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Easy Traditional Potato Salad Recipe

Updated on November 16, 2016
Potato Salad with Black Olives
Potato Salad with Black Olives

Easy Potato Salad Recipe - Ingredients

  1. Eggs
  2. Celery
  3. Paprika
  4. Garlic Salt
  5. Black Pepper
  6. Russet Potatoes
  7. Dill Pickles, or pickle relish
  8. Onions (optional)
  9. Black Olives, canned
  10. Seasoning Salt, Lawry's
  11. Mayonnaise, Miracle Whip
  12. Cilantro Flakes or Parsley Flakes

Recipe Instructions for Potato Salad with Black Olives

Boil a pot of potatoes in water for about 30-35 minutes on medium heat; stick a fork in the potatoes to see if they're done. Make sure the potatoes are not too soft, because they have to be diced into medium sized cubes. While the potatoes are cooking, the boiled eggs can be boiling on medium heat for 25-35 minutes.

Pour the remaining hot water into the sink; add cold water to the cooked potatoes. Then peel the potato skins off of each boiled potato. Take the egg shells off of the boiled eggs but first add cold water to the hot eggs to make them easier to peel. Begin to dice the potatoes in medium sized cubes, and also cut the boiled eggs into medium size pieces.

Slice small pieces of celery into a large bowl along with the diced potatoes, eggs, and a moderate amount of sliced dill pickles. Then add ½ can of sliced black olives of a medium size can. Sprinkle a small amount of seasonings: black pepper, cilantro and/or parsley flakes, seasoning salt, small amount of garlic salt, (optional) small sliced and diced onions. Add a moderate amount of mayonnaise to the large bowl, and begin to toss the potato salad with a large spoon until the mayonnaise is mixed into the potato salad.

Add the remaining black olives to the top of the potato salad recipe, and sprinkle paprika on the top of the potato salad as well to make it appealing with color. The paprika sprinkled at the top also gives the potato salad recipe a slight tang of spice, which is not spicy-hot.

This "Easy Potato Salad Recipe" can be served warm or chilled; either way it's an easy and tasty recipe that is filling.

Black Olive Potato Salad Recipe

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Benefits of Black Olives
Benefits of Black Olives
Benefits of Cilantro
Benefits of Cilantro

Benefits of Black Olives

A potato salad recipe can be made for many events or holiday occasions, and is often known as a very filling side order. Potato salad taste great with: barbecue meats, fried fish, fried chicken, etc.

The benefits of eating black olives are that they contain vitamin A which helps to prevent colon cancer, and vitamin E which prevents wrinkles on the skin.

Black olives are also a great source of iron that helps to make your immune system stronger and sends oxygen to the blood.

Benefits of Cilantro

You can eat fresh cilantro leaves or dried cilantro leaves, this herb is great for helping to sleep better at night. Cilantro is also known for being an antibacterial herb that is added to many Mexican food dishes such as, tacos, burritos, enchiladas, etc. This cilantro herb can assist diabetes patients lower their blood sugar levels.

Benefits of Potatoes

Potatoes contain vitamin B which is good for preventing inflammation of the digestive tract and intestines. Vitamin B found in potatoes is good for proper brain function that helps to prevent the brain from fatigue.

Potato Salad Recipe
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    • MsDora profile image

      Dora Weithers 21 months ago from The Caribbean

      Thanks for the recipe and the nutrition breakdown of the ingredients. Will try it.

    • Ann810 profile image

      Ann810 4 years ago from Sunny Cali

      Hi Starlee,

      Hi Chitrangada,

      Hi Ceres,

      Black olives is high in nutrition I just started putting them in potato salad last year. Thanks for your comments.

    • Ceres Schwarz profile image

      Ceres Schwarz 4 years ago

      This looks like a good and interesting recipe for potato salad with black olives. The image of the salad looks tasty and this recipe doesn't seem all that hard to make. It's also good how you included information on the benefits of black olives, etc so the readers can see how healthy this is for them.

    • ChitrangadaSharan profile image

      Chitrangada Sharan 4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      This looks very interesting and different! Black olives are so full of health. Interesting way to include them in your diet.

      Thanks for sharing!

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      Kristi Starlee Martin 4 years ago from Gastonia North Carolina

      This looks absolutely delicious! I seriously have to try this!! :)