Until last summer, when I made the Southwestern Potato Salad, my eyes were opened to a new world of potato salads. Previously I'd only had mayo-based versions and I just wasn't a fan. Now that I know there are tons of potato salads that don't require mayonnaise, I am all bringing back the picnic classic. With mint, feta, and kalamata olives, this potato salad has a Mediterranean twist, but would fare well with most any entree. It's intended to be served warm, but I didn't bother reheating the leftovers and liked the salad just as much that way. Don't skimp on the fresh mint--it really makes the salad pop!
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Red Potatoes with Olives, Feta, and Mint
from Bon Appetit June 1996
-1 3/4 pounds small red-skinned potatoes, cut into quarters
-1 bunch fresh mint, chopped
-8 oz. feta cheese, crumbled
-3/4 cup Kalamata olives, pitted and chopped
-1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1. Place potatoes and 3 tbsp mint in a large pot of salted water. Bring water to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for about 12 minutes, until potatoes are tender. Drain potatoes and transfer to a large bowl.
2. Set aside 2 tbsp each of mint, cheese, and olives. Add remainder to warm potatoes and carefully mix in oil. Season with salt and pepper before tossing with remaining mint, cheese, and olives. Serve warm.