Delicious Brazilian Potato Salad Recipe for Summer

What’s up, foodies?

My name is Gary Vaynerchuck and I’m here today to introduce you to a recipe that will blow your socks off: Brazilian Potato Salad.

Now, before we get started, let me tell you something important: potato salads are not created equal. But this one is different. It’s made with sweet potatoes and black beans, giving it a hearty and healthy twist. And trust me when I tell you that once you try it, you’ll never go back to the same old potato salad again.

Brazilian cuisine is known worldwide for its unique and flavorful dishes, and this potato salad recipe is no exception. It includes bright and bold flavors such as red wine vinegar, Dijon mustard, fresh cilantro, and tangy lime juice that will have your taste buds begging for more.

So listen up guys, if you’re looking for a quick and easy side dish that’s both tasty and healthy – look no further. This Brazilian Potato Salad recipe is the perfect way to mix up your usual routine of side dishes. If you love food as much as I do, then this recipe is for you!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Brazilian Potato Salad
Brazilian Potato Salad

My friend, let me tell you why this Brazilian Potato Salad Recipe is the real deal.

First and foremost, this salad is packed with flavor. The combination of mayonnaise, lime juice, and red wine vinegar gives it a tangy kick that will wake up your taste buds. Then, when you add in some Worcestershire sauce and Dijon mustard, you get a deep, savory flavor that will leave you wanting more.

But that’s not all. This potato salad is loaded with colorful and nutritious ingredients. Sweet potatoes and carrots add natural sweetness and earthy flavors while black beans provide a nice contrast in texture. Don’t forget about the fresh cilantro and red onion for some added zing!

Now, let’s talk about how easy it is to whip up. With just a few simple steps, you can have this delicious dish on the table in no time. Simply peel, dice, and boil the potatoes and carrots until they are tender but still firm. Then toss them with the maionaise brazilian potato mixture and voila! You’ve got yourself a vibrant and scrumptious side dish that pairs perfectly with any main course.

So whether you’re craving some Brazilian food or looking for a unique spin on classic potato salad recipes, give this salad recipe a try – I guarantee it will become a regular in your rotation of side dishes!

Ingredient List

 Bringing the flavors of Brazil to your table with this colorful potato salad!
Bringing the flavors of Brazil to your table with this colorful potato salad!

Let’s talk about the ingredients you will need to create this wonderful Brazilian potato salad. The unique combination of fresh vegetables and a creamy dressing is what sets this recipe apart from traditional potato salads. Here are the salad ingredients:

  • 2 pounds of large potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 2 cups of sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1-2 cups of carrots, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 cup of red onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup of fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 can of black beans, drained and rinsed

For the dressing, you will need:

  • 1/3 cup of Brazilian mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup of lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon of Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon of red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 cup of olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

You can find all these ingredients at your local grocery store or supermarket. Don’t hesitate to ask for help if you can’t find something on the list.

The Recipe How-To

 A new twist to traditional potato salad that will keep you coming back for more.
A new twist to traditional potato salad that will keep you coming back for more.

Step 1: Preparing the Salad Ingredients

To start, gather the ingredients for your Brazilian potato salad. Make sure you have 2 pounds of potatoes, 2 large sweet potatoes, 3 small carrots, ½ red onion, and a can of black beans.

Peel and dice the potatoes and sweet potatoes into bite-sized pieces. Rinse and drain the black beans. Peel and dice the carrots and slice the red onion thinly.

Step 2: Making the Dressing

In a small bowl, whisk together 1 cup of mayonnaise, juice of 2 limes, 1 tablespoon of red wine vinegar, 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce, 1 tablespoon of Dijon mustard and a tablespoon of olive oil to make a creamy dressing. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Step 3: Combine Ingredients

In a large bowl, combine the diced potatoes, sweet potatoes, drained black beans, diced carrots, sliced red onions, and chopped fresh cilantro. Pour in the dressing and mix well.

Step 4: Chill

Cover the salad with plastic wrap or a lid and chill in the fridge for at least an hour.

Step 5: Serve

Once chilled, your Brazilian Potato Salad is ready to serve! Garnish with additional cilantro if desired.

Enjoy this refreshing salad on hot summer days or as a side dish in any meal. It’s sure to be a hit among friends and family!

Salada de Batata, also known as Brazilian potato salad, is a popular side dish in Brazil that complements many main courses like grilled meats or fish. The combination of maionaise brasileira, which is Brazilian mayonnaise made with lime juice, mixed with refreshing vegetables like bell peppers, peas makes it different from the traditional American potato salad.

Make it your own by adding eggs or diced ham, one cooked chicken breast or even olives! This salad is perfect for meal prep and can be refrigerated for up to 3 days.

Substitutions and Variations

 A perfect side dish for any meal, this Brazilian potato salad is a crowd-pleaser.
A perfect side dish for any meal, this Brazilian potato salad is a crowd-pleaser.

Hey guys, it’s your culinary entrepreneur and enthusiast Gary Vaynerchuk, and I’m excited to talk about the potential variations and substitutions you can make with this Brazilian potato salad recipe. Now, as a chef who loves to play around with different ingredients and flavors, I always welcome tweaks and adaptations to my recipes. So, here are some suggestions for you to customize this recipe according to your taste preferences or dietary restrictions.

First off, if you want to add more protein to your salad, feel free to incorporate some shredded chicken or canned tuna. These additions will give your dish a boost of flavor and texture that will surely surpass your expectations. If you’re looking for a vegetarian version of this salad, you can omit the Worcestershire sauce and add smoked paprika or chili powder for a smoky kick.

Furthermore, if you’re not a big fan of red onions, you can substitute them with shallots or scallions. For a bit of crunchiness and color, you can add diced celery or shredded cabbage. You can also swap the black beans with chickpeas or edamame.

Now, let’s talk about the dressing. If you want to make it lighter, use Greek yogurt instead of mayonnaise. You can also skip the Dijon mustard and replace it with honey mustard or whole-grain mustard for added sweetness and texture.

Lastly, if you’re feeling adventurous and want to mix things up a bit, try adding some diced avocado or mango for a fruity twist. Trust me; these subtle changes will create entirely new dishes that still maintain the authentic Brazilian flavors.

Overall, don’t be afraid to make your own substitutions as long as they complement the base flavors of this dish(1 2). Remember that cooking is all about having fun while creating delicious food that suits your taste buds!

Serving and Pairing

 A vibrant mix of ingredients that will excite your taste buds!
A vibrant mix of ingredients that will excite your taste buds!

When it comes to choosing the best way to savor a Brazilian potato salad, there are a few options to consider. One tasty and traditional way is to serve it cold with other barbecued meats or grilled vegetables. The refreshing side dish can tone down the heat of spicy dishes, making it an excellent option for a summer outdoor gathering. You can also eat it as part of your picnic menu paired with some sandwiches or sausages.

Additionally, this dish goes incredibly well with some sides like roasted corn on the cob, garlic bread, or even plantains. The hint of sweetness from the potatoes pairs excellently with crisp salads like carrot salad or a slaw.

Alternatively, you could opt for having it alongside macaroni and cheese as a quick lunch meal. The combination creates an explosion of flavors on your taste buds that will leave you craving for more.

Whether you want to enjoy a filling brunch, quick healthy lunch, or easy-to-prepare dinner recipe, Brazilian potato salad is undoubtedly a perfect choice. It’s an exceptional choice for any meal pairing or occasion that needs a light and refreshing option.

So go ahead and experiment with different pairings to find what suits you best!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Fresh and flavorful, this potato salad is a delicious way to incorporate some Brazilian flair to your meal.
Fresh and flavorful, this potato salad is a delicious way to incorporate some Brazilian flair to your meal.

My friend, let’s talk about make-ahead options for this delicious Brazilian Potato Salad recipe. If you’re planning to serve it to your family and friends, you can definitely prepare the salad a few hours ahead of time. In fact, I recommend you do so! Preparing the dish in advance will allow the flavors to meld together and fully develop.

Once you’ve mixed all the salad ingredients together, cover the bowl with a plastic wrap and refrigerate until serving time. You can leave it in the fridge for up to two days before serving, but trust me, it will likely not last that long!

To store any leftovers, transfer them to an airtight container and store them in the refrigerator. The potato salad will keep well for up to three days.

When it comes time to reheat this potato dish, I suggest scooping out just what you need from the container and warming it up in a microwave or on a stovetop with a little bit of olive oil. Remember not to reheat more than once as it can affect the texture and flavor of the dish.

Make this salad ahead of time and enjoy a hassle-free event. This Brazilian Potato Salad recipe is one of my favorite side dishes to make because of its versatility and how easy it is to prepare ahead of time!

Tips for Perfect Results

 Get a taste of Brazil in every bite with this zesty potato salad.
Get a taste of Brazil in every bite with this zesty potato salad.

Hey there, as a chef specializing in Brazilian and American cuisine, I want to share some expert tips to ensure your Brazilian potato salad comes out perfect every time. Trust me, these tips will take your dish to the next level, impress your guests and keep them coming back for more.

Firstly, make sure to boil and cut your potatoes (both sweet and regular) into small, bite-sized pieces before mixing with other ingredients. This will ensure they cook evenly and have a consistent texture.

Additionally, don’t skip on seasoning! Add salt and pepper to both the potato water and the finished dish to bring out the flavors of the other ingredients.

When it comes to mayonnaise, use a good quality mayonnaise like Brazilian Mayonnaise or Hellmann’s. The creaminess of mayonnaise is an essential component of this dish and using a high-quality brand will make a noticeable difference in the final product.

To add some zing to your salad, try substituting red wine vinegar or Dijon mustard for part of the mayonnaise. Not only does this add flavor but it also lightens up the dish by reducing the amount of mayonnaise needed.

Adding fresh herbs like cilantro can elevate this dish even further. Just make sure not to go overboard as too much cilantro can be overpowering.

Lastly, it’s important to let your potato salad sit in the fridge for at least an hour prior to serving. This allows all of the flavors to meld together and gives a chance for the dressing to fully encompass every single piece.

By following these tips you’re sure to create a perfectly seasoned, creamy Brazilian Potato Salad that’ll have everyone asking for seconds!

Bottom Line


In conclusion, if you’re looking for a delicious and easy-to-make side dish that packs a punch of flavor, this Brazilian Potato Salad is definitely worth trying. Whether you’re planning a summer BBQ, a potluck dinner with friends, or just looking to switch up your usual potato salad recipe, this dish is sure to impress.

With ingredients like black beans, sweet potatoes, and fresh cilantro, this potato salad has a unique Brazilian twist that sets it apart from traditional potato salads. The addition of red wine vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, and Dijon mustard brings a tangy richness to the dish that perfectly balances the sweetness of the potatoes and carrots.

Don’t be afraid to try out some variations and substitutions to make this recipe your own – add in some diced bell peppers or olives for an extra burst of flavor. And if you’re feeling really adventurous, pair it with some other Brazilian dishes like Salada de Batata or Egg Salad for an authentic Brazilian food experience.

Overall, this Brazilian Potato Salad is a simple yet flavorful dish that is perfect for any occasion. So go ahead and give it a try – I promise you won’t be disappointed!

Brazilian Potato Salad

Brazilian Potato Salad Recipe

This recipe includes sweet potatoes and black beans with a simple mayonnaise dressing. I have not tried this yet but is sure sounds good. From
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Brazilian
Calories 271.8 kcal


  • 2 lbs sweet potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1/2 cup drained and rinsed black beans
  • 1/2 red onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped


  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper


  • Scrub the sweet potatoes and cut off the ends. Place in a large saucepan and cover with water. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon salt and cover. Bring to a gentle boil and boil for 20 to 30 minutes or until tender. Drain and let stand until the sweet potatoes are cool enough to handle.
  • Peel the sweet potatoes and cut into cubes in a bowl. Add the black beans, onion and cilantro and toss to mix.
  • Whisk the mayonnaise, olive oil, Dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce, red wine vinegar, 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper in a bowl. Pour over the warm sweet potato mixture and toss to coat.
  • Cover and chill until ready to serve.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 142gCalories: 271.8kcalCarbohydrates: 39.8gProtein: 4gFat: 11.2gSaturated Fat: 1.6gCholesterol: 5.1mgSodium: 1599.1mgFiber: 6gSugar: 8.1g
Keyword < 60 Mins, Brazilian, Easy, Low Cholesterol, Low Protein, Potato, Potluck, South American, Vegetable, Yam/Sweet Potato
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Dora is a chef well-versed in Brazilian and American cuisine. After a hard day's work in the kitchen of her restaurant, she finds the time to jot down recipes for her food blog. Her recipes are sure to delight foodies everywhere, as she strives to make each one unique and enjoyable to read.