Amanda's Delicious Cilantro Potato Salad

Total Time
4hrs 50mins
Prep 4 hrs 30 mins
Cook 20 mins

My neighbor served this at a baby shower and everyone wanted a copy of the recipe. This was addictive and had a unique, fresh taste. Don't leave out the bacon at the is an essential ingredient, as is the chopped cilantro and lime juice.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook potatoes in boiling water to cover along with 1 tsp of the salt until fork tender, about 15 minutes or so (will vary based on size of potatoes).
  2. Drain and cool.
  3. Cut potatoes into bite sized chunks.
  4. Stir together the mayonnaise, chilies, chopped cilantro, green onions, lime juice, garlic, black pepper, and remaining 1 teaspoons salt in a large bowl.
  5. Add potatoes and toss to coat.
  6. Cover and chill at least 4 hours.
  7. Just before serving, stir in bacon crumbles and garnish with additional fresh cilantro.


Most Helpful

So tasty! I would give this recipe more than five stars if I could. I love that it is so different from the classic potato salad. I used jalapenos rather than green chilies to make it a bit spicier, and it worked out very well. I agree that the bacon is a definite must, and I will probably add another couple pieces more next time. Thanks for the delicious recipe!

jnpj June 18, 2008

Delicious! I love cilantro and will increase the amount next time. I also omitted the chiles and bacon. Still wonderful and more to my liking. Will try bacon next time! thanks!

hypatiajones July 05, 2012

This potato salad is an intriquing twist on an old favorite. The cilantro, lime juice and green chilis give it a fresh taste. I doubled the green chilis to give it an even brighter flavor. I served the salad at a beach lunch. It received thumbs up from everyone. Made for My3Chefs 2007. Thanks for posting!

Jean R June 11, 2007

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