Mushroom Saltado : Idaho Potato Plant Based Lomo Saltado

I would like to give a special thank you to the Idaho Potato Commission for sponsoring this post! All opinions and recipe are my own. 
Mushroom Saltado plant based version of Lomo Saltado using Idaho Potatoes.

I’m talking all about Mushroom Saltado, the incredible plant-based version of the meaty Peruvian Lomo Saltado. It’s been a while since a single dish has brought me this much excitement. The taste is on another level of delicious with a complex array of flavor, and comparable if not better than it’s carnivorous family member. Mushroom Saltado is made with stir-fried red onion, yellow bell pepper, tomato, portobello mushrooms, and sautéed in a spicy aji-amarillo sauce. The entire dish comes together when the stir fried veggies are mixed with crunchy Idaho® Potato French Fries! Traditionally served with steamed rice (ideal for soaking up every last drop of sauce) and drizzled with fresh lemon juice. You’ll want to lick the bowl clean, I promise.

If you are not familiar with this dish already…. Meet your new friend, Mushroom Saltado! Enjoy.

Mushroom Saltado using Idaho Potato french fries.

Ingredients for Mushroom Saltado:

  • 3 large Idaho® Potatoes (peeled, and cut into 1 inch wedges)
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 red onion (cut in 1/2 inch slices)
  • 1 yellow bell pepper (cut into 1 inch slices)
  • 3 tomatoes (cut into 1 inch slices)
  • 2 large portobello mushrooms (cut into 1/2 inch slices)
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon of aji amarillo paste
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
Steamed White Rice
  • Lemon wedges


  1. Boil potato wedges for 10 to 12 minutes.
  2. Remove boiling potatoes from flame and drain.
  3. Salt potatoes wedges while still moist.
  4. In a large frying pan over a medium flame pour in vegetable oil and allow to get hot.
  5. Add boiled potato wedges to vegetable oil and fry on each side for 10 minutes or until golden crisp. Idaho Potatoes cut into friesIdaho Potato french fries frying to a crisp
  6. Remove French fries from oil and place on a paper towel lined plate to drain. Reserve oil.
  7. Place a wok over a high flame and add 4 tablespoons of reserved vegetable oil in the wok. Allow the wok to get very hot.
  8. Add red onion and yellow bell pepper to wok and stir-fry for 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds. Mushroom Saltado in the making red onion and yellow bell pepper.
  9. Add tomato, Portobello and minced garlic to the red onion/yellow bell pepper mixture. Stir-frying for 5 additional minutes. Mushroom Saltado wok
  10. In a small bowl whisk aji amarillo paste, soy sauce, red wine vinegar, and apple cider vinegar together.
  11. Pour aji-amarillo mixture over stir-fried veggies, and mix well.
  12. Add in French fries to stir-fried veggies and allow to continue to cook for 1 minute. Season with salt and pepper to taste. French fries being added to mushroom saltado.
  13. Sprinkle top with cilantro and plate hot.
  14. Serve with a side of white steamed rice and squeeze fresh lemon juice over the top of mushroom saltado.
  15. Enjoy!

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 45 minutes
Serves: 4 people

Mushroom Saltado is the plant based version of the meaty Peruvian Lomo Saltado. Made with Idaho Potatoes <3Mushroom Saltado is a plant based meal that will please everyone.

If you loved this Idaho potato recipe…. I’ve made others that are super delicious too. Try my Pasilla Cilantro Spicy Potato Salad! Or click on over to the Idaho Potato Website for all my potato recipes in one place. 



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