Salma’s Easy Armenian No Mayo Potato Salad

Chie Sonia Salma’s Easy Armenian Potato Salad – No Mayo

Salma's Easy No-Mayo Armenian Potato Salad


  • 6 large potatoes
  • 6 scallions or 3 leaks
  • 1 bunch parsley
  • 8 cloves garlic (fewer if you like less garlicky taste)
  • 1/2 c fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 c olive oil
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper
  • Pinch of Turkish / Mexican Saffron (Safflower) or Cayenne Pepper to decorate.


1- Boil potatoes unreeled with 1/2 tsp salt. Cool. Then peel and cut in small bite size pieces. Set aside.
2- Dice scallions three quarters of the way, into the green parts of the onion.
3- Dice parsley.
4- Peel and crush or slice garlic.
Salma's Easy No-Mayo Armenian Potato Salad - Prep5- Place together in a glass or stainless steel bowl: scallions, parsley and garlic.
6- Add lemon, olive oil, pepper and salt.
7- Let stand for 10 minutes.
8- Add potatoes to the bowl and mix well.
9- Let sit in refrigerator for at least an hour for best taste.

The goal is to get the lemon juice and the olive oil to saturate the whole mixture and not only coat the potatoes on the outside but get flavor inside the potatoes which could be bland.

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  • Dian429

    Now this sounds great. I think I will try it. Not everyone in my family likes mayonnise
    Thank you.

    • Sonia Rumzi

      No problem. My mother is Armenian and they hardly use Mayo. This is healthy and delicious. Be careful with the garlic. I tend to get heavy handed. :)

  • Corinne Rodrigues

    I’m going to try this today, Sonia. And I love that you’re ‘heavy handed’ with the garlic – my husband and I are quite the same. Someday you’ll have a meal at our home, maybe…I’m hoping :)

    • Sonia Rumzi

      I will hold you to it. :) It would be my pleasure and honor someday to sit at a table with you and your husband. 

  • tasteofbeirut

    Excellent potato salad! I made one as well recently and it was gone in minutes! 
    Your comments on my blog really touched me, thank you! :)

  • Linda Abkarian

    Add dried mint; it will take the Armenian potato salad to another level.