For me, potato salad is a MUST during the summer and especially with barbeque! Since several of the store-bought options just aren't my jam I decided to play with some of my favorites and mix up my own. I know most potato salads are thick and heavy on the "sauce," but that is just not my preferred version. I am all about a nice even layer of sauce but I don't want it to overpower everything else, the "good stuff" is way more important!
My husband told me he was craving potato salad, so when I started to pull out the ingredients I was going to use, and he noticed what I was pulling out, he was pretty concerned when I didn't grab a bottle of Miracle Whip. There is a constant debate about Miracle Whip vs. Mayo in this house! My hubby is team Miracle Whip and I have always been team "it doesn't matter!" Well, my team "it doesn't matter" is no longer, ever since I bought a jar of Sir Kennisington mayo from Thrive Market! OMG, I take it ALL back, IT MATTERS! Mayo matters!
The funny part about all this is my tried and true Miracle Whip-loving husband was converted and couldn't believe how good it was. In fact, he asked for another batch of potato salad mixed the same way. Big things here, big things!
As I said, this combines things my way which with something rustic like a potato salad I think it should all be chopped in a very rustic fashion. Potatoes, pickles, and onions get a rough chop into various shapes and sizes, I just make sure they are all bite-size pieces.
The sauce is a mix of mayo, pickle juice, and apple cider vinegar. The briney pickle juice and ACV balance out the richness of the mayo and it is perfect! I am a big believer in eggs mixed in for both texture and then those fabulous yolks adding another layer of flavor!
Like with most things, you can adjust this recipe to your specific taste. If you like more eggs, fewer pickles, or more onion just measure with your heart! This batch is big and can definitely serve a crowd, but it is easily divided to make it a perfect side dish.