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Fiesta Potato Salad

"With Mexican foods so popular, this salad has plenty of appeal," notes Marlene Muckenhirn of Delano, Minnesota.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 40 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    12-16 servings


  • 6 cups cooked cubed peeled potatoes
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2/3 cup black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2/3 cup chopped sweet red pepper
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced celery
  • 1/3 cup thinly sliced green onions
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons minced fresh cilantro
  • 3/4 cup ranch salad dressing
  • 1/2 cup chunky salsa
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Lettuce leaves, optional


  • In a large bowl, combine the potatoes, cheese, beans, red pepper, celery, onions and cilantro. In a small bowl, combine salad dressing, salsa and salt; pour over potato mixture and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Serve in a lettuce-lined bowl if desired.

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  • meaamil
    Dec 14, 2019


  • busdrivingmom
    Jun 14, 2011

    First I must admit I'm not a big fan of mayonnaise so I am always looking for salads that don't use it. Second the salad is good, if you like the textures that are going on in the salad. The amount of dressing/salsa made the salad creamy, i might try a bit more salsa maybe, just to bring that flavor out a little more. Was not a big fan of the crunchy stuff, maybe if it were itty bitty pieces so theres not so much crunch.

  • HBcook
    Sep 28, 2009

    I did the "ole" version of this from Sargento and it is very good. It calls for fat free ranch dressing and jicama was optional. As for quantities, I thought the salad needed more potatoes and less dressing. Regular shredded cheese works better than the fine shredded.