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Italian-Style Potato Salad with Swiss Chard

Italian-Style Potato Salad with Swiss Chard

Try this simple Italian-style potato recipe with swiss chard, chili pepper flakes, and a tasty garlic dressing that doesn’t require ANY mayonaisse for once! 

By Patricia Conte

Jessica Merchant

Ready-made potato salads have a bad wrap. Many of those store-bought potato salads are in a tub swimming in mayonaisse that is often too mustardy or Italian-style potato saladquestionably yellow. Instead, try this Italian-style potato salad recipe that doesn’t call for ANY mayo, yet it’s still hearty with all the flavor.

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This article has been posted with permission and originally appeared asItalian Potato Salad with Swiss Chardon Relish

Patricia Conte
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Italian
Servings 6 servings


  • 4 large yellow potatoes
  • 1 small bunch of Swiss chard
  • 1/2 cup roughly chopped white onion
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 1/3 cup light olive oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt


  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
  • Cut potatoes (skin on) into 1 1/2- to 2-inch chunks. Add to boiling water and cook until tender but still firm. Drain well.
  • Tear Swiss chard (including stem) into large pieces. Place in boiling water for 3 to 4 minutes. Pour into a colander to drain.
  • In a large bowl, combine potatoes, Swiss chard and onion.
  • In a small bowl, combine garlic, vinegar, oil and red pepper flakes. Pour over potato mixture and gently toss. Add salt and toss again. Refrigerate until chilled.


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