For A Sweet And Tangy Twist On Potato Salad, Reach For One Ingredient

Potato salad may not always be the most exciting thing on the dining table, but take it out of the meal and you might miss it terribly. A beacon of familiarity and comfort, this staple side dish is a reliable choice whenever your hearty main courses need a companion. Don't let this fool you into thinking it's boring or unchangeable, however. Even with something as simple as honey mustard, you can still bring a fun, slightly sweet twist to the all-too-familiar taste.

A perfect balance between sweet and tangy with a hint of creaminess, honey mustard gets the job done just right. It infuses the potato salad's overall flavors with enticing nuances, taking away any monotony that you may have after one too many meals with the side. The change, however, is subtle enough that you don't have to worry about losing any of the original, beloved qualities. It's a seamless blend of new and old flavors, all rolled into one simple yet delightful addition.

A little less noticeable is the textural boost that this condiment brings. Honey mustard, as you can imagine, also shares mustard's richness, but it is mixed with honey's viscous consistency. Add a few spoonfuls and your potato salad's dressing will be even creamier and silkier than it already is.

Good for more than just regular potato salad

Honey mustard, of course, is widely available in supermarkets and grocery stores. If you already have all the essentials, such as honey, mustard, and mayonnaise, whip it up right at home. The ratio varies depending on your personal preference, but if you're not sure where to start, go with ¼ cup each and keep adjusting as you mix. Feel free to add a few spoons of vinegar (white, red, or even apple cider will work) or spices like black pepper, garlic powder, or cayenne pepper for more complexity.

Once you've got the condiment ready, all that's left to do is mix it with the remaining ingredients of the dressing. This also depends largely on the specific recipe and how prominent you want the sweet, tangy taste to be. About ½ cup (or the same amount as the mustard) should be enough for a medium to large serving, but feel free to adjust the amount to fit your liking.

Needless to say, this addition works marvelously for a classic Southern potato salad, but that's not all. For a savory, smoky touch, don't skip out on bacon pieces. If you'd like something to add protein and velvetiness, hard-boiled eggs are excellent. You might also enjoy it just as much in a creamy dill spin-off, or laced in the sophisticated vibrancy of a French potato salad. The unexplored potential of honey mustard and potato salad is infinite, so have fun to your heart's content.