Easy Salmon Potato Salad Recipe
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Easy Salmon Potato Salad Recipe

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I've made this dish many times since coming across the recipe about 12 years ago. We enjoy the unique blend of flavors and textures, and appreciate the fact that canned salmon is always "in season"!
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 can (16 ounces) red salmon, drained, bones and skin removed, flaked or 2 cans (7 ounces each) tuna
  • 2 cups small red potatoes, cooked, drained and diced
  • 1/2 cup diced celery
  • 1/2 cup grated carrot
  • 3/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 hard-cooked egg, chopped
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) 4% cottage cheese
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup Miracle Whip
  • 1 teaspoon dill weed
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • Dash freshly ground pepper
  • Fresh dill sprigs

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 316 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 89mg cholesterol, 890mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 fat.


  1. In a bowl, combine the salmon or tuna, potatoes, celery, carrot, onion and egg; set aside. For dressing, mix all ingredients except fresh dill in blender. Add half of dressing to salmon and potato mixture; cover and refrigerate.
  2. Serve chilled. Stir in remaining dressing just before serving or serve with salad. Garnish with fresh dill if desired. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Salmon Potato Salad in Country Extra July 1990, p49

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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