Plain Potato Salad For Gumbo

Plain Potato Salad For Gumbo

Plain Potato Salad is always served with gumbo at our house. We like it that way. Nothing fancy or extra in there to mask or take away from the taste of the gumbo. 

Plain Potato Salad in a gray bowl with spoon.


Potato Salad Ingredients

Ingredients for Plain Potato Salad on a cutting board.

This simple salad made with potatoes, eggs, mayonnaise, mustard, and seasonings came about because my husband didn’t like anything crunchy in his food. So we managed to keep out any onions or pickles or crunchy additives. His tastes have changed over the years, but not our potato salad. The whole family prefers it in its unadorned state.

We even like it served alongside different meat entrees, especially grilled or barbecued meats.

In With The Gumbo

Bowl of Chicken Gumbo with a scoop of rice and potato salad in it.

Many gumbo eaters prefer their potato salad right in their bowl of gumbo. No sense in dirtying another dish or having to dip your spoon into several plates before it hits your mouth!

If you are in need of good gumbo recipes, I can hook you up here with Chicken Gumbo, Simply Classic Cajun, Seafood Gumbo, or Shrimp Okra Gumbo Fitting for Fall and All. And while you’re at it, I’ll show you how to make a never-fail pot of rice at Everyday Rice Every Day to go with your Plain Potato Salad.


Plain Potato Salad

Plain Potato Salad in a gray bowl with spoon.

A simple potato salad of potatoes, eggs, mayo, mustard, and seasoning is all that’s needed to compliment your best entrees.

  • Author: Louisiana Woman


3 pounds of red potatoes quartered with skins left on

4 eggs

3/4 cup mayonnaise

1 tablespoon regular mustard

3/4 teaspoon sea salt

1/2 teaspoon pepper


Place potatoes in large pot and fill with water to about two inches over potatoes.

Boil until potatoes are almost tender.

Add eggs to the pot near the end of boiling time to allow them to cook for 8 minutes with potatoes.

When potatoes are tender drain them and the eggs.

Let potatoes and eggs cool to touch then peel eggs and dice eggs and potatoes into bite size pieces.  

Add mayonnaise, mustard, salt, and pepper stirring lightly as to not mash the potatoes.

Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator until later.


I, like many gumbo eaters,  add the potato salad directly into my bowl of gumbo. I like the taste, and it saves on dishwashing!

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Plain Potato Salad in a gray bowl with spoon.

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2 thoughts on “Plain Potato Salad For Gumbo”

  • When I lived in Mississippi, just after I moved out of your in-laws house (what a surprise that was when I found out), a Mississippi friend introduced me to pickles that she made from yellow, overgrown cucumbers. I couldn’t believe that the recipe called for cucumbers we used to cull but, boy, does it make the best potato salad!

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