Moldavian Potato, Feta and Scallion Salad

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 2 mins

This Salata de Cartofi cu Brinza is a delightful alternative to traditional potato salad. The recipe calls for red skinned potatoes, but it's grand with others too. Originally from Please to the Table, a Russian Cookbook.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Clean and cook potatoes in boiling water until tender, 18-20 minutes.
  2. Chop, press and crumble other ingredients.
  3. Cool potatoes until they can be handled, then dice into 3/4-inch cubes.
  4. Toss with olive oil and garlic, then let fully cool to room temperature.
  5. Add feta and scallions and drizzle with vinegar.
  6. Add dill, salt& pepper, and toss gently.
  7. Let rest for at least 1 hour to allow flavors to mingle.
  8. Add optional garnish and serve.


Most Helpful

I'm not a fan of mayo based potato salad so this was wonderful! I left out the olives since I don't like them, but my husband said it would have added something to the dish. We both said it was "repeatable" which is a good thing in this house! I also diced prior to cooking so I did not have to handle hot potatoes! I used dried dill.

Wanna swap recipes? July 03, 2011

I added chopped marinated red peppers, artichokes, and green olives. Yum! I also diced the potatoes to speed up the cooking time, and ran them under cool water. Don't overcook the potatoes!

OceanLyons April 07, 2010

Wonderful! I made this for a women's potluck today and got rave reviews. The only changes I made were to use almost one tablespoon of dried dill and the addition of a handful of pitted kalamata olives. I love the zesty flavor and and fresh taste--so simple to make, too.

Marla Swoffer February 12, 2009

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a