Greek Potato Salad

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

Yield

6 servings

Salad Ingredients

2 pound 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 (4 ounce) package crumbled feta cheese (1 cup)

Lemon Dressing Ingredients

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 granulated (white) sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped

Directions

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.

In large glass or plastic bowl, beat all Lemon Dressing ingredients with wire whisk until blended; set aside.

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.

Estimated Time

Preparation/Total Time: 45 minutes

Additional Information

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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving: Calories 390 (Calories from Fat 220), Total Fat 24 g (Saturated Fat 6 g, Trans Fat 0 g), Cholesterol 15 mg; Sodium 590 mg; Total Carbohydrate 37 g (Dietary Fiber 6 g, Sugars 6 g), Protein 6 g; Exchanges: 2 Starch; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 4 1/2 Fat; Carbohydrate Choices: 2 1/2

Recipe Courtesy Of

Betty Crocker

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