Papas con Salsa de Aguacate (Potatoes with Avocado Sauce)

by Erica Dinho on March 22, 2012

potatoes with avocado sauce

Papas con Salsa de Aguacate is an easy home cooked side dish that even your picky eaters will love. It is perfect for warm days and can be eaten hot or cold. It’s also a great snack to eat in front of the TV.

Buen provecho!



(4 servings)


  • 1/2 pounds medium white or yellow potatoes
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1tablespoons paprika
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin

Avocado Sauce:
2 avocados, halved, seeded and peeled
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
1/4 cup heavy cream
2 limes, juiced
Salt and pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon chili powder (optional)
1/2 medium red onion, diced
1/4 cup fresh chopped cilantro
2 garlic cloves


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Cut the potatoes in quarters and place in a bowl with the oil, salt, pepper, garlic, paprika and cumin.
  3. Toss until the potatoes are coated.
  4. Place the potatoes in a baking pan. Bake in the oven for about 40 to 50 minutes or until browned.
  5. When the potatoes are cooking, make the sauce: Place all the ingredients in a food processor and process until smooth.
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{ 23 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Heather @girlichef March 22, 2012 at 10:23 AM

This sound awesome! I’m pretty sure I could make a meal out of it. That sauce…mmmm…


2 Ben March 22, 2012 at 10:30 AM

Oh wow! I love the sauce. It looks so delicious!


3 Belinda @zomppa March 22, 2012 at 1:40 PM

Totally my kind of dish. I would take that sauce with me EVERYWHERE.


4 Jessica Vargas March 22, 2012 at 6:40 PM

I stumbled upon this website like it was a pot of gold in the bush! I am a Canadian, married to a Colombian (from Bogotá). We lived there for almost 2 years, but now we’re back in Canada and I’ve seemed to forget how to do all that Colombian cooking. But today I made some of your recipes and surprised my husband and he was thrilled!!
Así qué gracias, gracias, gracias!! Por favor no dejas de subir éstas recetas tan buenísimas!


5 Erica March 23, 2012 at 7:52 AM

Thank you so much!


6 norma March 23, 2012 at 10:08 AM

Great sauce like my guasacaca. Love the idea of using them on potatoes.


7 Reeni March 23, 2012 at 8:56 PM

This looks incredibly delicious! Wish I was eating it right now!


8 tasteofbeirut March 24, 2012 at 3:28 AM

A recipe sure to be on our menu next week! We love both potatoes and avocados and will be savoring this soon!


9 Chris March 24, 2012 at 9:58 PM

These potatoes sound 100% amazing and the avocado sauce ROCKS!


10 Karen March 28, 2012 at 6:18 PM

That sauce sounds amazing – I could put it on everything!


11 Sophie March 29, 2012 at 11:55 AM

Waw! What a tasty treat & I love that avocado sauce drizzled over the top! So tasty looking, Erica! :)


12 theresa March 29, 2012 at 1:50 PM

can i use sour cream instead of mayonaise?


13 Erica March 29, 2012 at 5:02 PM

Hi Theresa,



14 Oysterculture March 31, 2012 at 10:30 PM

Does it get any better than this combo?


15 Erica April 9, 2012 at 9:16 AM

Thank you everyone!


16 Olga April 10, 2012 at 3:55 PM

i just made these and let me tell you, they are mighty yummy


17 German Mama April 11, 2012 at 6:32 PM

I was going to make this great dish today but I stumbled over the relative amounts of potatoes and seasoning? Is there a typo somewhere? It sounds like an awful lot of seasoning for just 1/2 pound of potatoes.


18 LouM September 11, 2012 at 2:03 AM

I believe the amount of potatoes was supposed to be 1 1/2 (1.5 pounds) of potatoes. I made the recipe with 1 1/2 pounds and the seasoning was perfect. ¡Qué rico!


19 virna July 19, 2012 at 1:38 PM

Que rico!!! :) usted tiene la receta para el arroz verde?


20 Gina April 8, 2013 at 6:37 PM

Disculpa que es heavy cream en español. Gracias


21 Erica April 9, 2013 at 8:56 AM

Crema de Leche.


22 Nathaly June 14, 2013 at 10:46 AM

Hola… Quiero hacer esa deliciosa salsa de aguacate. Mi pregunta es por cuanto tiempo la puedo tener en el refrigerador.quisiera hacer rata y guardarla. Gracias


23 Erica Dinho June 14, 2013 at 2:04 PM

I usually keep it for about 3 to 5 hours. If you place the sauce in the fridge, mix it well before serving!


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