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The best potato salad ever recipe is the one you will go to every time you want to impress with your potato salad recipe. You will find a much simpler potato salad recipe further down the page.


• Herbed Vinaigrette

• 12 ounces olive oil

• 4 ounces white vinegar

• 3 ounces balsamic vinegar

• 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

• 4 cloves fresh garlic, chopped

• 12 leaves fresh basil, chopped

• 1/2 teaspoon fresh oregano, chopped

• 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped

• 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

• 1/2 teaspoon salt

• Grilled Vegetables

• 2 fresh eggplant, skinned and sliced to 1/3 inch thickness

• 2 squash, sliced to 1/4 inch thickness

• 4 red peppers, sliced to 1 inch strips

• 4 green peppers, sliced to 1 inch strips

• 4 yellow peppers, sliced to 1 inch strips

• 2 red onions, sliced to 1/2 inch thickness

• 6 medium Portabella mushrooms, stems removed and cleaned (remove stems & clean)

• 1 pound Feta cheese, crumbled

• 2 cups Greek olives

• 6 pounds Idaho® potatoes

• 2 medium fresh tomatoes, roughly chopped


1. To prepare herbed vinaigrette, mix all ingredients and whisk well. Set aside.

2. Marinate eggplant, squash, peppers, onion and mushrooms in 1/2 the prepared vinaigrette for 2 hours.

3. Wash and steam potatoes. Let cool. When potatoes are cooled, cut into 1/8 inch thick slices.

4. Toss potatoes in vinaigrette. Refrigerate.

5. Drain vegetables (save vinaigrette) and grill until tender, let cool. Cut grilled mushrooms into strips.

6. In large glass bowl, place 3/4 of the sliced potatoes, 1/4 of the grilled vegetables, 1/4 of the cheese and 1/4 of the black olives. Repeat process 3 more times to create a layering effect.

7. Pour reserved vinaigrette over salad and garnish with sprigs of fresh oregano, feta cheese and diced tomatoes.

*This best potato salad recipe and photo are Courtesy of the Idaho Potato Commission

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Basic ingredients for a potato salad are just four food items: potatoes, fat (olive oil, mayo, eggs, or bacon), an acid (like vinegar), and flavoring or spices that will make the potato salad unique. Here is a simple recipe with those four items


  • 3 Medium Red Potatoes
  • 2 Eggs - boiled - separate cooked yolks; save for garnish
  • 1/2 Cup Mayo
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  1. Add the salt to a cooking pot of water (just enough to cover the potatoes).
  2. Bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat slightly, and simmer until tender...about 10 minutes.
  3. Cool and dice potatoes and egg whites.
  4. Place in serving bowl.
  5. Gently stir in Mayo.
  6. Garnish with crumbles egg yolks.

2 Servings

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