Mum's Italian Potato Salad

    35 mins

    This is one of my favourite recipes handed down from my mum. The best thing is there are lots of vegetables and flavours, and it's usually a welcome change from standard American versions. The olives are the best part! To save time, I usually chop all the vegetables and make the dressing while the potatoes are boiling.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 5 large yellow/ Yukon Gold potatoes
    • 1 large cucumber, chopped
    • 5 stalks celery, chopped
    • 1 large red onion, chopped
    • 3/4 cup green olives with pimento, chopped
    • 1/4 cup (60ml) olive oil
    • 1/2 cup (125ml) red wine vinegar
    • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
    • 1 pinch salt and ground black pepper to taste

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. Place potatoes in a large saucepan, cover with water, and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to medium-low, and simmer until the potatoes are tender, about 15 minutes. Drain and cool, then cut into 2.5cm cubes.
    2. Combine the potatoes, cucumber, celery, onion, and olives in a large bowl.
    3. Whisk together the olive oil, red wine vinegar, and garlic powder in a small bowl. Pour the dressing over the potatoes and vegetables; mix well. Season with salt and pepper, then chill. Stir the potato salad again before serving.

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    This is a delicious potato salad! The olives give it an extra kick! I prepared this for a picnic at Wolftrap Park (a US Park for the performing arts). Everyone enjoyed it. My congratulations to the person who submitted it!  -  31 Aug 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I don't know what seems strange about raw celery and onions. I've never made a patato salad that didn't have a variety of raw veg in it - onions, celery, peppers, etc. I've made a similar recipe to this one and my family really likes the variety of a potato salad w/olives and oil; versus traditional version mayo, mustard, etc. As far as "onion-y", that can easily be adjusted to taste.  -  23 May 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    7-6-11: Ann claimed she liked this.  -  07 Aug 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)