Italian Potato Salad Recipe

Italian Potato Salad Recipe

How To Make Italian Potato Salad

This potato salad is an explosion of earthy flavors from a variety of herbs and vegetables that will remind you of a good Italian cuisine.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Chill Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Total: 3 hours 10 minutes



For Potato Salad:

  • lbYukon gold,or red potatoes
  • 2handfulsfresh baby arugula,(large handfuls)
  • 2cupsbaby mozzarella balls
  • 2cupscherry tomatoes,or grape tomatoes, halved
  • 12ozartichoke hearts,(1 jar), drained, halved
  • 1cupItalian salami,diced, optional
  • ½cupblack olives,sliced
  • ½small red onion,thinly sliced
  • cupfresh basil leaves,finely chopped
  • Parmesan cheese,grated, for serving, optional

For Italian Vinaigrette:

  • cupolive oil
  • 3tbspred wine vinegar
  • 2tspDijon mustard
  • 1tspdried thyme
  • 1tspfine sea salt
  • ½tspblack pepper,freshly cracked


  1. Place the diced potatoes in a large stockpot and add enough water so that the potatoes are covered by 1 inch. Cook over medium-high heat until the water reaches a boil. 

  2. Reduce the heat to medium to maintain the simmer, and continue cooking the potatoes for 5 to 8 minutes or until the potatoes pierce easily with a fork.

  3. Drain the potatoes in a colander and let cool for 20 to 30 minutes.

Italian Vinaigrette:

  1. Whisk together the olive oil, red wine vinegar, mustard, thyme, sea salt, and black pepper in a bowl until evenly combined.

To Assemble:

  1. Once the potatoes are ready, combine them in a large serving bowl with the dressing, arugula, mozzarella, tomatoes, artichokes, olives, onion, salami, and basil. Toss gently until evenly combined. Taste and season with additional salt and pepper if needed, to taste.

  2. Serve immediately, sprinkled with Parmesan cheese, and enjoy!*

Recipe Notes

  • *Or cover the bowl and refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours and then serve the potato salad chilled.
  • Refrigerate any leftovers in a sealed container for up to 3 days.


  • Calories: 365.66kcal
  • Fat: 21.27g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.89g
  • Trans Fat: 0.14g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 12.05g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.62g
  • Carbohydrates: 32.59g
  • Fiber: 6.44g
  • Sugar: 3.05g
  • Protein: 12.90g
  • Cholesterol: 37.88mg
  • Sodium: 687.72mg
  • Calcium: 108.89mg
  • Potassium: 985.80mg
  • Iron: 2.78mg
  • Vitamin A: 43.53µg
  • Vitamin C: 39.60mg
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