Let me start with this— I’m all about picnics. Delicious, homemade salads, endless dips, wraps, sandwiches, fresh fruit, mmmm my mouth is watering! Picnics are summer (or spring, I guess) days at their best, and there’s nothing like good food and friends to top off a sunny day at the park. Ahhh so many memories! Memorial Day basically equates to picnic day in my mind, so when I got inspired to plan a recipe for this upcoming holiday (and day off!), you know I went for some classic picnic food.
I decided to pull out one of my favorite picnic recipes that I’ve been making for a few years now: Avocado Dill Potato Salad. Oh yeah. It’s so good.
I’ve never been a fan of regular potato salad because I’m one of those people who does not like mayo. Not sure why, but it’s just never sat right with me. I got over that pretty fast once I learned to substitute avocado or hummus in it’s place. Which, coincidentally, worked out perfectly in this recipe!
The combination of the creamy avocado, tangy dijon mustard, crunchy red onion, and fresh dill takes this potato salad to a new level. It’s light, flavorful, healthy, and naturally vegan and gluten free. The perfect addition to your next picnic or BBQ! Yeah, I don’t miss that mayo one bit.
Be sure to stop by on Friday for a picnic-inspired Friday Favorites featuring some awesome recipes from some amazing bloggers. I mean, we have to prepare for that big day on Monday, right?
What’s your favorite picnic food? Have you lightened up any other classics like this potato salad? I’d love to hear some more inspiration 🙂