Rating: 4.46 stars
28 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 20
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1

Spanish potato salad is an important dish in Spain's culinary history. There are many versions, and this is the way we like ours. Goes so well with so many things! This is good served warm or at room temperature.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
15 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
10 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place potatoes into a pot and cover with salted water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until tender, about 10 minutes. Drain and cool until easily handled. Slice potatoes about 1/2-inch thick and place in a bowl.

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  • Whisk olive oil and vinegar together in a bowl; stir in garlic. Pour dressing over potatoes and lightly toss to coat.

  • Mix red bell pepper, green olives, shallot, parsley, salt, and pepper into potatoes. Serve salad with lemon wedges to squeeze over each serving.

Cook's Note:

If you don't have shallots, sub a mild onion.

Nutrition Facts

193 calories; protein 2.9g; carbohydrates 23.5g; fat 11.2g; sodium 193mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (27)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2015
I could not find small sized red potatoes so I just cut up one pound of red potatoes into bite sized pieces and boiled them about ten minutes. I know it isn't as pretty but it sure did taste wonderful and was very easy to prepare. I did use white wine vinegar since my potatoes were cut already. We all loved this and such a nice refreshing change from the mayo potato salads. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/20/2018
I would cut back on the oil & add more olives. I will try it again since it is a nice alternative to mayonnaise based salads. Read More
28 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 20
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
04/13/2015
I could not find small sized red potatoes so I just cut up one pound of red potatoes into bite sized pieces and boiled them about ten minutes. I know it isn't as pretty but it sure did taste wonderful and was very easy to prepare. I did use white wine vinegar since my potatoes were cut already. We all loved this and such a nice refreshing change from the mayo potato salads. Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
09/22/2015
Delicious potato salad! double the dressing and served on a bed of spinach also I doubled the amount of olives and added some capers. Great side dish for slow cooker baby back ribs:) Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
03/07/2017
This is just the kind of potato salad that we love. No heavy dressing....just fresh and light dressing with bright flavors. I did add some Nicoise olives (cuz we love them) but no other changes. Thanks so much for sharing this great dish! UPDATE: This is one of those recipes that is so versatile because you can use whatever pickled or marinated vegis that you have on hand. Tonight.....golden fingerlings marinated artichokes papadews & gigante beans. Kalamata olives and some green ones too. LOVE this recipe for simplicity and fresh flavors. Using up leftovers in my frig are the bonus! Thanks again for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/17/2016
I made it exactly as is for a big family event. Everyone liked it. If I was making it just for my family I would add a little more spice to it by adding some different peppers with a little more flavor. But I really like the fact it has no mayo or mustard. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
09/07/2015
Mild flavor so if you like it a bit more spicy or tangy you'll need to make adjustments. But I liked it as is. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2017
Made this as written for Christmas and it was perfect! Not only does it taste delightful it is a very pretty dish as well. My parents were visiting and they couldn't stop talking about it. My dad not only asked to take the leftovers home but also requested that I make it the next time I came to visit them. Five star all the way and a definite keeper! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/22/2015
What a wonderful unique potato salad! Loved the Spanish flair! I will make this one again! The next time I will take care not to over cook my potatoes...otherwise they tend to fall apart easily. Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
06/10/2018
Great tasting and very easy to make. Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
06/19/2018
Left off the olives and sliced to potatoes before cooking but left the rest as written. Might go heavier on the vinegar next try but overall we found it a keeper. Will definitely do it again. Like that it can be served room temp warm or cold. Very versatile and won Poison the company picnic if it s not kept on ice. Read More
(1)
Rating: 3 stars
06/20/2018
I would cut back on the oil & add more olives. I will try it again since it is a nice alternative to mayonnaise based salads. Read More