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Recipe: Potato Salad Puerto Rican Style


This has been a fantastic vacation week! We try our hardest to visit Puerto Rico at least a couple of days once a year to visit my family. For us it’s a win/win trip as I get to see my mom, dad & sisters and hubby gets to eat like a king since my family will cook all his favorite Puerto Rican dishes he devours enjoys.

This time around, we brought my in-laws with me so the could have a taste (no pun intended) of the beauty of my culture and cuisine. One of the dishes I love when we are in Puerto Rico is mom’s potato salad. It’s one of those that are simple yet elegant recipes that we only prepare for special events.

Recipe: Potato Salad Puertorrican Style
  • 4 medium russet potatoes (about 1 ½ lbs.), peeled and cubed
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • ½ medium yellow onion, finely chopped (about ½ cup)
  • ½ medium red apple, peeled and finely chopped
  • 3 hard-boiled eggs, peeled and finely chopped
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Bring large pot filled with water to boil over high heat.
  2. Add potatoes and 1 tablespoon salt.
  3. Reduce heat to medium.
  4. Cook potatoes until fork-tender, about 15 minutes.
  5. Drain.
  6. In large mixing bowl transfer cooked potatoes to bowl.
  7. Set aside until potatoes are just warm.
  8. Add onions, apples and eggs to bowl.
  9. Add mayonnaise to bowl.
  10. Using large spoon, gently stir to combine.
  11. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  12. Serve chilled or at room temperature.

Now, it’s not that I cannot cook it when we are at home. This recipe is special to me because it brings great memories of all the happy moments I had with my parents and extended family. So, I want to share it with you so you have another choice in your menu when creating your own happy memories.

Here’s a photo of the spread we (and mom would argue ‘we’ is a lot of people 😉 ) We had roast pork, pasteles, regular salad, green banana salad, rice with pigeon peas and the star of this post: potato salad.




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