When my grandma was alive, she made the best Greek food I’ve ever eaten. Regardless of the occasion, Greek food was always a part of our meal. Even when we barbequed on the weekend, my grandma brought her famous Greek potato salad and her lemon cookies. Lemon, as you may know, is a Greek staple. My version of grandma’s Greek potato salad is vegan of course, and also oil-free.
Similar to a classic potato salad with potatoes, celery, and onions, my Greek potato salad adds grandma’s favorite Greek ingredients vegan style. In fact, my potato salad recipe is just like grandma’s except for the oil-free dressing, but it tastes exactly like her Greek version.
HOW TO MAKE GREEK POTATO SALAD JUST LIKE GRANDMA’S
Of course, my grandma is a better cook than I will ever be. Although I don’t think she would approve of my vegan modifications, a vegan girl has to do what she has to do. With that being said, I use all the core ingredients of her Greek potato salad recipe.
WHAT INGREDIENTS ARE NEEDED FOR GREEK POTATO SALAD
- Baby potatoes, skin on
- Red Onion
- Grape Tomatoes
- Red Bell Peppers
- Kalamata Olives (skip if you are avoiding natural fats)
- Fresh dill
Since grandma’s Greek potato salad is loaded with mayonnaise, lemon, and yogurt, I added my favorite hummus based dressing from my OMG Oil-Free Dressing.
YUMMY OIL-FREE GREEK DRESSING FOR GREEK POTATO SALAD
- Hummus of choice (I used oil-free Engine Brand)
- Fresh Lemon juice
- Red Wine Vinegar
- A little water if you need to thin or if it is too tart for your taste
And, for a little added green on top of my Greek potato salad recipe, I added microgreens, because I love microgreens.
Once the potatoes are cooked and cooled, simply add the other ingredients, dress, and place in the refrigerator for at least an hour before serving.
As a result, the flavors of the dressing enhances the flavors in the Greek potato salad. When I serve my Greek potato salad, sometimes I add additional capers on the top as well as some pretty microgreens.
My daughter, however, always adds mild banana peppers to give the salad a little kick!
WE LOVE POTATOES! HERE ARE SOME MORE OIL-FREE POTATO RECIPES
- Pesto Potato Salad
- Garlic Roasted Potatoes
- Sweet Potato Cakes
- Smashed Red Potato Recipe
- Vegan Twice Baked Potatoes
- Sweet Potato Chips
- Potato Hash
- Vegan Mashed Potatoes Recipe
- Vegan Potato Salad
- Vegan Baked Potato
- Vegan Stuffed Sweet Potato
- Vegan Potato Tacos