Greek Potato Salad (Patata Salata)

At Mediterranean Living, we love all things potato. We will try anything, from Spanish Tortilla to Patatas Bravas, from Skordalia (Greek Garlic Dip) to Salade Niçoise. There are too many delicious Mediterranean potato creations to count. Greek Potato Salad is up there with our all-time favorites. Imagine the expressions of surprise and delight when you come bearing this version of potato salad to your next cookout? 

Photo Credit: Christine Dutton

Mediterranean Greek Potato Salad

Greek Potato Salad (Patata Salata)

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 6
Calories 173 kcal


  • 5-6 medium-large potatoes
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 lemon zest
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 medium white onion
  • 1 tbsp. capers
  • sea salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley


  • Cut the onion into thin slices, then cut slices in half.
  • Peel the potatoes, cut into large bite-sized chunks of approximately the same size, and rinse well.
  • Add potatoes to a pot of cold water to cover by 1 1/2 inches, bring to a boil, and boil at medium-high heat. Test after 15 minutes for doneness - they should be easily pierced with a fork.
  • Remove when done, drain, and place in a serving bowl or dish.
  • Add onions and toss.
  • To make the dressing, in a small bowl, combine olive oil, lemon juice, lemon zest, garlic, capers, salt, and pepper with a whisk.
  • Mix the dressing into the salad and serve hot or at room temperature.