Cilantro Potato Salad

Canned green chiles add extra zest to this picnic favorite.

Yield:

Makes 8 servings

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Recipe Time

Prep: 20 Minutes
Cook: 15 Minutes
Chill Time: 4 Hours

Ingredients

3 pounds red potatoes
2 teaspoons salt, divided
1 cup mayonnaise
1 (4.5-oz.) can chopped green chiles
1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
3 green onions, chopped
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice (about 2 limes)
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 teaspoon pepper
4 slices maple bacon, cooked and crumbled
Garnish: chopped fresh cilantro

Preparation

1. Cook potatoes and 1 tsp. salt in boiling water to cover in a large Dutch oven 15 minutes or until fork tender. Drain and cool. Cut potatoes into quarters.

2. Stir together mayonnaise, next 6 ingredients, and remaining 1 tsp. salt in a large bowl; add potatoes, and toss to coat. Cover and chill at least 4 hours. Stir in bacon just before serving; garnish, if desired.

Note:

July 2006