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If there is one seasoning mix you should have in your pantry, it would be Cajun Spice. This blend will flavor any dish, whether you make it yourself or purchase it in the store. Cajun Potato salad is a good example. Try this super creamy, slightly spicy, and flavorful potato salad if the regular salad seems boring to you. You won’t want it any other time.

What is CAJUN POTATO Salad?

This is not a traditional Cajun dish. It’s a potato salad seasoned with Cajun seasoning to add a spicy, smoky, herb-filled flavor. To bring it to the next level, I said many herbs and spices to the dressing. Also, I used spicy Creole Mustard and a few dashes of hot sauce. I added green onions and a handful chopped to keep the Cajun theme going. This potato salad is bursting with flavor!

What kind of potatoes should I use?

For a potato salad, I prefer waxy potatoes like Yukon Gold, red potatoes, or Yukon Gold, but I chose Russets for this Cajun Potato Salad. The Russet potatoes break down and become half-mashed when mixed with the dressing. If you want to use Yukon Gold or red potatoes, cut them into smaller pieces to get the best potato-dressing ratio.


I used my blend of Homemade Cajun Spice for this potato salad, but you can use any store-bought Cajun spice blend if you do not have one. Check the label to see if it contains salt. If you are using a store-bought spice blend that does not have salt, add some to your recipe (1/2 to 3/4 teaspoons to the dressing).

What to serve with Cajun Potato Salad

It’s the perfect accompaniment to BBQ, grilled meats, or a potluck or summer BBQ. Serve this potato salad with Slow Cooker Pulled Pork and Red Beans & Rice, Roasted bratwurst & Peppers & Onions, Baked Drumsticks of Chicken, or Quick BBQ chicken. Remember to serve it with some Collard Greens!


Cajun Seasoning

1 tsp smoked paprika ($0.10)

Half a teaspoon of dried thyme (0.05 cents)

Oregano dried 1/2 tsp ($0.05)

1/4 tsp. garlic powder ($0.02)

1/4 tsp of onion powder ($0.02)

3/4 tsp salt ($0.04)

1/8 tsp freshly crushed black pepper ($0.02)

1/4 tsp cayenne pepper ($0.02)

Potato Salad

2.5 lbs. russet potatoes ($1.90)

1 tsp. Salt (for cooking) ($0.05).

Hard-boiled two large eggs (0.42)

Celery 2 stalks ($0.47)

Three green onions for only $0.33

1/4 cup chopped parsley (0.20 dollars)

1 cup mayonnaise ($1.22)

2 Tbsp Creole (or spicy brown) mustard ($0.15)

Red wine vinegar, 1 Tbsp ($0.13)

1/2 tsp hot sauce ($0.02)

1/4 tsp sugar ($0.01)


Mix the herbs and spices for the Cajun Seasoning.

Peel the potatoes and dice them into cubes of 1/2 inch. Sprinkle 1 tsp of salt on top and cover the potatoes with water.

Put the lid on and bring to a rolling boil over medium heat. Reduce the heat and boil the potatoes for 8 minutes (test with a fork). Drain the potatoes and rinse them briefly in cool water.

Prepare the potato salad while the potatoes are boiling. This will give the flavors time to combine. Stir the mustard, red wine, sugar, Cajun seasoning, hot sauce, and mayonnaise in a large bowl. Set aside the dressing.

Chop the celery and green onions.

Transfer the potatoes to a large mixing bowl with celery, green onions, and parsley once they are mostly cooled. Pour the dressing on top and stir everything until well combined. Taste the potato salad and adjust the salt or seasonings according to your taste. Serve warm or chilled until ready to consume.

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Joseph M. Kay

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