Tuesday, August 12, 2008

SIMPLE LAKE LIVING ~ GREEK POTATO SALAD with FETA VINAIGRETTE

"The aspects of things that are most important to us are hidden because of their simplicity and familiarity."

'Ride the wave'

(Petunia)

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GREEK POTATO with FETA VINAIGRETTE

~ Are there ever enough summer potato salad recipes? Try this yummy picnic twist adapted from That's My Home

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2 lbs. 1-inch wedges of red potatoes

2 Tbsp. red wine or white balsamic vinegar

1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

juice and zest of 1 lemon

1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard

2 Tbsp. fresh oregano

coarse salt & freshly ground pepper to taste

1 cup pitted and coarsely chopped Kalamata olives

1 seeded English cucumber

1 jar roasted red peppers

1 diced yellow or orange pepper

1/2 cup diced red onion

8 oz. crumbled feta cheese

1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

additional fresh parsley and oregano for garnish

  • Steam well scrubbed potatoes 12-14 minutes or until firm-tender.
  • Combine vinegar, olive oil, lemon, zest, Dijon, oregano and salt & pepper. Toss with warm potatoes and set aside.
  • Combine olives, cucumber, drained and chopped roasted peppers, diced yellow or orange pepper, onion, 6 oz. of feta cheese and parsley. Add to potatoes. Garnish with remaining feta and additional fresh chopped parsley & oregano. (8 servings)


3 comments:

beckie said...

Joey, sometimes the 'waves' get bad press and I think it is because they are so familiar to us. But I use them every year and most times and not disappointed. I love the combination of the ones on the fire pot. Those are my colors!

Jane Marie said...

This sounds interesting, cucumbers and Kalamatas, that's quite different for potato salad.

joey said...

I love the colors too, Beckie, that seems a perfect choice for the lake where they must love the location (as do I) ;)

Jane Marie ~ my family and guests love this classic Greek combo of flavors that works well with potatoes (fresh from the Farmer's Market)!