IF you like potatoes and guacamole (probably even if you think you don't like potatoes or guacamole) then oh boy, do I have a treat for you.
Guacamole Potato Salad.. Only the best potatoes salad you will ever put in your mouth.
I tried to make this a few weeks back and ended up not getting to my potatoes in time to use, so I had to put the salad on hold. But this weekend I was ready. The grill was prepped, the corn was husked, and the poatoes were boiled. Then it happened, I made the best potato salad ever. It changed the way I feel about potato salad. (I have never really been a huge fan) Sure, I love potatoes, but in the past I have experiences to many overly dressed, really heavy, and overall, some pretty crappy paotao salads. This salad, well it is the exact opposite. This salad is all summer. Bright and light, so full of flavor, but not overly heavy and gross. I mean, its potatoes covered in guacamole… How can that not be amazing. I am now a potato salad fan (for life!).
So my suggestion for you. Have a cook out, invite your friends, grill up some veggies or whatever and make a humongous batch (you will need a humongous batch) of this potato salad. Sit back and watch (while you are eating) and see peoples faces light up with joy and happiness. You will be number one. The hostess with thte mostest. People will fall at your feet…
or not. (But probably)
So here, take a look, and make.. Your day, week, life will be better for this.
The stuff; Potatoes, avocados, mini onions, and tomatoes. Pickled Jalapeños (with juice) garlic, and the juice from a lemon And lastly,a big bunch of cilantro, and salt.
First things first, boil the potatoes. Stick in a pot of cold water with a palmful of salt. Bring to a boil then turn down to a medium heat and stick a lid on the pot. Cook until fork pierces easily through then strain from water and let cool. When cooled, but still slightly warm, dice them up into mouth sized pieced. Place potatoes back into pot and drizzle a few glugs of the pickled jalapeño juice over them. Place in fridge to complete cool.
While the potatoes are cooling down, mix up the quad dressing. In a large bowl, take the avoado fruit and mash and smoosh until relatively smooth and mix in minced garlic , lemon juice, and a sprinkle of salt.
Dice up the onion, jalapeños, tomatoes and add to the mashed avocado and mix that all up…and try not to eat it all before the potatoes get in.
Mix in cold potatoes
add in lots of chopped up cilantro
Have a great day and get to planning you next cookout!
Guacamole Potato Salad
- 3 lb. of potatoes of a small waxy variety (like red or new potatoes)
- 1 1/2- 2 whole avocados
- 2 small Roma tomatoes or q large
- 2 mini onions with greens or 1 regular white onion
- handful (or more) of pickled jalapeños and the juice
- juice of 1 lemon
- a bunch of fresh cilantro
- 3 cloves garlic
- salt and pepper
Wash potatoes and stick in a big pot with cold water and a good palmful of salt. Bring to a boil then turn heat downy to a a medium heat, stick a lid on it and cook potatoes until a fork can pierce through. Strain from water and let cool enough to handle. Once cooled, cut potatoes into mouth sized pieces, place back into bowl, and drizzle with a few teaspoons of pickled jalapeño juice. Stick the potatoes in the fridge and let completely cool.
While those are getting cold, make the guacamole dressing. In a big bowl, place the avocados (pits and rind removed of course) and smash and smoosh until a smooth constancy. Add in a pinch of salt, mince the garlic and toss that in, and add the juice of the lemon. Now dice up the garlic, onion, tomatoes and jalapenos and gentile fold it all in to the avocado mash.
Once the potatoes are cool, roughly chop the cilantro and add that and the potatoes into the guacamole and mix around until everthig is all coated. Top with some more cilantro.
Eat as a side, a meal, a snack, or dessert
a fork pierced nicely but a large wooden spoon works too.
Lasts for 3-4 days in the fridge.