Garden Potato Salad

18 08 2011

There’s something wonderful about a rustic Italian potato salad. So delicious, it’ll leave the meat in the meal feeling like a side dish! My family generally sticks to a tried and true Italian potato salad recipe that I’ll share another time, but this one was whipped up on the fly with Alex’s Mom. Made up of several fresh ingredients from her garden, we simply paired this dish with grilled chicken and had a fabulous supper that left us wanting more!

Garden Potato Salad

Use as much or as little of the following as you’d like – the proportions of each veggie don’t have to be the same.

  • Boiled potatoes, cubed (you can leave the skin on or off, but the ones in this pic are peeled)
  • Tomatoes, quartered
  • Red bell pepper, sliced
  • Onion, sliced
  • Fresh mozzarella cheese, cubed
  • Fresh basil, torn
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Few dashes of red wine vinegar
  • Salt and pepper

Cover cubed potatoes in a pot of cold water over medium-high heat. Continue boiling until fork tender. Drain and cool the potatoes.

Combine all the ingredients with the cooled potatoes, add a generous dusting of salt and pepper followed by a good coating of olive oil and a few splashes of red wine vinegar. Toss everything and enjoy! It’s just that simple!

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2 responses

19 08 2011
Debra

This looks interesting. You make it for me when I come over to visit… ok ?

When I hear ‘potato salad’ what comes to my mind is Grammy’s. I bet she never had a recipe written down either. 😦 It was just regular old potato salad. GET your MOM to write down ALL her recipes for you. They are such a treasure.
Vinny once called me and asked for my lasagna recipe. I said…. ‘WHAT RECIPE’. I had to make lasagna to create a written recipe. LOL

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19 08 2011
Victoria Rothacker

OK and GREAT advice! Our family recipes ARE priceless! LOVE the lasagna story, that’s too funny! 🙂

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