Chive and Dill Potato Salad Recipe

Yields: 4-6 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

Potatoes:

  • 2 pounds waxy potatoes (like Yukon Gold, red potatoes, or new potatoes), scrubbed and cut into bite-sized pieces

Eggs (optional):

  • 4 large eggs

Aromatics:

  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 2-3 stalks celery, diced

Fresh Herbs:

  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh chives
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh dill

Dressing:

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions:

  • Cook the potatoes: Place the potatoes in a large pot and cover with cold water. Salt the water generously. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 15-20 minutes, or until fork-tender. Drain and let cool slightly.
  • Hard-boil the eggs (optional): Place eggs in a pot and cover with cold water. Bring to a boil, cover, and remove from heat. Let sit for 10-12 minutes. Drain, rinse under cold water, peel, and chop.
  • Prepare the dressing: In a medium bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, sour cream, Dijon mustard, lemon juice, salt, and pepper until smooth.
  • Assemble the salad: In a large bowl, combine the cooked potatoes, chopped eggs (if using), red onion, celery, chives, and dill.
  • Dress and chill: Pour the dressing over the salad and gently toss to combine. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour to allow flavors to meld.
  • Serve: Taste the salad before serving and adjust seasonings as needed. Garnish with extra fresh herbs if desired.

Tips:

  • Potato variety: Choose a waxy potato variety as they hold their shape well. Avoid starchy potatoes like russets, which tend to break down easily.
  • Customizations: Experiment with additions like crumbled bacon, diced pickles, or a splash of white wine vinegar.
  • Serving: This potato salad is an excellent side dish for grilled meats, fish, or vegetarian entrees. It’s perfect for picnics, potlucks, and summer barbecues.

Enjoy your refreshing and flavorful chive and dill potato salad!

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