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When you think of potato salad it’s usually cold and mixed with a lot of mayo, right? That is not what I grew up having as a child and when I ever tasted a mayonnaise-y potato salad I enjoyed it, but it wasn’t a taste I was used to. My mom would serve this potato salad warm. This is more my preference and it also has a lot less calories than using mayonnaise anyway.
You could certainly have it cold if that’s what you’re used to. But I guarantee you will enjoy the flavors in this just as much as the typical potato salad, dare I say, maybe even more!
If you do refrigerate, I would suggest just warming the dish up slightly to get the olive oil to be a liquid again.
Some wonderful add-ins for this would be edamame, chickpeas or cannelini beans, cherry tomatoes or even some yummy black olives!
Italian Potato Salad
- 2 pounds red potatoes, skin on, quartered
- 1/2 cup sliced red onion
- 2 tablespoons capers
- 3 scallions, chopped
- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1/2 cup fresh chopped parsley
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 2 tablespoons white vinegar
- salt and pepper to taste
Place the potatoes in a sauce pan covered with cold water. Bring the water to a boil and cook for about 15-20 minutes until the potatoes are tender. Drain the water and let the potatoes dry for about 5 minutes. Add all ingredients to a serving bowl and gently toss. Season with salt and pepper. Serve warm or refrigerate for an hour and serve cold. Delish either way!
Servings: 8* Calories per serving: 151* Fat: 7g* Fiber: 4g* Carbs: 20g* Protein: 3g* Points+: 4* Old Points: 3*