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Spanish Potato Salad Recipe
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Spanish Potato Salad

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"This Spanish-style potato salad is tossed with apple, olives, onion and bacon. If you prefer, you can substitute diced ham for the bacon."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    1 hr


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add potatoes and cook until tender but still firm, about 15 minutes; drain and cool. Cut each potato lengthwise into 1 inch spears. Place spears in 9x13 inch baking dish.
  2. Prepare the marinade by whisking together the white wine vinegar, olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper. Reserve 1 tablespoon and pour the remainder over the potatoes and turn gently to coat. Cover and refrigerate until chilled.
  3. Remove potatoes from refrigerator and bring to room temperature. Arrange potato spears on serving platter.
  4. Core apple and finely chop; add to reserved marinade. Stir in bacon (or ham), olives and onion. Spoon over potatoes and serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 25, 2003

wonderful! the vinegar truly brings out the flavour of this delicious salad. and the rest of the ingredients just go so well together

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 24, 2013

Looking for some type of potato to go with grilled hamburgers, I found this recipe in my recipe box. Not sure what makes “Spanish” potato salad, but it was good and different. I used Yukon Gold potatoes and omitted the chopped black olives in the dish. This salad does need to marinate for a while. The longer the potatoes sit in the dressing the more flavor it has. I mixed this up in the morning, refrigerated it all day and let come to room temp for about an hour. My family liked the dish, but wasn’t crazy about it at room temp. They did enjoy it much better when I heated the leftovers in the toaster oven and served it as a hot side dish.


8 Ratings

Jul 09, 2005

The salad was good but not great so I gave it 4 stars. Not sure if I would try this again. -Big Jesse

Jul 31, 2003

This was very good. Similar to my mom's German Potato salad. I left out the black olives but I will try them next time. I'm thinking kalamata would be best.

Jan 29, 2007

Great potluck dish. Doesn't need the bacon. I recommend cutting the potatoes into 1" cubes and then boiling--easier to cook and eat. I let them marinade overnight then added the olives, apple and onion the next day and served at room temperature.

Jan 19, 2007

Served this with Bilbao Style Red Snapper from and sauteed garlic spinach. Guests raved!

Mar 20, 2007

This was good and I would make this again.

Jun 15, 2009



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  • Calories
  • 379 kcal
  • 19%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 25.2 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 42 mg
  • 14%
  • Fat
  • 23.7 g
  • 37%
  • Fiber
  • 3.5 g
  • 14%
  • Protein
  • 16.6 g
  • 33%
  • Sodium
  • 965 mg
  • 39%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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