Mom’s Potato Salad

7 Jan

Mom's Potato Salad is simple yet intense.  Adding Italian dressing to this classic dish makes all the difference.  Invite new flavors in to your salad.

Mom’s Potato Salad is the third Potato Salad recipe The Hungry Wife is featuring.  I don’t think it is possible to have too many salad recipes, especially when they are so delicious and make excellent side dishes.  This particular recipe is one from my mother, and even though it is basically a classic potato salad, it has a nice twist.  The addition of Italian salad dressing provides a whole new dynamic into the flavor mix.

Boiling potatoes in about an inch of water and peeling/chopping later, will help save you time.  Trust me, peeling cooked potatoes are much easier then doing it uncooked.  Just make sure you let them cool down properly or you’ll be playing hot potato with yourself in the kitchen.  Using Italian dressing in your salad will help you reduce the amount of mayonnaise you might normally put in, and also decrease the amount of salt you use.

If you are looking for a new potato salad recipe with a bit of a kick, give this one a try.  My mother has been making it for years, and it was an instant hit in our family.  Simple yet intense, just what I love to make and eat!

2 Responses to “Mom’s Potato Salad”

  1. Karen January 20, 2011 at 12:02 am #

    I’ve never tried putting italian dressing in it but that sounds perfect! I’m really enjoying perusing your blog and love your print feature. I wish ours had that!
    I’d love to have you come link some of your recipes up over at The Executive Mom. We have a simple recipe linky every Thursday. Hope to see you there.

  2. Willa December 13, 2011 at 10:13 am #

    This is my all time favorite potato salad recipe. I’ve made it at least 5 times since getting the recipe from your website. Who would have thought Italian dressing would be so good in potato salad! Thanks!

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