12 cups cubed red potatoes
1 cup chopped green bell pepper (about 1 medium)
1/2 cup minced red onion
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/3 cup red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
Cook potatoes, covered in boiling water, 10 minutes, or until tender; drain well and cool.
In a large bowl, combine potatoes, bell pepper and onion.
In a small bowl, whisk together remaining ingredients. Pour over potato mixture, tossing gently to coat. Cover and refrigerate.
As I was mixing and mashing, it dawned on me that my potato masher (or ricer) was also a Thrifty Thursday find.
Why, you ask? Because this little handy dandy tool is a Cutco brand masher and I bought it about 8 or 9 years ago for $1.00 at the thrift store. OMG!! These things coast upwards of $35.00 dollars and it didn't look like anyone had used it ever. Needless to say I LOVE my masher. If you find any Cutco while thrifting - buy it - it will last longer than you. I can't afford to buy it brand new so I am always looking for it when I am thrifting. Okay - back to the recipe.