My Mom’s Potato Salad
This is my mom’s easy recipe for potato salad, with diced vegetables and hard boiled eggs. One of my blog friends, Kay, from Cooking with K, had asked me about my potato salad recipe. It took me a while to remember what all I put in it. Then I also remembered I hadn’t made it in quite a while. My potato salad has lots of diced vegetables for extra crunch and nutrition. I use crunchy onion, celery, and bell peppers. I also use pimentos and pickle relish. For extra flavor, I add some Dijon mustard. I used our Easter eggs we had colored for the potato salad, so there were little pieces of pink and blue egg mixed in the salad, very festive. I have been making lots of variations on this traditional potato salad, but had not made my mom’s recipe in a very long time. I decided what better time to make it than on Easter. Potato salad is a great complimet to ham or chicken. I had forgotten how much my husband loves this potato salad. I am going to have to make it more often. I served my traditional potato salad along with ham and blackberry bourbon sauce, roasted asparagus, and yeast rolls for Easter dinner.
The day before Easter, we took our son to a neighborhood Easter egg hunt. It was put on by the city of Longwood, Florida and our local family radio station, Magic 107.7. They had lots of fun activities for the little kids, and the egg hunts were divided up by age groups. Unfortunately, we missed the 2 year old egg hunt by 2 minutes, so we had to put him with the three year olds. He did great, although the egg hunt was more like an egg run. All the kids start on a line and race for the eggs, placed in plain site on the lawn. Then they turn in their plastic eggs, no matter if they get 1 or 50, and get the same candy prize. Funny, I remember our church egg hunt were pretty challenging. We had to dig through pine straw, search under bushes, and scavenge through all the little hiding places we could think of like flower pots. He did have lots of fun though, got to meet the Easter bunny and the Geico Lizard. No we don’t have Geico insurance, but the lizard is cute. There were activities for little ones, like searching for treasure in a sandbox, matchbox car racing, and a train ride. There were also activities for older kids like a cake walk and crafts. After the fun activity, they gave the kids a candy prize. It was all very cute, but a much larger event than we had anticipated. It was very crowded, but so much fun.
Yield: Serves 4
My Mom's Potato Salad
4 large Idaho potatoes, peeled and diced
4 eggs, hard boiled, and diced
1/2 large sweet onion, diced
1/2 large bell pepper, diced
3 stalks celery, diced
1/4 cup pickle relish
1 small jar pimentos
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1/2 cup or more to taste mayonnaise
Place diced potatoes in water with a little kosher salt. Boil potatoes until tender, drain well. Add to a large mixing bowl. Boil eggs, peel, and dice.
Add all other diced vegetables. Add mustard and mayonnaise and stir well.
Refrigerate for 2 - 3 hours or until chilled.