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Lemon Dill Potato Salad

You’ll love my Lemon Dill Potato Salad recipe! It’s 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 a while, 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 I Make My Lemon Dill Potato Salad Recipe

Clean and Cook the Potatoes

  1. First, scrub the potatoes well to remove all traces of dirt.
  2. Cut the washed potatoes into bite-sized pieces.
  3. Place the potatoes in a large pot of salted water and bring to a boil.
  4. Cook for 10-12 minutes or until the potatoes are tender.

Make the Dressing and Prep the Remaining Ingredients

  1. 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.
  2. Chop the green onions; drain the pimientos and set aside.
  3. Drain the potatoes.
  1. Add the warm potatoes, chopped green onions, and pimiento to the bowl with the dressing mixture.
  2. Toss well to mix the ingredients and thoroughly coat the potatoes with the dressing.
  3. Serve warm.
Lana Stuart.

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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!
4.88 from 8 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 healthcare 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!!

    1. It’s my favorite potato salad, too, Daneen! Glad you’re enjoying it and sharing it with others.

  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. Lana Stuart says:

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

  3. India Taylor says:

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

    1. Lana Stuart says:

      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. Jacklyn Brickman says:

    This turned out lovely! Thank you.

    1. Lana Stuart says:

      I’m so glad, Jacklyn! It’s my favorite potato salad.

  5. Nancy@acommunaltable says:

    Whoops!! Forgot to add a huge THANK YOU for the link!!!

  6. Nancy@acommunaltable says:

    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!!!

    1. Lana Stuart says:

      I second your motion about the three of us getting together! What a fun time that would be!

  7. Looks great. Love that flavor combination.

    Miss P

  8. aaronsgirlj says:

    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. Lana Stuart says:

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

  9. Monica McGuiness says:

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

    1. Lana Stuart says:

      I love them, too, Monica. Especially for summer! Hope you enjoy this one.