Potato Salad with Dill + Horseradish Aioli

What a week!  Actually, what a month!  I can’t believe May is wrapping up.  Feels like I always say that.  It’s so odd how time just flies by.  The burst of travel hasn’t helped with slowing things down.  And next week I pack up for a few days in Vegas, where I’ll be attending the Saveur Blog Awards (our little project, The Boys Club, won the Best Cocktail Blog category).  As soon as I mentioned the win to Eric, he scurried off to his computer to look at flights.  Having never been to Vegas, we’re doing it up… fancy dinners, theater tickets (Eric’s birthday is coming up as is our wedding anniversary, so this is our big celebration).  No gambling though… I’m not a fan, though I have a feeling he might hit the tables while I’m off doing foodie things.

There are no words to express how excited I am to finally get to meet the bloggers going to this event.  Some of my favorites are going to be there, including David and Luise, creators of the blog Green Kitchen Stories, who have just come out with their book, Vegetarian Everyday.  Often when I’m asked which sites are my favorites, I rattle of a long list, but between you and me, GKS is at the top.  I’ve been a fan of theirs for a long time and am so thrilled for their much deserved success (a wonderful mobile app, a cookbook, and a Saveur award all in twelve months).  So, yeah, I’m kind of psyched to meet them next week.

While flipping through Vegetarian Everyday, the dish that tantalized me the most, surprisingly, was their potato salad.  It’s a stunner… never had I seen a potato salad with such vibrant colors and flavors. I knew immediately that I had to make it and get it up here before the Memorial Day weekend.  I’ve taken some liberties and incorporated homemade aioli into it.  Their recipe is definitely healthier than mine, but I’m a mayo fan and it’s not potato salad in my world without a little of it thrown in.

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Une salade de pommes de terre qui donne vraiment envie! Merci!

Katrina @ Warm Vanilla SugarMay 24, 2013 - 7:15 am

So many gorgeous colours and flavours in this salad! Love this for a summer picnic!

kulsum@journeykitchen.comMay 24, 2013 - 8:15 am

What a stunning salad! I’m a big dan of GKS too and can’t wait for my copy.

TieghanMay 24, 2013 - 8:33 am

What a gorgeous and delicious salad! Stunning!

JulieDMay 24, 2013 - 10:17 am

So gorgeous, Brian!! Now I’m craving this!!

Bev @ Bev CooksMay 24, 2013 - 10:34 am


Mmm I love aioli. Congrats on the Saveur win! I’ve never been to Vegas either but I’m sure you guys will have a blast!

Jen @ My Kitchen AddictionMay 24, 2013 - 11:45 am

This is so lovely, Brian… It’s been a while since I made an aioli (though, I confess to usually making it to dip french fries in… A salad would be a much better choice on my part). I’m going to do it soon.

And, enjoy your trip to Vegas… It sounds fabulous, and you totally deserve it!

Laura (Tutti Dolci)May 24, 2013 - 12:32 pm

Beautiful photos, I love the fresh dill!

David & LuiseMay 24, 2013 - 1:57 pm

We love your aioli twist!
Thank you for your sweet words. We are definitely looking forward to meeting you too!!

Ouida LampertMay 24, 2013 - 2:45 pm


I don’t usually comment. In fact, I NEVER comment. But, damn, that is a stunner. It WILL happen this weekend. Thanks!


ShannonMay 24, 2013 - 3:38 pm

certainly perfect for the holiday, and all summer! you’re right about the attraction- those colors are almost never found in a potato salad!

Marie Holt LeBaronMay 24, 2013 - 5:33 pm

I’ve just discovered your blog and I’m in love. You have fabulous photography. Happy to be reading!

Brandon @ Kitchen KonfidenceMay 24, 2013 - 7:38 pm

This looks darn tasty! Love all of the colors. I need to get my hands on that book :)

KankanaMay 24, 2013 - 8:17 pm

I have to get a copy of that book SOON. Big fan of Green Kitchen Stories! I love making aioli and this flavor blend sounds stunning.

MonetMay 24, 2013 - 11:31 pm

I am so excited for you Brian. So many good things are unfolding in your life. It is just a joy to watch and read! And this potato salad is just in time for the holiday weekend. I needed something to bring to a cook out on both Sunday and Monday. Thank you for sharing!

JeanetteMay 27, 2013 - 7:57 pm

Congratulations on your award and have a fun trip! That is awesome! I also love how pretty this potato salad is.

Sylvie @ Gourmande in the KitchenMay 28, 2013 - 1:11 am

Congrats again, I hope you both have a fabulous time in Vegas! Have a cocktail for me while you’re there. ;-)

Lora @cakeduchessMay 28, 2013 - 6:36 am

I’ve never been to Vegas either. I know it’s an amazing place to visit. What fun to go to pick up your award (congrats again:). I saw this on Pinterest yesterday and I knew immediately it was your salad-gorgeous!

CarolynMay 28, 2013 - 7:23 am

Love those multicoloured potatoes. It’s a beautiful salad!

Sommer @ ASpicyPerspectiveMay 28, 2013 - 8:02 am

Fantastic-looking salad!!

JoanneMay 28, 2013 - 8:04 am

I am still so eternally excited for your win! you are going to have SO much fun in Vegas, I just know it!

And this potato salad really is one of the prettiest I’ve ever seen! I’m sure that also translates to great flavor!

Liz @ The Lemon BowlMay 28, 2013 - 8:40 am

Vegas is going to be amazing – so excited for you!! This salad is ridiculously perfect.

Arthur in the Garden!May 28, 2013 - 12:00 pm

That horseradish aioli is the bomb!

Laura LafataMay 28, 2013 - 12:37 pm

You are a patient woman to slice those peas like that! Looks very pretty and tasty too! Enjoy the bloggers summit!

Andrew FrishmanMay 28, 2013 - 1:46 pm

Mmnnn… I LOVES me some potato salad, especially when it’s horsin’ around.

Los franceses se llama las papas, “pomme de terre” pero una papa no es una manzana.

Mary MillerMay 29, 2013 - 1:58 am


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Kristina WagnerMay 30, 2013 - 2:27 pm

This looks so great!! Really nice pictures as well!


Robin RodgersMay 30, 2013 - 3:56 pm

It is beautiful. I’m admiring that which I won’t eat…too high carb. But for those of you indulging, enjoy!

Edwina Ricketts WronskiJune 1, 2013 - 10:08 pm

Wow, this looks sooo good! Definitely will be making this summer.

Linda BaurJune 4, 2013 - 1:05 am

pretty picture too bad no recipe.

Verses from my KitchenJune 5, 2013 - 2:44 am

This has my name on it. I am a big potato salad fan but it’s so hard to find a good one. This looks like a great one. And those images are crazy good. Love this!

Mindy SherkJune 14, 2013 - 2:33 pm

There is a recipe. you have to click on the tab to the right for “full recipe”

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Barbara JenningsJuly 1, 2013 - 9:10 pm

Great potato salad! Easy recipe would definitely make again. Beautiful presentation! What a yummy change from regular potatoe salad. I would have never thought of the snap peas or the colored potatoes! Excellent! :)

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CarolineJuly 12, 2013 - 2:06 pm

I made this last night and it was lovely. I will be making it again for an upcoming dinner party. The leftovers today are just as good, maybe even better. I did have to thin out the aioli with a bit of ice water, as it was a bit pasty, but that worked like a charm. Thanks for the recipe!

Megan RobisonJuly 22, 2013 - 6:06 pm

Everyone at my outdoor bday shindig loved this salad – so fresh and delicious!

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Lizzy (Good Things)July 29, 2013 - 6:51 pm

Love potato salad, always have… your recipe is so fresh and delicious… thanks!

Caroline Day BarthAugust 3, 2013 - 2:49 am

This was amazing! I used dijon mustard instead of the horseradish since my family isn’t a fan, but it was still awesome. I loved the snap peas. Can’t wait to eat the leftovers tomorrow :)

Maggie @ Mama Maggie's KitchenJanuary 26, 2014 - 12:34 pm

Lunch? Yes please! You can make me lunch anytime. ;) I have to share this!

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