This is a really fun salad that will have your guests talking!!!


  • * 2 pounds purple potatoes (about 1 /2 in. thick)

  • * 2 yellow crookneck squash (about 1/4 lb. each)

  • * 1/4 pound tomatillos

  • * 1 red bell pepper (1/2 lb.)

  • * 1 poblano chili (about 3 oz.)

  • * 1 cup orange juice

  • * 1/2 cup lime juice

  • * Sugar (optional)

  • * 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

  • * Salt


  • 1.

    Scrub potatoes and place on a rack in a 5- to 6-quart pan over about 1 inch boiling water. Cover and steam over medium-high heat until potatoes are almost tender when pierced, about 15 minutes.

  • 2.

    Rinse squash and trim stem ends. Cut squash in half lengthwise. Set squash on potatoes, cover, and continue to steam until vegetables are tender when pierced, about 5 minutes more. Add boiling water to pan as needed to maintain water level. Let vegetables cool.

  • 3.

    Meanwhile, husk, rinse, and thinly slice the tomatillos. Stem, seed, and dice the red bell pepper and the poblano chili.

  • 4.

    When the potatoes are cool enough to touch, peel and cut into pieces no thicker than 1/2 inch. Put potatoes in a wide salad bowl. Add orange and lime juices; mix gently, taste, and if desired add about 1 teaspoon sugar (or to taste).

  • 5.

    Add tomatillos, red bell pepper, chili, and cilantro to potatoes; mix gently. Cut squash halves in half lengthwise, add to salad, and mix gently again. Season potato salad to taste with salt. Serve while still warm or at room temperature.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (6 servings)

  • Energy 167kj
  • Fat Total 0g
  • Saturated Fat 0g
  • Protein 4g
  • Carbohydrate 37g
  • Sugar 8g
  • Sodium 748mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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Posted by jackicamReport
This looks really yummy Michael. Are the purple potatoes sweet potatoes or normal - I've had both
Posted by jackicamReport
Michael, I'd say most of your dishes get your guests talking! ; )
Posted by Michael66Report
Just a "normal" spud. Many of the original potatoes from South America were various colours but much smaller in size. Theses are a big variety of them.

This dish really gets the guests talking!!!