July 15, 2012

Dill Potato and Pea Salad

As I mentioned at the end of my last post, Bo and I spent our Saturday afternoon (and early evening) at an a pool party!  The host asked me to bring something that I could eat, since hamburgers, hot dogs, and their respective fixings were to be the main course.  Consequently, I decided to bring something filling (so that I wouldn't be stuck eating watermelon and chips the whole afternoon), but also crowd-pleasing.

Enter: potato salad.

Before I go on, I feel like I need to acknowledge that - YES - I am aware that I have already posted two potato salad recipes on this blog; and - NO - I am not addicted to this summer picnic favorite (OK, maybe just a little bit, but it's nothing to worry about!).  It just so happens that:

  • potatoes are delicious;
  • almost everybody loves them; and
  • there are practically endless ways to dress it up in a salad! 
If you're like me, and you love the taste of dill, then this is the potato salad for you!  Baby new potatoes really make this salad something special; but if you don't have them on hand, Russet or Idaho would work in a pinch.  The peas give it a sweet crunch, and the dill brightens everything up!  Kid-tested and mother-approved Meat-eater tested and vegan approved, this salad will leave everyone satisfied!

Dill Potato and Pea Salad
Serves 6-8

8 medium (red) New Potatoes, cubed, boiled, and drained
can of green peas, drained and rinsed (or frozen)
4 scallions, diced
1/4C veganaise (or mayonnaise)
1/2T apple cider vinegar
1/2T lemonjuice
1T water
1 tsp dried dill weed
3/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper

  • While the cubed potatoes are boiling, place the peas and scallions into a large salad bowl.
  • Meanwhile, whisk together the veganaise, apple cider vinegar, lemonjuice, water, dried dill week, salt, and pepper until it reaches a smooth consistency.
  • Once the potatoes are fork-tender, drain them.
  • Toss the potatoes into the salad bowl with the peas and scallions.
  • Pour over the dressing,
  • Toss to coat.
  • Refrigerate until cool.
  • Serve alongside your favorite summer "fixins"!

If you still haven't had enough potato salad, feel free to check out my other two recipes:
  1. Green Chile Potato Salad; and
  2. Honey Dijon Potato Salad.
Next time - musings on "things that make me - and YOU - feel pretty"!

Question of the Day:

What is your favorite variation of potato salad?  Feel free to share it with me in the "Comment" section below!

Ally and Bo


  1. My Favorite version of Potatoe salad is...simple,simple simple....here goes...Good Mayo[kraft], a little mustard, and pickle relish....a dash of salt and pepper....that's it! WaLah. i don't know the amounts I just eyeball it and do the old taste test

    1. "Eyeballing" is the best! A lot of the times when I am creating a new recipe I catch myself just "eyeballing" things, and then I have to stop and consciously write down the measurements for each ingredient (so that I can share it with you here on the blog)!