Mum's Italian Potato Salad

    Mum's Italian Potato Salad


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    About this recipe: 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.

    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)

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