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Summer is right around the corner… and along with that comes lots of barbecues and outdoor fun. Our table wouldn’t be complete without one of the most popular side dishes of all, a refreshing and tasty Brazilian Potato Salad!
Although there is more than one version of potato salad in my home country of Brazil, I gave this one the name “Brazilian Potato Salad” because this type is really the standard: mayonnaise-based (as opposed to oil/vinegar based) and with both herby and acidic notes.
The easy and refreshing recipe that you are about to see is the type of Brazilian potato salad that I grew up eating… a family recipe made basically from cubed boiled potatoes, mayonnaise, lime juice, olives, garlic, onions, and fresh herbs. Diced hard-boiled eggs is the optional ingredient because they can either be added or left out, according to one’s preference. :)
Brazilians love to accompany grilled meats (churrasco) with potato salad. In fact, oftentimes multiple different mayonnaise-based versions of potato salad are available on the salad bar of a typical Brazilian steakhouse (churrascaria): usually one version similar to ours but with diced, hard-boiled eggs added, as well as another type with potatoes, pineapple, raisins and apples, and sometimes a third type with potato, carrots, green beans, and peas. Hot dogs are another favorite item to pair potato salad with.
Whichever country you are from or whatever your family traditions, Idaho® potatoes provide 27 different varieties that you can choose from to spruce up old favorites.
Idaho® potatoes are versatile and can be incorporated in different ways into summer salads and other dishes. Don’t believe me? Check out The Idaho Potato Commission website to delight your senses and get great recipes and ideas for your next summer cookout.
Also try our Brazilian Potato Salad… It’s guaranteed to be a hit!
Stay cool and have a fun summer!
Our Brazilian Potato Salad is a family recipe made from cubed potatoes, mayonnaise, lime juice, olives, garlic, onions, and herbs. It’s a great summer side dish, ideal for accompanying grilled meats!
1. For this recipe, use either Idaho® Yukon Gold potatoes (a medium-starch potato which is the most similar to the type of potatoes used to prepare potato salad in Brazil) or Idaho® Russet Burbank potatoes (the variety that I used to make this Brazilian potato salad). The choice between these 2 varieties depends on what you are looking for and local availability. 2. STORAGE: Don’t leave potato salad out for more than two hours (or one hour, if temperature is above 90 degrees). Refrigerate any leftovers in a covered container.
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