Brazilian Potato Salad Aka
20 mins (prep 20)
10 ingredients
10 servings
*THIS IS AN ADOPTED RECIPE AS OF 16 AUGUST 2006.* Pronounced "mayonais-ie" this is one of my favorite food discoveries as a wife of a Brazilian. I have had this served to me at many Brasilian cook-outs, called "churrasco" in Brazil, and have had it in restaurants both in the U.S. and Brazil - This version comes from the kitchen of my wonderful mother-in-law, Dona Alvina. She uses canned corn, but the canned corn in Brazil is different (firmer?) that what I've found in the US, so I use frozen corn.

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  • 5 -6 medium red potatoes, boiled in their jackets, cooled, peeled and nicely diced in 1/2 inch cubes (fist-size, not russet)
  • 1 medium apple, peeled cored and finely diced (i use gala or fuji)
  • 1 cup carrot, cooked till tender but not mushy, diced into small cubes
  • 1 cup frozen peas, lightly blanched and cooled
  • 1 cup frozen corn kernels, defrosted
  • 1 cup mayonnaise, to taste (best foods or hellman's, that's what they have in brazil)
  • 1/2 cup sliced pimento-stuffed green olives
  • salt and pepper, to taste (sometimes, i use lawry's salt)


Serving Size (61.47 g)
Servings 10
Amount per Serving
Calories 181.38 Calories from Fat 166.41
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18.49g 284.49%
Saturated Fat 2.57g 128.29%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 147.91mg 61.63%
Total Carbohydrate 3.85g 12.82%
Dietary Fiber 1.29 g 51.57%
Sugars 1.87 g %
Protein 0.85g 17.02%
Vitamin A 3538.49IU% Vitamin C 3.03mg%
Calcium 12.18mg% Iron 0.47mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
medium red potatoes, medium apple, frozen corn kernels, sliced pimento-stuffed green olives, salt and pepper