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Pantescan Potato Salad (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

Sharon Palmer

One of my favorite food memories while traveling was   my trip to Pantelleria,   in the Sicilian Islands. I fell in love with the rustic, authentic Mediterranean food, which featured plant foods grown locally on the island. This simple potato salad, infused with flavors of olives and capers, was served at almost every meal. The heart-healthy fats found in extra virgin olive oil are a key feature of the Mediterranean diet and provide a mountain of health benefits. Enjoy! 

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Pantescan Potato Salad (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

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  • Author: The Plant-Powered Dietitian
  • Prep Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x


  • 3 medium potatoes, peeled if desired
  • 4 cups water
  • 4 large tomatoes, slices into wedges
  • ½ medium red or sweet onion, halved and sliced into rings
  • ½ cup Sicilian olives, drained (see notes)
  • 1 ½ tablespoons capers, drained and rinsed
  • 1 ½ tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 ½ teaspoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 ½ teaspoons dried oregano


  1. Place the potatoes and water in a pot, cover, and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce the heat to medium and cook until tender but firm, about 25 minutes. Drain, remove, and let cool.
  2. Slice the potatoes into large chunks and place them in a large bowl wih the tomatoes, onions, olives, and capers. Toss together.
  3. Drizzle with the olive oil and vinegar and add the oregano. Toss to combine well. Serve immediately. (This salad is good served at room temperature or chilled.)


*Sicilian olives may be available at specialty food stores, often at an olive bar. If unavailable, substitute Kalamata olives.

*Star nutrients: Niacin (10% DV), Vitamin A (17% DV), Vitamin B6 (18% DV), Vitamin C (35% DV), Manganese (12% DV), Potassium (16% DV)


  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 148
  • Sugar: 4 g
  • Sodium: 162 mg
  • Fat: 4.5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 26 g
  • Fiber: 4 g
  • Protein: 3 g

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From Plant-Powered for Life: Eat Your Way to Lasting Health with 52 Simple Steps and 125 Delicious Recipes Copyright © 2014 Sharon Palmer

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