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chipotle potato salad in a bowl

Chipotle Potato Salad

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  • Author: Ashlea Carver
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Diet: Gluten Free


This creamy Chipotle Potato Salad is the most flavorful side dish and the perfect addition to your next barbecue. This potato salad is full of crispy bacon and crunchy bell pepper. The bold chipotle dressing pulls everything together for stunning potato salad that everyone will love!


  • 2 pounds baby red potatoes, cleaned and cut into bite-size pieces
  • 6 strips bacon
  • 1/2 cup finely diced green bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup finely diced red onion
  • chives for garnish

For the Dressing:

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 3 chipotle peppers in adobo
  • 1/4 cup cilantro
  • 1/4 cup green onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (plus more to taste)


  1. Add the potatoes to a large bot and cover with water. Bring the water to a boil and then add a generous sprinkle of salt. Let the potatoes boil in the salted water for 12-15 minutes or until fork tender. Drain the potatoes and let cool.
  2. Slice the bacon into lardons and then add it to a skillet heated over medium heat. Cook until crispy, stirring occasionally to make sure that it does not burn. Set a bit of bacon aside for garnish.
  3. Next, make the dressing. Add the mayonnaise, lime juice, chipotle peppers, cilantro, green onion, garlic, and salt to a high-powered blender or food processor. Blend until the dressing is smooth and creamy.
  4. Now it’s time to make the potato salad. Add the cooled potatoes, bell pepper, red onion, and cooked bacon to a large mixing bowl. Pour on the chipotle dressing and stir until well combined. Give the potato salad a taste and add more salt if needed. Garnish with crispy bacon and chives. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate the potato salad before serving.