Sunday, September 21, 2008

Poblano Potato Salad with Corn and Tomatoes



Last time I mentioned receiving a bunch of peppers from the garden of friends. In addition to the habaneros, we got poblanos and Holy Mole peppers, which I think are pasillas. I've never cooked with pasilla peppers, but they smelled mild so I figured they would be versatile. I decided to roast and peel them all for a spicy potato salad after seeing this one on Epicurious. This salad was both spicy and sweet, with the corn and tomatoes contributing the latter. I'll definitely make it again. It was a little juicier than I prefer, so the recipe below includes fewer tomatoes and a note to seed them.


Poblano Potato Salad with Corn and Tomatoes
2 small poblanos and 2 pasilla peppers
2 pounds red potatoes, cut into bite-sized chunks
1/2 cup diced tomato, seeds discarded
1/2 cup corn kernels
juice from 1/2 lime
1/2 cup Vegenaise
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
salt to taste

Broil the peppers on a cookie sheet, turning several times until skin on all sides is blistered and blackened. Put them in a sealed container for at least 10 minutes to steam. Peel the skins, remove veins and seeds, and discard all but the peeled peppers. Chop them and set aside.

In a large pot, cover the potatoes with water and boil until just tender. (Mine boiled for about 8 minutes.) Drain the potatoes.

In a large bowl, gently combine potatoes and remaining ingredients. Place in refrigerator and allow flavors to develop at least 30 minutes.

18 comments:

  1. I love this! It looks so tasty! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. I just made potato salad yesterday, but it was pretty damn boring now that I've seen yours. :)

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  3. Looks great! I love potato salad and yours has different ingredients than the kind I normally make.
    And spicy too! :-)

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  4. I think this sounds like the perfect potato salad. Have to try it!

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  5. spice is where it's at! lovely salad.

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  6. I wonder how this would work without the veganise? I find it makes my tummy sad......going to give it a try.

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  7. mmmmmmmmm! that potato salad looks soooooo scrumptious! and poblano peppers with corn & tomatoes = sweet yumminess! yay!

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  8. Oh yum! I like it spicy, and how can't you love a salad like this? Oh, and I love your plate!

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  9. Peppers and potatoes are the perfect combo! And thanks for the freezing tip. I tossed my chilis in the freezer after reading your last post. Now I've got peppers for the long, cold winter!

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  10. Thanks River!

    Trina, thanks we really liked it!

    Destiny, I can't imagine that considering how great your blog looks!

    Chow Vegan, I do like the spicy peppers in it!

    Mihl, hope you like it!

    Thanks Celine.

    Vegan Cowgirl, sorry about the vegenaise not agreeing with you!

    Jessy, this was a nice way to feature a lot of summer produce!

    Shellyfish, thank you. The plate was a gift from a friend.

    Bianca , cool! I'm glad it was helpful.

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  11. I think poblanos are my favorite pepper of all...

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