Salata Orientala

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READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by superbuna

This simple potato salad has nothing to do with the Orient. It's easy to make, needs few ingredients and can be safely taken to picnics because there is no mayo or eggs in it. I have sometimes used Wishbone Italian dressing in place of the oil/vinegar dressing. Good that way, too. The recipe is in most Romanian cookbooks but don't know if it started out life as an ethnic Romanian recipe. Have a feeling there's a little French in there...from a stripped down Salad Nicoise maybe?

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook potatoes in their skins till done.
  2. Cool a little, then peel and slice in 1/8" slices and place in serving bowl.
  3. Add onion slices and green pepper rings.
  4. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Whisk oil and vinegar together and pour over potatoes. Mix gently.
  6. Garnish with olives, tomatoes if desired.
  7. Serve chilled or at room temperature.
  8. Makes about 4 servings.

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