Creamy Potato Salad for a Memorable Fourth of July

Potato salad is perfect to beat the heat of this summer. Picnics and barbecue gatherings are never complete without this tasty appetizer. A delicious addition to your celebration.

Creamy Potato Salad

Celebrate the Fourth of July with a crowd-pleasing creamy potato salad. This classic salad goes well with steaks, barbecue, and other savory dishes. Spices like cilantro and chilies add an extra kick to this popular side dish. Read on and serve a potato salad that is a guaranteed hit.
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Potato Salad
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Kristl Story


  • 3 1/2 pounds red potatoes
  • 1 cup lite mayonnaise
  • 1 4.5 ounce can of green chilies, chopped
  • 1/3 cup cilantro chopped
  • 3 green onions chopped
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 4 slices of bacon cooked and crumbled


  1. Heat up a large pan of water. Wait until it boils. Place the potatoes and cook for 15 minutes or until tender. Drain the water.
  2. Put the potatoes back into the pan and soak them in cold water for 15 minutes. Drain the water and slice the potatoes into quarters.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix cilantro, green onions and green chilies. Add garlic and lime juice. Blend.
  4. Add the mayonnaise and the potatoes into the mixture. Make sure the potato slices are completely covered.
  5. Cover the bowl with plastic. Put in the fridge for about one hour. Garnish with bits of bacon. Serve cold.


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