Papa A La Huancaina(potato Salad from Huancayo, Peru)

★★★★★ 2 Reviews
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By Rachel Shively
from Grass Valley, CA

I have two Peruvian Aunts. So one of them made this very interesting potato salad at a family get-together. It was soo good and soo different!! Such a nice change from traditional potato salad. There are many ways to make Papa A La Huancaina, and this is just one way.

serves 5-6
prep time 1 Hr 10 Min
cook time 30 Min


  •   8 medium
    potatoes: boiled, peeled, sliced and chilled
  •   1 pt
    cottage cheese(small curd)
  •   1 1/2
    limes, juiced
  •   1/2 c
    salad oil
    salt to taste
  •   5 Tbsp
  •   1 Tbsp
    turmeric, ground
  •   1/4 tsp
    garlic powder
  •   4
    eggs, hard boiled(optional)
  •   1 c
    olives, sliced

How To Make

  • 1
    Place Cottage Cheese, Lime Juice, Salt, Turmeric, Garlic Powder and milk into a mixer, blend. While blending add salad oil. Continue blending until mixture is smooth and creamy. In the meantime...Spread potatoes onto a large platter and cover with blended mixture. Top with Olives and Hard Boiled eggs. Serve alone or with Cilantro, Chopped Red Onion and Slices of Lime

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