Mom’s Potato Salad with a Twist

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.

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

  1. 1

    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!


  2. 2

    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


  3. 3

    Kevin — May 14, 2008 @ 1:02 am

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


  4. 4

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

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


  5. 5

    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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