Basil & Olive Potatoes


Rethink potato salad. In this fresh take, chunky potatoes and peppers are slathered with a warm basil dressing and tossed with green olives.

Basil Olive Potatoes
Photo: Andy Lyons
Total Time:
40 mins


  • 2 pound small new potatoes, quartered

  • cup canola oil

  • 1 ½ cup fresh basil leaves

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • cup white wine vinegar

  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 2 tablespoon mayonnaise

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 2 large yellow sweet peppers

  • 1 cup green Castelvetrano olives or other green olives, pitted


  1. Add potatoes to a large pot and cover with cold water. Salt the water and bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and cook for 10 minutes or until just tender. Meanwhile, place oil, 1/2 cup basil, and garlic in a small saucepan over medium-low heat while potatoes cook. Drain potatoes and set aside. Remove oil from heat and remove basil. In a blender combine the oil, vinegar, lemon juice, mayonnaise, salt, and pepper. Cover and blend until smooth. Transfer potatoes to serving bowl. Pour dressing over potatoes and gently toss to coat; cover and set aside.

  2. Heat a gas or charcoal grill over medium heat. Add yellow peppers to grill rack. Cover and grill for 7 to 10 minutes or until charred, turning occasionally. Remove and cool slightly. Halve peppers, removing stems and seeds. Cut into large pieces. Add to potato mixture along with olives. Toss in remaining 1 cup basil. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

180 Calories
11g Fat
19g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 180
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 305mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 101.9mg 510%
Calcium 33mg 3%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 512mg 11%
Folate, total 34.6mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.3mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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