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Lemon Dill Potato Salad

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Lemon Dill Potato Salad - a warm potato salad dressed with a mixture of olive oil, garlic, lemon, and dill. No mayo makes it safer for picnics!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Lemon Dill Potato Salad - A warm potato salad dressed with a mixture of olive oil, lemon, and dill. No mayo makes it safer for picnics! https://www.lanascooking.com/lemon-dill-potato-salad/

A warm potato salad dressed with a mixture of olive oil, lemon, and dill. No mayo makes it safer for picnics!

Most people think of potato salad as a summertime dish, but it’s year-round at our house. My traditional potato salad with mayonnaise is one of BeeBop’s favorite recipes and I particularly enjoy it with anything barbecued. But every once in awhile, I like a little change.

Lemon Dill Potato Salad - A warm potato salad dressed with a mixture of olive oil, lemon, and dill. No mayo makes it safer for picnics! https://www.lanascooking.com/lemon-dill-potato-salad/

Plus, if you’re taking your potato salad on the road to a picnic or a friend’s house, keeping that mayonnaise safe can be tricky. That’s when I really enjoy this Lemon Dill Potato Salad.

It’s made with little red potatoes tossed with a tangy lemon, garlic, and olive oil dressing. I think it’s absolutely delicious and makes a perfect alternative to the standard mayo-based salad.

How to Make my Lemon Dill Potato Salad Recipe

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Clean and Cook the Potatoes

First, scrub the potatoes well to remove all traces of dirt.

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Wash the potatoes well to remove any dirt

Cut the washed potatoes into bite-sized pieces.

Cut the potatoes into bite-sized pieces

Place the potatoes in a large pot of salted water and bring to a boil. Cook for 10-12 minutes or until the potatoes are tender.

Cook potatoes in salted water for 10-12 minutes

Make the Dressing

In a medium bowl, combine the dill, garlic, lemon juice and zest, white wine vinegar, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Stir until well combined.

TIP: Of course fresh dill is best, but it’s not always available. If you can’t get fresh dill, you can easily substitute 1 1/2 teaspoons dried dill weed in this recipe.

Mixing the dressing for Lemon Dill Potato Salad

Chop the green onions and drain the pimientos and set aside.

Chopping green onions for Lemon Dill Potato Salad

Drain the potatoes. Add the warm potatoes, chopped green onions, and pimiento, to the dressing mixture.

Add drained potatoes, onions, and pimientos to dressing

Toss well to mix the ingredients and thoroughly coat the potatoes with the dressing.

Toss potatoes with dressing

Serve warm.

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Lemon Dill Potato Salad

Lemon Dill Potato Salad – a warm potato salad dressed with a mixture of olive oil, garlic, lemon, and dill. No mayo makes it safer for picnics!
4.75 from 4 votes
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Course: Salads
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 236kcal
Author: Lana Stuart

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ pounds small red-skinned potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
  • 1 garlic clove minced or grated
  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3 green onions minced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped pimiento drained

Instructions

  • Scrub the potatoes well to remove all traces of dirt.
  • Cut the potatoes into bite-sized pieces.
  • Place the potatoes in a large pot of salted water and bring to a boil.
  • Cook 10-12 minutes or until the potatoes are tender.
  • While the potatoes are cooking, make the dressing. In a medium bowl, combine the dill, garlic, lemon juice and zest, white wine vinegar, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Stir until well combined.
  • Drain the potatoes.
  • Add the potatoes, green onions, and pimiento to the bowl with the dressing mixture.
  • Toss well to combine the ingredients and coat the potatoes thoroughly with the dressing.
  • Serve warm.

Notes

TIP: Substitute 1 1/2 teaspoons dried dill weed for the fresh dill if desired.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1 | Calories: 236kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 11g | Sodium: 544mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g

Nutrition information is calculated by software based on the ingredients in each recipe. It is an estimate only and is provided for informational purposes. You should consult your health care provider or a registered dietitian if precise nutrition calculations are needed for health reasons.

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16 Comments

  1. This my favorite potato salad and my go-to item for pot lucks! And maybe people have asked for me to pass on the recipe. Thank you!!

  2. Hi Lana: Even though my family enjoys traditional potato salad made w/mayo, I always make my mother-in-law’s German Potato Salad for outdoor get-togethers…. since it doesn’t contain mayo, and won’t spoil. I’ll definitely give this recipe a try, since it sounds DELICIOUS and easy to prepare. Also (for the bacon eficinatoes) I’m sure that adding some cooked & crumbled crispy bacon wouldn’t hurt this recipe one bit! I might try it w/turkey bacon.

    1. This is actually my favorite potato salad, Angela, and I’m sure a bit of bacon would probably be delicious in it!

  3. This looks like my kind of potato salad. Don’t care for the mayo version. Can’t wait to make this.
    Neena

    1. This is my favorite potato salad, mama. It’s so much lighter than the mayo kind. If you toss it when the dressing while the potatoes are still warm, it absorbs so much more flavor.

  4. One of these days you, Barb and I have to get together… the only problem is gonna be deciding upon the menu! my vote? These potatoes… I LOVE this style of potato salad! Definitely going to try this version with the lemon juice, dill and pimientos… TGIS!! (that would be, Thank God it’s Summer!)
    Glad you had such fun with the grandkids!!!

  5. Great recipe! My husband and I really enjoyed it. I thought I’d point out that you left the dill out of the instructions for making the salad. I will be making this again often!!

    1. Thanks for letting me know about the omission! I’ve corrected the recipe instructions. So glad you enjoyed the salad.

  6. I love potato salad recipes without mayo. This one looks heavenly and will be my next attempt. Thanks for this and the beautiful picture.