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Bacon Potato Salad with Sweet Mustard Dressing

Bacon Potato Salad with Sweet Mustard Dressing. This satisfying bacon potato salad has a a sweet and tangy mustard dressing. It borrows the best from a combination of a few favourite potato salad recipes.

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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. It’s 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 potluck dinners. It also makes a great addition to summer picnics, cookouts or barbecues. As one reader noted, “You can’t have too many potato salad recipes!”

Bacon Potato Salad with Sweet Mustard Dressing in a cream coloured serving bowl

Bacon Potato Salad with Sweet Mustard Dressing

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Yield: 12 or more Servings

Bacon Potato Salad with Sweet Mustard Dressing

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Bacon Potato Salad with Sweet Mustard Dressing 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.

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.

Notes

The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only. Exact accuracy is not guaranteed. For recipes where all ingredients may not be used entirely, such as those with coatings on meats, or with sauces or dressings for example, calorie & nutritional values per serving will likely be somewhat lower than indicated.

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Nutrition Information

Yield

12

Serving Size

1 serving

Amount Per Serving Calories 169Saturated Fat 2gCholesterol 10mgSodium 320mgCarbohydrates 24gFiber 2gSugar 6gProtein 4g

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sheila

Tuesday 31st of May 2022

what can i sub for the capers or can i just leave out

Anne

Saturday 27th of July 2019

Heinz Salad Cream would be perfect in this recipe. You can find in most grocery stores in same aisle mayo, miracle whip and salad dressings.

Karen

Wednesday 29th of May 2019

I made this a few months ago as written except I left out the red pepper and added a small amount of pimento for a little bit of color. It was delicious and I now make it quite often. Thanks Barry.

John Craig

Monday 8th of April 2019

While it may be true that you can never have enough potato salad recipes this recipe is really the only one you need. Simply fantastic. I ran out of potatoes so I boiled up some elbow macaroni to use up the left over dressing. Wow, both salads turned out excellent. I'm thinking this would also make some pretty kick butt deviled egg filling mixed in with the yolks.

Barry C. Parsons

Wednesday 17th of April 2019

I bet it would too!

Karen

Saturday 16th of June 2018

I made exactly as recipe stated. So good. Reminded me of dressing my mom used to make many years ago but hers had to be cooked. This one is so much easier and delicious. Had a little dressing left over and smeared a wee bit on a hamburger the next day and it was yummy too. Best potato salad I've had in a very long time.

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