Jenni Johnson and her mom, Bobbi.

Editor’s Note: In celebration of Mother’s Day, Our State staff members are sharing their moms’ favorite recipes. Enjoy!

Circulation Manager Jenni Johnson’s mom, Bobbi Johnson, recently became a North Carolinian herself, moving here from Cleveland.

This is Bobbi’s recipe for potato salad.

Mom’s Potato Salad

Double the recipe to serve 6 to 8.

  • 1 cup Hellmann’s mayo
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar
  • 1 ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • 4 cups cooked potatoes, chopped
  • 1 cup celery, chopped
  • ½ cup onion, chopped
  • ½ cup black olives, chopped
  • 1 cup tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 hard boiled eggs, chopped

In large bowl, combine first five ingredients, adding a pinch of salt to the chopped potatoes before stirring. Mix in remaining ingredients and let chill for at least 12 hours.

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