The Roasted New Potato Salad With Olives exemplifies an amazingly quick - cooking technique. Instead of roasting the potatoes in a preheated oven, start them in a cold oven and roast them as the oven heats. Cooked this way, they brown nearly twice as fast.

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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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  • Toss potatoes in oil with herbs, a generous sprinkling of salt and a few grinds of pepper. Place potatoes, cut side down, in a single layer on a lipped cookie sheet. Set pan on lowest rack of cold oven; heat oven to 450 degrees. Roast until cut side is golden brown and potatoes are tender, 20 to 25 minutes.

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  • Transfer potatoes to a large bowl; add olives, onion and parsley.

  • Whisk vinegar, mayonnaise, garlic, a big pinch of salt and a couple of grinds of pepper in a 1-cup glass measuring cup. Slowly whisk in oil, first in droplets, then in a slow, steady stream. Pour dressing over warm salad; toss to coat. Serve at room temperature for best flavor.

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Nutrition Facts

260 calories; protein 3.2g 6% DV; carbohydrates 26.4g 9% DV; fat 16.3g 25% DV; cholesterol 0.9mg; sodium 401.6mg 16% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
09/18/2005
This is a great recipe. I recommend cutting the potatoes into 4ths as it makes for smaller bites when eating. The flavors are great. The red onion Kalamata's and the vinegar work really good together. I give this 6 stars. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/12/2010
It was a good change from traditional potato salad and I like the idea of roasting the potatos. However the kalamata olives were too strong in proportion to the dish and so it wasn't a knock your socks off experience for my guests. I would probably make again but reduce kalamata olives and include some other ingredients like chopped celery. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 35
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
09/18/2005
This is a great recipe. I recommend cutting the potatoes into 4ths as it makes for smaller bites when eating. The flavors are great. The red onion Kalamata's and the vinegar work really good together. I give this 6 stars. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/08/2005
My husband and I both really liked this. It was a lot more elegant than regular potato salad. I used red wine vinegar instead of the rice or malt vinegar. Next time I might add a bit more for punch. I left out the 3 TBS of olive oil at the end. There was no need for it - it would have only made the whole thing greasy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/05/2005
This is a great version of my old roasted potato salad recipe. This one calls for mayo (I substituted fat free ranch) and that helped the garlic stick to the potatos. I also added a little pickle juice to the vinegar and tripled the garlic. Any way you do it this is far better and much more versitle than the mashed potato salad recipes. It goes well warm or cold and makes a great topping for green salad as a leftover. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/01/2005
This recipe is fabulous. It's unlike anything on the pot luck table and everyone who tried it RAVED about it. This is going to be one of my standards. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/25/2005
A very tasty potato salad. Baking the potatoes retains the nice red skin color in addition to retaining flavor. I refrigerated them overnite which facilited slicing them into perfect slices that do not fall apart. I used white balsamic vinegar and only 1/2 teaspoon of thyme which is the max I could use unless you love thyme. A nice twist on regular mayonaisey potato salad. Thanks for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/28/2005
My husband and I both thought this was excellent. I eyeballed the herbs and ommitted onions but didnt think it detracted anything. I will definitely make this a lot and it would be an excellent potluck dish. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/04/2006
I also omitted the oil in the dressing. I didn't have olive when I tried this recipe. I have made it twice. The second time I cut some bacon into small pieces and roasted with potatoes. I also added 1 teaspoon English Mustard into the dressing and sliced 5 radishes mixed into the salad. The crispy bacon the pungent flavor of mustard and radish made this potato salad even better!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/03/2007
I have made this recipe a few times now and love it but decided to add a review after taking it to a BBQ yesterday. My bowl was completely gone while the regular mayo potato salad just sat there!! So many compliments on it! I have only made it with capers and feel that it is perfect with a bit of the caper juice added. Definately serve it at room temperature it loses something otherwise. YUMMMM-Y. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/23/2008
Excellent! I add a small spoon dijon mustard at end. Also add more olive oil at the roasting stage and exclude the olive oil at the end. Perfect. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/12/2010
It was a good change from traditional potato salad and I like the idea of roasting the potatos. However the kalamata olives were too strong in proportion to the dish and so it wasn't a knock your socks off experience for my guests. I would probably make again but reduce kalamata olives and include some other ingredients like chopped celery. Read More
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