Marge’s Retro Potato Salad

Marge’s Retro Potato Salad

My Grandma Marge's 70's-style potato salad. It's super budget-friendly, no fancy ingredients, and feeds a family of 4 with left overs!
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Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 30 minutes
Course Picnic, Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 6


Large decorative bowl for mixing and serving


  • 4 large Yukon Gold potatoes
  • 1 yellow onion peeled
  • 4 hard boiled eggs cooled, peeled, and chopped
  • ¾ cups mayo if you like Miracle Whip, use it!
  • 3 tsp yellow mustard the cheap stuff!
  • 3 dill pickle spears, chopped the cheap bendy ones, not the fancy kind!
  • ¼ cup sliced green olives with pimentos
  • 4 tbsp pickle juice
  • tsp salt
  • ½ tsp fresh ground pepper


  • Place potatoes and onion in a pot and cover with salted water
  • Bring water to a boil and cook until potatoes are tender and onion is translucent
  • Drain potatoes and onions
  • When they are cool enough to handle, chop and add to a large bowl
  • Add mayo, mustard, pickles, and olives
  • Add pickle juice, salt, and pepper, and stir
  • Add chopped eggs and adjust seasonings
  • Let chill overnight
  • Taste to adjust seasonings


Chilling overnight lets this potato salad’s flavor develop. 
Before serving, add a few sliced olives over the top and a sprinkle of ground pepper for a nice presentation.
Fun serving suggestions: This salad makes a great dip for Fritos, or serve with teriyaki burgers.
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