Red Radish and Potato Salad

so this was a bit of a spin on traditional potato salad. it was easy to make and the reviews on it were pretty decent! it was my first attempt at any kind of potato salad and the only lesson I learned was that if you overcook the potatoes, they break apart easily and can be difficult to work with. I probably would have cut them in half, too, before cooking just so that it was done and I wasn't trying to slice warm potatoes after!

the tangy dressing and the dill really complimented each other and went well with the selection of barbequed meat that was being served! this recipe was in my everyday canadian living favourites cookbook. it's contains tons of great recipes that I am itching to try. they are all simple and generally contain ingredients that most people would find in their cabinets on a regular basis. 

this can be made in no time. boil the potatoes and while doing so you can chop up your veggies and make up the dressing. throw it all in a big bowl and stare at the colours!

I really liked the dressing. it was oil, lemon juice, dijon mustard, salt and pepper and a dash of sugar. the lemon was a really nice flavour and had just enough punch that you could taste it but not in a overwhelming sense. 

dijon mustard is not a favourite of mine but it was really nice in this salad. this is the finished product. had I not overcooked the potatoes there is a chance it would look more appetizing but I guess it really doesn't matter because who knows what it ends up looking like in your tummy!

the recipe is after the jump!

28 mini potatoes
12 radishes
2 stalks of celery
half a red onion
1/4 cup of fresh dill 

1/2 cup oil
1/4 cup lemon juice 
1 tablespoon dijon mustard
salt and pepper
1/4 tsp sugar

boil the potatoes in hot, salted water for 10-15 minutes or until you can pierce them with a fork. in the meantime, chop up your vegetables and half of the dill and put it in a bowl. once the potatoes are done, chop them into quarters and add them to the vegetables. whisk the dressing in a small bowl, add to salad and toss. 

happy making! 

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