Potato Salad

The potato field in blossom

The potato field in blossom (June)

I love this tater salad from bon appetit (1993), as it uses lots of things that are in the box right now. Naturally, change the vinegar to suit your mood.

  • 2 pounds red-skinned potatoes                        
  • 1 small red onion, diced
  • 1 green onion bunch, chopped            
  • 2/3 cups mayonnaise                                   
  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar                    
  • 1/2 cup olive oil                                          
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1/2 head iceberg or romaine lettuce       
  •  2 large tomatoes, cut into wedges
  • 1 large cucumber, peeled, sliced                         
  •  1 green bell pepper, cut crosswise into rings
  • 1/2 cup black or green olives (preferably imported)

Cook potatoes in boiling salted water until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain, cool and dice potatoes (do not peel).

Combine potatoes and onions in large bowl. Add mayonnaise and toss to coat. Season with salt and pepper. Whisk vinegar, oil and oregano to blend in small bowl. Season dressing with salt and pepper. (Potato mixture and dressing can be made 1 hour ahead. Cover separately and let stand at room temperature.)    Arrange lettuce leaves on platter. Mound potato mixture in center, then arrange tomatoes, cucumber, green pepper and olives decoratively around potatoes. Pour dressing over and serve

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About stillmansfarm

Stillman's Farm® is a family owned farm in Massachusetts. We currently operate at two locations: a greenhouse/retail business in Lunenburg, and the majority of vegetable production in New Braintree. Glenn Stillman started the business in Lunenburg over 20 years ago and now enjoys the promise of the next generation further expanding the very diverse enterprise. The farm also has several Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs established in Boston, Lunenburg, Jamaica Plain, Brookline, New Braintree and the Southborough/Framingham area. In addition, the Stillman's trucks have become a fixture at the Boston Area Farmer's Markets. Our Philosophy Most of Stillman's produce is grown without chemicals. For a few crops this simply is not feasible. For these particular crops, we participate in the State Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program. This entails systematic scouting of fields, protection of beneficial insects, bio-controls, and well-timed applications of only the safest pesticides. With growing concern about genetically modified organisms (GMO), as a patron you can be confident that none of the produce we grow have been engineered, in fact, we often experiment with many heirloom varieties! Conscientiously Grown® The combination of no pesticides, good cultivation management, and IPM practices allows us to offer the widest possible selection of fruit and vegetable varieties and be a thriving sustainable farm. We have developed our own label, "conscientiously grown" to convey our commitment to the safety of our environment, family and customers. All of our hormone free, pasture raised meats carry a conscientiously grown label too!
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