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Purple Potato Salad

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.

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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!!!