Mom's Italian Potato Salad

Mom's Italian Potato Salad

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"This is one of my favorite recipes handed down from my mom. The best thing is there are lots of vegetables and flavors, and it's usually a welcome change from standard American versions. The olives are the best part! To save time, I usually chop all the vegetables and make the dressing while the potatoes are boiling."


1 h 40 m servings 249 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 249 kcal
  • 12%
  • Fat:
  • 11.5 g
  • 18%
  • Carbs:
  • 34.3g
  • 11%
  • Protein:
  • 4.2 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 523 mg
  • 21%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place potatoes in a large saucepan, cover with water, and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to medium-low, and simmer until the potatoes are tender, about 15 minutes. Drain and cool, then cut into 1-inch cubes.
  2. Combine the potatoes, cucumber, celery, onion, and olives in a large bowl.
  3. Whisk together the olive oil, red wine vinegar, and garlic powder in a small bowl. Pour the dressing over the potatoes and vegetables; mix well. Season with salt and pepper, then chill. Stir the potato salad again before serving.
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  1. 9 Ratings


This is a delicious potato salad! The olives give it an extra kick! I prepared this for a picnic at Wolftrap Park (a US Park for the performing arts). Everyone enjoyed it. My congratulations to ...

I don't know what seems strange about raw celery and onions. I've never made a patato salad that didn't have a variety of raw veg in it - onions, celery, peppers, etc. I've made a similar recipe...

7-6-11: Ann claimed she liked this.

Excellent! I will put in my recipe box. It will definitely be a salad I will be making periodically. Thanks for the recipe!

A welcome change from mayo based. I add fresh green beans, cooked crisp tender or canned if I'm short of time. Hubby likes it better warmed, not hot. The ingredients are staples, not exotic-a...

It seemed like eating strangly raw ingredients, and very onion-y.

Turned out surprisingly well, since I didn't have red onions or enough red wine vinegar. I used a lightly sauteed yellow onion and a mix of red wine vinegar, white vinegar and lemon juice to rep...

This is a traditional Italian potato salad that my grandma makes except she adds hard boiled egg whites and green onions instead of red. So good!

Yummy ... the picture accompanying the recipe appears to have cherry or grape tomatoes in it, so I added them. This is such a well-rounded side, almost can be a full meal with a few other crisp...