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The Best-Ever Hawaiian Potato Salad Recipe

Updated on October 10, 2014
Hawaiian Potato Salad
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A Delicious Make-Ahead Hawaiian Potato Salad Recipe

Hawaiian Potato Salad is not the simplest potato salad recipe ever, but is certainly one of the most delicious ones! It contains more vegetables than the average potato salad and a slightly lighter-tasting and healthier dressing that still manages to be true to a mayonnaise (or Miracle Whip) based potato salad.

I love the fact that potato salad is a make-ahead recipe. When my guests arrive, the work is done. It is also perfect when you know you are going to be having a busy summer day. When you do get home all you have to do is take it out of the fridge -- add some leftover meat, cold cuts or baked ham and some great bread and you have a very satisfying meal.

I also take this dish with me when I am visiting family and friends and when we go camping. I just prepare it the day before, refrigerate it and transport it in a cooler with lots of ice. Everyone loves it. I am thrilled to have prepared a dish that is a hit with everyone and, because I made it the day before, I manage to look wonderfully organized at the same time!

This recipe will reward your efforts generously the day after you invest them. When you make it a day ahead, the flavours have a chance to fully develop and become the Best-Ever Hawaiian Potato Salad! Personally, I would not consider serving this salad on the day of -- although I will confess to stealing a small dish to make sure it has turned out okay. (Someone has to do it!)

Some call this type of salad a Hawaiian Potato Salad; others, Hawaiian Macaroni Salad. I prefer the first because it really does contain more potatoes than pasta. It may have originated from a plate lunch in Hawaii on which is served a scoop or two of macaroni potato salad. The pasta originally came from Italy; the mayonnaise, from Europe; and the potatoes, from South America. Whatever the origin, I know you are not here for a history lesson but, instead for a great new recipe to try. I hope you love this one as much as we do!

The Best-Ever Hawaiian Potato Salad Recipe

This recipe originated with one I found online more than 12 years ago and I have been tweaking it ever since.


4 large potatoes, left whole

1 cup shell macaroni, uncooked

2 chopped carrots2 chopped celery stalks

3 chopped sweet pickles

1 cup frozen peas, uncooked

2 chopped green onions

salt and pepper to taste

2 chopped boiled eggs


1/4 cup low-fat yogurt

3 tbsps light mayonnaise

2 tbsps pickle juice

1/2 cup Italian salad dressing

  • Prepare the ingredients as discussed above -- leave the potatoes whole but chop the carrots, celery, pickles, green onions and boiled eggs.
  • Boil the potatoes until they are tender but not too soft. Once they have cooled, cube them in bite-size pieces.
  • Cook the macaroni as instructed on the package. I often cook a little bit extra with another meal in order to avoid doing this as an extra step.
  • Add all of the ingredients except the dressing to a large bowl.
  • Combine the dressing ingredients together in a small bowl and then add them to the rest of the ingredients. Because the amount of potatoes and because how you like your potato salad will vary, you may have to add extra dressing. Remember, too, that pasta soaks up dressing and adjust accordingly.
  • For the best results, let rest, refrigerated, for one day. My mother sprinkled paprika over her potato salad and I do that sometimes. Some people chop a bit of fresh parsley and sprinkle it over the salad as garnish.

Come On Into My Kitchen & We'll Throw Together Some Hawaiian Potato Salad... - Maybe you will even consider staying for supper!!!

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Potato Nutrition

What's in it for us?

The average North American consumes 158 pounds of potatoes per year! One in three meals includes some type of potatoes. That's a good thing as potatoes are packed with nutrition including Vitamin C, fiber and potassium...if only we'd stick to eating them baked, boiled or mashed with healthy toppings!

Ice Salad Bowl
Ice Salad Bowl

Potato Salad MUST Be Kept Cold! Here Is One Stylish Solution ~~ The Cold Bowl On Ice by Get Organized

The Cold Bowl on Ice will help keep your food chilled for an extended time. Just fill the base with ice and the cold travels upwards and into the bowl, chilling the food. It is an acrylic bowl that is break-resistant and dishwasher safe, making it perfect for summertime meals. There are no Amazon customer reviews yet for this item and I have not seen it. However, I have seen many similar products available and the idea really does sound good. I would use the Cold Bowl on Ice when I was setting the potato salad out for people to serve themselves from like on the buffet or patio table. If you have used this bowl or have seen it used, please make sure to leave a note on this page so that we can all benefit from your experience! By the way, for transporting potato salad, I would consider a different option like one of the coolers discussed a bit later in the page.

Click here to keep your salad cold with this attractive serving bowl from Amazon.

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A Few Potato Tips

  • For a potato salad that doesn't end up mushy, use waxy potatoes like Yukon Gold, which keep their shape better than starchy baking potatoes. Do not use Idaho potatoes or baking potatoes. Waxy potatoes cook faster, do not get mushy and do not fall apart as easily. You don't have to peel them, just scrub and cook!
  • Pieces that are cut the same size will cook in the same amount of time. Alternatively, you can leave the potatoes whole (as my recipe does) and cut them up after they are cooked.
  • Martha Stewart recommends the following recipe for taking your potato salad on the road in warm weather. It does not have any mayonnaise -- replacing the mayo with 1/2 cup of olive oil and 1 tablespoon of Dijon mustard.
  • Martha Stewart also says that potatoes can be steamed instead of boiled which is another way to keep them from getting mushy. Pieces should steam cook in about 15 to 20 minutes. I might just try that method next time.

Myth Buster: Hawaiian Potato Salad does NOT contain pineapple, papaya or any other tropical fruit!

Creative Potato Salad Add-Ins - Just be careful not to add to many salty and acidic ingredients!

  • Sliced celery.
  • Diced red onion.
  • Sweet pickle relish.
  • Chopped sweet pickles.
  • Slivered green onion.
  • Capers.
  • Chives.
  • Hard cooked eggs.
  • Bacon!

Fifty Favorite Potato Salad Recipes by Barbara Lauterbach
Fifty Favorite Potato Salad Recipes by Barbara Lauterbach

Potato Salad: Fifty Favorite Recipes by Barbara Lauterbach

We think of potato salad with picnics and summertime but Barbara Lauterbach’s book, Potato Salad: Fifty Favorite Recipes, will give you some new ideas about this salad. It features many recipes from the New Year’s Day Good Luck Salad to the Rosemary Orange Potato salad to the Stop and Go Italian Potato Salad and the Nicoise Potato Salad. This book includes hot and cold potato salads, celebrity salads from Marcella Hazan and Deborah Madison, and many valuable potato tips including the best types of potatoes for salads and recipes for boiling and steaming potatoes.

Click here to buy Potato Salad: Fifty Favorite Recipes through Amazon.

Potato Salad: 65 Recipes From Classic To Cool by Debbie Moose

Potato salad is just not good with your hamburger. With origins from Germany to Scandinavia to the United States, it comes in many varieties suitable for many different types of meals and great for serving all year long. This book, Potato Salad: 65 Recipes From Classic to Cool includes some favorite potato salad recipes and some international ones.Whether you like your potato salad creamy or chunky, mellow or tangy the 65 spectacular potato salad recipes in this book are bound to inspire you to try a new version. Recipes include the Farmer's Market, the Grilled Potato Salad, the Double Tater Salad, the German Warm Potato, the Tarragon-Lemon Potato Salad, the Tuscan Taters, the Spuds Step Out and even a one-dish meal called Spud Supper.

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This cutting board is made of bamboo which means that it is a very hard cutting board made from a renewable resource and assembled in an environmentally wise manner. Manufactured by Totally Bamboo and beautifully designed this is really a heavy duty chopping block that will be perfect for preparing this potato salad and for any other job you require!

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How do you prefer your potato salad?

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Here's the question often hotly debated ~~ Will that be Miracle Whip or Helman's Mayonnaise for you?

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      julieannbrady 8 years ago

      OK, you have got my interest piqued -- looking for some delicious pictures of your recipe. I love potato salad of all kinds.

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      Sniff It Out 8 years ago

      I was just looking for some interesting salad recipes, this potato salad sounds great and is definitely on my list to make. I am pleased to welcome this lens to The Cooks Cafe group and many thanks for your blessing!

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      Jack 8 years ago

      This recipe sounds great. I will have to make it soon.

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      Susan Deppner 8 years ago from Arkansas USA

      Wow, great lens and yummy-sounding recipe that I’m going to have to try. Lensrolling to my German potato salad lens!

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      Dianne Loomos 8 years ago

      I've never heard of potato salad with both potatoes and pasta. It sounds very good! I love my Mom's potato salad made with mashed potatoes.

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      tandemonimom lm 8 years ago

      Mayonnaise based, but with a generous helping of mustard - that's the best potato salad (aka my mom's!). This looks good but I admit my mom's potato salad is one of my biggest comfort foods, so I don't mess with perfection! ;-)

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      Andy 8 years ago from London, England

      Excellent lens. Sounds delicious. I was looking for your Hawaiian Shirt lens and found this one instead.

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      Robin S 8 years ago from USA

      This is very similar to a Georgian potato salad I make which is actually called French Salad. I know it sounds confusing but it's very good no matter what you call it! :)

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      Heather Burns 8 years ago from Wexford, Ireland

      I shouldn't read these recipe lenses of yours before lunch. My mouth waters too much...and then I'll overeat, etc...but seriously, really nice lens. I'll have to try this.

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      Carol Goss 8 years ago

      Nice Lens I will have to try it ;)

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      Susan Deppner 8 years ago from Arkansas USA

      That Cold Bowl on Ice is gorgeous. Great addition to the lens!

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      Moe Wood 8 years ago from Eastern Ontario

      I''m spud wild but never really got into potato salad. My DH would definitely like this though. Congratulations on the purple star!

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      Dianne Loomos 8 years ago

      Congrats on that pretty purple star!

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      Holley Web 8 years ago

      This sounds and looks wonderful! Congrats on the Purple Star!

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      KimGiancaterino 8 years ago

      Congratulations on your purple star. Looks tasty, and I always enjoy your polls!

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      dustytoes 8 years ago

      Yup, I'm hungry. Great recipe, I think I will try it this summer and I think the dressing especially will become my new favorite. I like to add eggs to my potato salad and use red potatoes with the skin on. I also love your Amazon some fantastic and useful products. Congrats on the purple star (I admit I'm not sure what it means, but I know it's good!)

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      Kiwisoutback 8 years ago from Massachusetts

      I love potato salad, but I don't eat it that much. The store bought kind doesn't do it for me. I've never had this Hawaiian version but it sounds really good. Congratulations on your purple star!

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      Julianne Gentile 8 years ago from Cleveland, Ohio, US

      Congrats on the purple star! I've never heard of Hawaiian potato salad, but it sure looks tasty!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      The potato salad sounds wonderful. I shall definitely try it. Beautiful lens.

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      Mary Beth Granger 8 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

      I love potoatoe salad. This sounds like an interesting variation! Great lens 5*

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 8 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      This sounds and looks delicious. We usually like our potato salad very plain but I will definitely be trying this. Thank you and also thank you for my blessing. I sure appreciate it.

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      Cheryl Kohan 8 years ago from Minnesota

      The very next time I make potato salad it's going to be this version. I think it sounds awesome. We plant yukon gold potatoes each year and this year I think we'll plant even more...that's a great tip. Also, I think I'll steam them as Martha suggests. Excellent!

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      squid-janices7 8 years ago

      I know I'm a little late, but congrats on the purple star. This sounds like a good recipe to try this Memorial Day weekend. I pretty much hate pickles so I'll be leaving those out, but otherwise it sounds delicious. 5*

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      Mary 8 years ago from Chicago area

      Mmm, I love potato salad. I put a lot of fresh dill in mine. Also make a kind that uses ricotta cheese, olive oil, parmesan--no mayo. I want to add your recipe to the lineup! 5*****

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      Tiddledeewinks LM 8 years ago

      I just love potato salad and this looks like a recipe I'm going to have to try soon! Thanks! 5*'s

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      Cheryl Kohan 8 years ago from Minnesota

      Hi Brenda! Just wanted to say I made this potato salad for our neighborhood memorial day picnic. It was yummy! Everyone loved it. It's a "keeper".I did add additional dressing but otherwise just as you have it here. Also, that dressing is so good it would be great on any salad, I think. Or to make coleslaw and add celery seeds.

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      RuthCoffee 8 years ago

      This has certainly captured my interest, I think I'll give it a whirl in the next couple of weeks.(and feature on my potato salad lens!)

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Scrumptious looking. Well organized lens.

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      Thomas F. Wuthrich 8 years ago from Michigan

      Love potato salad, but never sampled this one. It sure does sound delicious, though. I bet you could make it more Hawaiian by substituting pineapple chunks for the sweet pickles. Beautiful lens! Rolling it to one of my own.

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      blue22d 8 years ago

      I really eager to try your Hawaiian Potato Salad. I love vegetables and it look so good. Five stars to ya. Good luck on your quest for 100. Do stop by and visit my sandyslenses.

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      Sandy Mertens 8 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      I love potato salad. I will have to try out your recipe. It looks Yummy!

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      RosemarieFransen 8 years ago

      Yes I love potato salad especially the one my mom use to make -German style.I am going to try yours as well - sounds great.

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      Cynthia Davis 8 years ago from Pittsburgh

      I want some potato salad now! Wonderful job on this Hawaiian potato salad lens. I really like the way its so well organized. Five stars and I'll be visiting again.

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      Terry Boroff (flipflopnana) 8 years ago from FL

      I have got to try this recipe, it looks absolutely delicious! Beautiful lens!

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      Suzie-Shine 8 years ago

      That all sounds delicious. Funny but until you said so I always associated pineapple with Hawaii salads. Now I know better. I'm leaving better informed than when I arrived! Thanks,Suzie

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      Bellezza-Decor 8 years ago from Canada

      Great recipe. I like how you've displayed your Amazon product recommendations 5* and thanks for the Angel Blessing!

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      Kiwisoutback 8 years ago from Massachusetts

      I just featured this lens on my 4th of July recipes lens:

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      Joan4 8 years ago

      I do have to try this soon! I would never have considered adding macaroni to potato salad! yummy!

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      DivaFinds 8 years ago

      Holy cow this lens is awesome! Plan to make this recipe this weekend. It sounds outrageous.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      This sounds wonderful Brenda!

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      Simeyc1 8 years ago

      This does look really good - I'm gonna try it. If you don't mind I may mess with the recipe - I just gotta add some Guinness to it LOL - if it works, I'll add it t my Guinness Recipe Lens, but link back to the original recipe - if that's OK?5* and Lensrolled!

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      stephendavies 8 years ago

      Wow, your picture of a Hawaiian Potato Salad looks nothing like the ready prepared potato salads we buy from the grocery store. Yours looks so tempting, I may just give it a go.

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      Sue Dixon 7 years ago from Grasmere, Cumbria, UK

      This looks great! I never thought a potato salad could be so interesting!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Brenda, thank-you. I call myself "Redneck Martha" when it comes to the kitchen and its productions. Perhaps now I can pull off some semblance of elegance in providing table fair by preparing your lovely recipe. It's doubful I can present it anywhere as artfully as you do though. With great love (and humble bowing :) Darcie

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      Laniann 7 years ago

      Looks and sounds delicious! 5*

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      kimmanleyort 7 years ago

      I have never heard of Hawaiian potato salad but it looks really good. Also, the cold bowl on ice is cool.

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      Achim Thiemermann 7 years ago from Austin, Texas

      I can't believe it! I haven't been a member of your fan club until just now...whew, where have I been?Anyway, I love your Hawaiian Potato Salad recipe. My all-time favorite ingredient in any potato salad recipe is the hard-boiled egg. A hearty SquidAngel Blessing for your tasty lens, Brenda. :-)

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      Kate Loving Shenk 7 years ago from Lancaster PA

      Great recipe, Brenda!! Will try it as soon as I get a bag of (organic) potatoes!!*****5 and faved!!

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      June Campbell 7 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      This recipe looks delicious I can't wait to try it. Thanks for stopping by my banana bread lens.

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      Eliza Rayner 7 years ago from Boulder, Colorado

      this looks soooooo delicious, I am for sure going to try it. Thanks for visiting my everything cranberry lens and belssing it, I appreciate it.:)

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      religions7 7 years ago

      Great lens, blessed by a squidangel :) you're doing well: at least ten lenses in top tier :)

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      Susan Deppner 7 years ago from Arkansas USA

      Congratulations on your Giant Squid Awards nomination for this fabulously yummy lens!

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      Lloyd Pinto 7 years ago from Mumbai

      Congrats on your nomination Brenda - This lens was too yummy! Just voted for this one!

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      kimmanleyort 7 years ago

      Besides an interesting recipe, your pictures are phenomenal. Congratulations on your nomination.

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      WindyWintersHubs 7 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

      Congrats on your Purple Star and Giant Squid Awards Nomination, Brenda! :)

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      clouda9 lm 7 years ago

      Mouth-watering yumminess! Congrats on your 2009 Giant Squid Awards nomination.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Congratulations on your nomination for a Giant Squid Award for this more than excellent recipe lens. Good luck & SquidAngel Blessings for you!

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      Rhonda Albom 7 years ago from New Zealand

      Hmm, macaroni and yogurt in potato salad. Something new to try. It sounds so good! Blessed by an angel.

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      Rhonda Albom 7 years ago from New Zealand

      Hmm, macaroni and yogurt in potato salad. Something new to try. It sounds so good! Blessed by an angel.

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      Patricia 7 years ago

      Sounds delicious! Blessed by an angel!

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      Iudit Gherghiteanu 7 years ago from Ozun

      great lens, makes me to try this salad, and without counting the calories. Thank you.

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      MarcBlackMedia LM 7 years ago

      Wow, looks sooooo tasty!! I will def try these as I LOVE potato salads.

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      clouda9 lm 7 years ago

      Stopping back in to let you know this lens is an upcoming feature (03-09-2010) on my blog : and is on my new social networking site right now ;) I'd love it if you added your other recipe lenses, blog posts and food bookmarks too.

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      jolou 7 years ago

      Yes, I definitely love potato salad, and this one sounds delicious. Will have to try it sometime.

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      Seeking Pearls 7 years ago from Pueblo West

      This looks delicious and I can honestly say I haven't tried the hawaiian version. Thanks for sharing this yummy recipe.

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      hlkljgk 7 years ago from Western Mass

      ooh, this looks like a great recipe. lensrolled to my veg bbq lens

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      Faye Rutledge 7 years ago from Concord VA

      Hello there! I'd never heard of Hawaiian Potato Salad, but this recipe sounds delicious...I'm going to try it at our next get together.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Sounds and looks delicious!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I'm on my second batch in 6 weeks, as it's soooo good! I halved the recipe because I live alone, but it worked just fine. I replaced the green onions with chives from my garden without any problem. Many thanks!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      My hubby really loves Potato Salad, so I'm always on the look out for new recipes. Thanks for sharing!

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      bechand 6 years ago

      cool - lens rolled to my hawaiian fruit platter lens

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      VarietyWriter2 6 years ago

      I never had it Hawaiian style. Sounds yummy!

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      tandemonimom lm 6 years ago

      Revisiting to lensroll and feature on How to Bake Fabulously Light and Fluffy Baked Potatoes!

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      reasonablerobby 6 years ago

      I must give this a go. Sounds delicious. The potato salad we do here in the UK is ordinary compared to this.

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      V Random 6 years ago

      this sounds reallly good!

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      bewebmarketing 6 years ago

      Nice lens. I love potato salad

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      KokoTravel 6 years ago

      Certainly do love potato salad AND your lens... thanks.

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      ChrisDay LM 6 years ago

      This looks fabulous - definitely worth a revisit.

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      Adriana 6 years ago from New Market

      I love potato salad (well I love potatoes, period!). i have to try your Hawaiian salad: it sounds delicious! Blessed :)

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      hayleylou lm 6 years ago

      This sounds yummy, **Blessed** and featured on My Time as a Squid Angel :)

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      kare2share 6 years ago

      Hawaiian potato salad is my favorite kind because that way I don't have to choose between macaroni, egg or potato salad -- I get them all in one! I also like the way you've lightened it up with yogurt. Thanks for sharing your recipe and tips!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I had never heard of Hawaiian Potato Salad and did expect to see tropical fruit in it, so you got me there. I like Martha's idea of the olive oil and mustard. I use both mayo and mustard, I guess because my Mom did and chopped pickles and pickle juice are a must.

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      deldobuss 6 years ago

      I love potato salad! I thought hmmm- hawaiian? Lol I imagined pineapples! Great lens!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I love tater salad, this looks like a winner! 5*

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      kimbesa 6 years ago from USA

      I have to try this...sounds very interesting and different version of any potato salad I've ever had. Thanks!

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      phoenix arizona f 6 years ago

      Looks great for a barbeque.

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      Chazz 5 years ago from New York

      I've never had this but will definitely try it out soon. Blessed on the Squid Angels Epic Back To School Bus Trip Quest. Your lens will be featured on Wing-ing it on Squidoo, our lensography of some of the best Squidoo has to offer, as soon as the quest has been completed.

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      APackageAtTheDoor 5 years ago

      Looks good, gotta try it!

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      jgelien 5 years ago

      I make mine with steamed Idaho potatoes, sometimes I use red potatoes. I add mayo, dijon mustard, pickle juice, celery, onion and include both sweet and dill pickles. I will have to try this Hawaiian recipe. It's very different.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I've never heard of Hawaiian Potato Salad before but now I have to try it!

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      LeCordonDude 5 years ago

      WOWSER! Hawaiian potato salad! You're the only other person I met that makes this delectable treat! I salute you and your recipe!!

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      June Parker 5 years ago from New York

      I was born and raised in Hawaii, and have spent most of my life there. I am a mix poi bowl of Hawaiian, Irish, Scot, Welsh and English descent. No offense to you Brenda, but the only people that I know in Hawaii that put sweet pickles, pickle relish, vinegar, bacon or sugar in a potato salad are people that have migrated from the mainland. Typically a local "Hawaiian style" potato salad does not contain any of those ingredients. Of course, a salad as in any form of cooking is all personal taste, but I would not call them a "Hawaiian Potato Salad". I would call it a "Midwest Style" or maybe a "California Style", but not a "Hawaiian Style" potato salad. Hawaiian style is really very simple. Potato (duh);; Best Food or Hellman's mayo (no substitution like Miracle Whip), finely mined onion or sliced green onion; finely grated or shredded carrot, Ajinomoto, sat & pepper and maybe hard boiled egg, but mostly not. Sometimes finely shredded napa cabbage is added, but that is it; nothing else to be considered "Local style".

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      Treasures By Brenda 5 years ago from Canada

      No offense taken. Your typical version of potato salad sounds like the one we eat in eastern Canada. I didn't name this recipe, but found it many, many years ago online. I wonder if calling it Hawaiian might have been a way to say 'special.' Otherwise, I would have expected to see pineapple or something else uniquely Hawaiian in it.

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      June Parker 5 years ago from New York

      @TreasuresBrenda: LOL. OMG! No never pineapple in potato salad. Maybe pineapple in coleslaw. I have discovered while living in NY that people love putting canned pineapple in what they call "cabbage salad". It's not one of my faves, but it's eatable. (I wish I could put a rolling laughing emoticon here). I have only been to Montreal on one end of Canada and Vancouver on the other end. Would love to see a "Canandian Style" potato salad lens!

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      Treasures By Brenda 5 years ago from Canada

      @Kailua-KonaGirl: Canadian potato salad (at least in my experience) would have potatoes, onion, mayo, boiled egg, salt & pepper. People add additions according to what they like and are used to. My mother always put in frozen peas. They were nice, texture-wise but I have a son who would not touch anything with peas...or painfully pick them out so that is something we quickly gave up.

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 5 years ago from United States

      I love potato salad and your Hawaiian Potato Salad recipe sounds delicious!

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      JoleneBelmain 5 years ago

      I love salads of all kinds, and this salad looks absolutely delicious... a big seller for me in any salad would be flavour, and as long as there is tons of that, I'm sold!!!~BLESSED~

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      Satdin 5 years ago

      Hawaiian Potato Salad? I never tested it. Can I make it myself? Will try today.

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      jlshernandez 5 years ago

      I love all kinds of potato salads, but like the one with mustard.

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      puppyprints 5 years ago

      love potato salad in the summer

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      dann7trdro lm 5 years ago

      nice work, but some of your images are missing

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      Willow Wood 5 years ago

      This sounds absolutely delicious (I love potato salad) and I've rushed out to buy the ingredients. We'll have a fun time making this tonight. Thank you! I can't wait to taste it.

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      gatornic15 5 years ago

      I do love potato salad. I have never made my own though...I might just give this recipe a try. I am going to Pin it for later.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      its good stuff, certainly sounds like a great recipe!

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      microfarmproject 5 years ago

      Thanks for the recipe!

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      Rosaquid 5 years ago

      I adore potato salad!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I love potato salad with eggless mayo.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I love potato salad with eggless mayo.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I had no idea there was a hawaiian version. Can't wait to try it out.

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      TeakShowerBenches 5 years ago

      delicious salad, a good lens, thanks

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      bilafond lm 5 years ago

      Every one loves Potato Salad at my home. And guess who is the Potato Salad- yes ME who else.

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      jballs6 5 years ago

      We love potato salad, but will be giving this one a try as it looks so yummy

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I don't use salad so much in my food, but this looks so delicious; I will have to try a vegetarian version of it.

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      peggygallyot 5 years ago

      Hi , I love potatoes but haven't tried the potato salad . Thank you for sharing the recipe.

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      MartieG aka 'survivoryea' 5 years ago from Jersey Shore

      This looks delicious - only problem I have is hubby is Miracle Whip and I am Mayo - I must try this for a summertime dish :>)

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      myraggededge 5 years ago

      This looks like a perfect summer recipe to go with the bbq food. Delicious, wherever it came from. x

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      aquarian_insight 5 years ago

      Yesterday, Summer finally arrived here in London and just today I was thinking about whipping up a batch of potato salad. I will definitely be trying your recipe tomorrow! Thank you for this great lens!

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      hughgrissettsr lm 5 years ago

      luv potato salad!

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      domjohnson lm 5 years ago

      I've always loved potato salad. Great lens :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Returning to congratulate you on front page honors for your best ever Hawaiian potato salad!

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      katieross 5 years ago

      This sounds delicious, and we're right in time for summer!

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      MariaDSk 5 years ago

      Actually this seems a bit similar to Olivier Salad. But either way nice lens :) Yumsies.

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      Renaissance Woman 5 years ago from Colorado

      I do love potato salad and don't get enough of it. Your recipe is one that I will definitely try. Sounds totally delicious. Really liked the tip about using whole, waxy potatoes. Loved the products you featured, too. Very cool idea (that salad serving bowl with the ice reservoir below). Thanks!

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      SteveKaye 5 years ago

      Potato salad is great! I like all kinds. And right now I wish I could reach into my computer and take a taste of the potato salad in the photo. Yum.

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      a2zmovies 5 years ago

      Hi yes I love potato salad and this is going to be made this weekend.

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      Clairissa 5 years ago from OREFIELD, PA

      Sounds like a nice alternative to traditional Potato Salad. I will have to give it a try.

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      Sara Krentz 5 years ago from USA

      Great lens - I'll be trying this recipe in the near future!

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      Dickstucki1 5 years ago

      Thanks for this! Great lens.

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      What a perfect recipe with summer starting.

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      CameronPoe 5 years ago

      Awesome. More summer food to get me in the mood.

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      norma-holt 5 years ago

      This is s asuperb lens and great recipe that is well worth trying. Featured on Blessed by Skiesgreen 2012-2 and also on Holiday Cooking. Hugs

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      lynnasafriend 5 years ago

      (smiles) had to disagree with the majority on the mayo, I love using the miracle whip on mine :)

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      IMKZRNU2 5 years ago from Pacific Northwest

      Yummy lens! I am going to have to try this one now!

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      piedromolinero 5 years ago

      A great recipe for potato salad, I am sure I will love it. We will give it a try very soon. Thank you for sharing.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Thank you for visiting m lens.

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      TheGourmetCoffe 5 years ago

      Love anything Hawaiian! Great potato salad, nice lens. Enjoyed your lens very much, also "liked" it!

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      henrygdance 5 years ago

      nice lens

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      justDawn1 4 years ago

      Can't wait to give it a try! :)

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      Gayle Dowell 4 years ago from Kansas

      I do love potato salad. I make mine with bacon and hard boiled eggs, mayo and a little mustard. This recipe sounds like something I should make this weekend.

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      Michey LM 4 years ago

      I know this lens, and like it long time ago, but I come back to give Blessings.... as finally I tried it and it was delicious... It looked complicated but after I did it once, I found out that it is easier than initially thought about itThanks Brenda

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      MintySea 4 years ago

      sounds good

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      poipounder 4 years ago

      Great lens! I love anything Hawaiian, especially potato salad and loco moco. thanks

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      Echo Phoenix 4 years ago

      Love the Hawaiian Potato Salad recipe, the combination of potato with the macaroni sounds great! I am always mixing salads up on my plate any way so I will have to try this for the next BBQ I am invited to... maybe this weekend:) sounds good for a Father's Day luau too.

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      kerrylea 4 years ago

      Sounds yum. You had me thinking what is a sweet pickle, and then I realised a gherkin.

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      mrdata 4 years ago

      Delicious recipe! Thanks!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Terrific recipe combined with a lot of great information equals an excellent lens.

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      Rosyel Sawali 4 years ago from Manila Philippines

      Yummy! I'd like to try this one too. My daughter loves potatoes. ^_^

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      Delia 4 years ago

      My favorite is real German Potato salad...I've had a Potato salad called Hawaiian, but a bit different and actually had tiny bits of Pineapple and small pieces of Ham or Spam, it was made by a Hawaiian friend.

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      Nnadi bonaventure Chima 4 years ago from Johanesburg

      Nice appetite wetting lens ,thanks for sharing

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      bjfoxglove 4 years ago

      This is such a nice lens. Such a wonderful recipe, will surely give it a try when I get new potatoes from my garden. Thanks

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      AllenLim 4 years ago

      Wow! I gotta bookmark this and ask my mum to make one for me! Thanks for the recipes =)

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      Treasures By Brenda 4 years ago from Canada

      @bjfoxglove: New potatoes make the BEST potato salad!

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      Fay Favored 3 years ago from USA

      My mother made the best potato salad. Your recipe looks good. Adding the veggies would make it heartier. Have to try this. I use both mayo & mustard usually.

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      Treasures By Brenda 2 years ago from Canada

      @favored: I love the addition of the vegetables!

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