My dear friend Laura shared this recipe with me.  She came into Sweet Thyme and taught me how to make it.  The best part of learning how to make this was listening to Laura talk about her growing up years in Romania and her grandmother who taught her invaluable lessons about gardening and of good simple food. This recipe was taught to her by her mother.  She considered this a salad of the poor.  Poor is not what comes to mind when you taste it. Rich flavors with just a few ingredients.  Simple love passed on with great care.

And now it is passed on to you, with many thanks to Laura, her mother, and her grandmother =)

Romanian Potato Salad


  • 6 golden potatoes boiled with the skins on
  • 6 hard boiled pasture raised eggs
  • 1/2 medium red onion
  • 1 jar kalamata olives
  • 1 bunch fresh parsley, coarsely chopped
  • Sea Salt
  • Black Pepper
  • Olive Oil


  1. What you do:
  2. Peel the potatoes and the eggs.
  3. Cut the potatoes in bite size pieces, a few at a time. Layer some potatoes, some eggs that you will cut right over the potatoes (cutting them on the board is not recommended, as you will lose some of the delicious yolks), some onion, olives, parsley, salt, pepper, drizzle a bit of olive oil, and keep going till finished. At the end toss the salad lightly. Adjust the salt, pepper and olive oil if needed. You should have enough oil to make the salad shiny but not wet. Have fun making it!
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