Potatoes, though called the king of vegetables, are still considered to be boring but there are numerous ways through which potatoes could be made as an exciting and interesting ingredient. Apart from the boring regular ‘Aloo ki Sabji’, potatoes can be presented on the plate in varieties of forms and texture. We all love french fries, don’t we? Similarly, cajun potatoes, shallow fried, deep fried, baked potato lasagne; all these dishes are loved by people.

The recipe of a dish called Greek Yoghurt Potato Salad is shared in this article which not only tastes delicious but also is a healthy recipe which actually can contribute to weight loss. The juicy and creamy texture is mouth melting and will drool you with its sauciness.

Tracing The History Of Greek Salad

Greek Salad also called Horiatiki Salad is a famous salad in Greek cuisine usually made with pieces of cucumbers, boiled potatoes, tomatoes, onion, feta cheese and olives and dressed with salt, Greek oregano and olive oil. Other ingredients which could be added are sliced capsicum, bell peppers or berries along with added seasonings such as chilli flakes and a dash of pepper powder. 

The Greek salad originated in Greece as a farmer's dish. It was something an impoverished farmer could whip up a meal with, straight from his garden. During the 1970s at the height of the tourist boom in Greece, the local restaurant owners started calling it Horiatiki (Greek) salad, to market it as a local and original rustic salad. 

Ingredients:

  • 1 kg partly boiled White Potatoes
  • 1/2 Cup Greek Yoghurt
  • 1/2 tbsp whole ground Mustard
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1/2 Cup Chopped Celery
  • 1/4 Cup Fresh Dill
  • 1/4 Cup Chives
  • 2 Boiled Eggs
  • 1/2 Cup Chopped Bacon

Method:

  • Cut the boiled potatoes into cubes and keep it aside 
  • Take a big mixing bowl and add yoghurt to it
  • To the yoghurt, add mustard, salt, onion powder and pepper for seasoning; mix it all well.
  • Now add the celery, dill, chives, the boiled eggs and mix it again; mix till all the dressing and seasonings get well along.
  • Now add the cube cut potatoes and mix properly (make sure the dressings gets mixed. all over the potatoes and move hands gently so that the potatoes does not get break)
  • Finally add chopped bacons, this adds to the taste and doubles the taste.

This potato dish is healthy and creamy which makes it desirable. This could perfectly go as a snack or a dinner meal. This bowl of salad is rich in protein, fibre and carbohydrates. The yoghurt adds sourness to the dish and the seasonings balance all the flavours. This bowl of potatoes dressed up with fancy ingredients could be the next solution for your cravings.