Greek Potato Salad

Greek Potato Salad

Background and History

Greek Potato Salad, or “Patatosalata,” is a refreshing and vibrant dish that draws inspiration from the Mediterranean diet. With its roots in Greek culinary traditions, this salad boasts a delightful combination of flavors, featuring potatoes, olives, feta cheese, and a zesty dressing. It reflects the simplicity and freshness characteristic of Greek cuisine.

Ingredients

2 pounds baby potatoes, boiled and quartered

1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved

1/2 cup Kalamata olives, pitted and sliced

1/2 cup red onion, thinly sliced

1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese

1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped

1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

2 tablespoons red wine vinegar

1 teaspoon dried oregano

Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

Boiling Potatoes

Boil baby potatoes until tender, then drain and let them cool.

Preparation

In a large bowl, combine quartered potatoes, cherry tomatoes, olives, red onion, feta cheese, and fresh parsley.

Dressing

In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, red wine vinegar, dried oregano, salt, and pepper.

Combining Ingredients

Pour the dressing over the potato mixture.

Gently toss the salad until all ingredients are well coated.

Chilling

Cover the bowl and refrigerate for at least 1 hour to allow the flavors to meld.

Nutrition Facts

Note: Nutritional information may vary based on specific ingredients and serving sizes.

Calories: Approximately 250 per serving

Protein: 5g

Fat: 15g

Carbohydrates: 25g

Fiber: 4g

Sugar: 2g

Notes

  • Serve as a refreshing side dish or a light main course on warm days.
  • Customize with additional vegetables like cucumber or bell peppers for added freshness.

Allergy Warning

Check for allergies in olives and feta cheese, and ensure there are no nut allergies in any added toppings or dressings.

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