Take a Cheap Vacation with this Mediterranean Potato Salad

20131029-180758.jpg

I reeeeeally need a vacation. Unfortunately, I won’t be taking one, at least for the near foreseeable future, and so I decided my tastebuds could at least experience a change of pace. They always have the most fun. So, for this flavor-cation, I’m going to the Mediterranean with this light, bright, organic and super tasty potato salad. It’s even a win for my gluten-free and vegan friends out there, too.

For this recipe, I used:

  • 2 pounds red potatoes, cooked in salted, boiling water until soft; cut into large chunks and let cool in the refrigerator for at least an hour before incorporating the other ingredients
  • 1/3 cup diced red onion
  • 10 basil leaves, cut into ribbons
  • 2 tablespoons chopped sundried tomatoes (the ones packed in olive oil work best)
  • 2 tablespoons capers
  • 2 tablespoons kalamata olives, sliced
  • Zest of one lemon
  • Dressing to coat
  • Sea salt and fresh cracked black pepper to taste

20131029-180301.jpg

20131029-180321.jpg

20131029-180401.jpg

Method:

Place all ingredients in a large bowl once the potatoes are fully chilled and carefully combine. As for the right amount of dressing, you just want the salad to be lightly coated. Add a little at a time until you’re satisfied and remember the potatoes will absorb some. Keep refrigerated until you’re ready to serve.

20131029-180421.jpg

For the dressing:

  • 6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 4 basil leaves
  • Juice of one fresh lemon
  • 1 teaspoon fresh garlic
  • Pinch sea salt
  • Cracked black pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon honey (or sugar if you’re vegan)

20131029-180544.jpg

Method:

Place all ingredients in a food processor or blender and blend until smooth and creamy. It shouldn’t take more than 30 seconds. You’ll have plenty left over after making this potato salad, so enjoy it on fresh greens, on bruschetta, or brushed on grilled shrimp!

20131029-180347.jpg

Safe travels, everyone, and bring me back a magnet! 🙂

 

Advertisements

4 thoughts on “Take a Cheap Vacation with this Mediterranean Potato Salad

What's on your mind?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s