Potato Salad with Avocado Dressing

by Erica Dinho on August 15, 2012

Potato Salad with Avocado Dressing

This Potato Salad with Avocado Dressing began as a simple lunch idea, and turned into something wonderful. The secret to this salad is the avocado dressing that is used instead of the typical mayonnaise. This gives the potato salad not only it’s creamy, silken texture, but it also adds a twist to the flavor, as compared to traditional potato salad.

I knew I wanted to add some red onion for texture, but beyond that, I just kept reaching for things in the kitchen that I needed to use up! I found grape tomatoes, cilantro, limes and some ripe avocados in the fruit bowl, so, in the potato salad they went. This is one of the best potato salads that I’ve ever had. Buen provecho!



(6-8 servings)


  • 1/2 cup creme fraiche or crema fresca
  • 1 ripe avocado, peeled and diced
  • 4 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablesppon white vinegar
  • Pinch of chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 scallion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro leaves, plus more for garnish
  • Salad

  • 1 pint of grape tomatoes, cut in half
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • Salt and ground black pepper
  • About 3 pounds of cooked red potatoes, skin on and sliced about1/2-inch thick.


  1. To make the dressing: Place all the ingredients in the blender and blend until creamy consistency.
  2. Combine all the salad ingredients, in a medium bowl and season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  3. Add the dressing to the potatoes and mix well. Season again with salt and pepper, to taste.
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{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Lynda August 15, 2012 at 10:01 AM

I love the idea of avocado in potato salad – this looks delicious!


2 Belinda @zomppa August 15, 2012 at 11:36 AM

Love this dressing! It’s beautiful…and healthy!


3 Ivy August 15, 2012 at 12:21 PM

It sounds so much better than mayonnaise and you get all the health benefits too from the avocado. I have bookmarked it and hope to make it soon.


4 Jenn and Seth August 15, 2012 at 2:58 PM

love the idea of using avocado as the dressing! looks so super delicious!


5 gloris August 15, 2012 at 4:34 PM

Hi Erica thid look delicious and I love avocados salads!


6 Chris August 15, 2012 at 9:56 PM

Fantastic! This would go great with some bbq pork shoulder, Erica. I really like that dressing you came up with, just perfect.


7 rebecca August 15, 2012 at 11:10 PM

wow this is special you are the queen of avocados you use them so well


8 grace August 17, 2012 at 3:03 PM

i’m a fan of potato salad in general, but involving avocado is an amazing and very enticing idea!


9 Melissa August 28, 2012 at 10:10 AM

This salad was the side dish for a birthday party last week and we really enjoy it.
Delicious and different.


10 Erica August 28, 2012 at 7:24 PM

Thank you, guys!


11 Marina August 29, 2012 at 4:56 PM

Hello Erica,

How about a recipe for “papas chorriadas”

Thank you,



12 Erica August 29, 2012 at 5:37 PM

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