was spot on and will be my go to from here on out! Thanks!
I was so excited to read “I want absolutely no crunch” because that is what has always stopped me from liking potato salad,,, but then you went and threw pickles in it! How is there no crunch with the sweet salad cubes?
You can substitute the sweet relish for the sweet salad cubes to minimize the crunch. However, compared to onion and celery, the slight crunch of sweet pickles is barely noticeable. 🙂
When you say mayo, are you using real mayo or miracle whip? I'd love to try this recipe but want to get it right.
I'm definitely not speaking of Miracle Whip, not a fan. I prefer Hellmans or Dukes.
Will all of the potatoes and eggs fit in a 6 quart instant pot?
Thank you once again, Gary. I've been wanting to stop buying this at the grocery.
wow... i have not tried it yet but since it is the way i make my own... except i do use onions and celery... so i know how gooooood it is... have been loving it for years... ty for sharing with the world...
For the sweet salad cubes, have you tried to use Bubbies' pickles? I think they would taste better here because they're naturally-fermented kosher dill pickles.
I have not tried them or even heard of them before.
This is very nearly my recipe except the relish which I had never heard of. But having found it easily in my grocery I tried it and voila, new secret recipe!
What are sweet salad cubes?
There's a full description both in the post and notes of the recipe.
Huge hit! I did add finely chopped celery. I like a little more texture. My family said I need to make it this way all the time.
I've made this twice and it is delicious! Big hit! No sweet salad cubes here in southeast Michigan (disappointing, because I could get them in VA when I live there). Anyway, I just diced up sweet pickles. ONE NOTE: The printed version of the recipe says to place potatoes into a colander and drain completely, whereas your post says to place them on a baking sheet to cool. You may want to update the printed version.
Thank you so much for the feedback and heads up!