Sunday, May 31, 2015

Greek Potato Salad


 Go ahead, grab your fork, I've made tons!!

So, we had our little cook out early for Memorial Day.  I knew that the weather was not going to cooperate with us, so we celebrated on Sunday instead of Monday.  
Grilled chicken strips, my delicious Summertime Grilled Meatball Skewers, corn on the cob, and finally my Greek Potato Salad.
You are going to ask me; "Didi, what is Greek Potato Salad"?
"Aha, I thought you would never ask"!


It is basically potatoes, tomatoes, green onions, fresh parsley, good for you olive oil, red wine vinegar, oregano and salt and pepper.

How easy right?  I know!  I love serving this salad over the summer, and now that we have heirloom tomatoes readily available in the winter time.  In the winter time too!  It's so versatile as a side salad, plus there is no mayonnaise, so you can always bring it to a gathering too!  Trust me, it will be one of the first salads to go.

So you are going to ask me; "Didi, where is the Feta cheese"?  Well, you can certainly add some if you would like.  As for me, and I am a true Greek (first generation I might add), I prefer it without.  I love the flavors of fresh herbs, tomatoes coupled with the olive oil and vinegar.  To me, that spells GREEK!!  

Ready for this very simple recipe?  Here we go;

Ingredients:
5lb potatoes, peeled and cubed
2 pints cherry tomatoes cut in half, or 3 medium tomatoes, seeded and cubed
1 cup green onions, diced
3/4 cup fresh parsley, minced
1-1/2 tsp dried oregano
2 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
3/4 cup olive oil
1/4 red wine vinegar

Directions:
-Prep your tomatoes, dice your onions and fresh herbs, set aside.

-Boil your potatoes in salted water till just tender.  Remove and strain.  Cool by running over with cold water very slightly.  Take 1 or 2 cubes of potatoes and pop them straight into your mouth.  What?  
You want the potatoes still warm to be able to absorb the dressing.  That's the best part.

-In a small container, add your olive oil, vinegar, salt, pepper and oregano, whisk till combined.

-Add your still slightly warm potatoes to a bowl and pour over your dressing and onions. Toss to mix.

-Add in your fresh parsley and finally those beautiful little red gems, the tomatoes.  Toss, and take a taste for seasonings.  I mean it has to be perfect for our loved ones no?

I love to garnish this with fresh chives from the garden, they just look and taste so good with this salad. 


That was it.  I know right?  How easy?  I love fast, easy and delicious my friends.  So excuse me while I go get myself a small bowl.

Till next time!

Dishin with Didi

20 comments :

  1. Hi Didi,

    This is now a keeper in my recipe box Thanks for this easy, yummy recipe.

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    1. Precious, my sweet, sweet friend!! I miss you so! I hope you try this, it is so very easy and absolutely delicious!!

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  2. Didi this sounds wonderful and a must try!

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    1. Thank you Diane, so very easy!! ♥

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  3. Sounds good! I'll have to give it a shot one of these days before too long.. I'll have to cut it down by 4 since there is just D & I here.. but Im looking forward to trying it.. Im not a potato salad fan because mayo & potatoes just gross me out but this sounds super yummy! <3

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    1. Thank you Kimmie! So very easy as you can see, and I know you love the Greek flavors!! ♥

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  4. Your Greek version of potato salad sounds great…I would have to have a second helping, I'm sure.

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    1. I always do my friend Karen, always do!! :-)

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  5. I love it Didi! A delicious salad with your special Greek touch! Filakia my friend!

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  6. Delish, And simple!! love your recipes my friend :)

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  7. hmmmm I might even add goat cheese, too!!! Love it!

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    1. Oh yum, goat cheese!! I hadn't thought of that!!

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  8. Do you ever add garlic? A friend's mom was Greek and that's what I remember. Btw my grandkids call me Didi!

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    1. How funny Debbie!! See we are twins!! I don't add garlic Debbie, but I might just try... :-)

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  9. The Lebanese version features garlic, lemon juice and dried mint. Yours look so so good!! Will definitely give it a try. Thank you for sharing!!

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    1. Hadia the Lebanese version sounds very, very good as well. I have to try that!

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