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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.




  1. Keith Hecht

    November 13, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    Thanks a lot this is great information.

    1. Yoly Mason

      December 25, 2013 at 2:41 pm

      You’re welcome!

  2. larrain salisbury

    March 20, 2014 at 7:29 pm

    had this puertorican salad at work was fabulous thank you

    1. Yoly Mason

      March 22, 2014 at 1:41 pm

      Isn’t it delicious! Hope you enjoy the recipe.

  3. jesse

    April 7, 2014 at 9:43 pm

    great cooking!!

  4. Ivette Newman

    November 26, 2014 at 7:13 pm

    Thanks! 🙂 🙂 🙂

    1. Yoly Mason

      November 28, 2014 at 7:41 am

      Glad you liked it Ivette!

  5. Jackie hubbard

    November 18, 2015 at 5:09 pm

    Can you please send me a recipe for pasteles and roast pork I used to have Thanksgiving dinner with my best friend from Puerto Rico she moved to Connecticut and I remember like it was yesterday but she never showed me how to make the food because she worked a lot if you can send me some recipes it would be greatly appreciated have a wonderful holiday thanks sincerely Jackie

    1. Melissa Colón

      October 29, 2016 at 3:44 pm

      Making pastries is a lot of work and a dying art and most people I know buy them from someone that makes them in large quantities to sell.

  6. Denise

    November 22, 2015 at 8:17 am

    Making it this Thanksgiving!!

  7. Obil

    December 20, 2015 at 10:39 am

    Looks very good!

  8. michell

    December 26, 2015 at 8:00 am

    hmm looks yummy trying it thanks 🙂

  9. Ceana

    April 18, 2016 at 8:10 pm

    Thank you I am gonna use this for some info to describe puerto rican potato salad thx!

  10. Nancy Camacho-Cruz

    September 25, 2016 at 3:17 pm

    Thank you for the recipe. I am looking forward to this tasty salad with apples!!

  11. Elaine

    September 25, 2016 at 5:21 pm

    Can I make this tonite with all ingredients and serve for tomorrow . Cause I have time today . Will it get yellow or brown I mean .

  12. Veronica

    November 18, 2016 at 1:53 pm

    I had this at a Puerto Rican friend’s BBQ and had to try and re-create it. I found your recipe and made it! It was a hit with my Mexican familia, they LOVED it. I made it for Easter and will be making it again for Thanksgiving. Thanks for the recipe!

    1. Yoly Mason

      November 18, 2016 at 4:57 pm

      So glad it was a hit!

  13. Christina

    November 27, 2016 at 9:02 pm

    Just like my grabdma’s and moms recipe to the T!!!!! Love it. It’s delishes !!

  14. Brenda

    February 24, 2017 at 10:41 am

    Made this for my fiance, who is Puerto Rican, and he LOVED it! Took it to my future sister-in-law’s house for New Year’s Eve, and it was a HUGE hit! Thank you so much for this! I have a potato salad recipe that my fiance also loves, so now I have two to choose from!

  15. Kat

    December 24, 2017 at 4:54 am

    Does ot get brownish the next day? I ask bcuz of the apples

    1. Yolanda Mason

      January 3, 2018 at 12:35 pm

      yes, unfortunately like you suspect the apple does get brownish

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