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Cilantro Potato Salad

Cilantro Potato Salad

Canned green chiles add extra zest to this picnic favorite.

Southern Living JULY 2006

  • Yield: Makes 8 servings
  • Cook time: 15 Minutes
  • Prep time: 20 Minutes
  • Chill time: 4 Hours


  • 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


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.


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