Bacon Potato Salad with Sweet Mustard Dressing

Posted on May 7 2013 - 10:53am by Barry C. Parsons

This satisfying bacon potato salad with a sweet and tangy mustard dressing borrows the best from a combination of a few favorite potato salad recipes.

Bacon Potato Salad with Sweet Mustard Dressing

Bacon Potato Salad with Sweet Mustard Dressing

This bacon potato salad recipe with sweet mustard dressing was inspired by a couple of different potato salads. I combined them into one and then borrowed the dressing from a third recipe, a sweet mustard sauce that we often served with cold cuts and potato salad as a kid. It makes a great take-along item to potlucks and makes a great addition to summer picnics, cookouts or barbeques. As one reader noted, “You can’t have too many potato salad recipes!”

Bacon Potato Salad with Sweet Mustard Dressing
 
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This satisfying bacon potato salad with a sweet and tangy mustard dressing borrows the best from a combination of a few favorite potato salad recipes.
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Recipe type: Side Dish
Serves: Serves approximately 6 - 8 as a side dish.
Ingredients
  • 3 pounds washed, unpeeled red potatoes, diced large
  • ½ cup jarred salad dressing (or mayonnaise if you prefer)
  • ¼ cup plain yellow mustard
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tbsp white sugar
  • 1 small red pepper, diced small
  • 2 tbsp minced red onion
  • 3 tbsp chopped capers
  • 3 tbsp chopped cilantro (or parsley)
  • 8 slices smoked bacon, cooked crisp and roughly chopped
  • ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • pinch salt
Instructions
  1. Simmer the diced potatoes slowly in boiling salted water just until fork tender. Do not overcook the potatoes or they will fall apart in the salad.
  2. Drain the potatoes and scatter them on cookie sheet to cool quickly. I usually put the cookie sheet in the fridge for a half hour or so to cool off completely.
  3. Mix together all of the ingredients except the potatoes.
  4. Pour the over the cold potatoes and toss well. Store in an airtight container in the fridge until ready to serve.

6 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Dawn May 7, 2013 at 1:31 pm - Reply

    What jarred salad dressing did you use – I’m in South Africa and I really want to make this but I’m not sure about the salad dressing? french, greek, italian?? or mayonaise??
    Please Help!!
    Dawn

  2. Anonymous May 7, 2013 at 4:45 pm - Reply

    *Dawn* I believe they mean like mayonnaise .

  3. Anonymous May 8, 2013 at 2:58 am - Reply

    Miracle Whip, not Mayo.

  4. ScrabbleQueen May 8, 2013 at 12:21 pm - Reply

    In case, like me, you can’t get Miracle Whip wherer you are (I had never even heard of it) I found this recipe for making it yourself http://www.food.com/recipe/homemade-miracle-whip-41781 Hope that helps!

  5. Dawn May 10, 2013 at 12:20 pm - Reply

    Thanks everyone for taking the time to help me.
    This weekend I will be making my own Miracle Whip and trying this awesome looking salad.
    Once again – THANKS

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