Jamie Oliver’s Potato Salad with Lemon and Dill Recipe

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Easily make potato dill salad by Jamie Oliver in the comfort of your home. The regular house cook always wonders how celebrity chefs recreate simple home-cooked dishes and turn them into fine dining courses. You don’t have to worry about making this recipe though because this lemon dill potato salad is very simple to make.

This type of salad is a staple in Western cuisine. It can be served as a side dish to steak other than homemade mashed potatoes or an easy baked potato recipe. It can also be an appetizer and in some cases, eaten as an entree too!

This Jamie Oliver salad consists of fresh dill, dijon mustard, chives, and lemon zest. It’s one of his best recipes and is quite similar to Jamie Oliver’s greek potato salad but less the mayo. It’s earthy with a deliciously tangy kick and made creamy using sour cream. Most importantly, it’s a very healthy salad that you can make with very simple ingredients. Read on to get started on making this potato dill salad. 

Jamie Oliver’s Potato Salad with Lemon and Dill Recipe

How To Make Jamie Oliver's Potato Salad with Lemon and Dill

Whip up Jamie Oliver’s potato salad recipe with only several ingredients. Topped with bacon, each bite of this lemon dill potato salad bursts with a mix of flavors from the dijon mustard, dill and chives.

Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Total: 20 mins


  • 2 lb new potatoes, washed
  • 5 cups water, for boiling, plus more if necessary
  • salt and ground pepper, to taste

For Dressing:

  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard, or grain mustard
  • ½ cup fresh dill, chopped
  • ¼ cup chives , or spring onions, chopped
  • lemon zest, from 1 lemon
  • lemon juice, from 1 lemon
  • salt and ground black pepper, to taste

To Serve:

  • 1 tbsp bacon bits, per serving
  • 2 tsp olive oil, per serving


  1. Boil the potatoes in salted water until they just fall off a knife. Do not overcook. When potatoes are ready, drain and allow to cool down briefly.
  2. Prepare the dressing. Combine all the ingredients for the dressing.
  3. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Adjust accordingly
  4. Slice the potatoes in half and fold the dressing into the potatoes until fully incorporated. Adjust seasonings again if necessary.
  5. Drizzle olive oil around the salad and sprinkle bacon bits on top. Serve.


  • Sugar: 4g
  • :
  • Calcium: 113mg
  • Calories: 320kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 44g
  • Cholesterol: 34mg
  • Fat: 14g
  • Fiber: 6g
  • Iron: 2mg
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 4g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g
  • Potassium: 1086mg
  • Protein: 7g
  • Saturated Fat: 6g
  • Sodium: 122mg
  • Vitamin A: 928IU
  • Vitamin C: 52mg
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Frequently Asked Questions

What potatoes are best for Jamie Oliver’s potato salad?

Waxy potatoes are the best kind to use in making this potato dill salad recipe. They have a low amount of starch and have a high water content, which makes them creamier but firmer. Once boiled, they retain their shape better than starchy types which are best for mashed potatoes. You can also make it with baby potatoes if it’s available to you.

Is it better to boil or steam potatoes for potato salad?

Boiling potatoes are more common and easier to do. All you need to do is fill up a pot with water, turn on the heat, add your potatoes and let them cook evenly. Steaming, however, is a cooking method that retains almost all the nutrients in veggies. Another benefit to steaming is that you won’t be soaking them in water, which makes them firmer. So you can choose to steam your potatoes instead of boiling them for this Jamie Oliver potato salad. It would just take a bit longer to do and require more kitchen utensils.



Nothing beats a potato dill salad by Jamie Oliver. The combination of flavors from the tangy sour cream, to the spicy dijon mustard, licorice-like dill and salty bacon will really give you that fine dining experience.
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