Sicilian Potato Salad (Insalata Vastasa)



This version by Giada De Laurentiis of the famous Sicilian potato salad, is a quintessential summer dish, designed to be savored when the warmth of the day meets the refreshing cool of the evening—perfect conditions for enjoying the rich flavors and textures of freshly boiled potatoes and crisp green beans. This recipe not only captures the essence of Sicilian culinary tradition but also emphasizes the joy of seasonal eating, with ingredients that peak in flavor during the summer months.

Ideal for gatherings or a family dinner, this salad serves as a refreshing side or a light main course. Whether you're dining al fresco or bringing a touch of Sicilian warmth to your table, this dish is sure to delight!

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Extra virgin olive oil ⅓ cup
Lemon zest 1 tsp - from 1 lemon
Lemon juice ¼ cup - freshly squeezed from 1 lemon
Dried oregano 1 tsp - such as Filippone
Kosher salt 1 tsp - divided, plus more for the water
Red onion ½ - small, thinly sliced
Baby Yukon gold potatoes 1 lb
Green beans 0.5 lb - trimmed and cut into 1 inch pieces
Cherry tomatoes 1 cup - (or grape tomatoes), halved
Green olives ½ cup - such as Castelvetrano or Cerignola, pitted
Black olives ½ cup - pitted

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