Colorful and Easy Potato Salad


The use of the microwave to cook the potatoes is not only speedy but saves energy. This was my experiment, and we liked it a lot. Serve warm or chilled.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
9 mins
Total Time:
39 mins
6 servings


  • 8 potatoes, peeled and cubed

  • ½ cup bottled Caesar salad dressing

  • 2 carrots, coarsely grated

  • 6 green onions, sliced

  • 1 Hatch chile pepper, seeded and diced

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. Place potatoes in a 2-quart microwave-safe casserole dish. Microwave on high, stirring halfway through, until tender, about 9 minutes. Drain any liquid that may have accumulated.

  2. Mix Caesar dressing, carrots, green onions, Hatch chile pepper, salt, and pepper together in a large bowl. Stir in potatoes.

Cook's Note:

I used russet potatoes because I happened to have them on hand, but usually I would recommend Yukon Gold or red potatoes for salad.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

316 Calories
8g Fat
55g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 316
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Cholesterol 7mg 2%
Sodium 436mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 55g 20%
Dietary Fiber 8g 27%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 60mg 301%
Calcium 68mg 5%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 1336mg 28%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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