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Herbed potato salad on a vintage plate on a wooden table.

Herbed Potato Salad

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  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: French
  • Diet: Vegan


This French-style herbed potato salad without mayo features dill, capers, and garlic. Ideal for picnics and cookouts!


  • 2 pounds baby potatoes* (see note below)
  • Fine sea salt, to taste
  • 1 cup chopped dill*
  • 2 medium garlic cloves, crushed or grated
  • One 3.5-ounce jar capers, drained*
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil or unrefined Ukrainian sunflower oil
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard*
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice*
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste


  1. Cut the potatoes into 1-inch chunks, making sure all the pieces are roughly the same size. Place in a pot, add 2 teaspoons salt, and enough water to cover by about 2 inches. Cover and bring to a boil. Then reduce the heat to low and gently simmer with the lid ajar until the potatoes can be pierced easily with a knife, being careful not to overcook them, 10 to 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large mixing bowl, combine 1 cup dill, 2 crushed garlic cloves, a drained jar of capers, 3 tablespoons oil, 1 tablespoon mustard, 2 teaspoons lemon juice, and pepper to taste. Stir to combine.
  3. Drain the potatoes, return to the pot, and let stand for a minute to let them dry a little. Then add to the dill mixture. Toss to coat evenly and adjust the seasonings, if needed. Serve warm or at room temp.


  • Larger potatoes work too – go for Yukon golds or butter potatoes.
  • If you already have parsley, cilantro, or basil on-hand, you can use them. A bit of scallions or fresh oregano is also a great idea.
  • You can sub capers with anything briny, like chopped olives, half-sour pickles, or marinated artichokes.
  • You can sub with any mustard except honey mustard.
  • You can sub lemon with lime juice or any mild vinegar (red/white wine, champagne, or apple cider).


  • Serving Size: 1/6 of the recipe
  • Calories: 175
  • Fat: 7.3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 24.9 g
  • Fiber: 4 g
  • Protein: 3.1 g