Recipe by Lela
"This is my mother's potato salad recipe. Every 4th of July she would make this potato salad for around 30 to 40 people. The recipe calls for ten pounds of potatoes. The sweet onions, dill pickles, and green and black olives give the recipe a wonderful flavor. Now it is always a must-do on the 4th of July. See footnotes for smaller version."
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2 (6 ounce) cans
black olives, diced
2 (6 ounce) jars
green olives, diced
dill pickle chips, diced
sweet onion (such as Vidalia®), finely chopped
hard-cooked eggs, chopped
prepared yellow mustard
Hellmann’s® or Best Foods® Canola Cholesterol Free Mayonnaise
Made this for pool party we went to yesterday and it was hit with everybody. I followed the smaller recipe amount for 12 servings. Didn't use Hellmann's mayo, just used our favorite light Kraft mayo. I did add in a tablespoon of sugar since Hellman's tends to have a sweeter taste. I also used red potatoes and didn't need the full amount of mayonnaise, I added until it reached a good consistency, about 1 1/2 cups total. More than likely because red potatoes are smaller. I also added in more of the olives and pickles. People were getting seconds and raving about it and asking for the recipe. We loved this salad and will be making it again. Now I must email the recipe to some friends. Thanks Lela, a real hit.
I love the fact that this recipe got published, now I could care less if mine, which is the same one minus green olives, gets published or not.
This IMO, is the only way to have potato salad! It is not sweet and tastes Fabulous!! Perfect salad for any occasion! Thanks Lela and I don't have to tell you I will be making this for the rest of my Life!
I'm a huge fan of tangy and tart combinations so I thought this salad was fantastic. My husband doesn't like tart things at all, so I get it all to myself...even better!
Great potato salad!!! Loved the crunch of the pickles! This recipe makes a lot and is great for large crowds :) Update: Made this again for the 4th of July and was another successful hit at our family barbecue! This year, I diced the pickles, onions, and olives up into smaller pieces to get more flavor in every bite. The smaller dice turned out to be a just what it needed! 5 stars a second year in a row!
good potato salad! I loved all the olives and pickles. I even used regular old potatoes that you buy in the 10lb bag.
Thanks for sharing, was very good will make again! I really like the olives and dill pickle.
I added some honey and it really helped to round out the flavor. Was also really good without it though.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Lela's Fourth of July Potato Salad
Serving Size: 1/30 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 30
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 203
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