Barefoot by the Sea: Lemon Dill Potato Salad

Friday, May 31, 2013

Lemon Dill Potato Salad

We are heating up here in New England....finally!  If you've read my blog, you've probably heard me mention about a zillion times occasionally that we had a very cold and long Winter.  Yesterday, as temps approached 90, I was reminded that Summer was in fact, coming!  Today will be warm and it looks like that will be the case right through the weekend.  That means, planting, giggles in the sprinkler, lots of swinging and some easy, cool dinners!
Something I do in anticipation of a heat wave, is whip up a couple salads to have on hand.  Usually a fruit salad, pasta or potato.  Along with egg salad and tuna.  It just makes my life easier!  Last night we had yummy tuna sandwiches on whole wheat with field greens and tomatoes.  Fresh and easy, a side of cukes and some yummy potato salad completed the meal.  My husband isn't a huge fan of potato salad but he loved this one!
Lemony Dill Potato Salad
  • 4-5 potatoes (I just used what I had in the house)
  • Place potatoes in a pot. Cover with water and put the lid on. Boil for about 30- 45 minutes or until tender. Test with a fork or knife to see if it pierces easily. Pour off the hot water and replace with cold water. Let the potatoes cool before cutting into chunks and proceeding with the dressing.
Use your own judgment to decide if this is enough dressing for your potato salad. Naturally, a lot will depend on the size of your potatoes. I usually use a ratio of about 2 parts oil to 1 part vinegar, or sometimes 3 parts oil to 1 part vinegar. 
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/8 cup vinegar
  • Juice of half lemon
  • salt, freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup red onion, minced
  • 1 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • handful of minced parsley and or dill (I only used dill because that's what I had!)
Blend all of the above together with a fork or a whisk and mix into the potatoes. Toss in the herbs and mix well.

Happy Weekend Friends!  Make the most of it!  Linking up today over at Townsend House!  Come share what you're eating!


  1. I'm so glad you are starting to warm up! I know you had a brutal winter, so this summer will probably be even better due to that fact! Easy meals and swinging sounds like the perfect way to spend a weekend :)

  2. Hooray for warm weather! You and me both!! This potato salad looks so light and delicious....perfect for summer cookouts instead of the usual heavy stuff. Thanks for the recipe, my friend!

  3. Lemon - Dill - Potato, say no more.

  4. I like twists on traditional salads. Lemon and dill are so wonderful together.


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