Mom’s Potato Salad with a Twist

My mom is a great cook and one of her best dishes is potato salad. It’s a huge hit with everyone that eats it. I have never made it before and decided to give it a try – I added just a few things to make it my own. My stepfather-in-law Bud uses big chunks of black olives in his version and I really liked the flavor and color they added. It was a very tasty potato salad that went well with the barbecue ribs I made. If you want to kick it up a bit try a little wasabi mixed in… my sister Dana loves it that way. Don’t worry Mom, yours is still my favorite.

  • 5 large potatoes, skinned, boiled until fork tender & diced into bite size chunks
  • 5 hard boiled eggs, diced
  • 1/4 sweet yellow onion, diced finely
  • 1/2 cup of sliced black olives, drained
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/4 cup dill pickle juice
  • 2 tsp of red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 – 3/4 cup of regular (tastes better) or low fat mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp celery salt
  • 1 tsp dried mustard
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Paprika (sprinkled on top for garnish)

Just like my mom, I boil my large potatoes with the skin on. Once they are fork tender I let them cool and simply peel off the skin. I then dice into bite size chunks. Combine the remaining ingredients (except paprika) in a large bowl & mix thoroughly. Taste and re-season if needed. Put into a serving bowl & sprinkle with paprika. Enjoy.

Click here for a printable version of this recipe - For the Love of Cooking.net

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5 Responses to “Mom’s Potato Salad with a Twist”

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    Cheryl — May 13, 2008 @ 5:22 pm

    Looks awesome, I hadn’t thought of boiling the potatoes whole. I just made it too for the first time not too long ago! and I love the olives!

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    Anonymous — May 13, 2008 @ 10:02 pm

    please make the wasabi olive on on the 4th and I’ll award the winner… Aunt Barb wins of course but we’ll work something out on the side Pam. Cool? Jack

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    Kevin — May 14, 2008 @ 1:02 am

    Those potatoes look good. I like the use of the dill pickle juice and the olives!

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    Nina's Kitchen (Nina Timm) — May 14, 2008 @ 5:46 am

    Barbecue ribs and potato salad…life cannot get better than this combo…

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    Deb — May 15, 2008 @ 2:19 am

    Great idea to add olives! Never would have thought, but it does sound good.

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