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Italian Potato Salad from Prince Edward Island

Italian Potato Salad from Prince Edward Island
Prince Edward Island is as pastoral and enchanting as Lucy Maude Montgomery painted in her books.  Everywhere you go you will find rolling fields devoted to potatoes.  A bag purchased from a stand at the end of a farmer's driveway was an ideal souvenir in my mind.

Italian Potato Salad from Prince Edward Island

Here is a recipe we pilfered from the Island's web site and made our own with Gremolade.  Marinated Prince Edward Island potatoes give this salad that extra something. You'll serve it time after time.

Italian Potato Salad from Prince Edward Island

5-6 PEI potatoes, peeled, cooked and cubed
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup lemon juice
1/4 tsp pepper
2 tsp Gremolade
1 small zucchini, ends removed and diced
1 small cucumber, peeled (if waxed), quartered, seeded and diced
1 red pepper, seeded and diced
1 cup sour cream or yogurt
1/2 cup black olives
parsley (optional)

Italian Potato Salad from Prince Edward Island

Combine oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper and Gremolade a in covered jar. Shake well to mix. Place potatoes in large bowl. Pour lemon mixture over potatoes. Cover and refrigerate for 6 hours or overnight. Stir occasionally. Just before serving, add zucchini, cucumber and red pepper. Stir gently to mix. Fold in sour cream or yogurt. Turn into serving bowl. Garnish with black olives and parsley. Makes 4-6 servings.

Italian Potato Salad from Prince Edward Island

What you've shared:

Belle Rita Novak I have made potato salad like this but without the lemon. I often use red wine vinegar. I like to add chopped up red onion and celery 'cause I like the crunch. Nice for a party so you don't have to worry about mayonnaise.

PEI Mussels are a fave, but it sounds ideal for lamb as well
Posted by Dustin Platt

Kim Valentin Neale • I absolutely love potato salad. There are so many versions that can be created from this unattractive starch!!! I have forgone the creamy version for the French, wherein the use of a nice dijon vinagrette is the dressing. Loved the cultural information about PEI.

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Photo Credit:  Julie Cecchini


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