December 5, 2011

Green Chile Potato Salad

Today is going to be quite the busy Monday!  As a result, this post might be a bit more "short and sweet" than my normal posts. 

Regardless, this recipe is just too delicious to make you wait!

Here's the back story:  Last Wednesday, Bo and I were both hungry for lunch.  Unfortunately, Wednesday is the last day before I head back to the market to stock up on produce.  So, we are always running a bit low on groceries that day.  Needless to say, when the refrigerator is bare, coming up with lunch and dinner ideas can be a bit challenging...

But I was bound and determined to get more creative than PB&J or pasta.  I noticed that we had three small red potatoes lying around, and we always have condiments. 

Here's a little insight into my internal conversation:

Hmmmm....potato salad maybe? 
Yeah, but potato salad is so boring...
What do we have in the pantry?
Ooooo, green chile!
What about putting the green chile IN the potato salad?
Now we're talkin'! 
We can also add some other traditional New Mexican flavors like cumin and lime juice...
Green chile potato salad here we come!

And man oh man was it good!  Here is a picture of the final product (topping a large salad).

Green Chile Potato Salad
Serves 2

3 red potatoes, cubed (with skins on)
2 oz. hot, diced green chile (I used canned)
2 T nayonaise (or regular mayonaise)
1 1/2 tsp dijon mustard
1 tsp lime juice
1/2 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper


  1. Boil (or steam) cubed potatoes until tender.
  2. Drain potatoes.
  3. Mix nayonaise, dijon mustard, lemon juice, and spices into a smooth dressing.
  4. Add potatoes and green chile to a medium mixing bowl.
  5. Pour dressing over the potato/green chile mixture.
  6. Toss until well coated.

This salad can be served warm or cold. (We both ate it warm because we were starving!)

I have to say, empty refrigerator or not, I would remake this potato salad any day!  I think it would be a great addition to a picnic or a summer party with some corn on the cob and fruit salad.  Hmmmm...did I just plan next year's fourth of July menu?! :)

Ok, I've gotta run!  I need to "hit the ground running" to keep up with this busy Monday!

Question of the Day:

What kinds of things do you make when the refrigerator is relatively empty?

Ally and Bo


  1. There's usually eggs and bacon so we go for breakfast/dinners. Or just order Pizza in...HA!

  2. Breakfast for dinner is one of my favorites! I frequently have oatmeal or pancakes for dinner - YUMMMMM...