Brazilian Potato Salad with Apples, Walnuts and Raisins
A classic Brazilian potato and apple salad recipe, very popular during the holiday season. Tropical flavors come together making this a great side dish to serve all year long!
- 3 large potatoes, scrubbed clean
- 2 green apples, cored, peeled and cubed
- 1 Red Delicious apple, cored and sliced (to decorate)
- Juice of half a lemon
- 1/2 cup raisins, hydrated
- 1 1/2 cups mayonnaise
- 1 cup walnuts, chopped
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Dill or chives, chopped to decorate
- Mixed greens , for plating
Transfer the potatoes to a saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil, season with salt and reduce to a simmer. Cook until the potatoes are tender, about 10 to 20 minutes. Transfer the potatoes to a bowl full with iced water and wait a few minutes until they are cool enough to handle. You should then be able to peel the potatoes with your hands! (Alternatively, you could leave the skin on if it doesn't bother you).
Cube the potatoes and reserve until they cool further. In the meantime, toss the cubed green apples with the lemon juice.
Once potatoes are cool, combine with the green apples, raisins and mayo and stir until everything is combined. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Refrigerate for at least one hour or overnight, as this salad is best served cold!
Before serving, add the dill or chives and the chopped walnuts. Taste and adjust salt and pepper if needed. Plate the potato salad on some mixed greens and decorate with the sliced apple!
Calories: 673kcal, Carbohydrates: 44g, Protein: 6g, Fat: 55g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Cholesterol: 24mg, Sodium: 367mg, Potassium: 743mg, Fiber: 7g, Sugar: 12g, Vitamin A: 86IU, Vitamin C: 26mg, Calcium: 45mg, Iron: 2mg