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Lindy's Family Potato Salad in a bowl

Lindy's Family Potato Salad

Lindy’s Family Potato Salad uses all the classic ingredients. Tender potato, crunchy celery, onion, olives, and pickles a nice vinegar-based mayo dressing.
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Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Salads, Side Dish
Cuisine American, German
Servings 8 servings
Calories 188 kcal


  • About 3 pounds of russet potatoes try to keep them all the same size for even cooking, skins on
  • Diced sweet onion to your taste
  • Diced celery hearts with some of the inside leaves, to your taste
  • Canned black olive slices to your taste
  • Diced dill pickles to your taste
  • Apple cider vinegar about ½ cup or to taste
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • Mayonnaise I use low-calorie mayo


  • Place the unpeeled potatoes in a large pot and cover with cold water. Bring to a simmer and cook until just cooked through (do not overcook or you will have mashed potatoes when you stir and don't undercook or you will have crunchy potatoes and that's not good, so just when a paring knife goes through the thickest part easily, they are done).
  • Take the pot, drain and run cold water over the potatoes; let the potatoes sit in cool water until cool enough to handle. When cool enough to handle (you do want them still warm) peel them; cut into quarters and then slice about ¼ inch thick. Place in a large bowl. 
  • Sprinkle them with salt and freshly ground pepper, then pour some apple cider vinegar onto the still-warm potatoes and stir. You want a good vinegeriness to them; add the celery, onions, black olives and pickles, stir; then add mayonnaise to taste (I don't use but maybe ¾ cup of mayo so the salad does not become a mayonnaise salad, but the vinegar and potatoes and other ingredients shine through).
  • Cover and refrigerate for a couple of hours at least, best over night.


Serving: 1gCalories: 188kcalCarbohydrates: 38gProtein: 5gFat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 117mgFiber: 4gSugar: 3g
Keyword potato salad, potato salad with vinegar dressing, traditional potato salad
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