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Easy Salmon Potato Salad

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


6 servings

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"!


  • 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-boiled large egg, chopped
  • 1 cup 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


  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.

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