Save on Pinterest

Creamy Lime Potato Salad

Not only is this change-of-pace salad good served cold, but it is absolutely fantastic when it's warmed a tad. The recipe came from my daughter, who likes to use lime juice and lime peel for a unique flair. -Angela Accorinti of Okeana, Ohio
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    5 servings, 3/4 cups per serving


  • 4 cups cubed red potatoes
  • 1/3 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh thyme or 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lime zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper


  • Place potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 10-15 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Drain. Cool potatoes for 10 minutes; transfer to a large bowl.
  • Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, sour cream, lime juice, thyme, lime peel, salt and pepper. Pour over potatoes; toss gently to coat. Serve warm or chilled.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 158 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 376mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 fat.

Recommended Video


Click stars to rate
Average Rating:
  • lwysewest
    Jul 27, 2019

    I have been making this for years. It is nice change from traditional potato salad and not nearly as heavy. We prefer this salad served warm.

  • gaylene2
    Jul 11, 2019

    What a fun twist on Potato Salad! I really enjoyed this and was pleased with the tangy, delicious taste. I made note that one large red potato equals about one cup. And one medium lime makes about three Tablespoons. I added a bit more pepper. I will definitely make this again!

  • drighi
    Nov 17, 2011

    I would make this again because it's a nice change of pace. I would put maybe a 1/4 of the Thyme called for in next time though, as I'm not a big fan of that particular flavour.

  • ferndale52
    Sep 4, 2011

    the taste from the limes is refreshing, but overall the salad is not memorable enough for me to make again

  • kaylene65
    Aug 11, 2011

    My family and I loved the light burst of flavor of this salad. A nice change from the heavy traditional potato salad with all mayonnaise. I added 1/3 c. of diced red onion and a little more salt which made it amazing. If you are one who eats the same ten meals over and over, this is probably not for you, but if you have a passion for food combinations and love to try new things, this is it.

  • darcymom
    Jul 11, 2011

    Eeewww....sorry, but lime & potato just don't go together according to my taste buds. Hubby hated it too and he'll eat just about anything I serve! I did however make a fresh batch, omitted lime & thyme, using dill, finely chopped vidallia onions, s&p and we enjoyed!

  • tigger0984
    Jul 8, 2011

    This is great. I used True Lime instead of lime juice and it turned out great.

  • popeye20
    Jul 5, 2011

    Pigletcat, did you try the recipe? I would like to know if it's good or are you just putting in a suggestion, having not tried it, which isn't really fair. Not trying to be negative, would just like a review from someone who has actually tried it.

  • pigletcat
    Jul 2, 2011

    Would add some red or green pepper for a little color.