Nannan's Potato Salad

Recipe by Grimms Restaurant T

This no-mustard potato salad had been at every family functions/ birthday party/ church picnic I can remember. I think the mystery flavor comes from using the olive juice along with the olives.

Top Review by pamela t.

This was very good, abbeit salty. I do love the addition of the olives, but next time I will use fewer and chop them up. I also tasted this and had to add about 1/4 C yellow mustard--just my taste preference. thanks for sharing Nannan's salad.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. To hasten cooking time in a busy holiday kitchen I boil the potatoes in their skin in a pressure cooker. You can boil them in a large pot with a lid if you don't have one.
  2. Chill potatoes in the refrigerator, skin, and cube into large bowl.
  3. Pour entire contents of the jar of olives, chopped onions and mayonnaise in with the potatoes.
  4. Stir until the olive juice and mayo are well blended and the olives have begun breaking apart. Cover and chill for 1 hour.
  5. *As Nannan was orating this recipe to me I was shocked at how much mayonnaise she used -- but here in Texas I should have known that most of the old timers seldom consider cholesterol. Unfortunately they usually make the best food so I'll keep using a "tub" of mayo when I make this, and you can feel free to use less if you like.
  6. She does swear the secret is Hellman's brand mayonnaise or a cheap brand which lends more creaminess to the recipe then flavor.

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