Perfect Potato Salad with Dill and Dijon

What would a picnic be without a delicious perfect potato salad with dill and Dijon?  It would be a pathetic picnic, that’s what.   I’ve been making this potato salad for years, and every time, it’s a little different.   Of course (I feel like a broken record here), but if you make homemade mayo, you’ll really taste the difference.  But even good ole Hellmans will produce a creamy, amazing potato salad that you and your picnic-going family and friends will love!

Perfect Potato Salad with Dill and Dijon

This perfect potato salad with dill and Dijon can be adjusted to your own liking. But, this is my go-to potato salad for every special occasion. You can make this a couple hours in advance. Cover with plastic wrap, I don't like to refrigerate before serving because the potatoes lose their rich, creamy, smooth texture.
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword Fresh dill, Picnic Food
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8 people
Calories 319 kcal
Author Kris Longwell


  • 3 lbs Yukon potatoes washed and peeled
  • Kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 stalk of celery chopped
  • 1 1/4 cup good quality of mayonnaise
  • 1 small red onion finely chopped (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1/2 cup fresh dill chopped
  • 2 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard


  1. Place the potatoes in a big pot with enough water to cover by 1-inch.
  2. Season with salt and bring to a boil.
  3. Cook until the potatoes are just tender when pierced, about 20 minutes.
  4. Drain the potatoes and return them to the pot, off the heat.
  5. Let them sit until almost room temp.
  6. Stir the celery, 3/4 teaspoon of the salt, and the remaining ingredients together in a large bowl big enough to hold all the potatoes.
  7. Once completely cooled, cut the potatoes into 1/2 inch pieces, and add them to the bowl as you go.
  8. Stir gently until all the spuds are coated with the dressing.
  9. Garnish with a nice sprig of dill.

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