Garden Potato Salad {recipe}

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You know that scary yellow stuff staring back at you from the deli case? Eww! That’s what I always envision when I hear Potato Salad. Well this American classic has undergone a makeover and it’s now bursting with fresh herbs and a tangy vinaigrette.

Memorial Day weekend kicked off the (unofficial) start of summer. Although summer officially begins June 21, it’s not too early to impress your BBQ crowd with mouth-watering side dishes like my Garden Potato Salad.

WARNING: This is not your granny’s potato salad!

Start with, of course, potatoes.

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My organic potato plants

 “I love potatoes – they’re my favorite food!”- Trisha Yearwood

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Drop them like they’re hot!

 “I have these big piano-playing hands. I feel like I should be picking potatoes.”  – Sandra Bullock

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Harvest time!

“A lucky person is someone who plants pebbles and harvests potatoes.” -Greek Proverb

Then add garden herbs.

Dill (Anethum graveolens) is a member of the celery family.  Leafy dill has a slightly sharp flavor. This aromatic herb can be also used as a digestive tonic to calm an upset stomach. Perfect after stuffing yourself at a weekend cookout!

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Fresh Dill

 “The intense perfumes of the wild herbs as we trod them underfoot made us feel almost drunk.” -Jacqueline du Pre

Chives (Allium schoenoprasum) are related to onions, yet with a milder flavor. Easy to grow, chives bloom into beautiful purple flowers.

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Garden Chives

Toss the potatoes and herbs into a bowl with some celery.  Whip up a simple vinegar dressing and you’re done! How easy was that?  This tasty Garden Potato Salad is sure to be the Pride of the Picnic! Enjoy!

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“What I say is that, if a fellow really likes potatoes, he must be a pretty decent sort of fellow.” – A.A. Milne

Garden Potato Salad

Serves 6

Adapted from Moosewood Restaurant Favorites

“Dress the potatoes while they’re hot; that way they are infused with the flavor of the dressing. These are delicious served hot, at room temperature, or chilled.”

Ingredients

5 cubed potatoes (Red-skinned are very attractive; I used white potatoes)

½ cup olive oil

¼ cup red wine vinegar

1 ½ teaspoons salt (plus extra for salting cooking water)

¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

1 cup celery

½ cup finely chopped scallions or red onions, or freshly snipped chives

¼ cup minced fresh dill (can substitute other fresh herbs)

Preparation

In a soup pot, cover the potatoes with cool salted water. Bring to a boil on high heat, reduce to a vigorous simmer. Cook, covered, until the potatoes are tender, about 7 minutes.

While the potatoes cook, in a serving bowl, whisk together the oil, vinegar, salt and black pepper. Place the celery and scallions/red onions/chives in the bowl.

Once the potatoes are done, drain well. Add them to the serving bowl and toss with the oil and vinegar while still hot. Stir in the dill and season with more salt and pepper, to taste.

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What’s your favorite side dish?

Photos by Seedy Lawyer. All rights reserved.

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  • deeeelish! The key to great potato salads is everything here you have in your recipe! I really don’t like that yellow stuff in the deli case, it’s just awful. Please don’t tell me you actually grow your own potatoes? Fresh potatoes are literally so much better than even farmer’s market potatoes! Rock on!

  • Great recipe. My husband loves potato salad. I need to try this for him. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays. Pinned & twitted.

  • wow!! this is great! I love it even more because it is made from potatoes you grow yourself! How awesome is that?? I would love to be able to have my own garden someday!
    I am really picky when it comes to Potato salads, and HATE the supermarket ones! Can’t WAIT to try this!! 😀 Happy FF!

  • Frugal Hausfrau

    I love salads like this and totally agree that a fresh potato from the garden is AMAZING! My mom used to say there’s nothing wrong with potatoes, it’s what you put on it, and this version has everything right! Happy FF!

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    Looks lovely. There’s nothing more satisfying than using ingredients that you have grown and picked yourself. Popping by from Tasty Tuesdays

  • I have always loved potato salad. It is one of my favorite comfort foods so I am delighted that you shared your healthy and delicious organic potato salad with us on the Plant-Based Potluck Party Link Up. I appreciate it and I can’t wait to try your recipe. I’m pinning and sharing.

  • Looks great, love that it’s healthy and farm fresh!!

  • Stephanie

    How delicious!!! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!