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.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
25 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 40 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • Combine the potatoes, cucumber, celery, onion, and olives in a large bowl.

  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

250 calories; protein 4.2g; carbohydrates 34.3g; fat 11.5g; sodium 458mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
08/31/2008
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 the person who submitted it! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
11/26/2008
It seemed like eating strangly raw ingredients and very onion-y. Read More
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14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
08/31/2008
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 the person who submitted it! Read More
(15)
Rating: 4 stars
05/27/2009
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 to this one and my family really likes the variety of a potato salad w/olives and oil; versus traditional version mayo mustard etc. As far as "onion-y" that can easily be adjusted to taste. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/08/2011
7-6-11: Ann claimed she liked this. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/03/2013
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 veggies tossed in as well i.e. defrosted frozen peas crisply cooked green beans even canned kidney beans. I stuck to the recipe but think I just may make some additions next time I try it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/14/2010
Excellent! I will put in my recipe box. It will definitely be a salad I will be making periodically. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/22/2014
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! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
11/25/2008
It seemed like eating strangly raw ingredients and very onion-y. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/06/2011
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 real go-to recipe. Thanks for submiting this! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/20/2010
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 replace the rest. Turned out great Read More
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