Peruvian Hot Potato Salad

  • Yield: 6 servings


2pounds Peruvian purple potatoes with peels
2tablespoons olive oil
1medium onion, chopped
1small red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
2small serrano chiles, seeded and minced
1teaspoon ground cumin
1/4teaspoon turmeric
1/2cup light cream
1/2pound queso blanco, crumbled
Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1head leaf lettuce, cleaned well and torn into bite-size pieces
1/2cup pitted black olives, chopped
3 hard-boiled eggs, peeled and chopped
1small onion, cut into rings


  1. Place potatoes in a pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil and cook 25 minutes until tender. Drain, cool slightly and cut into 1-inch chunks. Place in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Heat oil in a large saute pan or skillet over medium heat. Add onions, peppers, serrano chilies, cumin and turmeric. Saute 3 minutes until vegetables are tender.
  3. Add sauteed vegetables to potatoes. Add cream, cheese, salt and pepper. Mix well and smash potatoes a little while mixing.
  4. Arrange greens on a platter or 6 serving plates. Place warm potatoes over greens. Sprinkle with olives and eggs. Garnish with onion.  

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 463
  • Fat 24g
  • Cholesterol 146mg
  • Sodium 583mg
  • Carbohydrate 47g
  • Fiber 6g
  • Protein 17g