Peruvian Potato Salad



Serving size

1 1/2 cups salad
45 Minutes
12 hours

This recipe can easily be multiplied and keeps well, refrigerated, for 4-5 days. Note that active cooking time does not include chilling time.

Peruvian Potato Salad


4 quart Water
1 pound Red potatoes
4 tsp. Olive oil
2 Tbsp. Reduced fat sour cream
1 tsp. Ground turmeric
1/2 lime yields Lime juice, raw
1/2 tsp. Lime zest (minced)
1 tsp.. Honey
3/8 tsp. Salt
1 to taste Black pepper
4 medium Green onions (thinly sliced crosswise)
1/4 small Red onion (finely diced)
4 large black olives (cut into thin slivers)
1 large Egg(s) (hard cooked, sliced)


Place the water in a large sauce pan over high heat. Add the potatoes.

When the water comes to a boil, reduce the heat to a simmer and cook for about 20 minutes until a paring knife slips into the potato with slight resistance.

Remove the potatoes to cool.

Place the sour cream, turmeric, lime juice, lime zest, honey, salt, and pepper in a large mixing bowl and whisk until smooth.

Cut the cooled potatoes into 1/2 inch chunks and add to the bowl with the green onions, red onion, green olives, black olives, and eggs.

Fold gently until the salad dressing coats the other ingredients.

Chill well before serving - overnight is best.

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GERD / Acid Reflux

This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.


This recipe is NOT safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

Coumadin® (Warfarin)

This recipe is NOT safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

Gluten Sensitivity

This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten. Make sure the sour cream is gluten-free.


This is NOT a low sodium recipe.

Recipe Notes

This is one of my favorite dishes that I have created in a very long time. The creamy potatoes and eggs are balanced well by the mellow flavor of the turmeric and the saltiness of the olives. Make a double batch and take this to your next cookout. Or maybe a triple batch – it’s that good.

"I used to walk into a party and scan the room for attractive women. Now I look for women to hold my baby so I can eat potato salad sitting down."

Paul Reiser