It’s summertime, and what says summer more than a picnic on a beautiful day? One of my favorite picnic foods growing up was my mom’s potato salad. It’s really delicious, and it’s something that is easy and quick to make but ends up fabulous every time. I live in the Midwest now, and we love our potatoes, so this dish fits in at every picnic and potluck. It’s something that my husband begs me to make. I like to make baked potatoes a couple of days before, and then just peel and slice the extra for this potato salad instead of boiling the potatoes to start with. It makes it even quicker – and you don’t have to try to work with hot potatoes! We had it the other night with BBQ pulled pork, coleslaw, and fresh fruit. It’s delicious and sure to please the whole family.

Potato Salad

This creamy and flavorful potato salad is a family favorite that’s perfect for a summer picnic.


  • 2 lb potatoes, peeled & chopped into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions, or chives
  • 1/2 cup black olives, sliced
  • 3 hard boiled eggs
  • 1 cup fat free mayonnaise
  • 2 Tbsp white vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp white pepper
  • Salt & Pepper to taste


  1. Bring a large pot of water to boil and cook the potatoes until they are tender.
  2. Remove from the water and allow to cool.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the potatoes, green onions or chives (reserving about 1 Tbsp for garnish) and black olives.
  4. Peel and chop two hard boiled eggs. Add to the potatoes.
  5. In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, vinegar and white pepper.
  6. Add the mayonnaise mixture to the potatoes and mix until well combined.
  7. Slice the third egg and place on the top of the salad.
  8. Sprinkle on the reserved green onions or chives.
  9. Serve chilled.


If using reduced fat mayonnaise instead of fat free, it’s 212 calories, 11 g fat, 25 g carbohydrates, 3 g fiber and 5 g protein. One serving is 6 points +.

Preparation time: 10 minute(s)

Cooking time: 20 minute(s)

Diet type: Vegetarian

Number of servings (yield): 8

Culinary tradition: USA (Traditional)

Calories: 155

Fat: 4

Protein: 5

Entire recipe makes 8 servings

Serving size is 1/2 cup.

Each serving = 5 Smart Points/4 Points

PER SERVING: 155 calories; 4g fat; 1g saturated fat; 25g carbohydrates; 3.5g sugar; 5 protein; 3.6g fiber

1 Comment

  1. Love the addition of the olives. I also like to add some lean ham to my potatoes salads to make it really delicious.

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