This Ultimate Potluck Salad combines all your get-together favourite sides; potato salad, broccoli salad and egg salad! Trust me, it works!
Spring is finally here! And it couldn’t have come any sooner for me. Here’s to fresh starts, taking care of ourselves and our families and of course fresh food! I’ve been taking a little break lately dealing with removing myself from a toxic work environment that was really bad for my health. But I’m thrilled to announce I’ve found a new and exciting direction that looks to be nothing but positive going forward. Spring also feels like the perfect time to reset and reevaluate. Anyone else actually like Spring cleaning? No, just me? Somehow I find ridding myself of unneeded or unnecessary things to be enormously freeing. Getting rid of clutter whether it be physical or mental frees up space for the things that are most important. For me that means good people and good experiences. And what’s a better experience than sharing good food with the people you love?
I can’t wait until the weather actually warms up and we begin BBQ season! Even though there are still stubborn traces of snow on the ground I defiantly broke out my BBQ last weekend to grill some chicken and made this salad to go with it! This Ultimate Potluck Salad is definitely a crowd pleaser. In all honesty I have no idea why this wasn’t the first recipe I shared. It’s my absolute favourite recipe and except for in the dead of winter, I make it all the time. Have a work potluck or a family dinner you need to bring something to? This salad fits the bill. I can honestly say you’ll always have an empty bowl to bring home. There’s something for everyone to like about it. Especially if you’re like me and can never decide what you want to eat because you want a little bit of everything. I’ve got you covered! 😉
I’ve also lightened up the dressing a bit. I’m a huge fan of broccoli salad, potato salad, and egg salad either individually or together but I usually find them to be quite overdressed and a little heavy. We all have a mother or grandmother with an amazing broccoli salad or potato salad recipe. But when I found out a whole cup of white sugar was in my Mom’s broccoli salad dressing? Yikes. That had to go. I don’t want or miss it and I promise you won’t either. The dressing in this recipe actually makes more than I need so try adding about three quarters of it first and go from there. I like mine with less but my man likes more so do whatever works for you.
This is one of those salads that gets better as you let it sit so even though the recipe says to leave it at least 1 hour in the fridge feel free to make it a couple hours ahead of time or even the night before. I also use Vegenaise instead of light mayo in the dressing if I have it. I’ve made it both ways and it’s always good either way but the Vegenaise adds an extra bit of flavour that I can’t put my finger on but really enjoy. I think it might be a bit more vinegar or the mustard powder in it? Who knows. I just know it’s delicious.
- 1 large head of broccoli
- 1 small bag of new potatoes (680 grams)
- 6 eggs
- 3 stalks green onions
- ¾ cup frozen peas
- 1½ cups light mayo or vegenaise
- ¼ cup honey mustard
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tbsp white vinegar
- 1 tsp paprika
- pinch of salt & pepper
- Start by boiling 2 pots of water, one for the eggs* and one for the potatoes.
- Once boiling the eggs should take 10 minutes and the potatoes closer to 15. See notes for hard boiled egg tips.
- Once cooled chop the eggs and potatoes into bite sized pieces.
- Chop broccoli into small florets and thinly slice green onions.
- Add potatoes, eggs, broccoli, green onions, and frozen peas to a large serving bowl.
- Whisk together all dressing ingredients then pour over salad and toss to coat.
- Cover and let chill in the fridge for at least 1 hour before serving.
You may have some left over dressing, I like my salad with a little less and my man likes his with a little more, it's up to you!
I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do and hope you have a long and sunny BBQ season with friends and family! From potlucks to picnics and BBQ’s this salad is always a hit. What are some of your potluck favourites?