Delectable and Healthy Brazilian Potato Salad Recipe

Welcome to my Brazilian Potato Salad recipe! As a chef specializing in Brazilian and American cuisine, I’m excited to share this recipe with all of you. Brazilian potato salad is the perfect side dish for a summer barbecue or any family gathering. This dish combines simple, fresh ingredients that are commonly found in a Brazilian kitchen.

What makes my recipe unique is the addition of tangy lime juice and sweet green apples. The combination of flavors creates a refreshing twist on the classic potato salad. The mayonnaise provides a creamy texture that blends perfectly with the crunchy vegetables, sweet raisins, and hard-boiled egg pieces.

I learned this dish from my grandma Nanda, who is originally from Brazil. She always taught me that food is not only about taste but also about the story behind it. For me, this dish is more than just a recipe; it’s a tribute to my cultural roots and my grandmother’s legacy.

Whether you are a fan of traditional potato salads or looking to try something new, this recipe will be sure to impress anyone who tries it. So join me on this journey and let’s make some delicious Brazilian potato salad together!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Potato Salad (Brazilian)
Potato Salad (Brazilian)

This Brazilian-style potato salad is guaranteed to become a new favorite in your household! Let me tell you why you’ll love it.

Firstly, it’s incredibly easy to make. With just a few simple ingredients and a little bit of preparation, you can create a delicious side dish that will leave your guests raving. Plus, this salad is a great option for those who are short on time but still want to put together an impressive meal.

Secondly, the combination of flavors is absolutely delightful. The sweetness of the apples and raisins pairs perfectly with the freshness of the peas and parsley, while the creaminess of the mayonnaise brings everything together. And let’s not forget about the hard-boiled eggs – they add a little bit of protein to the mix and give the salad a lovely texture.

Thirdly, this potato salad is incredibly versatile. You can serve it as a side dish at a barbecue or potluck, or use it as a filling for sandwiches or wraps. It’s also great to pack for lunch or bring to a picnic!

Lastly, this recipe has been perfected over time to ensure that every bite tastes like the best Brazilian-style potato salad you’ve ever had. The combination of idaho and red potatoes with carrots, peas, and green beans is unbeatable. The salad dressing made with mayonnaise and lime juice adds an extra burst of flavor that complements all the ingredients perfectly.

I guarantee that your taste buds will thank you for trying out this amazing Brazilian-style potato salad recipe.

Ingredient List

 Creamy and delicious Brazilian potato salad!
Creamy and delicious Brazilian potato salad!

Ingredients for Brazilian Potato Salad Recipe

To make the best Brazilian potato salad, you need the following ingredients:

  • 2 pounds of peeled and diced Idaho potatoes
  • 3 large carrots, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 cup of mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup of lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of pepper
  • 1/3 cup of seedless raisins
  • 1 cup of peas
  • 2 hard-boiled eggs, diced
  • 1 green apple, peeled and diced
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup of finely chopped parsley

You can easily find these ingredients in your local grocery store or supermarket. Make sure to grab everything from the list before you start cooking!

The Recipe How-To

 It's potato salad time! Perfect for picnics and barbecues.
It’s potato salad time! Perfect for picnics and barbecues.

Step 1: Boiling the potatoes

First, peel and dice 2 pounds of large potatoes into bite-sized pieces. I recommend using Idaho or red potatoes for this recipe. Also, peel and dice 3 cups of carrots and chop one garlic clove. Start boiling a large pot of salted water over high heat. Once the water comes to a boil, add the diced potatoes and chopped garlic clove. Boil for about 10-15 minutes or until the potatoes are fork-tender.

Step 2: Cooking the peas and green beans

While the potatoes are boiling, you can take care of cooking the peas and green beans. Get a small saucepan and boil 1 cup of green beans for about 5 minutes or until they are tender but still firm. In another pot, boil 1½ cups of peas and corn for about 2-3 minutes.

Step 3: Making the salad dressing

To make the salad dressing, get a small bowl and whisk together 1 cup of mayonnaise, ½ cup of lime juice, 1 teaspoon of salt, and ½ teaspoon of pepper. Add more lime juice if needed to make it tangier.

Step 4: Assembling the potato salad

Once everything is cooked, transfer the boiled potatoes into a large mixing bowl. Add in the cooked peas, green beans, and diced carrots. Mix well. Then, pour over the prepared salad dressing that we made earlier. Give it a good mix again making sure everything is coated well with the dressing.

Step 5: Adding hard-boiled eggs, apples, parsley, seedless raisins

To make our Brazilian-style potato salad even tastier, add in 3 peeled and diced hard-boiled eggs, 2 diced green apples, a handful of chopped parsley, and 1/4 cup of seedless raisins. Mix well.

Step 6: Chill the salad

Chill the potato salad until it is ready to serve. You can chill it for up to a day in advance to let the flavors meld together. Enjoy this easy and refreshing Brazilian potato salad at your next gathering or as a side dish for a family dinner.

Substitutions and Variations

 This is not your ordinary potato salad, this is the Brazilian way.
This is not your ordinary potato salad, this is the Brazilian way.

One of the best things about this Brazilian Potato Salad recipe is that it’s incredibly versatile. With a few simple substitutions or variations, you can easily customize it to your taste, or to suit whatever ingredients you have on hand. Here are some ideas:

– Sweet Potato Salad: Swap out the regular potatoes for sweet potatoes. This will give your salad a slightly sweeter and more complex flavor profile.

– Carrot Salad: Add more carrots to your Potato Salad or even use them instead of the potatoes for a light and fresh take on this classic dish.

– Egg Salad: Incorporate extra hard-boiled eggs into the recipe to make an egg salad version of this dish, which can be a fun and delicious twist on traditional potato salad.

– Salada de Batata with Mayonnaise Dressing: Use Mayonnaise as a dressing instead of Maionaise Brazilian to turn this traditional side dish into a salad dressing.

– Side Dish: This potato salad makes a great side dish for any BBQ or potluck event. But if you want to make it even more substantial, you could add in some corn, green beans, or other veggies for an extra burst of flavor and nutrients.

Overall, the possibilities are endless when it comes to these Substitutions and Variations for this beloved dish. Just experiment and discover your ideal combination of flavors, textures and colors!

Serving and Pairing

 A colorful and tasty side dish to impress your guests.
A colorful and tasty side dish to impress your guests.

After you take the Brazilian potato salad out of the fridge, it is ready to be served as a flavorful and refreshing side dish that can be paired with a variety of grilled meats. The salad’s creamy texture and tangy flavor make it the perfect accompaniment to smoky grilled chicken or pork.

You can also serve the Brazilian potato salad alone for a quick and satisfying lunch. This delightful salad is a great way to incorporate healthy ingredients like green apples, peas, carrots, and potatoes into your diet while also indulging your taste buds.

I recommend garnishing the salad with some freshly chopped parsley leaves and sliced hard-boiled eggs to add an extra pop of color and protein to the dish. You can also sprinkle some seedless raisins on top for a sweet touch.

As for pairing options, this versatile salad goes well with a glass of crisp white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio. Alternatively, if you prefer non-alcoholic beverages, try serving it alongside fresh lemonade or sparkling water with a dash of lime.

Overall, this tasty and easy-to-make Brazilian potato salad is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser that’s sure to impress your guests at any BBQ or potluck gathering!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Get ready for a burst of flavors and textures in every bite.
Get ready for a burst of flavors and textures in every bite.

One of the most significant benefits of potato salad is that it can be prepared in advance for easy meal prep. As a busy chef, I understand the value of time management and saving precious minutes throughout our day. Therefore, this Brazilian-style potato salad recipe boasts the versatility to be made ahead of time, making it an ideal candidate for meal planning or as a twist on your traditional side dish.

If you plan on storing this salad for later use, it is essential to let it cool first before covering it with plastic wrap or an airtight container. This will ensure that the temperature doesn’t become too warm and prevents any condensation from settling on top of the potatoes. Furthermore, when putting the salad in the refrigerator, make sure that it’s placed on a flat surface and preferably towards the back of your fridge to avoid temperature fluctuations.

When reheating your Brazilian-style potato salad, there are two options: microwaving it or heating it up in a skillet. For those who choose to use a microwave oven, transfer an appropriate amount into a microwave-safe bowl and heat it up until steaming hot. Alternatively, you may opt to transfer the salad into a skillet and reheat it with some oil or butter while stirring regularly until heated through.

Bear in mind that peeling diced 2 2 pounds of potatoes isn’t always hassle-free. That’s why I would advise that you prepare extra potatoes so that you have some on hand if you require them after adding your mayo-based dressing. With proper storage following these steps, your Brazilian-style potato salad will keep well up for three days.

Overall, preparing this Brazilian-style potato salad ahead does not impact its quality or flavor. It makes meal planning less stressful while remaining delicious and nutritious for whenever you are ready to enjoy!

Tips for Perfect Results

 Fresh herbs, vegetables, and creamy dressing make this salad irresistible.
Fresh herbs, vegetables, and creamy dressing make this salad irresistible.

When preparing Brazilian Potato Salad, following tips can make a big difference in terms of flavor and overall success of the dish.Incorporating the right techniques and ingredients will elevate your dish to the next level. Here are some crucial tips:

First of all, to make sure your potatoes and carrots are cooked perfectly, start cooking them in cold, salted water instead of adding them into boiling water. This method ensures even cooking that won’t result in overcooked exteriors with undercooked centers.

Another important tip is to not overcook the potatoes or they will fall apart and turn mushy, ruining the texture of the salad. Cook until they’re just tender enough to easily pierce with a fork, but not so soft they start breaking apart.

It’s important to use high-quality mayonnaise such as Hellmann’s or Duke’s. Avoid making it too heavy by using half plain Greek yogurt with half mayo or substituting part of the mayo with sour cream or crème fraîche.

Adding some texture is key. Chopping up some pickles or olives gives an extra salty kick to your salad while diced red onion adds crunch and bite.

When it comes to seasoning, garlic is always a great addition for deep flavor, but avoid overdoing it since it can be overpowering. Lime juice adds brightness to the dish and works perfectly as an acid element that balances out the richness of mayonnaise.

Lastly, never forget to taste the salad before serving it. Since it’s a dish that everyone loves no matter where you go, make sure its seasoning meets everyone’s tastebuds!

With these tips and techniques, you’ll be able to create a delicious Brazilian potato salad perfect for any occasion.

Bottom Line

your meal with a flavor of Brazil! Give this Brazilian Potato Salad recipe a try and enjoy the explosion of flavors that it offers. With its unique blend of potatoes, carrots, peas, raisins and green apple, coupled with the tangy taste of lime juice, garlic and mayo dressing made from scratch, this salad promises to leave you wanting more.

And the beauty of it all is that this recipe is easy to make and requires only a few simple ingredients. Whether you are planning a family get-together or simply serving up lunch at home, this salad will add an extra dollop of flavor to your meal.

So why not switch things up a bit by giving this recipe a try? I can assure you that it won’t disappoint. And if you love egg salad or want a side dish for your next cookout or dinner party, then you’ll want to add Brazilian Potato Salad to your list of favorites.

If there’s one thing I’ve learned as a chef, it’s that experimenting with recipes is key to creating new and exciting dishes that will tantalize your taste buds. And with this potato salad recipe, the sky’s the limit when it comes to variations and substitutions. So get creative and make it your own!

There’s no better feeling than sharing amazing food with those we love. So why not whip up a batch of Brazilian Potato Salad today? Trust me, you won’t regret it!

Potato Salad (Brazilian)

Potato Salad (Brazilian) Recipe

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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Brazilian
Calories 596.2 kcal


  • 2 lbs potatoes, cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1 lb carrot, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 hard-boiled eggs, sliced
  • 1 cup cooked peas, cooled and drained
  • 1 green apple, like granny smith,peeled,cored and cut into 1/4 inch dice
  • 1/2 cup seedless raisin
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • chopped parsley (to garnish)


  • Cook the potatoes and carrots in boiling water with garlic and salt, until tender-about 12 minutes.
  • Drain and cool.
  • In a large bowl, combine cooled vegetables, eggs, peas, diced apple and raisins.
  • Sir through the mayonnaise gently but thoroughly.
  • Scatter with the chopped parsley and serve.
  • Green olives can be added too, if you wish.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 314gCalories: 596.2kcalCarbohydrates: 90.5gProtein: 12.2gFat: 23gSaturated Fat: 3.8gCholesterol: 121.3mgSodium: 1125.9mgFiber: 11.9gSugar: 27.7g
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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.