Potato Salad Recipe

Salads · Sides · May 21, 2018

Our all-time favorite Potato Salad – it’s simple, flavorful and filled with chunks of potatoes, eggs and olives! It’s the perfect addition to any BBQ or picnic and is so creamy and tasty, it will wow everyone who tries it.

Potato Salad recipe

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My hubby LOVES my mom’s cooking. There is one thing in particular though that he loves above all else…. her famous potato salad recipe. He craves it fortnightly and would always secretly hope she made it as a side any time we had a BBQ. The entire family loves it but everyone knows that you better save some for Lorin. πŸ™‚

Even I admit that I do not like Potato Salad (in general), but I LOVE my mom’s recipe. Over the years, I’ve learned to make it myself, and any time I bring it to an event people ask for the recipe. Unfortunately, my mom just makes it from memory and without a recipe so we made her sit down and measure everything out so we could get it all written out. I’m glad we did this because we can now all make it and enjoy it whenever we want.

What makes it so special? We love how creamy and flavorful it is. The mixture of mayonnaise, mustard and pickle juice along with the chunks of potatoes, eggs, olives and pickles make it out of this world delicious.

How to Make Potato Salad

This recipe is very simple. It does take time to boil the eggs and potatoes, but they are easy steps that require little work. Once you have those taken care, the rest of the steps are easy.

  1. Let potatoes cool. Peel off skins and cube your potatoes. It’s okay if they are soft or fall apart. Place in a large bowl.
  2. Cube eggs and add to bowl.Β Cut olives and desired amount of pickles (we used 3) into small pieces as well and add to your bowl.
  3. Add your mayonnaise and mustard and mix well (add more or less mayonnaise depending on what you like). Add salt and pepper and mix well.
  4. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

NOTE:Β We like to make this the day before and let it refrigerate for 18 – 24 hours.

If you’re a fan of Potato Salad, you will definitely want to give this a try. It is perfect any time of year, but is especially wonderful any time you BBQ. Best of all, it saves really well and is a great leftover (if there are any leftovers that is – ha!)

Potato Salad

Sometimes, there’s just nothing better than delicious meat, baked beans and potato salad for a family BBQ! It’s all just too good! We really hope you enjoy this recipe as much as our family does. πŸ˜‰

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Easy Potato Salad

Our all-time favorite Potato Salad - it's simple, flavorful and filled with chunks of potatoes, eggs and olives! It's the perfect addition to any BBQ or picnic and is so creamy and tasty, it will wow everyone who tries it.

Course Salad
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 398 kcal
Author Kellyn Carpenter

Ingredients

  • 10-12 potatoes we use a 5 lb bag
  • 6-7 hard-boiled eggs
  • 1 small can black olives
  • 2 cups mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup pickle juice
  • baby dill pickles diced
  • 1 tbsp mustard
  • salt & pepper to toaste

Instructions

  1. Place your potatoes in a pot and bring to a rolling boil. Boil Potatoes for 40-45 minutes or until tender (a knife should easily pierce a potato).

  2. While potatoes are cooking, boil your eggs. Peel them and set aside.

  3. Let potatoes cool. Peel off skins and cube your potatoes. It's okay if they are soft or fall apart. Place in a large bowl.

  4. Cube eggs and add to bowl. Cut olives and desired amount of pickles (we used 3) into small pieces as well and add to your bowl.

  5. Add your mayonnaise and mustard and mix well (add more or less mayonnaise depending on what you like). Add salt and pepper and mix well. 

  6. Refrigerate until ready to serve. (We like to make this the day before and let it refrigerate for 18 - 24 hours).

Nutrition Facts
Easy Potato Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 398 Calories from Fat 270
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 30g 46%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 108mg 36%
Sodium 379mg 16%
Potassium 772mg 22%
Total Carbohydrates 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Protein 8g 16%
Vitamin A 3.1%
Vitamin C 24.5%
Calcium 6.9%
Iron 34.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

*NOTE: For a great tutorial on how to boil eggs go HERE.

 

Our all-time favorite Potato Salad - it's simple, flavorful and filled with chunks of potatoes, eggs and olives - perfect for any event!

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    [email protected]

    This looks good! Perfect for summer BBQ’s!
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      Lil' Luna

      It is perfect for BBQ and is easier to make than you think. πŸ˜‰

    Mique

    Are you sure Lorin and I aren’t related? I swear we love the same exact things. Maybe our moms just cooked the same way! Potato salad is my favorite and the recipe my Mom (and I) make is like this. YUM!!
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    Victoria

    I love potato salad and will be making some for Easter Sunday. I never thought to put pickle juice into instead of using pickles! I love that idea and will have to try it out this weekend!

    [email protected] in Pyjamas

    I love potato salad, this looks yummy.

      Lil' Luna

      Let me know if you ever try the recipe. It’s super easy and my favorite potato salad ever. πŸ™‚

        Renee Wyckoff

        Are the times listed to boil the potatoes right? 40-45 minutes? That seems a bit excessive. Must’ve been a typo, right?

          Lil' Luna

          Because there a lot of potatoes, that is right. It takes a while for them to get soft:) Hope you give this recipe a try..it’s our absolute favorite!

    Tamara @ Provident Home Design

    Yum this potato looks so good! I will have to try it! Thanks for sharing!

      Lil' Luna

      Let me know if you do – would love to know what you think. Have a great weekend. πŸ™‚

    Marissa @ Life is Fantasmic

    YUM!!! Pinned! I’d love for you to share this at my Saturday Dishes Link Party this weekend! It’s a themed link up & this week’s theme is Memorial Day & Grilling! Feel free to share other posts that fit the theme as well if you have them! (: http://lifeisfantasmic.blogspot.com/

    Kris

    How many does this recipe serve?

      Lil' Luna

      We usually can get 10-15 servings from this, but I’ve never actually counted. :/

    Leslie

    This is amazing! So different from what I have made in the past and so much better. My husband ate a couple servings before it even made it to the table. Yum!!

      Lil' Luna

      Oh, I LOVE hearing that! Sounds like your hubby and mine would get along just great – my husband is OBSESSED with this recipe!!

    Nancy Maria G

    Gong to try this next week. My sister uses sweet pickles in her salad. Have you ever made with sweet
    instead of dill?

      Nancy Maria G

      Made this potato salad this week. Substituted sweet pickles and juice for the dill. It was outstanding. Everybody loved it.

        Lil' Luna

        Glad that it was a hit!! We love dill so we’ve yet to try it with the sweet pickles. πŸ˜‰

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    patato salad is very testy. This recepie making in my home.
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    Raquel

    Potato salads are delicious if it’s made healthy…
    Store bought mayonnaise uses high refined and processed vegetable oils like sunflower or canola oil. Instead,try making your own mayonnaise using extra virgin oil and cage-free organic egg yolks.
    We should all stay away from processed foods and eat healthy!!πŸ™‚

    Raquel

    Bonnie

    This is very similar to the way I make it! I use green olives and olive juice in mine! And everyone here loves it’s! I love potatoe salad! And yours looks wonderful might have to whip up a batch this weekend!

      Lil' Luna

      That sounds great! I’ll have to try that! Let me know what you think, if you give this a try πŸ™‚ Thanks!

    Monna

    I made this recipe and loved it. So simple to make. My family likes it too, even the ones who don’t like mayo based and vinegar based foods. This recipe is a keeper. I will make it again!!!

      Kristyn Merkley

      I am so glad it’s a keeper!!! It’s our favorite to use. Thank you for letting me know!

    Anna

    This Potatoe salad looks delicious..One question do you diced the olives or leave them in circles..Thank-you

    Sam

    I may have doubled the amount of pickles, and used larger ones (I love pickles!) – this recipe was so delicious and super easy to make. Thanks for sharing!

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