This potato Greek salad brings a summery delight to every meal. Drizzled in a vibrant dressing, it is reminiscent of the sunny beauty of a Mediterranean dish. Whatever the occasion, there’ll always be a place for this dish to shine while complementing all your stunning main dishes.
Is Potato Greek Salad Healthy?
This potato Greek salad might intimidate you at first because of its high-carb reputation. However, there’s no need to worry because we made sure everything is kept moderate and balanced in this recipe.
Carbohydrates take up only 6% of this dish’s nutrition value, just enough to give you energy without affecting your weight. Furthermore, there are only 257 mg sodium and 1.5 g saturated fat, both of which amount to less than 12% of the daily limit intake.
Additionally, with potato as the main ingredient, this salad is also loaded with dietary fiber. This not only improves your digestive health but also keeps you full for longer. Other health benefits include possibly preventing heart disease by improving blood pressure.
Ingredients for Potato Greek Salad
You may already be familiar with a typical Greek salad. This recipe uses similar ingredients, with fresh veggies, Mediterranean staples, and beautiful golden potatoes.
1. For the salad:
There’s a wide range of potato varieties you can choose from. Our recipe uses baby white potatoes because of their low sugar content and a slightly dense texture that holds up well when cooked.
There’s no need to peel the skin as it’s edible and could add more texture to the overall dish. Keep the preparation minimal by washing the potatoes thoroughly, cutting them in half, and running them through water one more time.
We opted for red bell peppers to add a sweet taste and crunchy texture to the salad. They are trimmed into thin julienne slices for this recipe.
An essential salad ingredient, these tiny veggies are added to instantly brighten the dish. You can prepare cherry tomatoes by simply washing and then cutting them in half.
This lettuce is here to add a little crispiness to the overall texture of the dish. Its subtle taste also pairs really with other veggies.
To prepare the lettuce, thoroughly wash and then dry it. Once it’s dry and ready, you can remove the core and chop it into bite-sized pieces.
This veggie adds a stunning pop of color to the salad. It has a mildly sweet undertone that pairs well with the remaining ingredients. To prepare, peel the outer layer, then finely chop the onion into smaller bits.
You don’t need to peel the cucumber for this recipe. Just cut it into half-moon shapes and adjust the thickness to your liking.
This recipe uses black olives as they are sweeter with a floral undertone. They should be drained, pitted, then cut into thin slices.
It’s not a Greek-inspired recipe unless we use this classic cheese. Its tangy and rich taste works in perfect harmony with the rest of the ingredients. The moist yet slightly firm texture also cushions the other crunchy food, offering remarkable contrasts for your tastebuds.
2. For the dressing:
Garlic: This ingredient is a much needed one for an intense and warm base. You can prepare the garlic by mincing it into tiny bits.
Oregano: This herb adds a minty undertone to the dressing mixture. Our recipe uses dried oregano for a more robust taste.
Red wine vinegar: This tangy and slightly fruity vinegar is a staple in Mediterranean cooking. Its distinctive taste is mellowed by the sweetness of all the veggies we use in this recipe.
Other seasonings: We use salt, pepper, and olive oil to tie all the ingredients together. You can never go wrong with these kitchen staples.
How to Serve Potato Greek Salad
This salad’s bright and zingy taste makes it the perfect companion for all your summer hangouts, from barbecues and picnics to cookouts. It’s a great side to protein-based dishes like grilled steak, roasted meat, or meatloaf. If you’re aiming for a lighter meal, pork chops, fish filets, or smoked salmon are excellent pairing choices.
How to Store the Leftovers
This salad tastes best when eaten right away or within the day. If you anticipate leftovers, ensure you only serve enough and keep the remaining ingredients separate to preserve their texture and taste. When kept in an airtight container, it can last for up to four days.
You can also technically freeze the salad in a freezer bag or a moisture-proof container. However, note that its consistency may change after you thaw it. The potatoes can become soggier and the overall dish might be less flavorful.
In a microwave-safe bowl covered with a plastic wrap, microwave 10 oz potatoes on full power for 12 minutes.
In the meantime, make the dressing by mixing 1 tsp garlic, 2 tbsp red wine vinegar, 1/2 tsp dried oregano, 2 tbsp olive oil, 1/2 tsp pepper, and 1/4 tsp salt until combined.
Lay 4 oz romaine lettuce, 1 oz red bell pepper, 4 oz cherry tomato, 1 oz red onion, 4 oz cucumber, 1 oz black olives, 10 oz potatoes, and 4 oz cherry tomatoes on a plate. Garnish with 0.5 oz feta cheese.
Drizzle the dressing over the prepared salad, then serve immediately.
How to Make Potato Greek Salad
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 150Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 2g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
Vitamin A 2894IU
Vitamin C 25mg
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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