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.

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

Italian-Style Potato Salad with Swiss Chard
Recipe Type: Side dish
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 6 servings
  • 4 large yellow potatoes
  • 1 small bunch of Swiss chard
  • ½cup roughly chopped white onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1tablespoon vinegar
  • ⅓cup light olive oil
  • 1½teaspoons red pepper flakes
  • 1teaspoon coarse salt
  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
  2. Cut potatoes (skin on) into 1½- to 2-inch chunks. Add to boiling water and cook until tender but still firm. Drain well.
  3. Tear Swiss chard (including stem) into large pieces. Place in boiling water for 3 to 4 minutes. Pour into a colander to drain.
  4. In a large bowl, combine potatoes, Swiss chard and onion.
  5. 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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