Cajun Potato Salad with Homemade Dressing

by Alli

A summer get-together calls for delicious potato salad. Whether you’re planning a picnic, grilling out or planning a family reunion, potato salad must be on the menu.

This Cajun Potato Salad is my favorite way to prepare potato salad. I also refer to this recipe as potato salad with a twist.

Cajun Potato Salad

When it comes to potato salad, recipes vary from one good cook to the next. Some potato salad recipes are heavy on the mayo. Some are heavy on the mustard. Others are vinegar-based. This salad dressing includes it all, plus some ingredients that may surprise you.

Cajun Potato Salad Ingredients At A Glance

  • Yukon gold potatoes (or small red potatoes)
  • hard-boiled eggs
  • diced onion
  • diced bell pepper
  • celery
  • radishes
  • cucumber
  • pepperoncini pepper (the ones in a jar)
  • cajun seasoning
  • salt to taste

Homemade Cajun Potato Salad Dressing Ingredients 

  • mayonnaise (I use Duke’s)
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • prepared mustard
  • pepperoncini juice

How To Make Cajun Potato Salad

I prefer using Yukon Gold or red potatoes when I’m making Cajun Potato Salad. I scrub the skins and leave them on because I like it that way. If you don’t like the skins, peel the potatoes before boiling.

Scrub the potatoes and cut them into bite-sized chunks. Place the potatoes in a saucepan, cover with water and bring to a boil.

Once the water is boiling, add a generous amount of salt. It should take between 10-15 minutes to cook the potatoes. Drain well.

Don’t overcook the potatoes or you’ll have seasoned mashed potatoes! You want them to be fork-tender.

You’ll also need three hard-boiled eggs. You can buy eggs already boiled, but I like to do it myself. It’s so simple.

Place three eggs into a medium-sized saucepan. Cover with water and bring to a boil. Cover with a tight-fitting lid and remove from heat. Let eggs sit in the water for 18 minutes. Drain eggs and put them in a bowl of ice water. Peel the eggs once they have cooled.

Place cooked potatoes in a large bowl. Add two chopped eggs, diced onion, bell pepper, celery, radishes, cucumbers, and pepperoncini peppers. Sprinkle with 1/4 – 1/2 teaspoon Cajun seasoning.

How to Make Cajun Potato Salad

Stir in the salad dressing.

How to make the Dressing for Cajun Potato Salad

Garnish with the third egg. You can also sprinkle a little paprika over the potato salad before serving.

I like to make this ahead of time to allow the flavors to blend. Keep refrigerated.

Cajun Potato Salad

Yield: 6 servings

Cajun Potato Salad

Cajun Potato Salad

Cajun Potato Salad is bursting with flavor and has just the right amount of seasonings. This potato salad is perfect for cookouts, weekends, or any time you want a delicious side dish.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 1 and 1/2 pounds red or Yukon Gold potatoes , cubed and cooked
  • 3 hard-boiled eggs
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1/2 bell pepper, diced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 6 radishes, sliced
  • 1/2 cup cucumber, diced
  • 1 Pepperoncini pepper, minced
  • 1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon Cajun Seasoning
  • Salt to taste

Salad Dressing

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 3/4 teaspoons prepared mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon Pepperoncini juice


  1. Add cooked potatoes to a large bowl. Chop two eggs and add along with the other vegetables.
  2. Sprinkle with Cajun seasoning. Salt to taste.

Salad Dressing

  1. Mix together the mayonnaise, Worcestershire sauce, mustard and Pepperoncini juice. Gently stir into the potato and vegetable mixture.
  2. Make a few hours ahead of time to allow the flavors to blend. Store in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 360Total Fat 30gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 24gCholesterol 109mgSodium 659mgCarbohydrates 17gFiber 2gSugar 7gProtein 5g

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A Bite of Cajun Potato Salad

I served this Cajun Potato Salad for Sunday lunch and everyone kept talking about how good it is. It’s my favorite way to make potato salad.

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candy April 20, 2018 - 7:28 am

Totally new type of potato salad with the different dressing you have made. Going to have to add this to the list for our summer BBQ.

Amber Myers April 20, 2018 - 8:10 am

Ooo I like this twist! I’m a huge fan of spicy foods, so I’ll have to try potato salad this way. I’m excited!

Saidah Washington April 20, 2018 - 8:24 am

This is just in time for summer cookouts. I have used the same recipe for years, but I may have to switch things up and try yours.

valmg @ Mom Knows It All April 20, 2018 - 11:15 am

I love Egg Potato Salad, it’s one of my favorite summer sides. This recipe sounds like it has a really intriguing flavor to it.

Lauren April 20, 2018 - 12:29 pm

We are obsessed with potato salad in my house, and this is a fun new way to make it. I can’t wait to try it!

Sarah Bailey April 20, 2018 - 4:20 pm

Oh my goodness now this sounds like a potato salad I need to try! I have to admit to being a bit of a fan but I would love to make my own and I bet cajun would add a lovely flavouring.

Franc Ramon April 21, 2018 - 3:00 am

Cajun would really make an interesting flavoring for Potato salad. This would really be a delicious and healthy meal.

Terri Steffes April 21, 2018 - 9:40 am

The cajun flavors intrigue me. I am an old fashioned potato salad girl, but I love cajun, too. May have to try it for some summer events.

Joanna @ Everyday Made Fresh April 21, 2018 - 10:19 am

Potato salad is a must have for all summer get togethers! The flavors in this one sound amazing. I’ll have to give it a try.

Pam April 21, 2018 - 10:24 am

I love potato salad. It’s one of my favorite cookout side dishes and I love having it with barbecue too.

Kita Bryant April 21, 2018 - 11:07 am

I would love to make this recipe sometime! It it an instant classic for sure!

Sara Welch April 21, 2018 - 11:53 am

Oh Cajun potato salad; now that is an awesome idea! Cajun spices are some of my favorite spices.

Jamie Williams April 21, 2018 - 3:00 pm

This looks absolutely delicious. A cookout is not complete without potato salad. Mixed with Cajun spices it’s a wrap. Thanks for this fun recipe.

Terri Beavers April 21, 2018 - 3:02 pm

I don’t know of anywhere around here that we can buy eggs already boiled. I always have to boil my own but that’s okay. My sister makes a potato salad similar to this but I’ve never tried making it myself. I think I’d like yours better from the look and sound of it. Shhhhhh 😉

Heather April 22, 2018 - 12:11 am

I have such an obsession with potato salad. I’m going to have to try this recipe!

Ricci April 22, 2018 - 4:02 am

You had me at cajun…LOL!! I am cajun food obsessed and this potato salad looks like it is “to die for”!! I need to try this for myself!!

Nikka Shae April 23, 2018 - 12:25 am

My whole family loves egg potatoe salad! This would be a great side option for fun party!!

Carol Cassara April 23, 2018 - 8:57 am

This is my kind of potato salad and I love making them during Spring and Summer! They’re perfect for the weather and for parties! I love the added flavor that the cajun gives.


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