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Baby Dutch Dill Potato Salad

 

Baby Dutch Dill Potato Salad

 

As soon as I started sifting through these photos for editing my mind went straight to one place:

High school.

So I guess I probably never shared this… I’m not actually sure it’s relevant, but I went to a visual and performing arts high school.

I think there were like 48 people in my graduating class (sizable city, small school) and I was surrounded by some real talent. I mean REAL. And I think I went to school with people that went on to do some pretty cool stuff with their really amazing selves, but… those people are all too cool to keep up with me.

For that I have decided that with them I will never ever share brownies. So there.

Dill Potato Salad plated with fresh dill in the background

 

Anyway.

I was a visual art student. If you ask me to perform anything at all my cheeks turn a crazy shade of red and my neck feels hot and then I will inevitably trip over something. So in one of my art classes we spent a pretty huge chunk of time on watercolor, which happens to be one of my favorite mediums to work with. I love the washes of color and how they all have to work together. The subtleties and hints of barely blues and faint pinks that go all fuzzy when you look at the paintings sideways… the richness and depth can be achieved without over-complicating things– watercolor is beautiful.

MY watercolor was not.

An overhead shot of Dill Potato Salad plated with the serving bowl and chopped fresh dill beside it.

 

I know we are always our own worst critics. But I hated my final piece that quarter. Couldn’t stand it. Because my subject matter was seriously a burlap sack of potatoes.

But my art teacher loved it. L. O. V. E. D. it. She wanted to submit it to a national art contest that offers scholarship money. I said nooooooooooo. N. O. We went round and round about it and finally I caved because she was the boss of my grade and convinced me that she had an eye for contest-winning material.

I thought it was a joke. Worst watercolor of all time.

 

Of course it won the contest.

Which made me think that the people judging those contests are a buncha frauds that love weird reds and purples washed over yellows in the shape of potatoes.

But that’s exactly what this potato salad looks like. Except that this stuff IS the real deal. It’s not just some uninspired and art directed pile of potatoes.

These 3/4 diameter buttery yellow spuds are small enough to hold a half dozen in your hand. They are perfect in this salad tossed in a vinaigrette and scattered with fresh dill. Light and simple. No mayonnaise. Awesome potatoes front and center.

Easy Dill Potato Salad up close; made with tender potatoes, a vinegar-based dressing, and lots of fresh dill

Dill Potato Salad is perfect with …

BBQ Grilled Chicken Sandwich

Carolina Style Burgers

Grilled BBQ Chicken Sandwiches are smothered in BBQ sauce, cheddar cheese, and grilled bacon!

Carolina Style Burgers are covered in cheese, chili, and slaw. If you’ve ever ordered a burger in North Carolina, you know these toppings are CLASSICS. 

Dill Potato Salad

Dill Potato Salad

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Dill Potato Salad is made with no mayonnaise but this salad is still creamy and loaded with flavor! A vinegar and mustard based dressing and lots of fresh dill make this lightened up potato salad really shine

Ingredients

For the Dressing

  • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon spicy mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley (or 1 teaspoon chopped fresh)
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

For the Potato Salad

  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1.5 pounds baby dutch yellow potatoes
  • 1/2 cup onion, very finely chopped
  • 2-3 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
  • 1-2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions + more chopped fresh dill to garnish

Instructions

  1. Add the kosher salt to a 3 quart pot of water and bring it to a boil.
  2. Carefully add the potatoes and cook until just fork-tender, about 12-14 minutes.
  3. Drain and empty the potatoes into a large bowl. Toss them with the onions and set aside.
  4. In a small bowl whisk together the rice wine vinegar, spicy mustard, honey, parsley, onion powder, garlic powder, black pepper, salt, and sugar.
  5. Drizzle in the olive oil and continue whisking until well combined.
  6. Toss the potatoes and onions with the dressing.
  7. Scatter the dill over the dressed potatoes.
  8. Finish the salad by splashing red wine vinegar over it and then garnish with the green onions.
  9. Refrigerate until you're ready to serve.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 106 Total Fat: 2g Saturated Fat: 0g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 2g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 1165mg Carbohydrates: 19g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 3g Protein: 2g

I forgot to mention that my painting was titled, “This spud’s for you.” Ha.

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Thursday 4th of July 2013

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Shawna

Friday 24th of May 2013

Thank you so much for coming and joining our BBQ Block Party. Love your potato recipe, but your ice cream cupcake looks devine!

Have a wonderful Memorial Day and see you next Thursday at BBQ Block Party

Heather

Monday 27th of May 2013

Thanks, Shawna! Hope your long weekend was great!

Shawna

Thursday 23rd of May 2013

This recipe looks delicious and the pictures are very pretty too. My sister and I are hosting a BBQ Block Party-Linky Party today thru Sunday and would love it if you would join our linky party. This recipe would be an excellent side dish. http://easylifemealandpartyplanning.blogspot.com/2013/05/bbq-block-party-thursday.html Hope to see you there

Heather

Friday 24th of May 2013

Thanks, Shawna! I'll be sure to check it out!

freepennypress

Thursday 4th of April 2013

oh i love, love potato salad and this is a version I MUST try.. I would sure to be the hit of the bbq if i bring it.. you post the best recipes!!

Heather

Thursday 4th of April 2013

I was really wanting to lighten up my Easter/spring food so I could feel good about my candy binge. You're so sweet, Lynne! Thank you so much!

HelloMyNameIs

Thursday 4th of April 2013

I love potatoes, but where is this illustrious picture??? hmmmmm lol

Heather

Thursday 4th of April 2013

Haha I actually don't have any idea where it is. I probably spitefully shoved it in a closet at my mom's house or something.