Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Avocado Pico de Gallo Potato Salad

This is my new favorite potato salad and probably my new favorite side dish of all time. I still really like Garlicky Cilantro Roasted Potato Salad (both with roasted potatoes...yum!), but this one is so full of fresh veggies! So tasty! There's no mayo. The lime juice and the avocado kinda make a dressing even without smashing them if you mix it a bit.

The recipe is on Family Fresh Cooking where Marla makes this really colorful salad. Mine wasn't quite as colorful as hers since I just used mini potatoes, not multi-colored mini potatoes, and only red tomatoes instead of also adding yellow tomatoes. But it was still pretty and tasted good. I did use fresh garlic when roasting the potatoes and then again added sautéed garlic to the pico de gallo instead of the garlic salt and garlic powder. The other change I made was to cut the mini potatoes in quarters before roasting them, which gave them a little crunch.

Avocado Pico de Gallo Potato Salad

Roasted Potatoes:
1 lb. multi-colored mini potatoes
Olive oil
Garlic salt

Pico de Gallo:
2 avocados, cut into 1/2 inch pieces (toss with some lime juice to preserve color)
2 yellow tomatoes, diced, seeds removed
2 red tomatoes, diced, seeds removed
2 diced shallots
1/4 c. olive oil
1/4 c. fresh lime juice
1/4 c. fresh cilantro, chopped
1/4 t. sweet smoked paprika
1/4 t. garlic powder
Lime zest
To add optional spice: 1/2 to 1 diced jalapeño
Micro greens for topping

Roasted Potatoes:
Preheat oven to 400° with the rack in the middle. Toss potatoes with olive oil, garlic salt & pepper. Place them on a baking tray in a single layer, Roast for about 25 minutes or until cooked through & a bit golden. Set the potatoes aside to cool, once cooled cut each potato in 1/2.

Pico de Gallo
In a large bowl place the cooled potatoes with all the pico de gallo ingredients, gently folding in cilantro and 1 chopped avocado last. Adjust seasonings to taste & add some jalapeño if you want some spice. Top potato salad with the additional chopped avocado & micro greens.
I shared this recipe on a Pin-It Party at Butter with a Side of Bread


  1. Oh this sounds and looks absolutely delicious! Once I am back to normal when Bree is a little older, I'm definitely trying it!

  2. Oh yum! My kids LOVE roasted potatoes, but I have never taken them a step further and add things in like this.... time for some new adventures!


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