Potato Salad

This homemade potato salad gives summer meals a tasty flair with ingredients like eggs, onions, dill pickle brine and garlic powder to enhance the flavor. It is the perfect side for picnics or barbecues.

It’s not a picnic without potato salad. By using heart-healthy ingredients like Idaho potatoes the recipe for Traditional Potato Salad is sure to become a family favorite.


2.75 lbs potatoes, boiled, peeled

4 large hard-boiled eggs

4 large hard boiled egg whites

1 medium yellow onion

1/2 cup dill pickle (chopped)

1/4 cup mayonnaise

1/2 cup plain, fat-free Greek yogurt

3 tablespoons brine from a pickle jar

2 tablespoons yellow mustard

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

1/4 cup whipped salad dressing


Scrub potatoes well, but do not peel. Place potatoes in a stockpot, add water to cover and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium high and cook 12 to 15 minutes, or until a knife can easily pierce the potatoes, but they’re still firm. Pour off the hot water and add cold water to the pot to help cool down the potatoes. Set potatoes aside while preparing remaining ingredients.

Remove the yolks from four of the eggs and discard or save for another use. Roughly chop the four whites and two of the whole eggs, saving two for garnish. Add the chopped egg to a large mixing bowl. Add the onion and chopped pickles to the bowl.

In a small mixing bowl, using a whisk, combine the mayonnaise, whipped salad dressing, dill pickle liquid, yellow mustard, salt and pepper. Whisk well to combine; set aside.

Remove the cooled potatoes from the pot of water. With a paring knife, remove the potato peels (they will come off easily). Cut the potatoes into small cubes and add to the other ingredients in the mixing bowl. With a wooden spoon, gently toss the salad ingredients to mix. Add the dressing mixture and gently toss again to coat all ingredients well.

Transfer potato salad to a serving bowl. Slice remaining two eggs into thin slices and arrange them around the salad to garnish. Cover and refrigerate at least three hours before serving (preferably overnight) to let the flavors combine.

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