Italian Potato Salad

Wednesday, June 10, 2020
This basic Italian potato salad simple to make with a combination of potatoes, seasoning, vegetables tossed with a little vinegar, and oil homemade dressing.



Here is the perfect cold salad that you don't have to worry about in warmer weather.



It has a delicious homemade dressing over the freshest vegetables and everyone will love this side dish.



I love how much lighter this version made with my homemade dressing as opposed to ones with mayonnaise or sour cream.



Here is a great alternative to American style potato salad.



We love potatoes just about any way you make them, my sons favorite is German potato salad, then twice-baked potatoes is my favorite, and on to classic festive potato salad plus I have a roundup of great potato recipes.



This recipe is a nice alternative to the mayonnaise style potato salads which my dad was never big on, so mom made this often.



Scroll all the way down to the recipe card for how to make this great recipe!






Italian Potato Salad











fresh chopped vegetables



Mom's Recipe



Growing up in an all Italian household, we had a wonderful vegetable garden.



Our salads, especially this Italian style, had many fresh garden vegetables in it in the summertime.



We loved to add new additions to ours and it seemed mom would get so creative as it tasted different every time she made this differently.



As many know, from my other recipes, mom always added a little of this and that, I just had to figure out what this or that was as time went on.



I am pretty sure I got it right now.



There is no doubt fresh vegetables are the best when making salads, although we loved our chickpeas in our salad canned, mom often made them from dried beans and boiled them for her salads.



Below I will give you many suggestions you can try in the salad of substitute.





fresh vegetables from the garden tomato, lettuce garlic and dried seasonings are all in this photo in a aluminum colander




Ingredients You Will Need

  • cubed boiled potatoes with no skins Italian Potato Salad Recipe
  • pitted large black olive or kalamata olives
  • chopped plum tomatoes
  • chickpeas drained or make them fresh from dried beans boiled
  • bell pepper finely chopped or use pepperoncini
  • cucumber chopped seeds removed
  • cubed mozzarella cheese
  • freshly chopped basil leaves
  • see optional suggestions below

Vegetables: chopped celery, finely chopped onions, sliced radishes, fresh spinach, cabbage slaw, fresh peas, cubed avocado, corn cut off the cob, chopped fresh broccoli, julienne carrots, hot peppers, cherry peppers, salami, provolone cubed, pepperoni, prosciutto, hot capicola chopped. Artichoke hearts, hearts of palm, cooked artichoke, cooked or raw zucchini cubes or other squash, arugula, or cooked escarole. Chopped fresh cauliflower or broccoli florets. Garnish with garlic-flavored croutons

Dressing:

  • extra virgin olive oil
  • balsamic vinegar
  • lemon juice
  • minced garlic
  • garlic powder
  • dried basil, oregano, parsley Or use fresh when possible
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • cayenne pepper







Italian Potato Salad





Full of Italian flavors!




If you want a delicious side dish for an all Italian meal, this potato salad is the one.



Italian potato salad is full of tomato, chickpeas, olives and so much more.



It's actually a meal in itself, but everyone loves how it compliments any meal, even a side dish when you're making pasta!



This is a versatile delicious Italian potato salad.










Try Some Of Our Other Favorite Recipes



Best Potato Roundup
Festive Potato Salad
Southwest Potato Salad
German Potato Salad





this is a potato salad italian style with herb, spices, seasonings lots of vegetables along with olives and tomatoes, cubes mozzarella, meats





Tips


  • Keep salads cold by placing ice in a ziplock bag in another bowl and set you salad on top if eating outdoors
  • Add pepperoni, chunks of ham crumbled bacon or sliced Italian sausage for a meat lovers salad
  • Other vegetables chopped like raw broccoli, cauliflower, radishes, cucumbers, artichoke hearts are all nice additions
  • Try mixing greens baby greens, spinach, shredded red cabbage all nice additions also
  • Make a creamy garlic parmesan dressing for a change or use whatever you prefer
  • We also like to add cubed boiled potatoes
  • Croutons can be served on top
  • Assorted olives make this colorful also
  • Any kind of fresh snap peas, green beans or chickpeas are perfect in this salad
  • Use fresh lemon greek style dressing for a change



potatoes in a can to stay fresh these are russet






Italian Potato Salad Pin for later

this is a pin for later on how to make Italian style potato salad









Salad Can Be Anything



Mix and match whatever your family likes and adapt away.



This easy potato salad keeps for up to 5 days in the refrigerator and the potatoes taste better the next day after it sits with the blended flavors.



I like putting boiled sliced eggs on top of mine but not everyone likes them and I do that only when it won't be for an outdoor picnic.



Be safe and smart on adding things that can become spoiled quickly in the sun.



Stick to everything that will hold up outside and keep it cold on the ice always.













Italian Potato Salad

Yield: 10
Author:
prep time: 25 Mcook time: 20 Mtotal time: 45 M
This is a great side dish all summer long using fresh vegetables. This is an Italian style salad with potatoes in it but dressed with seasonings, vinegar, and oil.

ingredients:

  • 6 to 8 cubed boiled potatoes with no skins Italian Potato Salad Recipe
  • 1/2 cup of pitted large black olives pitted crinkle olive, green olives or kalamata olives
  • 3 chopped plum tomatoes
  • 1 can chickpeas drained
  • 1 bell pepper finely chopped or pepperoncini chopped
  • 1 cucumber chopped seeds removed
  • cubed mozzarella cheese
  • freshly chopped basil leaves 
  • Optional Vegetables: chopped celery, finely chopped onions, sliced radishes, fresh spinach, cabbage slaw, fresh peas, cubed avocado, corn cut off the cob, chopped fresh broccoli, julienne carrots, hot peppers, cherry peppers, salami, provolone cubed, pepperoni, prosciutto, hot capicola chopped. Artichoke hearts, hearts of palm, cooked artichoke, cooked or raw zucchini cubes or other squash, arugula, or cooked escarole. Chopped fresh cauliflower or broccoli florets. Garnish with garlic-flavored croutons and sliced eggs.

instructions:

How to cook Italian Potato Salad

  1. Place all the ingredients you want to use in a large glass bowl. 
  2. Toss with the dressing below, serve cold.
  3. Dressing:
  4. 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  5. 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  6. 4 tablespoons lemon juice
  7. 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  8. 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  9. 1 teaspoon each dried basil, oregano, parsley use fresh when possible
  10. salt and pepper to taste
  11. 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  12. In a large enough bowl to accommodate all the vegetables, you have chosen for your salad, toss with the dressing and refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving. You can double this recipe if you added more vegetables to your bowl with the options given.
Calories
229
Fat (grams)
11
Sat. Fat (grams)
9
Carbs (grams)
22
Net carbs
10
Sugar (grams)
4
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Italian Potato Salad Pin for later




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Italian Potato Salad



Disclosure: This recipe was posted in 2014, edited and re-published in 2020.

2 comments

  1. Although I still prefer mom's potato salad, over the years, I've managed to learn to enjoy many versions and I know I'd like this one.

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  2. What a fun twist on potato salad, Claudia! Love the dressing!!

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