Dill potato salad is the perfect picnic side dish! Creamy yellow potatoes are the perfect base for this flavorful, lightened up version of a classic potato salad made with bacon, eggs, and plenty of fresh dill.
A picnic isn’t a picnic without the potato salad (and brownies). There’s just something about cold, buttery potatoes tossed with a whole lot of awesome that gets the party started. As a matter of fact, I can’t remember a family event with my extended family that didn’t include some form of Dill Potato Salad on the menu–it’s a family staple, for which I am glad. We all make it a little bit differently, and it’s kind of fun to see the spin that other people put on it. We have only one requirement: include plenty of fresh dill in the recipe.
Potato salad is one of those fluid recipes where adaptations are both encouraged and expected. Start with a base of really great potatoes, and then toss in whatever your heart is craving at the time. (Or if I’m being honest, whatever needs to purged from the refrigerator.) But whatever you do, do not forget the fresh dill! The dill brings a level of freshness to potato salad that is greatly missed in its absence. The dill takes what could come across the taste buds as heavy and gives it a little lift.
I like to further lighten up my Dill Potato Salad up a bit by using plain, low fat yogurt in the dressing. Let’s just call that me being more health conscious, and not attribute it to my ardent aversion to all things mayonnaise. Of course any calories saved with the yogurt go flying out the window with the addition of bacon and hard boiled eggs, but whatever. A little bacon and eggs are as mandatory to my Dill Potato Salad as the dill itself.
Comfortably Domestic Confession – my BFF Meg and I used to walk to a little market across the street from my high school and order fifty cents worth of potato salad for lunch each day and have a picnic on the front lawn of the school. They made the best potato salad in town. Everyone raved about it! And hey…it was a step up from the Butterfinger and Diet Slice lunches of my freshman year. Just keepin’ it real.
Obviously, I’ve always taken my health, my picnics, and my potato salad very seriously.
You should too. Whip up a batch of Dill Potato Salad for your next picnic.
Your friends will rave about it!