Mom's Dill Potato Salad Recipe -
Mom's Dill Potato Salad Recipe
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Mom's Dill Potato Salad

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"This is a great alternative to the familiar yellow potato salad. The dried dill weed is much more potent than fresh and alleviates some of the blandness of similar recipes."

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Original recipe makes 12 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    2 hrs 30 mins


  1. Place potatoes in a large pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil over high heat, then turn heat to medium-low, cover, and cook until tender but still firm, about 15 minutes. Drain, cool in an ice water bath until cold, about 5 minutes. Leaving skins on, cut into bite-size pieces, and place in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Combine mayonnaise, sour cream, dill weed, and green onions in a bowl and stir until blended. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Pour mayo mixture over potatoes and toss to coat evenly. Adjust seasoning if necessary. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours, or overnight.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 24, 2008

After making a few minor changes such as adding a little celery seed and increasing the sour cream to 1 cup and decreasing the dillweed to 1-1/2 TBSP, we found this to be a wonderful potato salad.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 14, 2011

I liked the idea of this for its simplicity but found it pretty tasteless before I did a lot of doctoring. I added a lot more dill (I used fresh), celery salt, Jane’s Krazy Mixed Up Salt, and some thinly sliced radishes and celery. There was also a little too much mayonnaise for my liking, so I mellowed out the tang with more sour cream. Basic recipes are nice to build upon, but they should also stand alone on their own merits without tinkering being necessary.

Jun 11, 2010

Simple and delicious! If you love the flavor of dill, you'll LOVE this potato salad! It tastes a little bit like "sour cream and onion" due to the green onion in this. I followed the recipe exactly, using the optional salt and cracked black pepper. To lighten it up I used Hellman's lite mayo and light sour cream. I really wouldn't change much with this except maybe to use a bit less dill - 1 & 1/2 Tbsp. next time. This is a definite keeper when you want a quick, great tasting potato salad.

Aug 12, 2007

Really simple and very tasty. I added celery which just gave it a nice crunch.

Sep 01, 2008

This is very good. Reminds me of vegetable dip. A shortcut is to slice your potatoes into bite sized pieces before you boil them.

Aug 05, 2007

This was a very good and simple potato salad! I did add just a little celery seed, will make this again & again!

May 03, 2010

i make this all the time, sometimes with hard boiled eggs. the trick is to keep adding dill until it's very noticable

Apr 20, 2010

best homemade potato saled ever. used only 1 1/2 tbsp dill and upped the sour cream to a cup. yummy. oh and i used light mayo.


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  • Calories
  • 245 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 19.9 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 13 mg
  • 4%
  • Fat
  • 17.8 g
  • 27%
  • Fiber
  • 2.1 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 3 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 153 mg
  • 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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