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Chipotle Bacon Potato Salad

It is summertime. This means that it is the time of year many of us will be attending picnics, barbecues, and family get togethers. And one of the foods that you often see at these gatherings is potato salad.

This year I wanted to serve a potato salad that was something a little different. I was looking for something a little more unique and unusual.

When I was planning the menu for a recent barbecue that I was hosting, I decided to go with a spicy theme and a spicy potato salad sounded really good to me. I knew it would be pretty easy to add a little kick to my basic potato salad.

I decided to do this with a little chipotle pepper, but I did not just add the chipotle pepper, I made it into a chipotle mayonnaise first and then used that mayonnaise as the base for the salad.

But I still needed to add a little something else to it to make it different. Chipotle peppers have a smoky taste to them, so bacon seemed like the perfect choice to add to the salad.

When I first tasted this potato salad, I knew that I had created a recipe that was really good. I loved it. And so did everyone else at the barbecue.

I made this potato salad so that everyone would enjoy it and I kept the spiciness to a minimal, but you could easily add more chipotle to this if you like it really spicy.


This post linked to Tasty Tuesday.

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  1. This sounds great! I love the idea of bacon and chipotle peppers in a potoato/egg salad!

  2. Michelle says:

    We will be trying this soon!

  3. Thanks for the recipe. I hope to try this one soon. I love using chipotles in recipes and it sounds delicious used in this potato salad.

  4. I printed this recipe off awhile ago and is on my “to make list”for this Canada Day weekend..

  5. I made this last week and my whole family LOVED it. Thanks so much for posting this recipe!

  6. I love your recipes but was wondering if you could add how many it serves.

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