Friend's potato salad a light dish for spring gatherings

  • This Greek potato salad uses olive oil and feta cheese to go steps beyond a traditional potato salad with a mayonnaise or sour cream base.

    This Greek potato salad uses olive oil and feta cheese to go steps beyond a traditional potato salad with a mayonnaise or sour cream base.

 
 
Posted4/6/2016 5:00 AM

For spring picnics, large gatherings or just a family meal, you can't beat potato salad as one of the most versatile side dishes imaginable. In fact, my friend and former food editor Debbie Moose of Raleigh, North Carolina, wrote a whole book on this flexible side salad.

Today's recipe for Greek Potato Salad is from her 2009 cookbook, "Potato Salad: 65 Recipes From Classic to Cool." It's several steps beyond a traditional potato with a mayonnaise or sour cream base. This recipe lets the fruitiness of a good-quality olive oil shine through, with the bite of feta cheese. Kalamata olives are easy to find with pits intact, but this recipe goes together quicker if you can locate the pitted variety.

 

It has become a favorite of mine and is perfect served at room temperature. I hope you enjoy it for your picnics, gatherings and simple dinners as much as I do.

• Alicia Ross is the co-author of "Desperation Dinners!" Contact her at Kitchen Scoop, c/o Universal Uclick, 1130 Walnut St., Kansas City, MO 64106, or send email to tellus@kitchenscoop.com. Or visit the Kitchen Scoop website at www.kitchenscoop.com.

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