I’ve always avoided potato salads like the plague.
If you place a bowl of potato salad next to me at the dinner table, I’ll probably ask you to move it. Or get up and walk away.
It’s the mayonnaise that gets me. I don’t know what it is. It just kind of freaks me out.
So this Middle Eastern Potato Salad, which is completely devoid in mayonnaise, is a total game changer. It’s a potato salad that I can fully embrace. And I’d even go so far as to call it one of my favorite Summer side dishes ever.
This Middle Eastern Potato Salad has got a little bit of bite to it from the raw garlic, scallions and lemon juice. And it has plenty of spices that you wouldn’t normally find in a more classic version of potato salad. Oh and it has loads of parsley. Middle Easterners just LOVE their parsley! We can never get enough!
Try it out at your next Summer gathering and then come back here and let me know how you loved it!
My first blog post – yipee! This has been long time overdue. I’m so glad I finally got up to speed and joined 2013!
I have hundreds of recipes and ideas that I have been creating and collecting over the years, and I can’t wait to share them with you all. But I wanted my first post to be extra special. It didn’t take me long to decide that Paklava deserved the honor of being my inaugural entry on Floating Kitchen.
Yes, I wrote Paklava with a “P”. It is not a typo. I did not mean to write Baklava. Paklava is the spelling/pronunciation used by many Armenian families, including my own. And today I want to bring you the traditional Armenian Paklava that I grew up making and eating. For Armenians, Paklava is a staple that adorns almost every family gathering and holiday. It looks intimidating and complicated – all those flaky, buttery, nutty, sweet layers. But it’s really quite simple once you get the technique down. And it actually requires very few ingredients. Give it a try – you won’t be disappointed!
My Great Uncle Vosken always said that my mom made the best Paklava in the whole family. This is the recipe that I learned from her many years ago (thanks Mom!).