Puerto Rican Potato Salad

Puerto Rican Potato Salad

Puerto Rican Potato Salad.The next time you are preparing a picnic, do remember the pickle’s place at the table while preparing your menu. Consider this potato salad recipe for your upcoming gathering.

Red, White and Blue Puerto Rican Potato Salad

Serves 8 to 10

6 large red potatoes, unpeeled

4 hard-boiled eggs, peeled

4 small green onions, thinly sliced (white and light-weight green part only)

6 slices maple-smoked bacon

1/2 cup blue cheese crumbles (or one 4-ounce package)

Dressing Puerto Rican Potato Salad

11/2 cups mayonnaise

1/3 cup minced Del Monte® Organic Sweet Bread & Butter Chips

1 tablespoon cider vinegar

2 tablespoons reserved bacon drippings

1 tablespoon prepared mustard

1/4 teaspoon celery seed (ground or whole)

1/4 teaspoon Tabasco sauce

1 teaspoon ground black pepper

1/2 teaspoon salt

In a sizable pot of salted, boiling water, cook potatoes until fork tender. Drain; reserved. Cook and crumble bacon, reserving two tablespoons of drippings. In a medium bowl, stir together all dressing ingredients. If thinner dressing is desired, add small amounts of liquid from your pickle jar.

While potatoes remain warm, cut into small chunks. In a deep glass bowl, layer 1/3 potatoes, eggs and onions. Top each layer with 1/3 component of dressing. Repeat two more times, ending with dressing. Top with crumbled bacon and blue cheese.

And these days there is an organic collection of pickles. Del Monte® affords the first distinctive line of USDA-certified organic pickles, easily obtainable in supermarkets and retail stores offering certified organic foods nationwide.

A favorite among many, pickles tempt the flavour buds, pack a zesty punch and, perhaps on top of that, kids love them. With no fat and few carbohydrates or calories, pickles come up with a great snack or addition to the meal.

“Pickles are a fantastic treat throughout every season, but it really doesn’t get as good as adding fresh pickle slices to your burger, or along with this, just eat whole pickles straight through the jar,” said Jeff Tuttle, chief marketing officer for M.A. Gedney Company, producer and marketer in the Del Monte® type of pickles. “And, our online cookbook provides a good amount of choices for great pickle recipes which can be sure to be considered a hit at any picnic.”