Monday, July 6, 2009

Potato Salad with Fresh Dill

What's a barbeque without the classic potato salad? Last week my Oma (grandmother in German) gave me a bag of fresh dill from her garden and ever since I have been going dill crazy! Dill has the amazing power to freshen up any dish and wake up all your taste buds. The dill in this potato salad uses its magic to turn regularly starchy and heavy potatoes into a fresh and light tasting side dish.
Tip: Dressing the salad while it is still warm lets the flavours seep into the potatoes easier.

1.5 Il. mini red potatoes
2 cloves garlic, finely minced or pureed
2 tbsp olive oil
2-3 tbsp fresh dill, chopped
about 3/4 cup sour cream
1/2 tsp vinegar
freshly ground salt and pepper to taste

1. Place potatoes in water and allow to boil. Once water has boiled, reduce heat to low and cook for about 20-25 minutes, until tender when inserted with a fork. Cut into quarters and let sit for about 5 minutes.

2. When potatoes are no longer hot but are warm in temperature, toss them with garlic, olive oil, dill and vinegar.

3. Add the sour cream in small amounts at a time, making sure not to overdress. Season with salt and pepper and mix to combine. Don't worry about being gentle. The potatoes are meant to break up slightly, it allows the flavour of the dressing to take hold of them. Serve at room temperature or chilled.


the ungourmet said...

This looks great! I love dill in my potato salad!

finsmom said...

Dill is one of my favourite herbs. I bet it worked really well here :)

figtree said...

Im a big dill fan..I cant make chicken soup without putting a big bunch in..I bet its great in potato salad!!Figtreeapps

Kristin said...

YUM!!! I love dill. This looks like a must try.

Carol said...

love fresh dill! Looks yummy!

Kevin said...

That potato salad looks good! I really like the use of the fresh dill!