Super simple Arabic Potato Salad only has a few ingredients – potatoes, lemon, oil, garlic, and parsley – but is full of flavor and because there is no mayonnaise, it’s great for a picnic!
ARABIC POTATO SALAD
I first shared this recipe on Amanda’s Cookin’ but it’s a family favorite so I wanted to make sure I have it here, too.
I grew up eating this potato salad but wasn’t sure what to call it. I polled my cousins and decided Arabic Potato Salad was the best name.
It’s one of those things that is served at restaurants but it’ll never be as good as when your aunt makes it. My dad’s side of the family is Arabic and everything they make is delicious.
In Metro Detroit, we’re fortunate to have many Middle Eastern restaurants scattered around so finding Arabic food isn’t hard, but finding really good, “tastes like homemade” food can be tricky. That’s why I started making this potato salad myself.
Because it’s a family recipe, it’s one of those that are hard to put exact measurements to. I’ll tell you exactly what I did, but “to taste” is an important part of making this dish a success. Taste it as you go and add more salt, lemon, and oil as needed. Give it a little love and it’ll be just right.
Because there is no mayonnaise in it, you can feel good about taking it to a picnic or barbecue and not worry about it getting warm. Actually, I like it better at room temperature.
Things you may need…
A good potato peeler will make your life easier
A colander with smiley faces (I have it in purple)
My go-to knife set
I find it’s best if you make it and let it sit for a bit (I’m talking a few hours to overnight) so the lemon and oil can really sink into the potatoes and make them very flavorful.
Or maybe you’ll like…
My Favorite (American) Potato Salad
Za’atar Chicken Salad
Feta & Artichoke Pasta Salad
Deanna K says
I make something very similar. Adding green onion and no garlic. My husband is Greek and it is something his family made. So we call it “Greek” potato salad. It is so refreshing in the summer and great for outdoor parties!
Melissa Williams says
I love that 🙂