Easy Dill Potato Salad for Pioneer Day


Dill Potato Salad that has less of a mayo taste and more flavor! Perfect for #pioneerday ohsweetbasil.com


Oh Pioneer Day, you’re almost here again. When we moved to Utah we had heard about Pioneer Day, but I especially had never experienced it nor did I know just what a huge deal it really is. I mean, it’s like a second 4th of July just with a different meaning. It’s pretty much awesome. However, it is another day full of BBQ’s, Potlucks, and treats so you need to have a few recipes ready to go like this Pioneer Cobbler, easy J-Dawgs Hot Dogs with an awesome sauce, and these killer blackberry lime bars. This Easy Dill Potato salad for Pioneer Day is really light and wonderful, and it was totally inspired by, Iowa Girl Eats.


Dill Potato Salad that has less of a mayo taste and more flavor! Perfect for #pioneerday ohsweetbasil.com


A little while ago Kristin posted this awesome recipe for her Mom’s classic potato salad (I don’t know how she can make a simple potato salad look so amazing. Seriously, I think potato salad is so hard to photograph well!) and I was immediately sucked in. I mean, it looked amazing and that’s obviously the first thing that pulls you into a recipe, but what really sold me was that the potato salad uses a dressing that soaks into the potatoes and then light mayo right before serving. I love that! Some potato salads (ehem, tubbed grocery store mayo salad) are so mushy, bland and full of mayonnaise that if you didn’t keel over from a heart attack by the last bite you’ll probably be laying on the couch with a belly ache.


Dill Potato Salad that has less of a mayo taste and more flavor! Perfect for #pioneerday ohsweetbasil.com


So, we gave this new potato salad a go knowing that anything Kristin makes is usually wonderful, and not only did the recipe exceed our expectations, but it inspired an adapted version that’s just as fantastic! Like I already mentioned, Pioneer Day is a big day around here and we wanted to post a new potato salad recipe that is easy and still a major crowd pleaser. We changed  a few things from the original recipe (like using dijon mustard, skipping the paprika and adding delicious dill), and absolutely adored it. We know it will be the perfect addition to your BBQ!


What Kind Of Potato Is Best for Potato Salad?

Waxy potatoes hold their shape and texture best when cooked.

Reds, Yukon golds, and most new and fingerling potatoes — work best for potato salad.


How Do You Tell If A Boiled Egg Is Done?

The best method for boiling eggs results in evenly hard boiled eggs every time.

Put eggs in a pan and cover with cool water.

Heat the water to a boil.

Remove the pan from the heat and cover for 15 minutes or until the water is cool enough to dip a finger in it.


How Long Will Potato Salad Keep?

Potato salad that has been left out of the refrigerator for more than 2 hours should be discarded.

When potato salad is properly stored, it will keep 3-4 days.

It should be covered and refrigerated.


Easy Dill Potato Salad for Pioneer Day

Dill Potato Salad that has less of a mayo taste and more flavor! Perfect for #pioneerday ohsweetbasil.com
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Easy Dill Potato Salad for Pioneer Day

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Over 100 Family Reunion Food Ideas
Keyword: dill, hard boiled eggs, lemon, mayonnaise, potato salad, potatoes, side
Servings: 6 -8 servings
Calories: 233kcal
Author: Sweet Basil


  • 4-5 Potatoes chopped, and boiled until tender, chilled in a bowl in the fridge
  • 1/2 Cup Olive Oil Mayonnaise
  • 1 to 2 Teaspoons Dry Dill or to taste (we love dill so ours was almost 2 teaspoons)
  • Salt to taste
  • 4 Boiled Eggs chopped

For the Dressing

  • 1/4 Cup Canola Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Sugar
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Dijon Mustard
  • Pinch of Salt and Pepper


  • After you have drained the potatoes put them in a large bowl and place in the fridge to chill while you mix up the dressing.
  • Whisk together the dressing ingredients and carefully dress the potatoes, folding to evenly coat.
  • Chill for one hour or up to overnight.
  • minutes before serving stir together the dill and mayonnaise and fold together the mayo mix, eggs and potatoes.
  • Chill for an additional 30 minutes and serve.


Dill is a tricky herb as some love a strong dill flavor while others prefer it mild. Season yours accordingly. Salt is so important on potato salad. If it is bland you need more salt. The potatoes take on so much they need the additional seasoning.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 233kcal | Carbohydrates: 22.5g | Protein: 5.1g | Cholesterol: 74.6mg | Fiber: 2.7g | Sugar: 2g
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15 comments on “Easy Dill Potato Salad for Pioneer Day”

  1. I love your recipes. Thank you.

  2. These pictures are amazing…so I don’t know what you are talking about. Girl you have mad photog skills. Come teach meeee!!!! This sounds like a fantastic salad to celebrate with!!!

  3. Carrian this potato salad sounds awesome. Save me some!

  4. I just love potato salad 🙂 this recipe is perfect!

  5. This potato salad has me ready to picnic right NOW! Looks so dreamy, love!

  6. Made this for a Pioneer Day potluck yesterday. YUMMY!! I probably more than doubled the lemon juice though- mixed some into the salad at the end, and used coconut oil instead of canola. It had a sort of buttery smooth flavor to it. So light and bright and different. A hit! Thanks!

  7. Looks so creamy. Loving the big chunks of potato too!

  8. Miss those Pioneer Day parades! The dressing has 1/4 c canola oil listed then has 1 Tbsp canola oil listed underneath. Just want to make sure they’re both suppose to be canola oil. Looks Delish!

  9. Looks like the perfect addition to a Pioneer Day menu!

  10. I love dill. Probably a little too much. So naturally I love this potato salad. I wish we had Pioneer Day in Washington!

  11. I’m not a huge fan of dried dill, how do you think chopped fresh dill would fare in this recipe?

  12. Pioneer day?! I think I’m going to start that in Los Angeles just to have another excuse to BBQ and invite people over. (P.S. I though at first it was Pioneer WOMAN Day, and I thought that was a pretty good idea too).

  13. Pinoeer days? That sounds so fun!! What a perfect salad to accompany it. Oh and you are crazy, your photos are great and make this potato salad look great!