My mom never prepared potato salad with mayonnaise when I was growing up. It just was not served. This is a version of the many different salads my mom would come up with. She rarely ever served the same thing twice either. Psst….the dressing is real good when you dip a piece of crusty bread in it.
3 lbs. potatoes
½ cup fresh basil – chopped
2 vine ripe tomatoes – blanched
2 cloves garlic – chopped
¼ cup Parmesan cheese – grated
Juice of ½ lemon
½ tsp. salt
¼ tsp. black pepper
¼ tsp. red pepper flakes
½ tsp. dried oregano
3 tablespoons olive oil
Boil the potatoes until fork tender; drain and cut the potatoes into quarters. Add the garlic while the potatoes are still warm.
In a small sauce pot quickly blanch the tomatoes for a minute. Set the tomatoes aside to cool. When the tomatoes are cool gently remove the skin and dice the tomatoes.
Add tomatoes to the potatoes and garlic.
Add the basil, salt, red pepper flakes, black pepper and oregano.
Combine the olive oil, lemon juice and Parmesan cheese in a small bowl and mix. Add this dressing to the potatoes and toss.
Place in the refrigerator to cool before serving.
Enjoy with Love,