Creamy Dill Red Potato Salad




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Introduction

Indulge in the refreshing flavors of Creamy Dill Red Potato Salad, a zesty and satisfying dish that is perfect for picnics, barbecues, or a simple side at any meal. This creamy salad combines the earthy taste of red potatoes with a tangy yogurt-tahini dressing infused with fresh dill and zesty lemon.

Why Make This Recipe

If you’re looking for a flavorful and wholesome potato salad recipe that goes beyond the traditional mayo-based version, this Creamy Dill Red Potato Salad is just what you need. The combination of creamy Greek yogurt, nutty tahini, and aromatic dill elevates the humble potato salad to a whole new level of deliciousness.

How to Make Creamy Dill Red Potato Salad

Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs baby red potatoes, washed and halved
  • 1/2 cup red onion, sliced thin
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded and thinly sliced
  • 1 stalk celery, thin bias cut
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chives, minced
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt (coconut yogurt for vegan)
  • 3 tablespoons tahini
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 3 garlic cloves, pasted
  • 2 lemons, juiced
  • 1 lemon, zested
  • 1 teaspoon celery seeds
  • 1/2 cup fresh dill, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons capers, chopped + 1 tablespoon caper brine
  • Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper, to taste

Directions:

  1. In a large pot filled halfway with water, add halved potatoes with a good few pinches of salt.
  2. Bring water to a boil and cook potatoes until fork-tender.
  3. Drain potatoes in a colander and let cool for 5 minutes to dry out.
  4. In a bowl, toss the potatoes with red onion, jalapeños, and celery. Set aside.
  5. Whisk together yogurt, tahini, mustard, garlic, lemon juice, zest, celery seeds, and fresh dill.
  6. Season with salt and pepper, then pour the dressing over the potatoes and toss gently.
  7. Enjoy slightly warm or refrigerate overnight for the flavors to meld.

How to Serve Creamy Dill Red Potato Salad

Serve this delicious potato salad as a side dish for grilled meats, sandwiches, or as a stand-alone salad. Garnish with extra fresh dill or a sprinkle of chives for a pop of color.

How to Store Creamy Dill Red Potato Salad

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Stir well before serving again to redistribute the dressing.

Tips to Make Creamy Dill Red Potato Salad

  • Be sure to not overcook the potatoes to maintain a slightly firm texture.
  • Adjust the amount of lemon juice and salt to suit your taste preference.
  • For a creamier consistency, add more yogurt or tahini to the dressing.

Variation

For a dairy-free version, use coconut yogurt instead of Greek yogurt. You can also add crunchy bacon bits or diced pickles for extra flavor and texture.

FAQs

  1. Can I make this potato salad ahead of time? Yes, this salad actually tastes better when the flavors have a chance to meld, so making it a day ahead is a great idea.
  2. Can I substitute dried dill for fresh dill? While fresh dill provides the best flavor, you can use dried dill in a pinch. Just reduce the amount by half.
  3. Can I omit the capers in this recipe? Certainly, if you’re not a fan of capers, feel free to leave them out without affecting the overall taste of the salad.

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