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Picnic Potato Salad

Picnic Potato SaladThis potato salad is perfect to take to a picnic, a potluck, a backyard barbecue—or to your dining room table! Tender cubes of potatoes, chopped onion, celery, bell pepper, pickles and sliced black olives are enrobed in a well-seasoned sour cream and mayonnaise dressing.

Recipe Ingredients:

12 medium white rose or russet potatoes, unpeeled
2 tablespoons kosher or sea salt (for cooking water)
2 tablespoons distilled white vinegar
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 large red or white onion, chopped
2 cups diced celery
1 (2-ounce) can sliced olives
1 cup chopped bread and butter pickles (or dill, if you prefer)
2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat leaf parsley
1 small green sweet (bell) pepper, finely chopped
2 large hard-cooked eggs, finely minced
1/2 cup sour cream
2 cups mayonnaise
2 tablespoons pickle juice from jar
2 teaspoons dry mustard
1 teaspoon celery seeds
Kosher or sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
Paprika for sprinkling

Cooking Directions:

  1. Place washed, unpeeled potatoes in large cooking pot. Fill pot with enough water to just cover potatoes, add 2 tablespoons salt. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer, slightly covered, for about 20 minutes or until tender. Do not overcook. Drain water.
  2. When potatoes are cool enough to handle, but still warm, peel and cut into 3/4-inch cubes. Place in large bowl and gently toss with vinegar and sugar. Add the onion, celery, olives, pickles, parsley and green pepper.
  3. In small bowl, mix together the minced eggs, sour cream, mayonnaise, pickle juice, dry mustard, celery seeds, salt and pepper. Add to potato mixture and stir gently to combine well.
  4. Sprinkle with paprika for garnish. Refrigerate until ready to serve or take to the picnic!

Makes 16 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/16 of recipe): 262.3 calories; 42% calories from fat; 12.6g total fat; 40.9mg cholesterol; 460.6mg sodium; 752.6mg potassium; 35.2g carbohydrates; 2.3g fiber; 5.1g sugar; 32.8g net carbs; 4.1g protein.

Recipe by Hope Cantil; Photograph courtesy of Sue Ramaley; Copyright © 1999; property of See Terms of Use.