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Greek Salad with Potato Salad for #SundaySupper

Greek salad with potato salad

Are there dishes in particular that embody your hometown? Are there special foods that you can find only in that area? We are celebrating everything “hometown food” today for Sunday Supper, and I am bringing along my Greek Salad with Potato Salad for the fun!

Greek salad with potato salad

To be honest, I am not sure which city/town you would actually consider to be my “hometown.” At this point, I’ve lived in 6 states (some of those states more than once…moved back and forth), attended countless schools as a child, and lived in almost 20 different houses/apartments/townhouses. It’s kind of overwhelming.

But for today, I’m saying my hometown is in the Tampa Bay area of Florida. I’ve lived in this area longer than any other, and it just so happens that Justin has lived here his entire life (aside from about a year when we both lived in Virginia together). When I started to think of what food embodied my hometown, the first thing that came to mind is one of my all time favorite dishes to enjoy: a Greek salad.

Greek salad with potato salad

Tarpon Springs, Florida happens to be home to a huge Greek community. Greek food is very common to find around here, and it just so happens that the Tampa Bay area is home to a variety of the Greek salad that most people are not familiar with.

So – you’ve got your lettuce, cucumber, bell pepper, pepperocini, kalamata olives, feta cheese…but what makes this salad a Tampa Bay area Greek salad is one additional ingredient – potato salad.

Greek salad with potato salad

I’ll admit: it was insanely peculiar the first time we encountered it. I remember when we first moved down to Florida and my mom ordered a Greek salad when we went out to lunch. She ate a few bites, and then when her fork dug down towards the bottom of her bowl, she discovered something…extra. There was a scoop of potato salad at the bottom! She was incredibly confused at the time, but the waitress explained to us how it was normal in our area.

Greek salad with potato salad

And you know what? It grew on us. And now I don’t really want my Greek salad any other way. The creamy potato salad almost acts like dressing on the salad, and adds a fabulous texture to the mix. I know – it sounds SO weird. But trust me: if you try it, you will probably like it just as much as I’ve grown to.

So, even if you don’t live in the Tampa area, I urge you to give this combination a try…it really is amazing!

Do you have a “signature dish” your hometown is known for? What is it?

Greek salad with potato salad

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Greek Salad with Potato Salad
 
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A variety of Greek salad unique to the Tampa Bay area - Greek salad paired with potato salad! You must try this delicious combination.
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Salad
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • For the potato salad:
  • 2.5 pounds red skin potatoes
  • 2 green onions, diced
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise (I used olive oil mayo)
  • 2 tablespoons Greek vinaigrette
  • Salt and pepper, to taste.
  • For the salad:
  • Romaine lettuce, spring mix, arugula (I use a mixture of the three)
  • Bell pepper, diced
  • Cucumber, diced
  • Tomatoes, diced
  • Beets, diced
  • Pepperocini, sliced
  • Kalamata olives
  • Green onion, diced
  • Feta cheese, crumbled
  • Greek vinaigrette
  • Fresh cracked pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. First, make the potato salad. Dice the potatoes into one inch cubes, then add to a pot of boiling water and cook until fork tender, about 12-15 minutes. Drain the water and set potatoes aside to cool completely.
  2. When potatoes are cool, mix them with the green onions, mayonnaise, and Greek vinaigrette. Add salt and pepper to taste. Place potato salad in the refrigerator to cool for at least one hour. Makes enough for about 6 salad servings.
  3. To assemble the salad, mix lettuce/spring mix/arugula in a bowl or plate. Top with bell pepper, cucumber, tomatoes, beets, pepperocini, Kalamata olives, green onions, and sprinkle with feta cheese. The potato salad can either be served on the side, on top, or on the bottom of the salad, depending on preference. Add fresh cracked pepper and Greek vinaigrette; enjoy!

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