I have loved potato salads ever since I was small. It doesn’t matter whether they are cold or hot, dressed with mayo or otherwise. This one gets its Greek style from the copious amount of fresh dill in the dressing. My friend Emy Kosmas, an excellent cook of Greek food, often brought this salad to pot luck gatherings. —ChefJune
8 or more servings
red or russet potatoes
large sweet onions, finely chopped
long stalks celery, finely sliced
large red bell peppers, cut into 1/4-inch dice
bread and butter pickles, chopped
or 4 hard cooked large eggs
chopped fresh dill
extra virgin olive oil
fresh lemon juice
mayonnaise – preferably homemade (or to desired moistness)
Boil the potatoes in lightly salted water until fork tender. Remove to ice water to cool. Then dry, peel and dice or slice (as you prefer). Add onions, celery, peppers and pickles. Make the following dressing.
Mix dressing and toss with salad. Chop hard boiled eggs and add on top.
Teacher’s Tip: If you’re serving this (or any other mayonnaise-dressed salad) in very hot weather, put a shallow bowl of ice and water under the serving dish to keep it cold and fresh.