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The Best Potato Salad You’ll Ever Eat


It's football season!

In honor of Labor Day Weekend – and the big kick-off to FOOTBALL SEASON – I decided to share one of my favorite recipes with you: Armenian Potato Salad. I learned how to make it from my mom – who I’m guessing learned how to make it from an Armenian friend in Saudi Arabia. I prefer it to regular, mayo-based potato salad. For one thing, it’s lighter. And if you don’t eat it right away, it gets better. Because there’s no mayo in it, it’s perfect to take on a picnic or to a tailgate party since it doesn’t need to be refrigerated.

That’s a winning recipe in my book!

You will need:

  • a bag of small red potatoes
  • a couple of green onions
  • 2-3 garlic cloves
  • a handful of parley
  • 1 lemon
  • EVOO*
  • salt & pepper

Start out by boiling the red potatoes. I don’t peel them, I just rinse ’em off and, depending on how big they are, either quarter them or cut them into chunks. Put them in a pot of salted water and boil until fork tender.


For the dressing, squeeze a lemon into about a quarter cup of EVOO. Chop up 2-3 cloves of garlic and stir that in. Then add some freshly ground salt and pepper.

garlic, lemon and EVOO

When the potatoes are done, drain them and put them back in the pot for a few seconds and shake them around a little bit. This will dry them. Then dump them in a bowl and add the dressing, stirring so all the potatoes get a shot of yumminess. Grind some more salt and pepper over them.

dressed potatoes

Chop up the parsley and slice the green onions thinly, then add them to the potatoes.

Give the potatoes a gentle, loving stir and – this is the hardest part – set them aside for a while. As long as you can stand it. I suggest putting them in the fridge to cool, because if they’re out of sight you won’t be tempted to try them. Believe me, once you taste a forkful, it’s all over.

Armenian potato salad

I hope you like these as much as I do. If so, come back and tell me.

If not, don’t bother.

*EVOO is Extra Virgin Olive Oil



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