Potato Salad with Summer Sausage

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 50 min
  • Active: 30 min
  • Yield: 6 to 8 servings
This potato salad is rich and creamy, coated in a tangy buttermilk dressing with a cool crunch of celery and scallion. The surprise guest is meaty chunks of summer sausage, a classic favorite which packs an unexpected but delicious pop of flavor.



  1. Put the potatoes in a large pot and cover with water by 1 inch; season with salt. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer and cook until just tender, about 8 minutes; drain. Transfer to a large bowl and sprinkle with the vinegar and a big pinch of salt; toss. Let cool slightly, 20 to 30 minutes.
  2. Stir together the mayonnaise, relish, buttermilk, mustard, sugar and cayenne in a medium bowl. Add to the potatoes along with the sausage, scallions (reserve about 1 tablespoon for topping) and celery; stir until combined, taking care not to mash the potatoes. Season with salt and black pepper and top with the reserved scallions.