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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

southwestern potato salad

hiya, friends!
it's no secret that i love spicy food -
anything with a good kick!
with that being said,
this recipe ain't yo' mama's potato salad...

southwestern potato salad

2 lbs small new potatoes
1 C prepared mayonnaise
2 Tbs dijon mustard
2 Tbs fresh lime juice
2 Tbs ancho chile powder
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1 lg tomato, seeded & chopped
1/4 C chopped fresh cilantro
1 jalapeno, finely diced
3 green onions, white & green parts, thinly sliced
1 medium red onion, halved & thinly sliced
4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
freshly ground black pepper

1. put the potatoes in a large pot & add enough cold water to cover. add 1 Tbs salt & bring to a boil over high heat. cook until the potatoes are tender when pierced with a fork, 12-15 minutes.

2. drain well, let cool slightly, & slice 1/4" thick. put in a large bowl & cover with aluminum foil to keep warm while you prepare the dressing.

3. stir together the mayo, mustard, lime juice, ancho powder, cayenne, tomato, cilantro, jalapeno, green onions, red onion, & garlic in a medium bowl. pour the mixture over the potatoes & mix gently until combined. season with salt & pepper to taste. serve cold or at room temperature.

yum, yum, yummy!
this is such a great side dish for summer.
i recommend making it the day before you plan on serving it,
just so the flavors really have time to come together.

until next time,


  1. Now this sounds awesome! I love anything southwestern too, I'm putting this on the menu soon. Thanks!

  2. You are a girl after my heart!!! Oh my this looks and sound soo good!!! Thanks for visiting, and I will surely be back!

  3. @vicki - i found it in the normal spice aisle! mccormick has an expensive version, but i bought the kroger brand & it tasted great! :D

  4. This sounds like something we would love! Definitely saving this.

  5. Sounds like this brings potato salad to a whole new level.

  6. This looks delicious! Hope you'll stop by and link it up to my salad round up -

    I just added your Mangia Monday badge to my sidebar too :-)

  7. This potato salad looks amazing. I love spicy and this recipe is looking like it will make it to the table this week! Thank you for posting!


  8. I made this tonight and it is wonderful! I subbed 3/4 cup of greek yogurt for the mayo to lighten it up and it worked great! Thanks!