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Cilantro Lime Potato Salad

Cilantro Lime Potato Salad - turn boring potato salad into something unique!  Delicious chunks of red potatoes mixed with freshly made salad dressing: olive oil, freshly squeezed lime juice, minced garlic, chopped cilantro. Healthy, gluten free side dish.  Makes a great Summer side for picnics, potlucks, and outside grilling!
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword cilantro lime recipes, potato salad
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 244kcal
Author Julia


  • 1 pound red potatoes
  • cup olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves , minced
  • ½ bunch cilantro , fresh, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice , freshly squeezed
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • black pepper


  • Bring a large pot of water to boil. Add potatoes and boil until potatoes are cooked: soft and tender, about 15-20 minutes. Make sure to boil potatoes so that they are not too soft and don't fall apart.
  • In the mean time, in the small bowl, combine olive oil, minced garlic, chopped cilantro, and lime juice. Mix well.
  • When potatoes are cooked, drain water from the pan and let the potatoes cool down a bit (or, rinse them quickly under cold water). Cut cooked and slightly cooled potatoes into 1 inch chunks. Place in a medium bowl, add ¼ teaspoon salt and carefully mix. Pour the cilantro-lime sauce, and carefully mix. Taste, add more salt (maybe ⅛ teaspoon more) and add pepper if desired. Also, if desired, add more freshly squeezed lime juice.


Calories: 244kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 167mg | Potassium: 527mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 70IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg