Great Canadian Potato Salad

Great Canadian Potato Salad is classic and delicious – the perfect side for BBQ dinners, potlucks or any weeknight!

canadian potato salad

Great Canadian Potato Salad

For your other camping weeks, potlucks or as a dinner side, try this great salad recipes: Dill Pickle Pasta Salad, Classic Potato Salad, Garden Fresh Pasta Salad and the simple amazing Taco Salad!

The spring is well underway, but here in Alberta we’re having an unusually beautiful season and it really feels like summer out there {I didn’t jinx anything, I hope}. We’re already well used to the backyard, deck, BBQing and even camping! 

We’ve spent the last 2 weekends out at our creek property camping, it’s sure to be a summer of outdoor fun. Just pack some clothes and a cooler of perishable food and off we go!

potato salad recipe

Yet, to make sure I’m making the most of my relax-time out at the creek, I’m organizing my chaos {heh} to ensure smooth sailing while there.

For instance, I’m meal planning our camping time, to make sure we bring enough food but not too much. Also, by prepping as much as I can before we go, it means less time I have cooking while out there.

This is good practice for me, since meal planning in the past has never gone well. Perhaps after a summer of practice, I’ll be a meal planning superstar by Fall {fingers crossed}! 

This past weekend I decided on Chicken legs, Great Canadian Potato Salad and peas for dinner. So on Friday I made the salad so that I didn’t have to make it while there. 

A close up of a bowl of food, with Salad and Potato

Great Canadian Potato Salad is delicious, was the perfect meal to take for the weekend and is a side that I will make again {for our BBQ dinners or good for taking along to a potluck}.

I love that I sat back with a drink by the fire while hubby took the reins on the BBQ – yes, making ahead was a huge hit in so many ways! 

What are your go-to salads these days?

A plate of food with rice, with Salad and Potato
A close up of a bowl of food, with Salad and Potato

Great Canadian Potato Salad

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
resting time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 35 minutes

Great Canadian Potato Salad is classic and delicious - the perfect side for BBQ dinners, potlucks or any weeknight!


  • 3/4 cup Miracle Whip Calorie-Wise Spread
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • 1/2 tsp celery seed
  • 2-3 tsp pepper
  • 1-1/2 lb red potatoes, 675 g, about 5, cooked, chopped
  • 1/4 onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup green onion, chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, sliced
  • 1/2 cup chopped sweet pickles
  • 2 hard-cooked eggs, chopped


  1. Mix first 4 ingredients in large bowl.
  2. Add remaining ingredients; mix lightly.
  3. Refrigerate several hours or until chilled.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 6 Servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 532Saturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 390mgSodium: 2425mgCarbohydrates: 78gFiber: 11gSugar: 27gProtein: 19g

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  1. I usually buy potato salad since I didn’t know it was this easy. Next time I’m going to try making my own

  2. heaven in every bite, I always take potato salad to picnics and stuff. I need to try this recipe though.

    1. Great for potlucks and picnics, I’m going to take one at the end of the month – we have a gathering to go to.

    1. Know what Jenn? Me too! I really should have leftovers on hand when posting, cause I totally could use some right now too!

  3. Potato salad with egg is my family go to also. We always make Greek salad too. No we are not Greek lol!

  4. I love potato salad. You gotta have bacon though. I always add cooked bacon to my potato salad. Have you ever tried mashed potato salad? It’s really good too. I think I’ll be making some potato salad this weekend.

  5. Is it sad that I was relieved that it had Miracle Whip? Haha. I love potato salad, but it’s always so disappointing when I don’t taste “the whip”. Great recipe Tammi!

  6. Love, love potato salad, and this looks and sounds almost like Southern potato salad (Mississippi gal here!). Now, I’m gonna have to make some! Love that bowl too!! Do you know what the design is, would like to check online for one?

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