Last updated on March 23rd, 2018 at 03:05 pm
Oriental Potato Salad with olives, eggs and red onions! An easy, delicious and hearty potato salad ready in only 30 minutes!
Every once in a while I’ll share a recipe with you that I grew up with, and this oriental potato salad is one of those. Not really sure why it’s called oriental potato salad, but that’s what my mom always called it, so that’s what I’m calling it.
This was the kind of salad that my mom would always make whenever she was really busy and tired after a long day at work, but no matter how tired she was she still had to put dinner on the table for her family. This salad was her go to meal for such times because all that’s really required is to peel some potatoes, then boil the potatoes and the eggs and just toss everything together. It was easy, but still a very satisfying dinner for us. It’s also great if you’re looking for a satisfying meatless dish.
I would say this is a traditional Romanian salad because everyone I knew growing up in Romania would make this, although pretty much everyone would have their own version of it, so this is my mom’s version. It’s a salad that you could put together in minutes and it’s delicious, healthy and it can be a main meal as well.
I still make this many times for dinner, because it’s very filling, yet still light enough that you don’t feel like you ate like a pig afterwards. Plus you have your proteins and everything. As I always say, simple recipes are the best, they can still be loaded with delicious flavors and you don’t have to slave in the kitchen to make them. Hope you try it, it’s similar to the American potato salad, but I think it’s way better and healthier because you don’t load it with empty calories from the mayo.
Trust me, this salad is good, you’ll love it!
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Oriental Potato Salad
- 6 medium potatoes cut into cubes and boiled
- 1 small red onion chopped
- 5 eggs boiled
- 1/2 cup black olives sliced or whole
- 4 tbsp olive oil
- 1/4 tsp salt or to taste
- 1/4 tsp pepper or to taste
- fresh parsley chopped, for garnish
- Peel the potatoes and cut them up in small cubes. Boil them for about 20 minutes or until they are tender when you stick a fork in them.
- Boil the eggs and cut them up in smaller pieces.
- Mix all the ingredients together gently and garnish with parsley.
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