Recipe by USA WEEKEND columnist Jean Carper
"Here's a salad with loads of disease-fighting antioxidants in the potatoes, tomatoes, onions, basil, garlic and olive oil. True, white potatoes tend to boost blood sugar, but the vinegar in this recipe helps to suppress such rises, making this a healthful salad."
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small red potatoes, unpeeled, cooked, cooled, and cut in bite-size pieces
grape tomatoes, halved
sliced green onions, with green
basil leaves, shredded
garlic cloves, crushed
white balsamic vinegar, or other white vinegar
extra-virgin olive oil
Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
This was sooooo good, and a bright change in flavors from the old mayonnaise-based potato salads. I did add 1 tsp. of sugar to the vinaigrette to cut down on the sourness, and garnished the finished product with a sprinkling of feta cheese. This would also be delicious with chopped black olives. YUM!!! Everyone I've served it to loves it!
Didn't care for this at all. Tried it both warm and cold. Won't try again.
absolutely excellent! nice change of pace from the mayo-based salad. Made changes based on necessity and preference. halved the recipe but kept garlic amount the same. Used red balsamic, dried basil, red onion, fresh chopped parsley, and roma tomatoes squeezed out and seeded. added a bit of lemon zest and 1/2 tbsp. lemon juice to the dressing and this brought on an incredible level of flavor without being overwhelming. Only had honey dijon mustard. The colors are beautiful. Followed the recipe proportions exactly even weighing potatoes, and using measuring cup. I've never had a recipe where the dressing amount was so well-proportioned to the dry ingredients. Just the perfect amount. Excellent flavor and such an eye-appealing dish. **this would be a perfect potato salad to take on a picnic...no mayo to worry about heating up in the sun.
OMG so good! This will be my go-to potato salad from now on. So much healthier than mayo based potato salads! This was absolutely delicious. I didn't have tomatoes so those were omitted. I also used regular balsamic vinegar instead of white balsamic vinegar. I really can't say enough about this salad! One tip: I always overcook my potatoes when I boil them, so I cubed them and roasted them in some olive oil at 450 degrees for about 20 minutes and they were perfect. Because I used olive oil to roast, I cut the oil in the dressing by a tablespoon. I will probably use even less next time. There will definitely be many next times!!!
I tried this for my husband yesterday and we both loved it. Couldn't stay away from it. He grows fresh basil, so that is what I used. Excellent! I will be making this again often!
I was looking for a copycat recipe for a local restaurant's potato salad, and this came pretty close. Since the potato salad I was trying to replicate only had red potatoes and green onions, I just used that with the dressing. Fantastic! I can't wait to try it "as-is" because even my husband, a non-potato-salad fan, loved it. Feta cheese would probably put it over the top for me (in a very good way!) I'll be using this again. Light and easy - two words I love to associate with any recipe in my house.
This is wonderful! My kids thought it was too strong but my husband and I loved it. Lots of flavors. Would make a great potluck recipe. I used a mixed bag of potatoes from Trader Joes that had a combo of purple, red and white potatoes. It looked lovely with all the colors of the tomatoes, potatoes and herbs.
What a hit! I don't care for mayo in potato salad, so this recipe was perfect. I didn't have fresh basil so I used dried and added fresh cilantro for a green effect. Thank you for sharing, a definite keeper.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Mediterranean Potato Salad
Serving Size: 1/10 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 10
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 160
** Calories from Fat: 75
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