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Patatosalata: A Greek Healthy and Traditional Potato Salad Recipe

Patatosalata (πατατοσαλάτα) is the name of the Greek traditional potato salad. I just love potatoes. But, potato fries or chips are loaded with fats. However, if cooked healthy, the potato is a low-calorie food.

This potato salad is a delicious and healthy appetizer. High in fiber, it offers protection against cardiovascular disease and cancer. Potatoes are also a good source of vitamin B6 and C. They also contain potassium and copper. Broccoli, garlic and olive oil are also really good for your health. All that, make patatosalata one of the healthiest appetizers you could eat.

Its basic ingredients are potatoes, broccoli, carrot, and olive oil. I prefer to use olive oil instead of mayonnaise. This makes patatosalata fat-free and much healthier. This patatosalata me ladi (with olive oil) recipe is quite easy to make and no cooking skills are required.

There are many variations to this recipe, but to make this traditional Greek potato salad you need ingredients: potatoes, broccoli, garlic clove, Greek olive oil, fresh parsley, dried oregano, white vinegar, lemon juice, carrot, salt, and pepper. This patatosalata recipe serves 4-6 persons.


Patatosalata Recipe – Ingredients

  • 1 pound of small potatoes, peeled
  • 2 cups of fresh broccoli, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 3/4 of a cup of Greek olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon of dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon of white wine vinegar
  • Juice of 1 medium lemon
  • ¼ teaspoon of sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon of pepper
  • 1 big carrot, peeled and shredded

Patatosalata Recipe – Instructions

  1. Start this traditional patatosalata recipe by washing well the potatoes with fresh water.
  2. Take a large plot and Place the potatoes.
  3. Cover the potatoes with water. Bring to boil over high heat.
  4. Reduce heat to medium. Cook for about 10 minutes.
  5. Add the broccoli. Cook for another 3 minutes.
  6. Drain well the potatoes and broccoli.
  7. Cut the potatoes into big pieces.
  8. Place the potatoes and broccoli back to the pot.
  9. Add the olive oil, garlic, parsley, oregano, vinegar, lemon juice, pepper, and salt.
  10. Mix well the ingredients until olive oil is absorbed.
  11. Taste to see if additional salt is needed. Add to taste. Mix again.
  12. Allow patatosalata to cool down a little bit in temperature.
  13. Garnish with a carrot.
  14. Serve hot or cold.
  15. Keep it refrigerated.

I hope you like this healthy patatosalata recipe. Check out my food blog for Greek traditional recipes. Enjoy!

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