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Berliner Kartoffelsalat (Creamy German Potato Salad)

The creamy German potato salad you didn't know you were missing. 
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
refrigeration time 1 hour
Course Side Dish
Cuisine German
Servings 6


  • 2 lbs Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 3-4 tablespoon dill relish or German-style sweet and sour pickles, chopped
  • 1/2 medium onion, diced
  • 1 sweet-tart apple, diced
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1-2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons caraway seeds
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper


  • In a large pot, boil the potatoes until fork-tender.
  • Meanwhile, stir together the remaining ingredients in a large bowl until the sugar has dissolved and the apple and onion are well coated. Set aside.
  • Drain the potatoes and allow to them cool slightly.
  • Add to the bowl and toss to evenly distribute all ingredients.
  • Refrigerate at least 1 hour prior to serving but preferably 3-4 hours or overnight.
Keyword potato salad, side dish