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Loaded Chipotle Potato Salad

Loaded Chipotle Potato Salad

Loaded Chipotle Potato Salad – with a rich smoky chipotle heat, bacon, black olives and crunchy celery, this is a great side at any picnic

Loaded Chipotle Potato Salad is a deluxe potato salad with smokey chipotle heat, onion, bacon, black olives, and crunchy celery. It seems almost like a meal and is easy to pig out on. This is perfect to serve at a picnic or cookout.

This is very easy to make. I used red potatoes and left the skins on. That makes this really healthy and nutritious, right? Chipotle goes great in potato salad. One thing about this dish is that it’s better made a day or two ahead of serving to allow flavors to blend. When I first made it, before adding the bacon and chipotle, it lacked some depth. I covered it and stored it in the fridge overnight, and the next day the flavor had blossomed.

Make a big batch of this and take it to your next get together. Hope you like it!

Loaded Chipotle Potato Salad
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A spicy rich version of the ever popular potato salad
Recipe type: Side
Cuisine: Southwestern
Serves: 8 servings
  • 1½ cups mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup Dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, pureed
  • 2 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1½ cups thinly sliced red onion, about 1 medium
  • ½ tsp cayenne
  • 4 cloves garlic, pressed
  • salt & freshly ground pepper
  • 4 lbs potatoes, cooked, drained & sliced or diced
  • 12 strips bacon, 12 oz
  • 1 large can sliced black olives, 6 oz drained
  • paprika for garnish
  1. Fry bacon in skillet, drain and crumble. Set about 2 tbsp aside for garnish.
  2. Combine all the ingredients except the potatoes in a medium bowl. Season with salt & pepper to taste and pour over the potatoes and mix well.
  3. Season again to taste with salt & pepper.
  4. Sprinkle with paprika and the crumbled bacon that was set aside.


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