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southwestern potato salad

A Southwestern flared potato salad – perfect for bringing to a barbecue!southwestern potato salad

Even though Marc and I had engagement pictures taken while we were in Florida in March, we still decided to take advantage of our wedding photographer’s package deal which included an engagement session in Minnesota.  I figured it would be a good chance for us to get to know our photographer better and I also had the idea of including Maddie in the pictures.  She’s at such a cute age, so why the heck not?!


Okay, enough puppy cuteness.  Onto to the food!  I always find it hard to come up with sides for grilling.  While I love grilled vegetables (mmm, grilled corn), I like to complicate things switch things up a bit and try new dishes.  When I found this potato salad recipe from Bobby Flay, I knew I had found a good one.  I healthified it a bit by swapping a lot of the mayo and sour cream for plain yogurt, but otherwise followed his recipe exactly.  I’m glad I did because it turned out to be one of the best potato salads I’ve had.  It’s so different than any other potato salad I’ve tried, but in a very good way.  It’s a bit spicy from the chipotle pepper puree and just full of flavor.  If you’re looking for a fun, new summer side to try, I would definitely recommend this one!
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southwestern potato salad

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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes


  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise I used reduced-fat olive oil mayo
  • 1/4 cup dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 2 tbsp chipotle pepper in adobo sauce puree
  • 1 large tomato seeded and diced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro chopped
  • 3 green onions green and white parts chopped
  • 1/2 medium red onion finely diced
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2-3 lbs new potatoes boiled, drained, and cut into 1/2" pieces
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • In medium bowl, combine all ingredients except potatoes.
  • Combine well.
  • Pour on top of warm potatoes and mix well.
  • Serve immediately or refrigerate until serving.
  • Enjoy!
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