The Simplest Tasty Potato Salad

by ReginaRae

2-3 lbs. potatoes (I prefer red potatoes with the skin or Yukon Gold.)
1 can black olives (small or medium sized), drained and thoroughly rinsed
1 bunch scallions, chopped
at least 1/4 tsp. black pepper
dash of salt (to taste)
several tablespoons real mayonnaise (no Miracle Whip!)
(Optional: few tsp. dijon mustard.)


1. Heat a large pot of water on the stove and bring to a boil. Meanwhile, cut medium/large potatoes into quarters and small potatoes in half.

2. Once the water is boiling, put potato cubes into water and cook for approx. 10-15 minutes. You should be able to stick a fork in each potato, but the potato should still be firm, or as my Grandpa used to say, a little al dente! (You don’t want to make mashed potatoes, after all!)

3. Once the potatoes are cooked, drain and cool off with cold water from the tap. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

4. After the potatoes have totally cooled, cut up potato wedges into bite-sized chunks. In a large bowl, place potatoes and chopped scallions and whole olives. For starters, add 2 giant spoonfuls of mayo and gently mix. Season with a generous amount of pepper and sprinkle with salt to taste. Add mayo until it reaches the consistancy you like. Another tasty addition is a dollop or two of dijon mustard! Chill until ready to serve.

PS. Thanks so much for sharing this site with me, Judie! These recipes look GREAT! :

Regina Rae

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Regina: I made the link to your blog "active." It's at the bottom of the recipe. Thanks again for sharing!

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Thank you Regina for sharing this. I can't wait to make it. Feel free to add any other potato recipes you would like to. My forum in brand new and I so appreciate your help to get the ball rolling!


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