Manly Potato Mixture (aka Potato Salad) |

Whenever my husband says, ” I won’t eat ____,” it challenges me to create a recipe that he does like.

And one of those things is potato salad.

Actually anything under the mayo/salad category is a no-no in his book.

Egg salad (or deviled eggs)

Chicken Salad

Macaroni Salad

He says it’s all gross.

So I set out to create a potato salad that he likes.

And you know what? I did it.

But he said he will only eat it if I call it something other than potato salad.

His suggested names were:

Manly Potato Mixture


Yummy Potato Goodness.

Anyway this potato salad is delightful and contains no mayo.





Manly Potato Mixture (aka Potato Salad)

serves 6

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 3 lbs red potatoes
  • 3-5 slices of bacon, cooked and diced
  • 1/4 cup sun dried tomatoes, diced
  • 1/2 can of olives, sliced
  • 4 oz block cheese (cheddar or pepper jack), cut into cubes

In a microwave safe bowl combine the oil and garlic. Microwave for 1 minute to infuse the garlic into the oil. Then add the lemon juice, oregano, and s/p. Set aside.

Wash and dice the red potatoes into 1/2 inch pieces. Fill a large stock pot with the potatoes, add enough water to cover them, and 1 tsp of salt. Cover and bring to a boil. Boil for 15 minutes or until fork tender. Drain. Pour the potatoes into the serving bowl. Toss with the dressing. And then allow to cool for 20-30 minutes. Add the remaining ingredients.

Serve at room temperature and enjoy.

2 thoughts on “Manly Potato Mixture (aka Potato Salad) |

  1. that sounds fantastic!, definitely going to try this soon, we have a lunch coming up at church soon so I can just increase the quantities for a crowd!
    Blessings to you
    Helen UK

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