Causa Limena

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Causa Limena
Recipe type: Entree
 
Causa Limena is a Peruvian food recipe for lime potato salad served with a Creole sauce.
Ingredients
  • 4 large potatoes
  • water as needed
  • salt, pepper to taste
  • juice of 4 limes
  • 1⁄4 cup olive oil
  • 1 hard-boiled egg, cut into thin rounds
  • lettuce leaves
  • 12 or more black or green olives, pitted, sliced crosswise
  • frozen sweet corn, thawed and drained
  • 1 avocado, cubed and sprinkled with lime juice
  • 4 slices of white cheese or feta
  • 1 red onion, finely chopped
  • 1⁄4 tsp salt
  • pepper to taste
  • juice of 2 limes
  • juice of 1 orange
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • parsley or cilantro, chopped
  • hot pepper sauce
Instructions
  1. Boil potatoes in salted water until tender, for about 25–30 minutes. Drain, peel, and mash while still hot. Season immediately with salt, pepper, lime juice (reserve 2 tablespoons for marinating avocado), and oil, mixing well. Let cool.
  2. Take portions of mashed potato and form into plum-sized balls, flattening them on top.
  3. Place each on a serving plate and drizzle with Creole sauce.
  4. For Creole sauce, place onion in a bowl; add salt, pepper, citrus juices, olive oil, parsley or cilantro, and few drops of hot pepper sauce. Mix well.
  5. To serve, garnish each mashed potato ball with a slice of egg. Surround with lettuce, olives, corn kernels, avocado, and pieces of fresh cheese.

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