Here we are at part 2 of my summer salad recipe postings! Today I’ve got a recipe for Dill Potato Salad and a Fresh and crunchy Cucumber Cole Slaw. Just awesome!

Dill and potatoes are great together and this recipe highlights them both without mayo! Adapted from a Martha Stewart recipe, this salad is perfect with BBQ grilled salmon and a host of other dinner options.

Dill Potato Salad

1 3/4 lbs (about 5 medium)  potatoes – I like to use red skinned potatoes and leave them unpeeled because of the great colour they add
2 cloves of garlic minced
1/2 onion sliced thinly
2 TBSP olive oil
2 1/2  TBSP fresh Dill
1 cup sour cream
1/2 TSP red wine vinegar
Salt and Pepper to taste

Wash and cube the potatoes. Wrap in aluminum foil with garlic, onion and olive oil. Cook on BBQ on medium high heat until you can pierce them with a fork easily. Allow to cool completely. Ideally you would complete this step while grilling dinner the night before so that you do not have to use more gas on the BBQ or time than necessary.

Add cooled potatoes, onion and garlic to a large bowl. Add dill, sour cream and vinegar. Mix together until well coated. Sprinkle salt and pepper to taste. Allow to sit in the fridge for at least an hour so that the flavours can all meld together.

Cucumber Coleslaw

6 medium cucumbers
a little salt for sprinkling on the cucumbers
1 sweet green pepper chopped
2 scallions, finely minced
1 celery stalk  finely minced
2 TBSP chopped fresh dill

2 Tablespoons mustard
2 Tablespoons sour cream
2 TBSP plain yogurt
2 TBSP lime juice
2 TBSP balsamic vinegar
1 tsp sugar
Salt and pepper to taste

Remove ends and peel cucumber so that most of the green rind is removed. Grade the cucumber – or cut into cubes.

In a large bowl add the cucumber and peppers. Sprinkle with a little salt and cover with plastic wrap. Let sit in the fridge for at least an hour or two. Stir in scallions, celery and dill.

Mix together the dressing ingredients and pour into bowl over the cucumber mixture. Place back in the fridge for at least another hour.