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Greek Potato Salad (Patato Salata) 🥔🇬🇷-Fresh Connection

Greek Potato Salad (Patato Salata) 🥔🇬🇷

Greek Patata Salata is incredibly easy to make and l almost had to think twice about sharing this recipe. Having said that, I thought many of our customers would really appreciate some tips on how to prepare a satisfying, healthy, potato salad, Greek Style 🇬🇷

This recipe contains no mayo or dairy and like every Greek salad, there are many delicious variations. 

If you enjoy making this recipe, please comment at the end of this page or share with good friends.

Debbie 🍓

Ingredients

  • 5 to 6 medium-large, similar size waxy potatoes like Desiree, Kipfler or Nicola ( they hold their shape and won't go mushy)
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 3 sprigs mint leaves, torn
  • 1/2 bunch spring onions, chopped (trim the ends and use most of the green) OR
  • 1 red onion, diced

Method

  1. Wash and peel your potatoes. If you are using pink desiree, you can leave the skin on. Make sure you cut out any ugly spots.
  2. Cut them into large bite-sized chunks of equal size. If using baby cocktail potatoes, simply cut in half.  
  3. Add the potatoes to a saucepan and cover with water. Boil until just tender but not mushy. I use a skewer or fork to check for tenderness.
  4. When cooked, pour the potatoes gently into a large mixing bowl to stop the cooking process.
  5. Combine the olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, salt, and pepper in a small bowl using a whisk.  
  6. After at least half an hour, add the onions, herbs and oil mixture to the potatoes and toss together gently, but well.
  7. Do a taste test to see if you prefer more salt and pepper. I prefer more but it’s better to start light first and then add more.

Tips and Tricks

  • Using a red onion makes a nice visual effect, and many traditional patato salata recipes call specifically for red onions. Having said that, spring onions are a great option for people like my family who have sensitive stomachs. 
  • One of my good friends adds small chopped up pieces of red capsicum, which is also nice 
  • You can serve this potato salad warm, at room temperature, or chilled.

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