Greek Potato Salad is an easy, light, healthier version of potato salad that is loaded with flavor from the Greek vinaigrette dressing with lemon juice and Greek seasoning, and feta cheese, black olives, and tomatoes. It is perfect for a picnic because it has no mayonnaise.
Summers in Texas are hot, hot, hot. However, we Texans are a crazy lot and still get out and have picnics in 90 to 100-degree heat. Why? Because we love getting together with our friends, and we love our food, especially grilled food. But we are very careful to protect the foods from this heat. Mayonnaise and heat don’t go well together.
Therefore, I made this Greek Potato Salad with a homemade Greek Vinaigrette, instead of mayonnaise, that has all the flavor you want, and would be perfect to take to a picnic. As an added benefit, it is healthier than your standard potato salad and would fit well into a Mediterranean diet.
The Greek Vinaigrette is full of Greek flavors such as fresh lemon juice, and oregano and all the other flavors in the Greek Seasoning.
I made this for my family, who were a bit skeptical when I was explaining my idea for this potato salad. However, after I made it, and it had marinated in the fridge for a few hours, and we had it for dinner, they were sold. They loved it and wanted me to make it again soon.
What will you serve with this Greek Potato Salad?
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- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon white sugar
- 2 teaspoons Greek seasoning or make your own, divided
- 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt or to taste, divided
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper or to taste, divided
- 12 red potatoes
- 1/2 cup black olives
- 1/2 cherry tomatoes sliced in half
- 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
- Make the Greek Vinaigrette by combining oil, vinegar, lemon juice, sugar, half of Greek seasoning, and half of salt and pepper. The vinaigrette can be done a day ahead.
- Drizzle potatoes with oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper, and Greek seasoning; toss to coat. Grill potatoes, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 20-25 minutes or until tender.
- Place in a large bowl. Add the black olives and tomatoes. Pour the vinaigrette over the tomatoes. Toss to coat. Sprinkle with feta cheese. Serve salad warm or cold.
Don’t have Greek Seasoning? Make your own Easy Homemade Greek Seasoning Mix.
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