Roasted New Potato Salad With Olives


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.

6 servings


  • 2 pounds small red new potatoes, rinsed, dried and halved

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 ¼ teaspoons herbes de Provence (mixed dried French herbs) or dried thyme leaves

  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

  • ½ cup pitted and coarsely chopped Kalamata olives

  • ½ small red onion, cut into thin slivers

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

  • 1 ½ tablespoons malt vinegar or rice wine vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise

  • 1 small garlic clove, minced

  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil


  1. 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.

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

  3. 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.


Copyright 2004 USA WEEKEND and columnist Pam Anderson. All rights reserved.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

260 Calories
16g Fat
26g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 260
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 402mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 10%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 16mg 79%
Calcium 24mg 2%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 710mg 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.