Watkins Secret Potato Salad Seasoning Recipe

Watkins Secret Potato Salad Seasoning Recipe

People are always asking me (actually begging me) for Watkins potato salad seasoning. It was discontinued a few years ago and I have a long list of people looking for it. So as promised, I’m shouting from the rooftops! Watkins has provided us with their top-secret recipe for potato salad seasoning so you can make it yourself! Yay!

Potato salad is a traditional summertime favorite. It’s popular at barbecues, picnics, potlucks or any hot weather meals. Many people also make potato salad for holiday dinners in the winter months.

You won’t believe how easy it is and how good your potato salad will taste when you make it with Watkins potato salad seasoning. It is a perfect blend of spices to help you easily make the best-tasting potato salad ever. Add two teaspoons to your favorite potato salad recipe or try the quick and easy recipe below. For your convenience, you’ll also find a printable version of the recipe farther down the page. Enjoy!

Watkins Potato Salad Seasoning Recipe

2 tablespoons/35 ml salt
1 tablespoon/15 ml sugar
2 tablespoons Watkins Organic Onion Powder
3 & 1/2 teaspoons/17 ml Watkins Organic Ground Mustard powder
1/2 teaspoon/2.5 ml Watkins Organic Garlic Powder
1 teaspoon/5 ml organic ground celery seed
1 tablespoon/15 ml Watkins Organic Ground Black Pepper
1 tablespoon/15 ml Watkins Organic Parsley
1 teaspoon/5 ml organic tarragon
1 teaspoon/5 ml organic horseradish powder (optional)

Mix together all ingredients until well blended. Store in an 8 oz (250 ml) glass jar.

Watkins Quick And Easy Potato Salad Recipe

Once you’ve made the potato salad seasoning you’ll only need four ingredients to make this quick, easy and delicious salad.

6 unpeeled medium potatoes
3 tbsp/45 mL white vinegar
2/3 cup/160 mL mayonnaise
2-1/2 tsp/12.5 mL Watkins Potato Salad Seasoning

Boil potatoes in water until just tender; drain and cool. Peel (if desired) and cube or dice potatoes. Add remaining ingredients toss lightly but thoroughly and allow to marinate for half an hour. Chill salad until serving time. Makes 4 – 6 servings.

 

Watkins Secret Potato Salad Seasoning And Potato Salad Recipe

Rating: 51

Yield: 4 - 6 servings

Watkins Secret Potato Salad Seasoning And Potato Salad Recipe

Ingredients

    For Potato salad seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons/35 ml salt
  • 1 tablespoon/15 ml sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Watkins Organic Onion Powder
  • 3 & 1/2 teaspoons/17 ml Watkins Organic Ground Mustard powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon/2.5 ml Watkins Organic Garlic Powder
  • 1 teaspoon/5 ml organic ground celery seed
  • 1 tablespoon/15 ml Watkins Organic Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 tablespoon/15 ml Watkins Organic Parsley
  • 1 teaspoon/5 ml organic tarragon
  • 1 teaspoon/5 ml organic horseradish powder (optional)
  • For potato salad
  • 6 medium potatoes, scrubbed not peeled
  • 3 tablespoons/45 ml white vinegar
  • 2/3 cup/160 ml mayonnaise
  • 2 & 1/2 teaspoons/12 ml Watkins Potato Salad Seasoning

Directions

  1. To prepare the seasoning mix together all ingredients until well blended. Store in an 8 oz (250 ml) glass jar.
  2. For potato salad. Boil potatoes in water until just tender; drain and cool.
  3. Peel (if desired) and cube or dice potatoes.
  4. Add remaining ingredients, toss lightly but thoroughly and allow to marinate for half an hour.
  5. Chill salad until serving time.
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Other Uses For Watkins Potato Salad Seasoning

As I mentioned above you can use this seasoning to perk up the flavor of any potato salad recipe but it is also great in any potato or egg-based dish. Try adding 1 – 2 teaspoons to potato soup, mashed potatoes, scalloped potatoes, scrambled, deviled or stuffed eggs and egg salad sandwiches. Yum!

You can find Watkins organic herbs and spices here. To be completely transparent, you should know that I’m an Independent Watkins Consultant and when you purchase through my link I will earn a commission. I love Watkins gourmet pantry items and hope you’ll love them too.

Potato Salad Tips and Ideas

The best potatoes for making salad are new and/or the waxy varieties. Russet or starchy baking potatoes tend to fall apart or get mushy when boiled so only use them as a last resort. My favorite potatoes are red skinned pontiac or red bliss. I usually don’t bother peeling them because the skin is thin and adds extra nutrition. Yellow varieties like yukon gold are good too.

Change up your potato salad by adding in hard-boiled eggs and vegetables add a nice crunch and more nutritious. Here’s some great addtions:

  • hard boiled eggs, diced
  • dill pickles, diced
  • carrots, grated or shredded
  • celery, grated or diced
  • cooked beets, grated or diced pickled beets (makes the salad pink)
  • sweet bell peppers, diced
  • radishes, sliced
  • green onions, chopped
  • chives, chopped
  • sweet onions, diced

Garnish your potato salad with a sprinkling of paprika, parsley, celery leaves, chives, green onion or dill. Serve it on a bed of lettuce, spinach or mixed greens with dill pickles, beet pickles or cherry tomatoes on the side.

What do you like adding to your potato salad? We’d love to know!

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(8) Comments

  • Jeanne
    04 Oct 2018

    Thank you for the seasoning recipe! So Many of us sure liked
    the seasoning mix. Just like the chicken gravy-soup is a fixture in my cupboard. Make the Watkins chicken potpie in my Watkins deepdish plate for years now. Love the ceramic pie plates. Sttawberry, brownie and chicken

    • Melody Thacker
      07 Nov 2018

      You’re very welcome Jeanne!

      We were just talking about the pie plates and recipes Watkins had in the early 1980s it sounds like you have a the best ones!

  • Vivian
    07 Nov 2018

    When I saw your email I felt as if I had struck gold! My Mom swore by this product and she made a believer out of me.Thank you so much for the recipe.

    • Melody Thacker
      07 Nov 2018

      You’re very welcome Vivian. I’ve had so many people ask for the seasoning and I wanted to make sure I didn’t miss anyone.

      Thank you for taking the time to comment and for letting me know!

  • Vivian
    07 Nov 2018

    November 8, 2018
    When I saw your email I felt as if I had struck gold. My Mom swore by this product and she made a believer out of me. Thank you so much for the recipe!

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