Jalapeno Potato Salad

    Jalapeño Potato Salad Jalapeño Potato Salad isn’t your ordinary potato salad. This just might be the most exciting potato salad you’ve ever met!

Jalapeño Potato Salad

Perfect Dish for Any Occasion

Barbecues, potlucks, picnics, and Sunday dinners are perfect occasions to introduce this salad. Our dear friend Marilyn first made it for us, then shared the recipe. It was an instant hit with our family! Who could resist the vibrant colors and flavors of this summery dish?

Cooked potatoes in colander

Yukon Gold Potatoes

We start with slightly sweet Yukon Gold potatoes. These potatoes have a smooth texture and add a creaminess to the salad.

grated carrots for potato salad

The Extras

We like the elements of shredded (par-cooked) carrots, peas, cilantro and onion. The real highlights are the chopped jalapeno, which add as much kick as you can take!

dressing for Jalapeño Potato Salad

Oooh! That Dressing!

The dressing really pulls it all together. We add lime juice and lime zest to mayonnaise and sour cream along with a few other spices. Next, we mash part of the potatoes and add them to the dressing mixture. It’s a real standout!

Jalapeño Potato Salad

This yummy salad could be your new signature! It’s easy and delicious and well, just try it! We hope you’ll like it as much as we do!




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Yield: 16 servings

Jalapeño Potato Salad

Jalapeño Potato Salad

A flavorful potato salad with chopped jalapeños, carrots and peas.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes


For Dressing

  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup mayonnaise (Hellman's or Best Foods, don't use Miracle Whip or lite mayo)
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice (about 3 limes)
  • 1 heaping teaspoon lime zest
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon oregano

For Salad

  • 5 pounds Yukon Gold Potatoes
  • 4 large carrots; cook 5 minutes then grate
  • 1/2 bunch cilantro; chopped
  • 3-4 jalapeño peppers; seeded and chopped
  • 12 ounce package frozen baby peas
  • 1/2 large yellow onion, chopped


For Dressing

    1. In a medium bowl mix together sour cream, mayonnaise, lime juice and zest, salt, cayenne pepper and oregano.

    2. Mix well.

For Salad

1. Put potatoes in a large pot of salted water; bring to a boil. Cook until just tender, 20 to 25 minutes.

2. Cool potatoes then cut into bite size pieces.

3. Prepare ingredients above.

4. Mash about 2 cups of potatoes.

5. Mix dressing with mashed potatoes.

6. Then add cilantro, onions, jalapeños to creamy mixture.

7. Add peas and carrots to mixture.

8. Pour dressing mixture over potatoes and blend gently.

9. Refrigerate 1-2 hours until cold.

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