Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Excellent & Amazing Potato Salad

Our family loves potato salad. Now. But once upon a time, my youngest son absolutely despised the stuff. We tried so many different combinations and recipes in our attempt to convert him, alas to no avail. Until this recipe. He actually ate a whole bite. Then another and another, pronouncing the stuff "excellent and amazing" while we stared in awe. Persistence. It pays off.

So here are the details. We happen to love olives. And pickles. But mostly olives. If your family does too, give this recipe a try. If you don't leave out what you don't like and throw in what you do. The recipe is very forgiving. Enjoy!

Excellent & Amazing Potato Salad

3 pounds potatoes
8 hard boiled eggs
1/2 cup chopped red onions
3/4 cup diced dill pickles
1/2 cup sliced black olives

Dressing:
1/4 cup mustard
2-1/4 cup mayonnaise or miracle whip
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt

Boil potatoes whole and unpeeled. Cool, peel, and cut into chunks. Peel, rinse and cut up the eggs. Toss the potatoes, eggs, onions, pickles and olives gently. In a separate bowl, mix the dressing ingredients. Add to the potato mixture and carefully stir to coat everything evenly. Keep refrigerated. Serves 8-10.

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9 comments:

mub said...

I'm always looking for new salad recipes to try! I could eat olives by the handful, so I can't wait to make this *L*

Snow White said...

fun and different with the pickles and olives :)

does this mean I just have to keep being persistant with my hubby until he likes beans?! ;-)

Kara said...

Mmmm! We love olives and pickles at my house, so this is sure to be a winner!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

That looks delicious! I found your link at Jen's Tasty Tuesday party. I love your blog and the projects you've featured, so I had to sign up to Follow you. ;)

Jerralea said...

I like potato salad with green olives in them. I bet I could substitute them.

Brenda said...

That does look good, I like food with olives.

Tosha said...

I love olives and pickles too. I'm going to try this, thanks!

Sarah said...

Mmm just the thing for a picnic or bbq.

Keiara Wells said...

I LOVE all your recipe posts.. I'm going to have to try this one! My family's potato salad is COMPLETELY different to any recipes I've ever seen but it's amazing. It will be nice to give another one a try! xox

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