Potato Salad #InaFridays

Potato salad

There is an air of celebration to 2014. I don’t know why I feel that way. The world still looks like it has gone to the dogs, weather still sucks – we left for East coast in midst of a blizzard and came back to the beginning of another one – and well, you get the drift. Yet, the air feels fresh, and the world feels new, and all set to start with panache. Happy New Year to all my beautiful readers.

A friend sent me something in the mail that I want to share. I don’t know who to credit it to, but thanks to whoever created it.

 Boarding on Flight 2014 has been announced….. Your luggage should only

contain the best souvenirs from 2013 …the bad and sad moments should be left

in the garbage… 

The duration of the flight will be 12 months. 

The next stop-overs will be : Health, Love, Joy, Harmony, Well-being and Peace.

The Captain offers you the following menu which will be served during the flight


A Cocktail of Friendship 

Supreme Health 

A gratin of prosperity 

A Bowl of Excellent News 

A Salad of Success


A Cake of Happiness


All accompanied by burst of laughter….


Wishing you and the family an enjoyable trip on board of flight



It’s time for Ina Fridays! This month it’s soup and salads. This time I am posting a very simple potato salad that is easy and quick from the kitchen of Ina Garten. It’s a combination of mustard and dill to make a fantastic sauce for potatoes. The original recipe can be found at foodnetwork.com’s Barefoot Contessa Potato salad.

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Potato Salad #InaFridays
  • 3 pounds small white potatoes with skin on
  • Kosher salt
  • 1 cup light mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup buttermilk
  • ½ cup chopped fresh dill
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons whole-grain mustard
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ cup chopped celery
  • ½ cup chopped red onion
  1. Place the potatoes with skin on in a large pot of water with two tablespoon of salt and bring it to boil. Then simmer for 15 minutes. Once the potatoes are tender enough to be pierced with a knife, drain them in a colander.Place the potatoes back in the pot, and cover with a clean dry kitchen towel. Allow the potatoes to steam for 15 to 20 minutes.
  2. As the potatoes steam, in a small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, buttermilk, Dijon mustard, whole grain mustard, dill, 1 teaspoon of salt, and 1 teaspoon of pepper. Set aside.
  3. When the potatoes are cool enough to handle, cut them in quarters or in half, depending on their size. Place the cut potatoes in a large bowl. While the potatoes are still warm, pour enough dressing over them to moisten. Add the celery and red onion, 2 teaspoons of salt and 1 teaspoon of pepper. Toss well, cover, and refrigerate for a few hours to allow the flavors to blend. Serve cold or at room temperature.


potato salad 1

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19 comments for “Potato Salad #InaFridays

  1. January 3, 2014 at 2:45 AM

    Wow ! Minnie this looks awesome as usual.
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  2. January 3, 2014 at 2:52 AM

    I love potato salad and I think I’m going to the kitchen right now to make this. It’s going to be over 100F here tomorrow and potato salad is definitely called for.

    Happy New Year, Minnie!
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  3. January 3, 2014 at 12:44 PM

    OH MY! All the good things together in one lovely dish! I am sure the combo of the mustard and mayo with potatoes is one of the best things that can ever happen. Yum!

  4. January 3, 2014 at 3:02 PM

    I love potato salad and this one looks really good. Dill is under-used in my opinion and the mustard, oh my. I am going to try this one next time I make burgers. Thanks for sharing!

  5. January 3, 2014 at 3:29 PM

    This is my go to potato salad – I make it frequently.

    love it!

  6. linsy
    January 3, 2014 at 3:57 PM

    My favorite summer salad. Have to try in winter too.

  7. January 3, 2014 at 5:16 PM

    Potato salad is so fesy to make and such a great flavour.

  8. January 3, 2014 at 7:26 PM

    Love this potato salad. Hope you will link it to the party.


  9. January 3, 2014 at 9:26 PM

    Those are great words, Minnie and good to dwell on as we launch into 2014. Sorry to hear about all the blizzards! What a lovely potato salad – I love the addition of dill – I always add dill to my potato salads! xx
    Hotly Spiced recently posted..In My Kitchen, January 2014My Profile

  10. January 4, 2014 at 2:05 AM

    Happy New Year, Minnie! Hope 2014 is the best yet for you and your family! I love potato salad, especially with mustard and dill, this looks really good!
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  11. January 4, 2014 at 11:59 AM

    I love summer food in the winter. Let’s cook some brats! Happy New Year, Minnie. Really enjoyed this post, especially the New Year’s wish. Here’s to Ina.
    Alyce Morgan recently posted..Ina Fridays – Soups, Salads, and Sides – Winter Minestrone and Garlic BruschettaMy Profile

  12. January 4, 2014 at 6:48 PM

    Your photo speaks for the salad which looks yummy. Good choice.
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  13. January 5, 2014 at 2:57 AM

    The email you posted is exactly what I needed to read at this moment. The potato salad looks yummy, too. Happy New Year!
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  14. January 5, 2014 at 7:10 AM

    happy new year Minnie !! wish all ur dreams comes true this year..
    good choice of recipe to start the yr with
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  15. January 5, 2014 at 9:00 AM

    I love Ina’s recipe and a big fan of her cooking. What a lovely and hearty potato salad, I sometimes add boiled eggs too and with meat stew this salad will be one deadly combo. Loved the way you have written about new year wishes.
    have a wonderful year ahead

  16. January 5, 2014 at 5:16 PM

    Love the fresh dill in this! Wonderful looking recipe, and a great start to the new year. Thanks!
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  17. January 7, 2014 at 1:30 AM

    What lovely sentiments in that verse! And this potato salad looks wonderful! 😀

  18. January 8, 2014 at 9:01 PM

    Yes! I want to be on that same flight. The salad dressing really sounds yummy, but I tend to just use vinaigrettes. I’m sure it was excellent.
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