Puerto Rican Potato Salad

Taste The Caribbean With Puerto Rican Potato Salad

Do you play your best food game with potato recipes? Then you shouldn’t miss out on this Puerto Rican Potato Salad! This traditional dish gives off a zesty vibe, leaving you with an unforgettable taste experience. Perfect to serve as an appetizer at parties or as a side dish for a weekend BBQ, this salad blends in the best of Caribbean flavors with potatoes for a vibrant, tasty treat. Let’s take a closer look.


  • 4 large potatoes, diced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped celery
  • 2 tablespoons capers
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  1. In a large pot, boil the potatoes until they are fork-tender, about 10 minutes.
  2. Drain the potatoes and run under cold water until they cool down.
  3. In a medium skillet, heat the garlic and olive oil until fragrant. Add the red onion, bell pepper, celery, and capers. Cook until the vegetables are tender, about 10 minutes.
  4. In a large bowl, combine the potatoes, cooked vegetables, red wine vinegar, cumin, salt, and pepper.
  5. Mix until everything is combined and season to taste.
  6. Cover and refrigerate for at least one hour before serving.

The Puerto Rican Potato Salad represents a wonderful and zesty fusion between two of the most influential cuisines in the world – Spanish and African. With its unique combination of flavors and textures, this potato salad manages to capture so many layers and nuances of Puerto Rico into a single dish. Potatoes, garlic, red onion, green bell pepper and capers are blended with red wine vinegar, cumin and pepper – to create an extraordinary and yet simple meal.

If you’re looking for a change from your traditional potato salad, this dish should not be missed. It’s an easy, quick and tasty way to transport yourself back to the Caribbean! Make sure to prepare enough, as it’s sure to be a hit with the whole family, or your guests. Enjoy!