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This summer, I am going to share all my favourite seasonal dishes up on the blog that I've been making for years! That includes this recipe for Creamy Herb Potato Salad, which is one I make all the time, especially when we are having company over for dinner because it's always a slam dunk. It's adapted from my first book Joyous Health, but it's even creamier than the original.
I'm also going to share The Everything Guac and my bruschetta in the coming weeks – both are flavour-packed recipes. These recipes are nothing fancy, but they are my faves that I make all the time when I can get the best of what's in season.
I guess I've just always assumed that you all have your own versions of these summer faves and that's why I've never shared them. But I thought why the heck not, maybe my versions of these classic summer dishes will be slightly different than yours.
As you might have guessed, I'm in Austria. Every summer since 2011, we've been coming to Europe. We only ever missed one summer when I was in my third trimester pregnant with Vienna.
I tell you this because my father-in-law has a lovely herb garden with all my favourite herbs. When I saw it and knowing how much Austrians love potatoes (you can get pretty much every variety at the local farmers market), I knew I had to make my Creamy Herb Potato Salad!
We've only been here a week, but already I feel like I've been away much longer. That being said, my heart has really been drawn back to Toronto these last few days with the recent shooting that happened on the Danforth by a very unstable person who took the lives of a child and a young woman.
I feel deeply for the families who have lost loved ones and all I can think about are the moms and dads who lost their children. It absolutely breaks my heart and I feel great sorrow when I think about it. That tradegy has put me in the mood for comfort food as I grapple with how I'm going to move forward feeling safe in a city I call home.
This potato salad definitely tasted like comfort food without weighing us down. In fact, after we ate it I said to Walker "I feel so good and satisifed". We also had it with some roasted garlic and herb chicken I made. It was the perfect dinner! Normally I make a large salad to go with whatever protein we are having, but I put so many herbs in this recipe, it felt like a salad.
True to its name, this salad is super creamy and incredibly fresh and flavourful, thanks to the herbs from my father-in-law's garden.
I had an eager little helper making the salad dressing with me. We sat on the balcony together while we made it. Lucky for us, the weather here has been perfect!
While white potatoes may not have a nutriton profile like turmeric or kale, potatoes still do offer a ton of nourishment. Potatoes are:
Here's the recipe:
Don't feel you have to use all the same herbs I used. I suggest you use whatever you can get your hands on or whatever is growing in your garden. The combination of using multiple fresh herbs is truly wonderful and earthy.
Other options to make it delicious:
There you have it, one of my favourite summer recipes, creamy herb potato salad!
If you've got an awesome take on a potato salad, share below!
Happy Summer friends,
So creamy and looks so great. Must a try with this Creamy Herb Potato Salad, it is one of a kind. A good for the health.Reply
I will be making this this weekend - will add chopped apple and celery seedsReply
Oooh, that sounds AMAZING! Let us know how it goes Christine :) Rachel - Joyous Health Team
This potato salad looks really good. Will try Just want you to know I made your cauliflower with goat cheese and it was amazing. It will be my new way of making cauliflower. My husband loved it too!! Enjoy your holiday.Reply
Yay! So happy you enjoyed it :) Let us know what you think of the potato salad when you get a chance to try it! Rachel - Joyous Health Team
Hi Joy! Can this be refrigeratedReply
Hi Julia, Absolutely! In fact, we recommend it :) Rachel - Joyous Health Team
I made this but didn't have tahini on hand so substituted hummus - best potato salad I've ever had!!!Reply
Oh wow, that's awesome! Way to get creative! So happy to hear it still worked out :) Rachel - Joyous Health Team
YUMMY...thank you for a fab. recipe.Reply
So glad you enjoyed it Lise :) Rachel - Joyous Health Team
Another great recipe. Double recipe as it is really good. Like the fresh herbs in it.Reply
We're so happy to hear you enjoyed it Marilyn! Good call on doubling up the recipe :) That means lots of leftovers! Rachel - Joyous Health Team
Me and hubby love making the potato salad recipe from "Joyous Health" the book, and we eat it warm (leftovers cold). It's literally my new favourite food!!! Next time I will try this variation.Reply
That's a delicious recipe, glad you're enjoying it!
This is my new potato salad recipe I will make in the future. Love love love this recipe!! Tahini makes this salad taste great.Reply
Glad you love the recipe!
Bring back many family picnic memories We also put radishes in ours Having it for dinner tonight.Reply
Great idea! I love the spicy crunch of radishes!
Tried this recipe tonight- very tasty. I the tahini gives it a beautiful creamy texture. Can’t wait to make it again with different herbs (only had fresh parsley on hand).Reply
Glad you love this salad -- it's a gem! Thanks for your comment :)
Made this tonight for the 3rd time. It’s THE best potato salad!Reply
Yay! Thrilled to hear you love it as much as we do :)
Hi Joy! This looks amazing. I wonder if I could use sweet potatoes instead since that's what I have. What do you think?Reply
Yes I think so you'll just have to be mindful not to overcook them so you don't have a mushy salad. Let me know how it turns out!
sounds great. will try it.Reply