Simple fresh potato salad

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

It's summer, and I've been craving light, fresh tasting foods. Consequently, I've been busy in the kitchen for the past couple of weeks. This recipe is easy, fresh, and its oh so good! It would be great to take on a picnic or to a potluck and its perfect for those hot summer days. It's E's own recipe straight from Greece and modified in my kitchen.
I don't have any photos of this salad (it gets eaten up too quickly around our house!) but it turns out something like what you see in the photo above. The recipe for the salad in the photo is here, but you should really try this one below!

Simple fresh potato salad

Ingredients:
  • 6 medium sized potatoes
  • 1/2 onion sliced in thin rounds - sweet onion is the best, but regular onions are fine (just slice extra fine)
  • 1 tbsp mayonnaise
  • Handful chopped fresh dill
  • 2 tbsp fresh chives
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional: 1 tomato cut into wedges and a few sprigs of chopped fresh parsley.

Directions:

Place unpeeled potatoes in a pot of cold water and bring to a boil. Boil the potatoes until tender (Approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour). Let the potatoes cool slightly then peel off the skin. Chop into chunks. Add all the ingredients and toss lightly together. Eat warm or cold. We're always too impatient to wait for it to cool, so we eat it warm!
This salad is traditionally paired with fried or grilled fish in Greece.
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