Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Tasty Tuesday

Because this potato salad contains no mayonnaise, it's a safe bet for your next picnic or cook-out for those long hot Summer days. Be sure to taste and season well. Stop by New Mommy Rant for another great picnic side dish!

2 lbs new small red potatoes
3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons red wine vinegar (see note)
1/4 cup red onion, sliced
1 shallot or green onion, minced
1/2 small red onion, finely chopped
3 cloves garlic, finely minced
1/4 teaspoon each of fresh basil and oregano, minced
salt and pepper, to taste
2 tablespoons fresh parsley
1/2 green pepper, cut into thin strips
3 stalks of celery, finely chopped
Be sure to taste and season well.
Scrub potatoes, removing eyes and discarding any green ones. Add 1 teaspoon salt to a medium saucepan of boiling water; gently lower potatoes into water and cook, with skins on until fork tender. Rinse briefly under cold water. Cut into quarters and return to hot pan. Add olive oil and remaining ingredients.
Stir for one minute over medium heat. Set aside to cool.
May be served warm or cold.
Note: 1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar and 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar may be substituted for the 3 tablespoons wine vinegar for a more piquant blend. Add the garlic to the vinegar and let it sit for 30 minutes before preparation to help take the "edge" off.


Amanda. said...

I'm not really a fan
of potato salad...like
at all. I think it
has something to do
with the mayo...which
I'm totally disgusted
by. (I don't even like
typing the word...chills.)

BUT...the no "M" word
makes it a little more
enticing. Perhaps I'll
give this recipe a try.

Thanks, love!

EP said...

It makes me happy that there is no mayonaise in this recipe. Thanks for sharing!

Andrea said...

I looove potato salad and so does my hubby...he could eat a whole bowl of it for lunch! haha

Auburn Kat said...

My grandmother makes the best potato salad...YUM!