Easy Italian Potato Salad Recipe
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Easy Italian Potato Salad Recipe

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You'll want to take this simple-to-assemble potato salad to all your picnics and outings. It's always on the menu when my tomato plants yield a bumper crop. Feel free to improvise by adding other fresh vegetables.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 5 to 6 medium red potatoes, cooked and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 3 to 4 plum tomatoes, quartered
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 3 to 4 fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • 1 jar (5-3/4 ounces) pimiento-stuffed olives, drained and halved
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Lettuce leaves, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 95 calories, 8g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 528mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first 10 ingredients; toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate until serving. Serve salad in a lettuce-lined bowl if desired. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Italian Potato Salad in Country Woman May/June 2001, p33

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mrs.mark User ID: 5436322 72578
Reviewed Oct. 30, 2013

"a wonderful way to make potato salad; we all loved it."

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