Hello to everyone. The weather here is great and I am just about to head out for a swim. Before I do, I want to share this simple and delicious recipe with you. We love Greek potato salad any time of year. No mayo to go yucky and/or dangerous in hot weather, just lots of top quality ingredients sprinkled with a little Greek olive oil and a few drops of wine vinegar.
Serve it with a traditional Greek salad (without feta, if you prefer) to make a complete meal. It’s also a great addition to a buffet or picnic menu as it tastes wonderful, hot, warm or room temperature. And….it’s a perfect side. Try it. I think you’ll like it.
Ingredients for 4 very generous servings:
1 1/2 kilos waxy potatoes (these hold together better in salad than floury ones which kind of dissolve with tossing)
1 small to medium red onion chopped
1 medium green or red pepper chopped medium dice – or do a combination
6 sections sun dried tomato (packed in oil or reconstituted in water) chopped or snipped with scissors
12 large green olives roughly chopped
3 tbsp capers (rinsed if packed in brine) chopped
a handful of chopped parsley
olive oil, red wine vinegar
chili flakes (optional)
Peel and cut the potatoes in large chunks (about 1/4 of a medium potato) of the same size. Put them in a pot and cover with cold water. Add a big pinch of salt to the water, put on the lid and bring to the boil. Reduce heat, and let boil gently for 15 minutes. Check with a sharp knife. If it goes through the potato without much resistance they are done. Drain and let sit, covered.If they need an extra minute or two, fine; but DO NOT OVERCOOK.
While the potatoes are cooking, you can get your chopping done. Put all the chopped stuff except the parsley in a large (decorative) bowl. Add the potatoes. Pour 2 tbsp best quality olive oil over everything (in the bowl that is) and 2 tsp red wine vinegar. Toss gently. Season with salt pepper and chili flakes if using. Add more oil etc to taste. I’m pretty skimpy with the oil especially if I am serving this as a side. Sprinkle with the chopped parsley. καλή όρεξη!