Dill Potato Salad

 A simple potato salad with lots of fresh dill. An incredibly tasty side salad to add to your lunch or dinner.

Dill potato salad in a clear glass bowl

DILL POTATO SALAD

I first tried dill potato salad when I was at art college.

I would often visit a local deli at lunchtime for a cup of soup and I could never resist a small tub of their coleslaw or potato salad.

The potato salad was something else. I'd never tasted anything like it before. It was potato salad but so much better.

When I asked what it was that gave it that incredible flavour they said dill and I've added it to my potato salad ever since.

You really must try it.


Baby potatoes

WHAT POTATOES SHOULD I USE FOR POTATO SALAD?

I like to use baby potatoes to make potato salad, but any waxy potato would do.

You don't want a starchy potato as it would be too soft and fluffy. A potato salad is much nicer if the potato is soft but on the firm side and glossy.


KEEP THE SKINS ON!

Don't remove the skins.

It's a lot of faff and the skins contain a lot of nutrients, so it's crazy to peel them.

The potato salad looks a lot more interesting with the skins on, so that's another win.


Fresh dill

FRESH DILL

Fresh dill is the star of the show in this potato salad. It brings all the flavour to the party.

Dill is sometimes known as dill weed although it is definitely not a weed.

It's actually part of the celery family.

Oh, it's wonderful stuff and smells glorious. You do have to use fresh dill for this potato salad to get that sensational flavour and all that gorgeous colour.


spring onions

SPRING ONIONS

Onions really lift the flavour of a potato salad.

I often add red onion, but my favourite onion addition has to be spring onions, which are also known as scallions.

They have a softer flavour than other onions but still add that little kick.


Potato salad with dill and spring onion in a patterned glass bowl on a wooden table

TIPS FOR THE BEST POTATO SALAD


  1. Choose a waxy potato.
  2. Leave the skin on the potatoes.
  3. Cut the potatoes into even-sized pieces.
  4. Boil or steam the potatoes until soft but firm.
  5. Rinse under cold water until the potatoes are cold. This will stop the cooking and wash off the starch, leaving you with glossy, firm potatoes.
  6. Gently pat the cooked and rinsed potatoes with kitchen paper to get as much water off as possible.
  7. Use lots of fresh dill and chopped spring onions.
  8. Season well with salt and pepper.
  9. Add your favourite mayo. We like Hellman's vegan mayo.


creamy potato salad in a glass bowl on a granite surface

WHEN TO SERVE POTATO SALAD

  • In your lunch box with a green salad and onion bhajis
  • With your sandwich, wrap or toastie
  • With quesadillas and salsa
  • On the side with a burger
  • On the side with a hot dog and corn on the cob
  • On your salad
For more lunch ideas, check out:

The Main Event - Vegan sandwiches, pastry, pasta, soup and salad
On the Side - Dressings, toppings and snacks
Something Sweet - Cakes, bakes and drinks


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HOW TO MAKE DILL POTATO SALAD

Scroll down for step-by-step photos followed by a full printable recipe. If you don't have a printer hit print and save as a PDF.

Making Dill Potato Salad - Step 1- spring onions in a large bowl

STEP 1


Add chopped spring onions to a large bowl.

Making Dill Potato Salad -  Step 2 - fresh dill added

STEP 2


Add chopped fresh dill. Be generous! It will make your potato salad taste amazing.


Making Dill Potato Salad - Step 3 - cooked potato chunks added

STEP 3


Add your cooked potatoes and season well with salt and pepper.


Making Dill Potato Salad - Step 4 - mayp added

STEP 4


Add your mayo. You can add more than I have if you like it super creamy.


Making Dill Potato Salad - Step 5 - mix

STEP 5


Mix well and taste to check the seasoning, then taste again and marvel at how good it is!


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Yield: 3-4
Author: Jacqueline Meldrum
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Dill Potato Salad

Dill Potato Salad

A simple potato salad with lots of fresh dill for an incredibly tasty side salad to add to your lunch.
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 15 MinTotal time: 25 Min

Ingredients

  • 500g/1.1 lb baby potatoes (or other waxy potatoes), cut into chunks
  • 6 spring onions, sliced
  • 20g/0.7oz fresh dill, chopped
  • a good grinding of salt and pepper
  • 4-5 tbsp vegan mayo

Instructions

  1. Once your potatoes are steam or boiled until tender and rinsed until cold, pat them dry with kitchen paper and pour them into a large bowl.
  2. Add the chopped spring onions and dill.
  3. Add the mayo and season with salt and pepper.
  4. Mix well and taste to see if it need more salt or pepper.
  5. Serve and enjoy!

Notes:

You can keep this potato salad in the fridge for 3-4 days. Potato salad can be frozen in a freezer bag or airtight container for 2-3 months. To defrost it, leave it in the fridge overnight and give it a good stir before serving.

Calories

194.87

Fat (grams)

7.82

Sat. Fat (grams)

1.24

Carbs (grams)

30.93

Fiber (grams)

3.45

Net carbs

27.48

Sugar (grams)

2.95

Protein (grams)

3.73

Sodium (milligrams)

148.89

Cholesterol (grams)

0.00
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12 comments

  1. Such a simple yet delicious poatato salad. I love the dill and spring onions, especially for a fresh kick. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. I love anything with dill and this potato salad looks epic.

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  3. Bintu | Recipes From A Pantry16 October 2020 at 10:18

    What a simple but so delicious side salad! I love dill, I think it really adds a lot to a dish!

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  4. Dill really intensifies the deliciousness of vegetables, it's an enhancing taste. This salad seems very flavorful!

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  5. Such a perfectly simple yet completely delicious potato salad! Just ideal for picnics, or alongside grilled meats or deli sandwiches. I mean, really, when WOULDN'T this be great?!? Thanks for the recipe! :)

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    1. Oh yes you could serve this on so many different occasions and with so many different meals.

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  6. I love potato salad. I usually add yogurt but never dill. I must try that. Jill

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    1. Yes yoghurt is definitely lighter and give it that bit of a tang. Do try the dill.

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