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Easy Italian Potato Salad

 Easy Italian Potato Salad
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.
12 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 95 calories, 8 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 528 mg sodium, 6 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.