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Guacamole Potato Salad Recipe

Guacamole Potato Salad Recipe

This recipe combines two summer favorites in one: avocado makes the dressing supercreamy with only the tiniest addition of mayo. But beware - it's so addictively luscious and tangy that it's bound to end your life-long love affair with regular picnic potato salad.


  • 3 pounds red potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1 to 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 ripe avocado, peeled
  • 2 teaspoons grated lime zest
  • Juice of 2 limes (about 1/2 cup)
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 celery stalks, sliced


  1. In a large pot, cover the potatoes with cold water. Add the 2 tablespoons of salt and bring the potatoes to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to medium and simmer until the potatoes are tender, about 20 minutes or until you can pierce them easily with a paring knife. Drain them in a colander and allow to cool.
  2. Meanwhile, puree the avocado, lime zest and juice, garlic, cilantro, mayonnaise, and remaining salt in a food processor until smooth. If the dressing seems too thick, add a tablespoon or so of hot water.
  3. Cut the potatoes into bite-size chunks (leave the skins on) and place them in a large bowl with the celery. Scrape in the dressing with a rubber spatula and gently stir it all together. Serve immediately, or cover and chill. Serves 8 to 10.