Salads and Vegetables: Salads: Idaho Potato, Broccoli and Fennel Salad

Colorful and tasty - potato salad at its finest!

Author: Recipe and photo courtesy of Idaho Potato Commission ©
Date: September 02, 2008

Serves: 14 person(s)
Yield: 14 x 1 cup servings

Preparation Time: 20 mins
Cooking Time: 20 mins
Extra Time: 30 mins (for cooling)


    8 large Idaho Potatoes (about 4 lbs), well scrubbed, cut into 3/4-inch chunks
    1/2 tsp salt
    4 cup chopped broccoli (about 1 bunch)
    2 cup favorite light ranch salad dressing (16 oz)
    3 cup chopped fennel (about one large bulb), with core and tops removed
    1 large red onion, quartered and very thinly sliced (about 1½ cups)
    1/2 cup diced green olives with pimento (optional) *
    1 pinch salt and pepper, or to taste
    1 bed of leaf lettuce and cherry tomatoes or sliced tomatoes (garnish)


    Fill a large stockpot half full of water, add salt and bring to boiling over high heat. Add potatoes and bring back to boiling over high heat; reduce heat to medium and boil 3 minutes.

    Add broccoli to the potatoes and bring back to boiling over high heat. Reduce heat to medium again, and cook until desired doneness (1 - 3 minutes). Potatoes and broccoli should both be firm. Drain well in a colander.

    Transfer potatoes and broccoli to a large mixing bowl, add ranch dressing and let cool. Stir in fennel, onions, and olives, if using. Taste and season with salt and pepper, if desired.

    Serve on a bed of leaf lettuce, with ripe tomatoes as a garnish.

Nutritional Information
(Per Serving)

Calories:267 cals
Kilojoules:1,118 kJ
Fat:9.0 g
Carbohydrates:41.5 g
Protein:5.0 g
Cholesterol:9.0 mg
Sodium:365 mg
Saturated Fat:0.7 g
Fiber:5.0 g
Calcium:48.0 mg
Total Sugars:4.0 g

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