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Lebanese Potato Salad

Lebanese Potato Salad

  • Author: Cosette's Kitchen
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: salad
  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: Lebanese


A creamy, healthy potato salad free from gluten and dairy!


  • 3 pounds small red potatoes, scrubbed (see cooking instructions)
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 cup parsley, chopped (1/2 bunch)
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice +/-
  • 1/2 cup olive oil +/-
  • 6 scallions, chopped whites and greens
  • 2 tsp kosher salt, divided +/-


I adore using my Instant Pot to cook potatoes, but you can absolutely boil them if you don’t have one. I’ve included instructions for both methods.

Cooking Potatoes Instant Pot:

  1. Place your trivet in your Instant Pot and add 1.5 cups of water.
  2. Place your scrubbed potatoes in the pot.
  3. If you are using BABY potatoes you’ll want to cook them on manual for 6 minutes. Standard-sized red potatoes cook for 11 minutes on manual.
  4. Quick release and potatoes should be fork tender.

Cooking Potatoes standard method:

  1. Scrub potatoes and add to pot. Fill and cover potatoes with cold water.
  2. Allow potatoes to come to a boil, potatoes should be fork tender usually cooking for 20-25 minutes.
  3. Drain when ready.

Assembling Salad:

  1. Cook potatoes as directed above, continue prepping salad while potatoes cook.
  2. In a large bowl, place your garlic and 1 tsp kosher salt. Using a mortar, smash the garlic until it turns into a paste.
  3. Prep your parsley by removing leaves from stems, gather and begin to chop. Once chopped place into a bowl with cold water. Remove clean parsley with a strainer, squeeze to remove any water.
  4. Chop your potatoes into small pieces, add to your bowl with garlic. Add in your lemon juice, olive oil, cleaned parsley and finally chopped scallions. Add any additional salt as needed.
  5. Note, it is best to prepare and serve this salad warm.


  • It is best to serve salad warm, if preparing ahead, leave salad out a few hours before or heat slightly in the microwave (30 second increments)
  • After refrigerating salad, you may want to add some additional olive oil
  • Always adjust flavors to your own taste, less lemon or garlic if you want

Keywords: potato, salad, Lebanese, gluten free, vegan, dairy free, block party, local, summer, produce