Tuesday, December 4, 2012

One of My Mom's Favorite Flavors

When I am searching for recipes, I keep an eye out for the different favorites of my family members. If I find recipes for quinoa, beets, squash, or yummy soups, I send them on to my sister, Laurie. Eggnog, macarons, creme brulee, fondue, and great main dish finds that don't have onions in them go to my sister, Emily. One of the things that makes me take note for my Mom are recipes that have chipotle in them. My Mom is definitely a fan of chipotle.

So, below, you will find a fun chipotle potato salad recipe that I found, sent to my Mom, and we all got to try on one of our Sunday dinners.

Chipotle Potato Salad


2 pounds small red potatoes
Salt and pepper
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
2 ribs celery, finely chopped (about 1/2 cup)
3 scallions, white and light green parts only, finely chopped
1 tablespoon minced seeded chipotle chiles in adobo sauce
1/2 cup finely chopped fresh parsley
3 tablespoons olive oil
1/2-1 cup sour cream, optional (see notes below)


Place potatoes in a large pot and cover with water. Add 1 tbsp. salt, bring to a boil, and cook until potatoes are tender, about 10 minutes (poke with tip of a knife to check). Drain potatoes. when cool enough to handle, cut each potato into quarters and transfer to a large bowl.

Sprinkle warm potatoes with vinegar and let stand 10 minutes. Add celery, scallions, chipotles, and parsley; stir to combine. Drizzle with olive oil, season with salt and pepper, and mix thoroughly. Serve at room temperature.

Source: This is an All You recipe found on Myrecipes.com. You can find it here.

Notes: This is a potato salad that is pretty spicy. It definitely has a lot of kick. In order to tone it down for the kiddies, I stirred in a little sour cream to calm the heat of the chipotles. For me, it was hard to say how I liked it better. The recipe, as written, is fun and spicy. However, if you add sour cream to it, it isn't nearly as hot, but you still get the flavor of the chipotle paired with the creaminess of sour cream.


  1. I loved this recipe. And I am a confessed chipotle fan. How is it that something like that catches on? Where did they exist 10 years ago? Were they dropped from the sky?

  2. That sounds fun. I love chipotle too. And one can goes a long way, I can never use it up before they go bad!