Peruvian Potato Salad

Peruvian Potato Salad


  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced and separated into rings
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1 1/2 pound new potatoes
  • 2 packages (3 oz each) cream cheese Softened and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1/2 cup half and half
  • 2 serrano chilies, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • Bibb lettuce leaves
  • 12 greek olives
  • 3 hard-cooked eggs, peeled, cut into fourths


Mix onion, lemon juice, 1/2 tsp salt and the red pepper; cover and reserve. Heat 1 inch salt water (1 tsp salt to 1 cup water) to boiling. Add potatoes. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and cook until tender, 20-25 minutes; drain and cool. Pare potatoes; cut into fourths. Heat cream cheese, half and half, chilies, 1/4 tsp salt, and the turmeric over low heat, stirring frequently, until mixture is smooth, 10-12 minutes. Arrange potatoes on lettuce leaves. Spoon cheese mixture over potatoes. Drain onion; arrange on cheese and potatoes. Garnish with olives and eggs.

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