The summer often means potato salad. So often we make a mayonnaise based potato salad and they can seem heavy. You can do potato salad in different styles. This potato salad is made with fresh mint and scallions for a light and refreshing taste.
This recipe has its inspiration from a Lebanese potato salad. Lebanese potato salad is made with fresh mint, lemon juice, and olive oil. Potatos are simply dressed in a fresh vinaigrette and this is a bright and wonderfully flavored salad. I am also adding some fresh scallions and peas to this salad. I love the texture of the peas and the scallions add a subtle onion flavor.
I love making this potato salad with the Tasteful Selections Potatoes. These potatoes are baby potatoes that come in several varieties, and each variety has its own unique taste. I love that these potatoes come washed and they are all of even size. This means my potatoes will cook evenly, and since they are already washed I just need to pour them into a pot of boiling water without any preparation. You can find these Tasteful Selections potatoes all year around, they are grown in Bakersfield, CA and are available at supermarkets nationwide. I encourage you to check out their many delicious potato recipes on their blog at http://www.tastefulselections.com/recipes.
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FOUP /fūp/ n. the fear of undercooked, ugly, useless, uneven, unclean, unremarkable, unsightly or otherwise unappealing potatoes: Because of my FOUP, I haven’t cooked dinner in two weeks. Learn more about FOUP at http://www.tastefulselections.com
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Variations on Lebanese Potato Salad
We all love to make a recipe our own. Here are some ideas on what you could do differently. If you don’t have any scallions, you could swap for shallots or even a little white onion. I think you could also add about a teaspoon of minced garlic to this recipe for an additional great taste. If you don’t have mint, you may even want to use some fresh parsley.
Lebanese Potato Salad
Lebanese potato salad is made without mayonnaise. So this is a light potato salad.
- 24 ounces small potatoes
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup sliced scallions
- 2 tablespoons chopped mint
- 1/2 cup frozen peas
Boil tasteful selections potatoes in boiling water for about 10 minutes, remove from water and drain. Slice potatoes in half. In a small bowl combine lemon juice, olive oil, black pepper, and salt. Whisk until vinaigrette is well blended. Pour the vinaigrette over potatoes and stir until potatoes are well coated. Sprinkle fresh mint, scallions, and peas on top of potatoes. Stir gently to combine. The salad tastes best when allowed to rest a few hours before serving.