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Potato Salad

Sample Dishes from Turkish Cuisine

Potato Salad  (Patates Salatası)

Potatoe6 medium size600 gr
Water2 cup400 gr
Green Onion5 medium size110 gr
Mint1/4 bunch30 gr
Basil (fresh)3-4 sprigs20 gr
Olive Oil6 tablespoon60 gr
Lemon juice4 tablespoon40 gr
Salt1 2/3 teaspoon10 gr
Olive Oil6 piece18 gr
Black Pepper1/4 teaspoon0.5 gr
Red pepper1/4 teaspoon0.5 gr


Cook potatoes in 2 cups of water for 20-25 minutes or until tender. Peel and cut into 1 cm (1/2 inch) cubes. Add chopped onions, fresh mint and basil; toss slightly. Place into a serving bowl. Beat olive oil and lemon juice. Season with salt and spices. Sprinkle over potatoes, garnish with olives. Chill and serve.

Servings: 6

Nutritional Value
(in approximately one serving)

Energy164 cal
Protein2,1 g
Fat10,5 g
Carbohydrates16,1 g
Calcium21 mg
Iron1,00 mg
Phosphorus50 mg
Zinc0 mg
Sodium548 mg
Vitamin A707 iu
Thiamine0,10 mg
Riboflavin0,05 mg
Niacin1,35 mg
Vitamin C20 mg
Cholesterol0 mg

Regional Characteristics:

The recipe comes from Erzurum. It is called "Aksan" in Erzurum. In some other regions tomatoes, cucumbers and hard boiled egg wedges are added onion is used instead of green onions in winter.