Feta Potato Salad

Catalina Castravet
By Catalina Castravet

Feta Potato Salad is mayo free and gluten free. This  this salad is tender, loaded with garlic flavor and beautiful different textures and colors.

I love making quick, easy and delicious salads that can feed a crowd. Like my other favorite once BLT Potato Salad and Garlic Kale Salad, this Feta Potato Salad could be used as a side or main dish to enjoy.

Feta Potato Salad

Feta Potato Salad

This Bacon Potato Feta Salad its to die for. It  will be perfect part of any BBQ party, or even as a lunch or dinner meal. I hit Whole Foods to stock up on some basics, and this is when I saw the super cute mini red, white and blue potatoes. As a result, I instantly grabbed some, and couldn’t wait to make a festive red, white and blue potato salad. This salad is gluten free, mayo free and its loaded with lots and lots of garlic flavor. We all know that bacon makes everything better, even if you are a non bacon eater, please, let’s still agree on this.

Feta Potato SaladThis salad is incredibly easy to make. First, you roast the potatoes. Then, cook the bacon, and mix all the delicious ingredients. Also, the potatoes in three different colors add a gorgeous pop of color to this beautiful salad. Similarly, the potatoes are tender and sweet, with a strong garlic flavor. The bacon adds such a nice crunch, its different texture makes this salad so fun. Every bite is covered in a blanket of creamy, salty, crumbly feta that adds the right amount of creaminess and saltiness. Lastly, some dill is added to brighten the dish and for a different color palette.

Feta Potato SaladThis Bacon Feta Potato Salad is perfect for those hot summer days as it has no mayo and it stores well. Loaded with fabulous flavors it will be a hit any season.

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Feta Potato Salad
Author: Catalina Castravet Serves: 4 servings
Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 30 minutes Total time: 45 mins

Ingredients

  • 32 ounces  mini potatoes  (red, white and blue (purple) , washed)
  • 8 ounces  sliced bacon  (organic )
  • 1  garlic head  (minced)
  • 4 ounces  feta cheese  (crumbled)
  • 6 tablespoons  olive oil  ( + 1 tablespoon)
  • 1 teaspoon  sea salt 
  • 1 teaspoon  black pepper 
  • 3 tablespoons  fresh dill  (chopped)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 420F.
  2. Lay parchment paper on the bottom of a baking pan.
  3. Cup the cleaned mini potatoes in halves and place in the baking pan. Drizzle with 6 tablespoons of olive oil, season with salt, pepper and ¾ of the minced garlic. Using your hands combine everything together so all the potatoes are seasoned properly. Distribute the potatoes evenly in the baking pan and bake for 30 minutes.
  4. While the potatoes are baking, cover a second pan with aluminum foil and place the bacon slices into the pan, without overlaying each other (no oil needed, the bacon will produce its own grease).
  5. After the potatoes have cooked for 15 minutes, open the oven, carefully mix them with a spatula and return to the oven, also add the bacon pan to a different rack. Cook everything for 15 more minutes.
  6. Start checking at the 12 minutes mark if the bacon is already cooked.
  7. Test if the potatoes are done, they must have a soft middle, but shouldn't crumb.
  8. Remove both pans from oven. Add potatoes to a large bowl.
  9. Place bacon slices on a cutting board and cut into desired size pieces. Add to the potato bowl.
  10. Mix the remaining garlic with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and add to the salad bowl.
  11. Add the crumbled feta, chopped dill, gently stir to combine everything, taste and adjust the seasoning by adding more salt if needed.
  12. Serve.
Calories: 558 Carbohydrates: 30 Protein: 12 Fat: 39 Saturated Fat: 11 Cholesterol: 54 Sodium: 887 Potassium: 810 Fiber: 3 Sugar: 4 Vitamin A: 180 Vitamin C: 20 Calcium: 165 Iron: 2.2
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Julie Foster

Above and beyond what we expected. It was a huge hit with everyone at the table. Would not change anything about the recipe. Tasty to the last tater precious!

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so happy that you loved it, its a favorite in our family :)

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