"This is one of my favorite recipes handed down from my mom. The best thing is there are lots of vegetables and flavors, 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." — marisella
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Yukon Gold potatoes
red onion, chopped
green olives with pimento, chopped
red wine vinegar
salt and ground black pepper to taste
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!
It seemed like eating strangly raw ingredients, and very onion-y.
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.
7-6-11: Ann claimed she liked this.
Excellent! I will put in my recipe box. It will definitely be a salad I will be making periodically. Thanks for the recipe!
A welcome change from mayo based. I add fresh green beans, cooked crisp tender or canned if I'm short of time. Hubby likes it better warmed, not hot. The ingredients are staples, not exotic-a real go-to recipe. Thanks for submiting this!
Turned out surprisingly well, since I didn't have red onions or enough red wine vinegar. I used a lightly sauteed yellow onion and a mix of red wine vinegar, white vinegar and lemon juice to replace the rest. Turned out great
Yummy ... the picture accompanying the recipe appears to have cherry or grape tomatoes in it, so I added them. This is such a well-rounded side, almost can be a full meal with a few other crisp veggies tossed in as well, i.e., defrosted frozen peas, crisply cooked green beans, even canned kidney beans. I stuck to the recipe, but think I just may make some additions next time I try it.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
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