Turkish Style Potato Salad | Vegan

Make potato salad Turkish style with simple ingredients. It’s a healthy and vegan salad recipe. The dressing doesn’t have any mayonnaise or yogurt and the fresh herbs and seasonings make the difference.

Ingredients For Potato Salad:

Ingredients for potato salad
  • 6-7 medium-size potato cooked skin on
  • a handful of fresh parsley
  • a handful of dill (optional)
  • 4-6 spring onion
  • juice of a half lemon or more
  • 4-5 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes,
  • 1 tsp sumac (optional)
  • salt to taste

How To Make Turkish Style Potato Salad

  1. Boil the potatoes with skin until soft. Make sure not to over cook so it keeps its shape. Drain the water , let it cool to handle and peel. Cut them into big chunks and put them in a large bowl.
  2. Finely chop parsley and dill if using and thinly slice the scallions and add them to the bowl. You can also add pickled cucumbers, fresh lettuce thinly sliced, or grilled red peppers too…
  3. For the seasonings, I added red pepper flakes, sumac, and dried mint. Sumac gives a sour deeper taste and mint gives an extra fresh kick but they are optional.
  4. Finally for the salad dressing simply add olive oil, lemon juice, and salt. You can also add pomegranate molasses as an option. Serve warm or cold. We usually make it in ladies tea parties serving with different kinds of boreks and of course Turkish tea. Make sure to check my other salad recipes as well.
Turkish Potato Salad served with borek

You might be interested to see a Turkish Ladies Tea Party Menu

Other Salad Recipes you see in the video:

20 minutes Turkish Bulgur Salad Kısır

We are making popular Turkish bulgur salad Kısır in 20 minutes with fresh greens and spices. As a menu along with kısır, I wanted to prepare a Turkish Ladies Tea party concept 🙂

So I made the first thing that comes in mind, borek with white cheese and completed the menu with stuffed grape leaves “dolma”, baklava and tulumba. Of course, the table is not completed without Turkish tea.

Kısır salad is very popular in tea time menus

Join me to see how I made the most popular Turkish salad recipe “Kisir” and how I prepared the menu. Even though it is popular among the ladies’ afternoon gatherings, it is surely a delicious menu to enjoy with family and loved ones too.


  • 1+1/4 cup thin bulgur
  • wheat 1 onion
  • 4-6 spring onions
  • 1/2 bunch of parsley
  • 3-5 pickles
  • 1 +1/2 tbsp tomato paste
  • close to 1 tbsp sweet red pepper paste
  • 5-7 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp + 1 tsp dried mint (you can get the spices and more details from here: https://bit.ly/spicesgurme)
  • 1 tsp each cumin, hot red pepper flakes 1 tsp sweet red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1 tsp isot pepper (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp sumac (optional)
  • 1 tbsp pomegranate molasses
  • juice of a lemon

The Sweets and stuffed grape leaves I served: https://bit.ly/baklavagourme
The Tea Set: https://bit.ly/teasetgourme
Glass Bowls: https://bit.ly/bowlgourme

Spices are very important in Kısır recipe


  1. First soak the bulgur wheat in the same amount of hot water, cover, and let it sit for about 10 minutes.
  2. Cut the onion in small cubes. In a medium-size pan add 6-7 tbsp olive oil and saute the onion for about 4 minutes on low medium heat.
  3. Chop the vegetables, spring onions, parsley finely, and pickles in small cubes.
  4. Add tomato paste, red pepper paste, dried mint, cumin, and hot red pepper flakes and give it a stir.
  5. Add the bulgur wheat and salt and cook for about 3 more minutes.
  6. Meanwhile, you can brew your Turkish tea too 🙂
  7. Taste the kisir and add more spice if you like along with isot pepper, sweet pepper and sumac (these are optional)
  8. Add the fresh greens after it is cooled down and mix it gently.
  9. Finely add pomegranate molasses, lemon juice, and more olive oil if needed and enjoy with Turkish tea time treats
Turkish tea time menu
Turkish tea time