Hawaiian Potato Salad
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The horrible weather we have been having this year, has me dreaming about moving back to Hawaii! The trade winds to cool you. The sweetest pineapples to tantalize your taste buds. Not to mention the Huli Huli Chicken and delicious Hawaiian Potato Salad to keep your tummy from grumbling. And of course the gorgeous views…..
I can just imagine sitting on the beach writing this post on my imaginary laptop while sipping a Mai Tai 🙂 When I dream, I dream big!
Just about every meal in Hawaii, is served with Hawaiian Potato Salad. Everyone has their own version, but one thing always remains the same. They always contain potatoes AND macaroni…..and peas!
The only part that I don’t like, is the pickles…so those are going to get left out of my version. 😉
How to make authentic Hawaiian potato salad:
In a small bowl, mix together dressing ingredients, set aside.
Place the cooked potatoes, macaroni, diced eggs, carrots, peas, green onions, in a large bowl. Add the the dressing and gently stir to combine…..
Cover and refrigerate until ready to use…..
I cook my eggs with my diced potatoes to save a step, and a pan…
and the easiest way to dice hard boiled eggs, is with an egg slicer…..
Voila!!! This Hawaiian Potato Salad is so easy and a nice way to change things up. I guarantee that no one is going to be expecting macaroni in their potato salad!
more delicious Hawaiian recipes:
- Instant Pot Kalua Pork
- Huli Huli Chicken – Instant Pot Huli Huli Chicken
- Steamed Rice – aka Sticky Rice
- Cauliflower Rice – for Whole30, Paleo and Keto
- Ahi Poke
- Loco Moco Recipe
- Rum Runner Cocktail
- Hawaiian Pulled Pork made in a pressure cooker
- Macadamia Nut Crusted Mahi-Mahi
Tools used to create this recipe:
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- Large Dutch oven
- Egg Slicer that I used above, or this metal egg slicer is also a good choice.
- Ice Cream Scoop to dish out your potato salad, and is the perfect size for cupcake batter.
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Komo i ka!!
Hawaiian Potato Salad
- 1 ¼ cup mayonnaise
- 2 Tablespoons sweet pickle juice
- 1 Tablespoon mustard
- 1 ½ pounds potatoes peeled, cooked, chopped
- 1 cup shell macaroni cooked, drained
- ½ cup shredded carrots
- 3 green onions finely chopped
- 3 large hard-boiled eggs peeled and chopped
- 1 cup frozen peas defrosted
- sea salt & fresh ground pepper to taste
- 3 sweet pickles coarsely chopped, optional
- In a small bowl, mix together dressing ingredients, set aside.
- Place the cooked potatoes, macaroni, diced eggs, carrots, peas, green onions, in a large bowl.
- Add the the dressing and gently stir to combine.
- I cook my eggs with my diced potatoes to save a step, and a pan.
- The easiest way to dice hard boiled eggs, is with an egg slicer.
I haven’t made potato salad in AGES. We’re getting 90 degree weather here this weekend, which means I will be making warm weather food. This will be on my list!
That potato salad looks good! I think I’ll be making this over the summer 🙂
I love my egg slicer too. I’m sorry to hear your weather has been ordinary. I do hope your summer arrives soon. I love the look of this Hawaiian Salad and makes me want to book a holiday! xx
I would love to be in Hawaii! Love the salad, it really is a great side dish for the summer bbq season!
How good does THAT look? Both the beach and the potato salad. I’ve never been to Hawaii but it’s on my bucket list. Love this post!
Hi Lisa – what a great summer salad… my co-worker is in Hawaii now… I wish she would have taken me.
Wow, neat! Two of my favorite things, pasta and potatoes, in one dish!
This sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday and I hope that you will join us again next week.
Hi Lisa, I’m fond fo potatoe aalads, and yours looks so delicious and tasty – Yum! I’m visiting from Julies Marvellous Mondays, Nina
I saw your dish in a party link and I cant help it.I am craving and I will surely make it for our Saturday get together.Would you be interested to know about Filipino Fusion Cuisine..then come visit me.I will be happy to see you there. Thanks.
We went to Maui last year, and I LOVED the potato salad! This is a great recipe, Lisa. Thanks for sharing at Wicked Good Wednesdays!
This looks great! Yeah, I have one of those egg slicers too! Visiting from All My Bloggy Friends. Following you via Bloglovin’!
YUM! This looks SO good! I am putting this on my must try list now!
Mmm that is some amazing-looking potato salad! 🙂 Thanks for sharing with us!
This potato salad looks awesome!
I also wanted to let you know that this recipe has been Pinned and featured on Krafty Cards etc. Recipe Round Up #2.
Have a great day!
Potatoes & mac salad! Nice! Thanks for sharing at Sweet & Savory Saturdays #16!
~Amber @ Dessert Now, Dinner Later!
What a delicious looking dish, Lisa. Thanks for linking up to last weeks party. Can’t wait to see what you link up this week!! Nichi
This looks good! One question… does this call for sweet or dill pickle juice? Probably a dumb question… I see it has optional sweet pickles, but also mustard, so I am just checking! Thanks!
You got that right we love our salads in Hawaii;) its been raining and cold but I guess I can’t complain huh. Lol
Yum! I need to start trying potato salad recipes. Although, not everyone in the family enjoys it.I use lacto-fermented pickles to receive the probiotic benefit.
Thanks so much saluni. 🙂
I totally hear you 🙂 Which island is your favorite? We usually end up visiting Kauai up on the North side of the island. It is more laid back there….more organic foods, etc. The foodie pix you took there definitely are making me miss Hawaii as well.
I lived in Kapa’a on Kauai, but my favorite is the Big Island. I fell in love with Kona! I never did make it to Maui, so I still need to go back. 🙂 North Shore is definitely more laid back!! Did you know that there is a nude beach across the street from the horse stables in Princeville? 😉
I have to say, honestly, I have never had pasta in my potato salad! 😀 However, I do love ’em both, so why not?! I definitely need to try this over the Summer!!
Lisa, I just love this unique take on Potato Salad! I’ve never tried it with pasta and peas and I’m intrigued. 🙂 Thanks for sharing – pinning and sharing today! Have a happy Thursday!
I love trying new potato salads. This one looks so pretty, too, Lisa!
Okay, so now I want to go back to Hawaii! Love your salad Lisa!
I love the sweet additions to this, Lisa….and with the sandwich, it looks like the perfect meal!
I’ve never been to Hawaii, Lisa, but I’m going to make your beautiful potato salad and PRETEND. I love this- pinning! ♥
Ah Hawaii 🙂 I don’t blame you for wanting to go back there. (That is where John and I honeymooned) Yes the macaroni is unexpected in potato salad, but for me… I just love peas. Thanks! I’m going to try this for our picnic this weekend. Pinned.
Hello cute lady! I’m just stopping by to let you know that your yummy salad will be featured at our party, Monday at 7 pm. Thanks for sharing this with us. We hope to see you there! Lou Lou Girls
Looks delicious! Pinned & shared. Thanks for sharing at the Inspiration Spotlight party. Have a great Memorial Day Weekend!
COOL, I’m always looking for ways to change up a traditional potato salad recipe. Pinned to try over the summer, thanks for sharing at Link Party Palooza!
I am now craving potato salad, and I think it needs to be Hawaiian potato salad. Too bad I am out of potatoes Thanks for partying with us on Creative K Kids Tasty Tuesdays.
Is there a version of this potato salad that uses pineapple? I remember my stepmom making something similar to this while growing up but it had pineapple in it.
I’m making this for a Hawaiian themed Game Party. Looks delish
Just made this for my daughter’s luau-themed birthday. I received lots of compliments! I tripled the recipe and it filled a deep 9×13 catering pan. I used russet potatoes and diced them small. I ended up using about half the dressing recommended. Thanks for sharing!