Prep 35 mins
Cook 0 mins
A unique version of a potato salad without any mayo. Good for cookouts and potlucks. I think the friend who gave this to me said it came from Paula Deen.
- 2 lbs potatoes, peled and small diced (1/3-inch cubes)
- 1⁄3 cup finely minced red onion
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon black pepper
- 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 2 firm-ripe avocados, peeled, pitted, and small diced
- 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
- 2 tablespoons minced jalapenos
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped cilantro leaves
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cumin (optional)
- Place the diced potatoes in a medium sauce pan with cold, salted water and bring to a boil.
- Immediately turn the heat down to a simmer and cook potatoes until tender, 10 - 12 minutes total.
- Cool the potatoes under cold running water and drain.
- Combine the potatoes, onions, and garlic in a large bowl and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
- Add olive oil, tossing to coat.
- Add the avocados, lime juice, jalapeno, cilantro and toss well to combine.
- Adjust seasoning if necessary to taste.
- Cover and refrigerate for at least one hour before serving.
This is not a Paula Deen recipe, but the same one is posted on the Food Network as being one of Emeril Lagasse's. I agree, it's really a refreshing change from a mayo based one, or even one with a vinaigrette, it's much lighter tasting. I use a lot more cilantro than is called for, as there is a lot of leeway in it for suiting your own taste: more acidity, more cumin, more or less chile, onion and garlic, etc. It's a great way to include the healthful fat of avocado in your diet! A few cherry tomatoes are a great addition, as well.
I thought this was a great recipe and was different than the usual mayo potato salad. Thanks Guava Girl!