Thursday, May 20, 2010

Perfect Spring Potato Salad

I am a fan of potato salad (it's my one weakness), and at this time of year - (new potato time of year)- the best-ever is also the easiest-ever. The recipe is super simple and something about potato salad is super satisfying as well. And this one is perfect for picnics - no eggs! Please serve it in a glass bowl - I don't know why, but it seems to me a must for potato salad. And one other simply must be Hellman's Real Mayonnaise. Not meaning to be a product-endorser, but it is just not the same with anything else (except the possible exception of home-made - I'll give the skeptics that!). To the humble pomme de terre, my loyalty and my admiration.

The recipe (generally):

New potatoes - washed with skin on, cut in half or quartered depending on size

Boil until just tender. Cool.

Chop up several green or spring onions

Chop an abundance of fresh dill.

Freshly ground pepper, sea salt

When potatoes are cold, mix with dill & onions. Season with salt and pepper. Add mayonnaise and mix. Keep adding until salad is moist but not too gooshy. Transfer to a glass bowl. Chill. Garnish with a sprinkle of paprika and a sprig of fresh dill.

For an adventurous twist, add fresh, blanched green peas. (Frozen will work, too, but don't cook them - thaw them in a pyrex cup of hot water, drain and add). Pois to refresh!


  1. yummy and thank you! I will always remember you saying how happy peas look in a bowl !

  2. Thanks, barnesgirl. Looks like we have the makings of lunch in your garden this summer!