When I make salads, I tend to stay away from macaroni salad, cole slaw and potato salad. Maybe, that is because, they are the only salads, other than tossed salads, I had - growing up. I can't say that I don't like them. I usually do.
With all the new style salads with fruits and vegetables that were not popular when I was a child, I am inspired to be more creative. I do like cabbage so cole slaw does show its head at times but rarely potato salad and almost never, macaroni salad.
This is a hearty salad and despite my hesitation, it is really good.
- 4 medium potatoes, peeled
- 2/3 cup mayonnaise (I tend to cut down on mayo and use less than this.)
- 1/2 cup frozen pea
- 2/3 cup shredded carrots
- 6 hard boiled eggs
- 3 half and half pickles
- 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
- salt and pepper to taste