Potato Salad With a Garlic-lemon Dressing

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A lot of things suggest summer: Grilling. Swimming. Vacation. Popsicles.

For me, potato salad is a must alongside Summer grilling so it’s right time we Greekify it – don’t you agree?

I’m merging a traditional Greek Village Salad with an American Potato Salad in one bowl and mixing it all together with a mayo-less tangy-garlicky-lemony-dressing (not that I have anything against mayo…). Topping it with crumbed Feta cheese and chopped basil makes it the perfect potato salad to serve up at your next backyard gathering.

Serving suggestions to keep your Greek Potato Salad company on the plate: Gyro Burger, Grilled Pork Chops or Fig Balsamic Marinated Skirt Steak.

Greek style potato salad

  1. 2 pounds unpeeled new/red potatoes, cut into cubes (5 cups)
  2. 1 medium bell pepper or tri-color peppers, sliced and cut into 1 inch pieces (1 cup)
  3. 1 medium English cucumber, cut into 1 inch pieces (2 cups)
  4. ½ red onion, sliced thin (½ cup)
  5. ½ cup Kalamata olives
  6. 1 cup crumbled feta cheese
  7. ¼ cup Italian Parsley, chopped rough OR ¼ cup Basil, Julienned
  1. ½ cup olive oil
  2. ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  3. 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  4. 1 tablespoon spicy brown mustard
  5. 1 teaspoon white sugar
  6. ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  7. ¼ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  8. 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped or pressed for more garlicky flavor
  1. Place potatoes in a steamer basket and steam for 18-20 minutes until potatoes are soft.
  2. Cool to room temperature.
  3. Prepare the dressing: whisk all ingredients together in a large bowl until blended, set aside.
  4. Add potatoes and all other ingredients except Feta cheese, and toss to combine.
  5. Serve immediately or store in refrigerator for up to 24 hours.
  6. Top with feta cheese, chopped Italian parsley or fresh Basil just before serving.
By Alexandra Salidas Roll
Adapted from Betty Crocker


©2015 by Alexandra Salidas Roll, Figs & Feta, LLC.

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Alexandra is a third-generation Greek-American with years of on-the-job training in the kitchen with her grandmothers and parents as her greatest teachers. She is the founder and voice behind the successful Greek food Blog, Figs & Feta. Alexandra has spent many summers (and a few chilly winters) in Greece with family and friends soaking up the food culture. She resides in Northern California with her husband and three boys. Read more about Alexandra and on our About Us page and click on her social media accounts to follow her!

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