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Potato Ho-Down: Southwestern Potato Salad

Mesa Grill’s Southwestern Potato Salad

Southwestern Potato Salad

Potato Salad with a kick!

Mesa Grill’s Southwestern Potato Salad
Bobby Flay

1  1/2 cups mayonnaise   ( I used olive oil mayonnaise.)
1/4  cup Dijon mustard
2  tablespoons fresh lime juice
2  tablespoons chipotle puree   (Did not know what this was … so I used Chipotle peppers in adobo sauce (smoked red jalapeno peppers in spices, vinegar, tomato sauce and ancho chiles).  Seeded 2 of the  peppers and mashed those  with about a tablespoon of the adobo sauce the peppers are  packed in  …  and you have my interpretation of chipotle puree!  This may not be what  Bobby had in mind but it gave the potato salad a wonderful flavor.   Although I like spicy food, I am going to cut back to one pepper next time as I feel that it would appeal to more people.)
1  large ripe tomato, seeded and diced
1/4 cup chopped cilantro leaves
3 scallions, chopped, white and green parts
1  medium red onion, thinly sliced   (I think thinly sliced is key to the taste and appearance of onion in this salad.)
1/2  teaspoon cayenne (I did not use.)
4  cloves of garlic,  finely chopped
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
16 new potatoes, about 3 to 4 pounds, cooked, drained and sliced 1/2 inch thick

Combine all the ingredients, except the potatoes, in a medium bowl and season with salt and pepper, to taste.  Place warm potatoes in a large bowl and pour the mixture over potatoes and gently, mix well.  Season again with salt and pepper to taste.

Mr. Flay is usually in a THROW DOWN. Now he can say he has been in a  HO DOWN … POTATO THAT IS !!!
Potato Ho-Down Wednesday

 May’s Potato Ho Down will be hosted by:
Cathy of Noble Pig
Check for the round-up on May 20th.

From THROW DOWN to HO DOWN ... Bobby Flay's Mesa Grill Southwestern Potato Salad is a real winner!

From THROW DOWN to HO DOWN ... Bobby Flay's Mesa Grill Southwestern Potato Salad is a real winner!

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6 Responses

  1. I’ve had this recipe and I can vouch for how delicious these potatoes are. Thanks for posting the recipe.

  2. LOL @ the whole throw down/ho down thingie.

    Interesting recipe, and you know what? As summer approaches, we all need new potato salad recipes!

    Good job.

  3. I’m just now going through the ho down list. Your potato salad looks great! Sounds delicious with the chipotles too.

  4. I have to try this recipe! It looks delicious!

  5. Oh golly – this looks so good!

  6. After watching Bobby Flay all day on TV, I would eat anything of his. This looks great.

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