Greek Potato Salad

Olives, feta, tomatoes and a garlicy, lemon-Dijon dressing turn potato salad into a great Greek salad.

  • Prep Time 45 min
  • Total Time 45 min
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

Salad

2
lb unpeeled new potatoes
2
medium bell peppers, cut into 1-inch pieces
2
medium tomatoes, seeded, cut into eighths
1
medium cucumber, cut into 1-inch pieces
1/2
medium red onion, very thinly sliced (1/2 cup)
1/2
cup whole kalamata or ripe olives
1
package (4 oz) crumbled feta cheese (1 cup)

Lemon Dressing

1/2
cup olive or vegetable oil
1/4
cup lemon juice
1
tablespoon finely chopped fresh or 1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1
tablespoon Dijon mustard
1
teaspoon sugar
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped

  • 1 If potatoes are large, cut in half. In 3-quart saucepan, place steamer basket in 1/2 inch water (water should not touch bottom of basket). Place potatoes in steamer basket. Cover tightly and heat to boiling; reduce heat. Steam 18 to 22 minutes or until tender; cool to room temperature.
  • 2 In large glass or plastic bowl, beat all Lemon Dressing ingredients with wire whisk until blended; set aside.
  • 3 Add potatoes and remaining salad ingredients except cheese to dressing; toss. Serve immediately, or cover and refrigerate up to 24 hours. Sprinkle with cheese just before serving.

Expert Tips

This dressing also makes a fantastic Greek Green Salad. Just omit the potatoes, and toss the remaining ingredients with 8 cups bite-size pieces romaine.

Serve this delicious and pretty salad on a platter lined with lettuce leaves. Accompany it with warmed pita bread and fresh fruit.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
390
(
Calories from Fat
220),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
24g
24%
(Saturated Fat
6g,
6%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
15mg
15%;
Sodium
590mg
590%;
Total Carbohydrate
37g
37%
(Dietary Fiber
6g
6%
  Sugars
6g
6%
),
Protein
6g
6%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%;
Vitamin C
100%;
Calcium
15%;
Iron
20%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 4 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.