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Potato Salad Cha Cha Cha 

Tasty and colorful, this potato salad gets a south-of-the border make over.

This is one of our own Fruits & Veggies—More Matters® recipes. It meets the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s strict nutrition guidelines as a healthy recipe.

Category: Salads

Think Variety; Think Color: Red Yellow/Orange White Green

Preparation time: 25 Minutes

Serves: 6

Cups of Fruits and Vegetables per Serving: 1


  • 1 1/3 pounds (4 medium) potatoes, cut into ¾-inch cubes
  • 3 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 2 ½ Tbsp. lime juice
  • 1 ½ Tbsp. bottled mild jalapeño sauce
  • 1 ½ tsp. chili powder
  • ½ tsp. salt (optional)
  • 15 oz. can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 7 oz. can vacuum packed whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1 cup diced tomatoes
  • ½ cup sliced green onions

In large saucepan, cook potatoes, covered, in 2 inches boiling water 10 to 12 minutes or until just tender. Drain and cool. Meanwhile, in large bowl, whisk together oil, lime juice, jalapeño sauce, chili powder and salt, if desired. Add potatoes and remaining ingredients. Toss gently to mix thoroughly.

* Optional ingredients not included in dietary analysis.

Each serving provides:  An excellent source of vitamin C and fiber, and a good source of potassium.


Credit: Recipe was developed for Produce for Better Health Foundation (PBH) courtesy of United States Potato Board. This recipe meets PBH and Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) nutrition standards that maintain fruits and vegetables as healthy foods.

Nutritional Information per Serving
Calories: 239 Carbohydrates: 37g
Total Fat: 7.9g Cholesterol: 0mg
Saturated Fat: 0.8g Dietary Fiber: 8g
% of Calories from Fat: 29% Sodium: 469mg
Protein: 7g  



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