Thursday, August 27, 2009

Potato, Cucumber & Dill Salad

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Check out this great blog called Living Tastefully.

Not only is Eileen an antiques dealer/collector like me, she loves Paris (is there anyone who doesn't?), and cooks similarly to me, using all the season's fresh ingredients in her recipes.

Her recipes are simple and delicious and she serves a lot of her meals al fresco on her patio, like I do.

Last night, I made her lovely light potato salad with cucumbers and dill.
It has a mustard dressing instead of mayo, and it was easy to make ahead.

Try it, you'll like it!



Eileen's Potato Salad w/ Cucumber & Dill:

2 pounds baby red potatoes
• 3 1/2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
• 1 1/2 tablespoons country-style Dijon mustard
• 6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
• 1/2 cup chopped fresh dill
• 3/4 pound cucumbers, sliced (I used the small Persian cukes if you can find them)
• fresh dill sprigs, optional


Cook the potatoes in a pot of boiling water until just tender. Drain. Transfer to a large bowl. Add 2 tablespoons vinegar to the hot potatoes and stir gently.



Combine remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons vinegar and mustard in a small bowl. Gradually mix in the oil. Add chopped dill and mix into the potatoes. Season with salt and freshly ground pepper. This can be made 6 hours ahead. Cover; chill. Bring to room temperature before serving. Mix in cucumbers. Garnish with dill sprigs.



This was a nice change to my mayo and egg potato salad and I did not miss the calories!

10 comments:

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

Very fresh flavors when you add that cucumber and dill!

Ciao Chow Linda said...

I think you found your long-lost French/antiques dealer sister. But remember Marie and I are still your Italian cooking sisters.

myblissfulbites said...

Fabulous summer salad. I am not a fan of mayo so I am always looking for substitutes. Was away in a secluded cabin last week and made a similar potato salad with whatever I had on hand including some mustard.

Bob said...

Sounds great, lighter than a standard potato salad.

Pam said...

I've been looking for alternatives to a mayo based potato salad - this looks perfect!

Elra said...

delicious and refreshing. We could have lunch like this everyday!

The Japanese Redneck said...

Very pretty. I love mustard so I bet that dressing was good too.
Ramona

Culinary Cory said...

I totally wanted to give you a buzz while I was in NYC. I think it would have been fun meet up and catch a beverage in the Meat Packing District. Sadly, my meetings were crazy overscheduled. Next time, I'm going to build in an extra day to meet up with cool peeps like you. :)

Proud Italian Cook said...

Thats right! Listen to Linda...Don't forget it!

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