Spicy Cajun Potato Salad {A Different Twist on Potato Salad}

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Spicy Cajun Potato Salad is very easy to make and taste better when made the day before.  It has the perfect spicy kick but not too spicy with a secret ingredient.

This recipe for Spicy Cajun Potato Salad came about from needing to use up some Yukon golden potatoes and green onions before they go bad.

Potato salad is one of my family's most favorite dishes to eat.  For this recipe, I started with my recipe for potato salad and then I added in some celery, Creole seasoning, and a little crab boil to bring out the Cajun flair.

I decided to break up the potatoes a little bit to make them grab all the spicy flavor.  It was fabulous.

 We enjoyed this Cajun style potato salad so much so that I think the next time I make it, I will add some crawfish tails--now that will be Cajun for sure!  I hope you get to make some of this delicious salad soon.  Enjoy

Spicy Cajun Potato Salad

  • 5 lbs. Yukon Potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • Enough water to cover potatoes in large stock pot
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1/2 cup dill pickles, diced
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 1 1/2 cup celery, diced
  • 8 green onions, sliced thin
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, roughly chopped
  • 1 1/2-1 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2-3/4 cup yellow mustard
  • 1-2 teaspoon bottle crab boil seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon of your favorite creole seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon coarse ground pepper
  • 2 boiled eggs, diced
In a large stock pot, add potatoes and fill with enough cold water to cover just over the top of the potatoes.

On medium high heat, cook the potatoes just until fork tender. (That is when you stick the fork in the potato cube, it will only separate in half and not fall apart.)

Drain potatoes well and break up slightly with a fork. In a large mixing bowl, gently mix together cooled potatoes, dill pickles, and onion, celery, green onion, and parsley. In small bowl, stir together mayonnaise, mustard, crab boil seasoning and creole seasoning; mix well.

Pour spicy dressing mixture over the potato mixture; gently mix together thoroughly. Add  pepper to taste. Fold in the eggs last to keep from mashing them to much; mix lightly, but thoroughly.

Transfer to serving bowl and garnish with paprika. Refrigerate until time to serve.

Note: Depending on how wet or dry you like your potato salad, you may add more of the spicy dressing.

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Kay Little
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  1. You know the title really captured my attention. I love new twists on traditional potato salad. This was awesome.


  2. This sounds so good! I bet the cajun spices were delicious.

  3. Being that I live in Louisiana, this would be perfect for us! The addition of the Cajun/Creole Seasoning and the ground pepper is straight up our alley ;) Yummm! TFS ;)

  4. Put the title Cajun on just about anything and I am in love! Great potato salad recipe!! Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

  5. Hi Kay,
    This is a great Potato Salad. I just love all the fun and exciting recipes for Potato Salad. Thank you for sharing and have a special week!

  6. yum! I haven't made potato salad in years. This is almost like I make mine. I haven't tried green onions but I'm sure they are fabulous in there. I am going to have to give this a try soon. Thank you for sharing your recipe. You've inspired me. It looks delicious!

  7. This looks yummy! I would like to invite you to join in on "Made it on Monday" a WEEKLY RECIPE LINK PARTY I host on my blog.


    *you can link up every WED.-SAT.*

    hope to see you soon :)

  8. I must give this a try!

    I received one more tag game and it is about Easter Menu..I tagged you and I hope that you will find time to participate!
    Visit my blog for more info!! thanks!

  9. The idea of adding Cajun spice to potato salad is inspired. Wouldn't this be good with grilled sausage?

  10. Yes Paula...that sounds so good! Happy Easter!

  11. I can't wait to try your spicy cajun potato salad, we are huge potato salad eaters come the nicer weather and I love trying new recipes to change it up, thanks so much for sharing.

  12. I love the way you've spiced up a potato salad. It can be a little boring sometimes but this looks great.

  13. I am on board with any recipes that add Cajun spices. Potato salad and Cajun seasoning is a fantastic idea. I bet it was delicious :)

    Thank you so much for submitting this to my monthly recipe collection for July - Cookout Food.

    The new theme for August will be posted tomorrow, and I hope you will submit again. :)


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