This delicious and colorful Mediterranean potato salad will leave you fulfilled. It’s loaded with fresh herbs with just the right amount of dressing that will leave your taste buds craving for more. It’s perfect for summer BBQs.
Also known as Green Goddess Potato Salad, this Mediterranean potato salad is a type of salad that includes a variety of herbs and green vegetables, giving it a bright green color and a fresh, herbaceous flavor.
The traditional ingredients for Green Goddess Potato Salad include boiled potatoes, mayonnaise, sour cream, chopped chives, tarragon, parsley, and garlic.
Other possible additions can include avocado, cucumber, green onions, celery, or even bacon.
Mediterranean Potato Salad / Green Goddess Potato Salad
The origins of Green Goddess Potato Salad can be traced back to the early 20th century when the “Green Goddess” dressing, made with similar ingredients, was popularized in San Francisco.
The salad is often served as a side dish at picnics, barbecues, and potlucks. It is a great accompaniment to grilled meats or sandwiches.
To begin with, we don’t mind saying that the unique thing about this salad is its out-of-the-box name. Green Goddess Potato Salad, our version of this Mediterranean potato salad is unique because of its fresh, herbaceous flavor and bright green color.
Unlike traditional potato salads that rely on mayonnaise or mustard-based dressing, this potato salad is made with Turnip Leaves, citrus and fresh parsley, olives, and Kosher baby dills.
The combination in this salad gives the salad a bright, fresh flavor that is unique and appetizing.
How To Make Mediterranean Potato Salad
This salad serves well as a side. The full recipe is listed in the recipe card below. Here’s what you’ll need to do to make this salad.
Cut the potatoes and half. Wash, drain, and bring to a boil over medium-high heat, in a large pot of water. Cook until just tender. Be careful to not overcook the potatoes.
Remove the potatoes from the heat once cooked and allow the potatoes to cool down.
Cut the cherry tomatoes into quarters. Cut the cucumber into small cubes or dice. Cut the red onion into slices or dice.
Finely chop the parsley and the Mediterranean Greens (Turnip Leaves). Cut Olives in halves.
Cut Cornichons or Kosher Baby Dills (Pickles) into small cubes, or dice.
Combine all of the ingredients in a large bowl. Add the Extra Virgin Olive Oil and seasonings.
Keep it in the fridge overnight.
When ready to eat, allow the salad to sit for 10 minutes and serve as a side and enjoy.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Green goddess dressing is typically made of, sour cream, chervil, mayonnaise, chives, tarragon, lemon juice, anchovy, and pepper. However, our Mediterranean potato salad is made of olive oil, fresh herbs, Mediterranean greens, lemon juice, salt, and pepper to taste.
The dressing has a herbal, citrus-fresh flavor.
key Mediterranean ingredients usually include olives, olive oil, fresh herbs, legumes, fish, red meat, and grains.
Recipe Variations & Pro Tips
In addition to the cucumber, you can also add chopped celery for the perfect crunch.
Along with the fresh herbs, Green Goddess Potato Salad or Mediterranean Potato Salad, often includes a variety of green vegetables, depending on the region.
Some of these vegetables may include avocado, cucumber, celery, or green onions. These vegetables add to the salad’s color and provide a textural contrast to the soft, creamy potatoes.
Before serving, mix the salad again to make it shiny.
It’s best if you finely chop, dice, or cut the ingredients for a “smoother” salad.
Be careful to not overcook the potatoes as they will become mushy when preparing the salad.
What To Pair with Mediterranean Potato Salad?
This salad is one of the most versatile side dishes and additions to the table.
The salad tastes amazing with grilled meat, or with this grilled red snapper.
It also serves well with this air fryer rotisserie chicken.
In addition, it goes perfectly with veggie, smoked turkey, and even chicken sandwiches.
Many people love devouring it with seafood (we love it with this air fryer shrimp). Not to forget, it can be enjoyed with BBQ!
How To Store
This Green Goddess Potato salad (Mediterranean Potato Salad) should be stored in an airtight container and kept in the refrigerator. This helps to prevent the growth of bacteria that can cause foodborne illness.
The salad should be consumed within 3-4 days of preparation to ensure its freshness and safety. However, don’t even think about leaving the salad at room temperature!
More Potato Salads You’ll Love
After trying this Mediterranean Potato Salad Recipe, we recommend you try this Haitian Potato Salad (Salad Russe), Swedish Potato Salad, this southern-style potato salad, and this warm German Potato Salad recipe.
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Mediterranean Potato Salad
- Large Pan
- 1 lb. Baby Medley Potatoes; cut in half
- 5 oz. Cherry Tomatoes; cut in half
- 1 Cucumber; diced
- ¼ Cup Red Onion; finely diced
- 6 leaves Mediterranean Greens; we used 6 Turnip leaves
- 1 oz or 7 sprigs of Fresh Parsley; coarsely chopped
- 2 oz. Pimento Stuffed Olives; cut in half
- 1 tsp. Chili Flakes
- ⅓ Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 2 oz. or 2 Dills of Cornichon or Kosher Baby Dills Pickles; diced
- Juice from 2 Lemons
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- This salad serves well as a side. The full recipe is listed in the recipe card below. Here’s what you’ll need to do to make this salad.Cut the potatoes and half. Wash, drain, and bring to a boil over medium-high heat, in a large pot of water. Cook until just tender. Be careful to not overcook the potatoes.Cut the cherry tomatoes into quarters. Cut the cucumber into small cubes or dice. Cut the red onion into slices or dice.
- Finely chop the parsley and the Mediterranean Greens (Turnip Leaves). Cut Olives in halves.Cut Cornichons or Kosher Baby Dills (Pickles) into small cubes, or dice.Combine all of the ingredients in a large bowl. Add the Extra Virgin Olive Oil and seasonings.Keep it in the fridge overnight.When ready to eat, allow the salad to sit for 10 minutes and serve as a side and enjoy.