Summer Potato Salad

I’ve made a lot of potato salads over the years, usually going back to this one ~ or close to it.


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This is our favorite, loaded with sweet pickles, celery, red onion, pimentos, black olive slices, and Miracle Whip with a dab of mustard.  

It’s a summer standard to go with most any meat or seafood from the grill.


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Potato salad is the perfect side ~ it’s simple, easy and just like the potato salad our mom’s used to make.  

Here’s the recipe:

Summer Potato Salad

Ingredients:

6 red potatoes, peeled and cut in half
⅓ cup sweet pickles, chopped
¾ cup celery, chopped
1 small red onion, chopped
¼ cup black olives, sliced
2 tablespoons chopped pimientos, drained
1 cup Miracle Whip
2 teaspoons yellow mustard
1 teaspoon celery seed
Salt and seasoned pepper, to taste

Method:

Boil potatoes until tender; drain well and cool.
Cube cooled potatoes and place in a large bowl.
Add pickles, celery, onion, black olives and pimientos, combine.
Add remaining ingredients and toss lightly to mix.
Arrange a few olive slices on top for garnish, if desired.
Place in refrigerator for 2 hours or overnight to chill.
6 servings

ENJOY!

 

36 comments:

  1. It never ceases to amaze me how many variations there are on one of my favorite dishes.

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  2. Hi Larry! You're right, there are probably more versions of potato salad than there are stars in the sky!

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  3. Love potato salad, though I usually make it hot. Will give this a try. Thanks. Have a good week Diane

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    1. Hi Diane! Hope you like it, should you try it! You have a good week also!

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  4. i'm all about your potato salad...except for the olives. i can't convince myself that those things are good! :)

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    1. Hi Grace! Yeah, I get you with the olives, I'd never had them in this salad before meeting Bill. Love it now though!

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  5. Pam, My better half would love this potato salad...but I admit that I have just never understood why anyone would want to eat cold potatoes. I also admit that my tastes are a bit weird! Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

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    1. Hi Dave! I was never crazy about potato salad in my younger days, but Miracle Whip and pickles changed my mind. Guessing you like the U.S, version of German potato salad! Take care

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  6. Love it!!! Make mine similar but added crumbled crisp bacon on top for garnish.

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    1. Thanks, Mr. Stoneman! Nice to see you here! Crumbled crisp bacon works for me, and I will have to give it a try! Thanks!

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  7. I just made some..summer to me..and yes soooo many recipes..like choco chip cookies..xxx

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    1. You are right on spot, Monique! Sooo many recipes out there to try this summer!

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  8. Everyone is famous for their twist to potato salad. Your version looks great! The pimentos and black olives look interesting. We have started putting black olives in spaghetti sauce since one of my daughter's friends likes it that way. I haven't really thought about adding them to potato salad. Thanks for the insight!

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    1. Hi Cali! Thanks, I will next time add the black olives to my spaghetti sauce, sounds good to me, it never occurred to me to do that. Thanks for the suggestion! Take care

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  9. You're right Pam! Potato salad is such a summer classic! You have such a great recipe too. I learned how to make potato salad when I lived in Iowa from my aunt since my mother didn't know how to make it. It's hard to beat a homemade potato salad!!!

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    1. Thanks, Roz! My Aunt Frances, in Ohio, always took her potato salad to picnics, etc. And Bill's Aunt Frances, in Illinois, was known for her potato salad too. It must be an "aunt" thing here! I bet your mom cooked a plethora of great Italian dishes!

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  10. Potato salad I can eat with anything or alone :)

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    1. I get you, Medja! I agree, we must be potato lovers! :)

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  11. I love, love potato salad and this one looks like a winner!

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    1. Katerina, thank you! Hope all is well your way!

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  12. My husband would love your potato salad as he really likes Miracle Whip and sweet pickles.

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    1. Wish I could send him some, Karen! :-) Take care!!!

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  13. You had me at Potato Salad!
    It is one of my favorite summer food.

    M : )

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    1. Hi Melinda! I guess it's a classic summer dish that most people love. It's Bill's fave too! :-)

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  14. I haven't made potato salad, this summer, YET. You will be my inspiration to do so and this recipe will get me moving.

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    1. Chaya, there's still plenty of summer left to make it. Have a great weekend!

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  15. You can do anything with potato salad, can't you? Never put olives in mine, but you know I will. This looks superb --thanks so much.

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    1. Yes, John, you can! I can't even imagine all the versions of it, but I'm sure you have a good version also! Have a fun weekend!

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  16. Potato Salad is the perfect side. The family loves it which is great. I am on the look out for variations so I will be trying your recipe soon:)

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    1. Geraldine, thanks! There are so many delicious side dishes for summer food, it's amazing! But, we always have potato salad several times. Take care

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  17. ummm, your salad looks amazing...we do love it in the summertime especially.

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    1. Thanks, bj! Love that summertime!

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  18. I'm thinking about potato salad because I promised one for a potluck tomorrow. But for now I think I'll go with the olive oil and mustard sauce rather than the creamier salad dressing one. All good! I never had potato salad I didn't like except one: it was made of instant mashed potatoes. Ate it at a random diner somewhere in Indiana a few million years ago. Hair raising!

    Best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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    1. Wow! That must've been some strange potato salad, Mae! And, instant potatoes; no less, can't imagine what that tasted like. I like your version also! Take care

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  19. Yum - it is certainly packed with flavour.

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