Southwestern Potato Salad

Do you ever think about curious things? Look at something and think, What a curious thing.

I was sitting in my room yesterday, waaaaiting for Wells Fargo to work (seriously??), and I looked outside at the uber gross, sleeting rainy mess outside. And there was a bird. Just.. sitting on a branch. In the freezing rain. And I thought, What a curious thing.

Do birds not mind the rain? Or the cold, for that matter? At signs of rain and/or cold, I dart inside. Get me away from that grossness. But no, this bird was just enjoying the weather.

Aside from thinking random, curious, and totally irrelevant things, I apparently make awesome potato salad. This potato salad is banging. Everyone likes it except my boyfriend. Hmph. But I took this to a dinner thing and people were either being really polite because I was the new girl or seriously loved it. This thang has a kick and says, “Bring on summer, baby!” Which is also what my heart is screaming.

Southwestern Potato Salad
Adapted slightly from Kitchen Confidante

5-6 small red-skinned potatoes
1/2 c corn
1/4 c red onions, chopped
1 tomato, chopped
2-3 mini bell peppers, chopped
1/4 c fresh cilantro, chopped
1 avocado, chopped
1/2 c plain greek yogurt
2-3 tbsp plain soymilk
2 tbsp lime juice
1/2 tbsp ground cumin
Pinch of red pepper flakes
Pinch of cayenne pepper

1. Cook potatoes in a pot by boiling under tender.
2. Chop potatoes and combine with corn, onions, tomato, peppers, cilantro, and avocado.
3. In a separate bowl, combine yogurt, milk, lime juice, and spices.
4. Add yogurt dressing to potato salad and chill before serving.

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