6.11.2013

No Ants at This Picnic >> Dilled Potato Salad

Cooking time again! Or, more importantly, eating time! I definitely don't like to cook so much as I like to eat. For the most part, I'm happy eating most meals out, especially now that the whole local-organic-farm to table-thing is a thing. So many tasty and healthy options at restaurants these days! But, alas, not only can I not afford that, I suppose it's good for me to actually rub two sticks together and see what happens. Today I rubbed some potatoes together and this is what happened.
This week's What She Ate challenge is "no ants at this picnic." I suppose potato salad isn't the most original idea in the world, but, it's a classic for a reason, amirite? BUT, this ain't your momma's potato salad. Or maybe it is, I probably don't know your mom. Well, it's not my momma's potato salad, although she did make a good one. At any rate, it's definitely MY potato salad, and last I checked, I haven't pushed any tiny people out of my body yet, so it's definitely not a potato salad from a momma. You still tracking here? Okay, here's how you make it.

DILLED POTATO SALAD {makes enough for a potluck-sized batch}

5 c. potatoes, diced into bite-size pieces
1/2 c. chopped green onion tops
1/3 c. finely minced fresh dill
1/3 c. mayo
1/3 c. plain yogurt
2 hard boiled eggs, chopped
1 tbsp. dijon mustard
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. sugar
S + P to taste

Boil the potatoes in salted water until fork-tender. Drain and let cool slightly. Add the rest of the stuff, and gently mix. NOW EAT IT! Or refrigerate it until you're ready to eat it, that's cool, too.

This is an improvement on the way I usually make this, as I added and subbed a couple of different things from normal. But let me tell you, this version is the new normal. SO. GOOD. Fresh dill is the star here; it makes it taste light and summery, not all heavy and mayo-laden like like the version you're maybe familiar with.

TIPS

// Start your potatoes in cold water, and salt the water. I learned this from Rachael Ray and it seems to be smart (here's why).

// Choose thin skinned potatoes, such as yukon golds or new potatoes. The skin is good for you, and contains lots of vitamins and fiber, plus you can be lazy and not peel them.

// You could totally go all yogurt and no mayo on this one. It's flavorful enough to still be delicious without the richness of mayo. I probably would have, but didn't think of it until I had added the first 1/3 c. of mayo in.

It's raining here today (What? In Seattle? Shut. Up.), so no picnics over here. However, I'm going to a yoga workshop-type-thing with a potluck afterwards, and this baby is coming with me.
For more good picnic eats, be sure to check out the other participants in this series, Stacy at Let it Unravel and Kate at Miner Temptations. In two weeks the challenge is "In Season," which at this time of year, isn't too hard of a challenge at all! If you'd like to join us, let any of us know!

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6 comments:

  1. Alissa Matara6/11/13, 3:48 PM

    Where is the like button? Totally going to try! Thanks! :-)

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  2. Geesh, all of your foods sound SO GOOD!!! I want to beeee like you. ;) Pinning this for when I finally learn to cook.

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  3. Louise Gillanders6/13/13, 12:56 AM

    This looks divine! I'd love to join this challenge!
    I'd also love to know what that refreshing cloudy looking drink is? Is it lemonade? & did you make it yourself? x

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  4. abhaya_sondra6/13/13, 12:04 PM

    Yay, so glad you're joining up! I'll email you the info. :) And, yes, it is lemonade, but no, I didn't make this particular one from scratch. But I made one not too long ago that was delicious and I highly recommend! http://abhayayoga.blogspot.com/2013/04/easy-peazy-lemon-squeezy-fizzy-basil.html

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  5. YUM! I am NOT a fan of that thick goopy traditional mayo version of potato salad, but I love potatoes and dill...this looks like it's right up my alley. I will have to start planning a picnic.

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  6. This looks really delicious! Definitely going to try it!

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