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Summertime Potato Salad

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Potato Salad with the vinaigrette, ham and cheese is a perfect main dish for a hot summer evening. Shredded red cabbage and celery add crunch, and the fresh vinaigrette dressing adds tang. Wedges of a tomato contribute more to the summery freshness. Try out this Potato Salad and refresh!
Ingredients
  Fresh lemon juice 1 Tablespoon
  Dried oregano 1⁄2 Teaspoon, crumbled
  Fresh basil 1 Tablespoon
  Potatoes 6 Medium
  Extra virgin olive oil 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Dijon mustard 1 Tablespoon
  Red wine vinegar 1 Tablespoon
  Lemon juice 1 Tablespoon (Use Fresh)
  Dried oregano leaves 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Freshly ground black pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon (Use Fresh)
  Shredded red cabbage 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Thinly sliced celery 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Dry white vermouth/Dry white wine 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Scallions 2 , thinly sliced
  Salt To Taste
  Boiled ham 1⁄2 Pound, cut into strips
  Swiss cheese 1⁄2 Pound, cut into strips
  Tomato 1 Large (12 Wedges)
  Pepper To Taste
  Basil 1 Tablespoon (Use Fresh)
Directions

1) Boil or steam the potatoes for about 25 minutes.
2) To prepare the dressing, add the oil, mustard, vinegar, lemon juice, oregano, salt and pepper into a screw-cap jar. Cover tightly and shake vigorously for about 30 seconds to blend thoroughly.
3) Peel and slice the potatoes and put into a large mixing bowl, season lightly with salt and pepper, then stir in the wine and scallions.
4) Stir in the cabbage, celery, ham and cheese.
5) Shake the vinaigrette and pour it over the salad. Toss gently to coat with the dressing.
6) Arrange on a serving platter and decorate with the tomato wedges. Top with a few fresh basil leaves, if desired.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Side Dish
Taste: 
Savory
Method: 
Boiled
Dish: 
Salad
Interest: 
Summer, Healthy
Ingredient: 
Potato, Vegetable
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
45 Minutes
Servings: 
4
Be it cookout, picnic, barbecue, or any informal get together, potato salad are a hit every where. Greg Patent shows you how to prepare delicious potato salad using a vinaigrette. A refreshing summer salad indeed!

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