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Greek Potato Salad


I like to remind people that simple flavors are one of the hallmarks of Greek cuisine. We don’t go for overly fancy, deeply complicated recipes because our cuisine was born of the food we had access to, that grows well in our country. To that end, we fill our dishes with fresh vegetables, herbs, olive oil, and vinegars because they grow so abundantly and are found everywhere. You just can’t beat a simple dish made with all fresh, local ingredients. Don’t be duped by a short ingredient list, even if it appears simple it’s going to taste wonderful. 

This Greek Village Potato Salad is a simple salad that’s made in villages all over Greece. Every village has its own adaptation, likely because of what they grow in their gardens. I love to make this at home and fill it with pungent oregano and our family’s olive oil. The fresh flavors are so refreshing and satisfying for summer. This salad is easily served alongside any grilled protein and it can even just be a simple meal on its own. 

When making this salad be sure to find the freshest ingredients you can for the dressing. The olive oil and oregano will infuse every single potato with gorgeous flavor so you want to make sure it’s as high quality as possible. 

There are probably dozens of potato salad recipes out there and this one is a real favorite of ours. This has won over many people we know who swear potato salad should only be made with mayonnaise – that's not true! This is a real staple in our summer repertoire and will quickly become one in yours, too. It’s called “village salad” for a reason – it's common in villages all around Greece, that’s how often it is enjoyed. We hope you like it as much as we do! 



Greek Village Potato Salad  

There are so many variations on potato salad and this one is mine. It’s nice and simple to prepare and has beautiful flavors that make it perfect for summer. This will definitely become a staple in your repertoire! 

Makes 4 servings 

2 lbs potatoes (Idaho cooked and peeled)  1 small white onion  ½ cup olive oil  1 tsp sea salt  ¼ tsp black pepper  1 tbsp white vinegar  1 tsp oregano  

 

  1. Peel and dice the potatoes into bite-size pieces. 

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and add the potatoes and cook until fork tender. Drain the potatoes well and add to a large bowl. 

  1. Slice the onion very thinly and add to the potato. 

  1. Whisk the olive oil, salt, pepper, vinegar, and oregano in a bowl and pour over the potato mixture. Toss well and serve at room temperature. 

 


Nikki Glekas is the owner of Nikki Glekas Events, a full-service catering and events company located in Stamford, CT.. To discuss further please contact team@nikkiglekascollective.com or call 203.658.8659.

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