I enjoy cooking and have done quite a bit, but unfortunately I’m a natural disaster when it comes to just winging it on my own without a recipe (seriously….just ask my husband!) What I am good at is taking several recipes combining what I like about them, taking in to account what I have on hand and coming up with a delicious hybrid.
So here’s where I started today, it’s 4:30pm I’ve got 2 steaks and some veggies we can grill for dinner but I know the meal needs something else…..I just visited the local farmers market (Eastern Market in Detroit, MI) and picked up some great looking small golden potatoes. POTATO SALAD HERE I COME!!!!
I don’t know about you but in the summer I can’t get enough dill, dill on my salmon, dill on my veggies, dill on my potato salad! I searched for some dill potato salad recipes on Pinterest and was not disappointed. I started with these two recipes, Parmesan Dill Potato Salad from Will Cook for Smiles and Red Potato Salad from Is This Really My Life. Using these as a jumping board, this is what I came up with.
justcallmejune.com Dill Potato Salad
Dill Potato Salad (with options for added crunch)
7-9 small potatoes (I had small gold on hand)
1/2 cup Mayo
1/2 cup Sour Cream
2 tsp Dijon Mustard
1 tsp Minced Garlic
1 tsp Lemon Juice or sub lemon zest, I had no lemons :(
3/4 cup Parmesan Cheese shredded or shaved
1 tsp dried Dill or sub 1.5 Tbsp fresh minced Dill, again didn’t have any on hand :(
Add some crunch with these options and choose your own adventure!
1 cup diced cucumber
1/2 cup diced red onion
BACON!!! (quite frankly this sounds delicious, I just didn’t feel like cooking it today)
Dill Potato Salad Ingredients
Here’s how it all comes together, 1) cook your potatoes, should take 15-25 minutes, let them cool and cut to desired size.
2) While the potatoes are cooking measure out the rest of your ingredients, and combine as follows. In bowl #1 Sour Cream, Mayo, Mustard, Garlic, in bowl #2 Parmesan, Dill, and then chop up the crunchy option of your choice. (you can put bowl 1 and 2 in the fridge while you wait for the potatoes to cook/cool)
Dill Potato Salad
3) Snack on some of your leftovers….I chose cucumbers and had a few bites with hummus :)
hummus and cucumber
5) Combine everything and eat!!!!!! This recipe is good right out of the gate but is even better when left to “meld” as my father would say. If you’re more ahead of the game than I am throw this in the fridge over night and enjoy the next day.
Do like to wing it on your own, mess with recipes you find or are you a by the book kind of cook? Let me know in the comments.