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I am SO excited to share this recipe with you today. And, I’m currently in Florida while posting this one so it seems even more appropriate.
Greek salad with potato salad!? Oh my goodness, I can’t even explain to you how deliciously weird this one is. It’s creamy potato salad on the bottom topped with greek salad in a tangy, briny dressing. It hits all the spots and is my number 1 requested meal from my mom when I go home.
This is the greek salad that I grew up eating, a recipe that my family inherited after my Uncle moved to Clearwater, Florida and tried this version, made famous from Pappas in Tarpon Springs. Who would have thought that the combination of greek salad and potato salad would taste so delicious together?
To make this recipe come together at lightning speed, I rely on creamer potatoes from The Little Potato Company. I know that homemade potato salad can seem like an arduous task, but using little potatoes cuts down immensely on time.
To start, no washing and scrubbing required– the potatoes are all ready to go. The skin is thin enough that you don’t have to peel either. Then, simply half (or leave whole, if desired- they are small enough!), boil and toss with a tangy greek yogurt dressing.
That’s it! Potato salad made in a flash. To keep this one a little lighter, I’m using greek yogurt as a base instead of mayo. I promise it tastes just as creamy and flavorful as mayo, without as much fat and a little more protein.
Then, you’re ready to make the greek salad. All the classics go in this one: romaine, tomatoes, red onion, olives, feta cheese and pepperoncini peppers. Don’t skimp on those! They add so much tang and mild heat to the overall meal, especially paired with the creamy potato salad. In fact, I think I might start putting pepperoncini on my potato salad in general because I just love the taste of the two of them together.
To serve, spread the potato salad in whatever serving bowl/plate you are using. Then, mix together the salad with the dressing and pile on top. Use a large spoon to scoop the potato salad out with the salad and place on each plate. This is how my mom makes/serves it and it ensures that every bite gets a little salad and a little potato.
If you try this recipe, let me know! Leave a comment, rate it, and tag your Instagram photos with #delishknowledge . I absolutely love seeing your creations. Happy cooking!
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Tarpon Springs Greek Salad with Potato Salad. You’ve never had greek salad like this before! A layer of potato salad topped with tangy greek salad and homemade dressing. A healthy and delicious lunch or dinner option.
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I made this because I had a wonderful potato salad while visiting Tarpon Springs. We were at Mr. Soulvaki. This is not the recipe as there was no greens in the salad. I only recall it was delicious. If anyone knows that potato salad I’d love some reminder of what made it special.
Back to this salad. Love it! Easy to make and filling. Thank you!
Absolutely delicious and everything I remember from my childhood eating there! Thank you so much for this! Perfection
We left Tarpon a couple years ago and I CRAVE this salad all the time but the potato salad is just never the same! Thank you for sharing this awesome recipe and helping bring a taste of home to the midwest!
Oh my GOSH- I first had this salad in Tarpon Springs in the 1990s visiting a friend’s uncle (long story) and I was like “What is this MAGIC”. I haven’t had it in years and was thinking about it the other day. So happy to find this here and know it’s not my crazy imagination, it’s a real thing!
I grew up in Florida and had this many times. My mom would make her own version and add avocado and shrimp. Delicious.
Every time we go to Florida we drive about an hr to and hour and a half just to go to hellas.
The most amazing greek salad, chicken souvlaki, saganaki, baklava the list goes on forever. Our favorite waiter when we go there is Noah he is so good with the kids and jokes around with everyone.
I also grew up in Tampa and we used to go to Louis Pappas. I live in the Caribbean now and this salad has been in my head all day. I’m so happy I found this recipe, and am going to make it now. No small creamer potato’s, but I’m craving it, so will just use regular potato’s cut up.
This was so perfect! I grew up in the Tampa area but now live out of state and was craving this salad and this hit the spot- my Greek husband even loved it!
I’m so glad you liked it!
I grew up in Tampa. My family used to order a similar salad at a Pizza place down the street. We all live in Maine now and often reminisce about the greek salad with potato salad. I can’t wait to try your recipe. Thank you so much for posting!! Jill
We LOVE this salad too! Let me know what you think when you try it!
We ate this greek salad at Tarpon Springs (Dec 2018) and were blown away. How delicious and we loved visiting there. Their grilled fish with lemon-butter sauce also is magic. Would love to find a recipe for that sauce.
Thank you for the Greek salad recipe, will make it today.
Let me know what you think!
The Greek salad with potato salad was delicious. What a brilliant idea – 2 salads in one! This one will have many repeat performances. Thank you. I will look forward to more delicious recipies from you.