Creamy Potato Salad with Dill, Lemon & Radishes

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

I generally only like one type of potato salad, but I tried this one once because it sounded interesting and I was thrilled with the result. It tastes incredibly light and refreshing and the radish adds a nice bite to it. It's my most requested potato salad recipe. From Fine Cooking magazine.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place the potatoes in a saucepan with a large pinch of kosher salt, cover with water by an inch or two, bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat to medium, partially cover, and cook until the potatoes are tender, about 20 minutes.
  3. (Test for doneness by spearing the potato with a thin metal skewer. It should penetrate easily into the center of the potato and then slide right out. If the skewer lifts the potato out of the water, cook the potatoes a little longer.) Drain the potatoes and let them cool.
  4. When the potatoes are at room temperature, cut them into 3/4-inch chunks and put them in a mixing bowl.
  5. Add the celery, radishes, scallions and dill and fold to distribute; set aside.
  6. In a small bowl whisk the cream until frothy but not stiffened.
  7. Whisk in the mayonnaise and mustard, then add the lemon juice, zest, 1/2 teaspoon of salt and the pepper.
  8. Pour the dressing over the salad and fold with a rubber spatula.
  9. Taste and adjust seasoning.
  10. Serve, or cover and chill for up to a day.


Most Helpful

This is my favorite potato salad recipe. I also like to add lots of hard-boiled eggs in mine, but that's a matter of preference. Thank you for posting!

Jeanniedbc December 14, 2008

What a refreshing and different take on potato salad! Even the traditionalists in our family asked for seconds. The lemon and dill give it such a vibrant flavor, and the radishes are a great crunch. I will absolutely make it again.

moxie July 09, 2003

Against my better judgement I made this based on the reviews, it's a variation of potato said I've made before that I really like. The lemon ruined it for me. I made this for a cookout, it will not be served, I'd have to explain it was an experiment that failed. Awful.

Pamela S. July 04, 2015

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