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Potato Salad Like Mom Used To Make

This is the potato salad that my mother, Virginia Finch, used to make. The mustard and olives give it a good tangy flavor, and the celery and onions add a satisfying crunch. It is the perfect side dish for grilled summer food. —Mark Finch

Serves 6


5 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes, boiled
12 eggs, boiled and chopped fine
1 cup sliced Spanish salad olives with pimientos
1 cup dill pickles, chopped
2 cups onions, finely chopped (yellow or sweet)
2 cups celery hearts, chopped
1 cup Hellman's mayonnaise with olive oil
1 cup yellow prepared mustard
Tabasco or Sriracha to taste
White pepper (optional)


Adjust ingredients for personal preference. I usually omit the pickles and double up on the olives (one 5-ounce jar is about right), and I tend to go heavier on the mustard, too. If it seems a little dry, a splash of pickle juice will fix it right up.