Sunday, June 24, 2012

A Summer Picnic Recipe

Summer's here, and with Canada Day (July 1)...

...and Fourth of July celebrations...

...just around the corner, I thought I'd share one of my favorite picnic recipes for a fresh new twist on a timeless classic ~ potato salad.

Lee's Favorite Potato Salad

1-1/2 pounds red-skinned new potatoes
1 sweet yellow pepper
2 or 3 green onions, sliced
1/4 pound sugar snap peas
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon dried dill (or 3 tablespoons fresh, chopped)
salt & pepper to taste

Cut the potatoes in half, cook till tender, drain and set aside to cool. Cook the peas in boiling water for 1 minute till they turn bright green, chill under cold running water and drain. Core and chop the yellow pepper into bite-sized pieces. Put the vegetables into a serving bowl and sprinkle with dill. In a small bowl, whisk together the oil, vinegar, lemon juice, mustard and salt & pepper. Pour the dressing over the salad, toss and enjoy!

Until next time,
The Daddy Project (Dec. 2012)


Laney4 said...

Sounds yummy. Thanks for sharing!

kris said...

Oooh, Lee, this one looks wonderful. I'm trying it for sure. Thank you!

Lee McKenzie said...

You're welcome, Laney!

Lee McKenzie said...

I hope you enjoy it, Kris!

This salad is much more portable than one with a mayo-based dressing, so it's often my go-to for summer potluck picnics.

Tammy Yenalavitch said...

I love potato salad. Thanks for the yummy recipe. Hard to believe that July is almost here.

Lee McKenzie said...

Time whips by far too quickly for me, Tammy!

linda s said...

Potato salad and no eggs hmmm... Thought there was a law... Does sound yummy though so I'm going to try it. Hope the egg police don't get me. Have great holiday weekends.

Lee McKenzie said...

LOL, Linda! Are you saying I don't follow the rules? Well, you're not the first ;)

Seriously, though, I have fond memories of potato salads with rich, creamy dressing and sliced hard-boiled eggs dotting the top, all sprinkled with paprika to give it some color. And I still love that one, too!

Amanda Renée said...

I never would have thought to add the sugar snap peas. Sounds wonderful. I will try it this summer!