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)
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)
- 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.