A Fertile Land
Last summer I finally decided to go and work in another place for the summer. So I took a job on an island in the Aegean. Coming from an island of the Ionian I couldn’t believe the difference between them.
That’s the amazing thing about Greece, it has landscapes so different to each other that it almost feels like going to another country. My island Lefkas, has a very lush environment full of trees. It’s also terribly hot in the summer. On the other hand, Naxos (the island in the Aegean) is more like a dry area, where the sun is truly blinding ( their houses were all painted white, which doesn’t really help the situation). With a nice breeze, most of the time.
This island other than being full of ancient Greek historic monuments has one of the most established agriculture trading business in Greece. Once I tried their tomatoes, I understood why. Every night when I finished work, I would go home and make myself a tomato salad. It was the best tomatoes I’ve tried in my whole life.
What they’re most famous for though is their Gruyère cheese and their variety of Potatoes. Again, very very tasty. Where do all these fit with my potato salad recipe? I found these nice and flavorful potatoes and they reminded me of theirs. It’s the potato varieties that have a yellowish color, that are tastier. This is true, in like 90% of the time.
How To Make The Greek Potato Salad Recipe:
Instead of boiling the potatoes I decided to bake them wrapped in aluminum foil. This way no nutrients get lost by throwing away the water. Plus they have a nice and firm texture instead of a boiled mushy one.
After they cool down, you mix them with the fresh herbs and lemon-garlic dressing and let it rest in the fridge for a few hours. This way you boost the flavor by 100%.
Simple Fresh And Healthy
So this potato salad is using only fresh herbs and an Olive oil-lemon-garlic dressing. No mayo, no sausage, and stuff. Just Simple and healthy. I like to serve it with some Fresh fish, their amazing together. After all, fish doesn’t need thick sauces or other heavy stuff that will cover its taste. Just a neat, light salad like this.
And it definitely complements any type of meat as well. But especially grilled meat.