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Super Awesome Bell Pepper Potato Salad Recipe

Updated on September 17, 2009

This is a little different from my standard writing fare, but I actually make this and it is incredibly awesome. Seriously. It's a yummy carbohydrate filled dish for those of us who realize that a life without carbohydrates is like a world without love.

You will need:

  • Some potatoes
  • A Bell Pepper
  • Eggs
  • Mayonnaise
  • Condiments to taste

This is a very simple, relatively healthy (depending on the type of mayonnaise you use,) dish that the whole family are sure to enjoy. Or else they can make their own dinner. What are you, some kind of maid servant? I think not!

  • The first step to creating lovely potato salad is cooking the potatoes. This takes around about twenty or so minutes, depending on how many potatoes you use. It's best, and much easier for you not to peel the potatoes. Removing the skin can remove a great deal of nutrients and flavor.
  • Boil your potatoes and when they have boiled sufficiently that you can stick them with a knife and they just slide off like a dying Shakespearean prince, you know you've cooked them enough.
  • Drain the potatoes and let them cool.
  • Towards the end of the potato cooking process, or afterward if you are short on space and pots, boil three eggs, or as many as you feel are appropriate for the volume of potato salad you are making. Hard boil them, runny eggs are most excellent in many contexts, but this is not one of them.
  • Once the eggs are done, cool them
  • As everything becomes progressively cooler now is your chance to create the rest of the dish. Take some mayonnaise (full flavored or lite,) or perhaps some yoghurt if you are watching your waist. Chop your bell pepper into strips and then into small pieces. Mix the mayonnaise and bell pepper pieces together.
  • When the potatoes are cool enough to handle, rinse them under cool to warm water. The skins should slough right off. Then chop them to the desired size (small cubes generally work best) and add them to the mayonnaise and bell pepper mix, along with salt, pepper and any other condiments you might happen to favor.
  • You will no doubt need to add more mayonnaise at this point in order to reach a pleasing consistency.
  • Lastly, chop up your hard boiled eggs and add them to the mix, combining them gently with the rest of the potato salad.
  • Put the potato salad in the fridge to cool for a few hours (overnight is good if you can resist it for that long,) if you don't have the time for that, an hour in the freezer will also cool it down quickly.

Et voila! You have delicious potato salad with a crispy bell pepper bite.


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    • moonfairy profile image

      moonfairy 4 years ago

      YUM!!!! This sounds delicious =)

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      Cygnus76 8 years ago from ON

      dang.. now you're making me hungry for it. lol

      i'll definitely have to try that!

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      Hope Alexander 8 years ago

      It's incredibly easy. I've almost forgotten what raw food looks like and I can make this :)

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      Triplet Mom 8 years ago from West Coast

      Wow this sounds really easy and yummy I am going to have to give it a try.

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      Hope Alexander 8 years ago

      Well this works quite well for one or two people, if you don't make too much of it. And thank you for your compliments Manny, they're too kind :)

      I'm not much of a cook really, but this is quite very good and it's super easy to make.

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      Manny aka indrag13 8 years ago

      Hope, you truly amaze me, and you cook too? If I didn't have such a sexy girlfriend I would be knocking at your door. Thanks for the food recipes, I'm going to have to try this. Know what would really be good? Things to cook for one or two people.

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      bayareagreatthing 8 years ago from Bay Area California

      Yummy! This is really different from the pickles and onions I usually put in. This is a must try. Thanks!

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      Simon Cook 8 years ago from NJ, USA

      LOL I just happened to be refreshing hubpages as your hub popped up - as I love potato salad delved into it immediately!

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      Hope Alexander 8 years ago

      Simey, your speed of commenting is truly a wonder to behold. They should give you a medal for it! :D

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      Simon Cook 8 years ago from NJ, USA

      Sounds really nice and is easy to make - I always love potato salad with the egg in it - never thought to add 'bell pepper' to it - great and detailed hub thanks!