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Israeli Potato Salad

I like using small red potatoes with the skin intact for my potato salad, and Chanie says I can do it, if I want, but it’s not authentic. Her way, the Israeli way, offers a more delicate flavor as opposed to the more rustic American-style potato salads. The recipe here is very similar to my grandparents’ Romanian chicken salad, they would add cubed cooked (usually leftover soup or roast) chicken in addition to or in place of the potatoes. Tip! Using a tablespoon or two of pickle juice is a quick and easy way to flavor the dressing. But it is a pungent flavor, so start with 1 tablespoon and taste before adding the 2nd if desired.


  • Prep Time : 15 min
  • Cook Time : 30 min
  • Ready Time : 45 min


4 Servings


  • 1 cup regular or light mayonnaise
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika, plus a dash
  • 1-2 tablespoons pickle juice
  • 4 large red-skinned potatoes, about 1 3/4 pounds, peeled and boiled
  • 1 medium carrot, peeled and boiled
  • 2 hard-boiled eggs
  • 4 medium Israeli pickles, diced
  • 1/4 cup frozen peas, thawed, optional
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper


Combine mayonnaise, paprika, and pickle juice. Whisk to combine. Once completely cooled, cube potatoes, carrot and eggs. Add potatoes, carrots, eggs, pickles and peas to the mayonnaise dressing. Toss gently to evenly coat. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Finish with a dash of paprika. Serve immediately or store tightly sealed in the refrigerator. Will keep for about 3 days.


As seen in Joy of Kosher with Jamie Geller Magazine (Winter 2012) – Subscribe Now.


Nutrition information is based on the recipe with no optional ingredients.


Servings Per Recipe: 4 Servings

Amount Per Serving

  • Calories: 407
  • Total Fat: 22g
  • Cholesterol: 115mg
  • Sodium: 1226mg
  • Total Carbs: 47g
  •     Dietary Fiber: 2.5g
  • Protein: 8g


About Jamie Geller


Jamie Geller is the only best-selling cookbook author who wants to get you out of the kitchen – not because she doesn’t love food – but because she has tons to do. As “The Bride Who Knew Nothing” Jamie found her niche specializing in fast, fresh, family recipes. Now the "Queen of Kosher" (CBS) and the "Jewish Rachael Ray" (New York Times), she's the creative force behind JoyofKosher.com and "Joy of Kosher with Jamie Geller" magazine . Jamie and her hubby live in Israel with their five busy kids who give her plenty of reasons to get out of the kitchen - quickly. Check out her new book, "Joy of Kosher: Fast, Fresh Family Recipes."




2 Responses to Israeli Potato Salad

  1. Can never have too many potato salads and who cares if it’s authentic? Only has to be delicious. My grandparents were Romanian too; great cooks!

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