Thursday, February 12, 2009

warm potato salad

The thing i love about this potato salad is that it is light and the flavour of the lemon in the dressing, and not weighted down by a heavy mayonnaise. why not use this as a base for many other variations, add some crispy fried bacon or grated boiled egg and fresh dill. while this is warm salad, it is as equally good cold.

what you need
1 ½ kgs (3 lbs) potato
2 tablespoons virgin olive oil
4 small onions, finely sliced
¼ cup fresh flat leaf parsley, chopped
Zest of 1 lemon
Salt and cracked pepper to taste

2/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons dry white wine
3 tablespoons white vinegar
Juice of 1 lemon
3 cloves garlic, minced

what to do
Wash and cut potatoes into chunks. Boil in salted water until tender but not too soft. Drain when cooked. In a small pan, heat the olive oil and sauté the onions over high heat until golden brown. Reduce the heat and continue cooking for 20 minutes or until onions are caramelized. In a bottle with cover, combine all the ingredients for the dressing. Shake thoroughly to blend. Place the hot potatoes in a bowl. Drizzle with the dressing, chopped fresh parsley, and lemon zest.

Season with salt and cracked pepper to taste.


  1. I have been looking for a warm potato salad recipe and this looks perfect!

  2. This sounds very much like a recipe that a friend's mom used to make when we were young. I look forward to trying this. Thanks Joe.

  3. Joe , this is sound I could do!
    Love how it doesn't have mayo in it..