Potato & Grilled Corn Salad with Fresh Dill

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Summer is pretty much in full swing in most parts, which means picnics, family bike rides, BBQs, and lots of dinners on the patio.  A popular summer salad which I was never really able to get behind is the traditional potato salad.  I just find it too heavy with mayo and much too creamy for my liking.  I do, however, love the idea of grilled corn, fresh dill and tangy mustard in my potato salad, and that’s just what I did to recreate this classic dish.  IMG_5441-2 We just planted our vegetable and herb garden last weekend.  I get so excited about this every year, digging up the dirt for our baby plants with my husband and nurturing them in the early mornings.  It’s such an amazing thing to do if you have the green space.  I really really do not have a green thumb (as my indoor plants can attest to), and we’ve had success every summer over the last three years.  If I can do it, you can, too. πŸ™‚ This year we planted red and yellow cherry tomatoes, big beef tomatoes, Lebanese cucumbers, jalapeΓ±os, purple and red bell peppers, and romaine hearts.  In our herb garden we have chives, basil, thai basil, oregano, cilantro, and fresh dill.  There’s really no better feeling than going right into your backyard to cut fresh herbs at the moment you need them.  So, that’s what I did for this salad, and coming from a potato salad loving hubby, this statement was a big one: “This is the best potato salad I’ve ever had. Totally. The best.” πŸ™‚ vegan potato salad

Potato & Grilled Corn Salad with Fresh Dill

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: Makes 6-8 servings


  • 4 organic cobs of corn, husked
  • 2 pounds small white potatoes, washed
  • 3 green onions, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill


  1. Place corn on grill over medium-high heat. Grill until tender and slightly charred, about 10 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat, let cool slightly before handling, then cut off kernels using a sharp knife. Place into a large bowl.
  3. In a large saucepan of boiling salted water, cook the potatoes until tender, about 15 minutes. Drain and slice in half. Add to the bowl of corn, along with green onions, mustard, salt, pepper, vinegar and dill. Toss all to combine well.
  4. Serve and enjoy!

This recipe makes for excellent leftovers, and it’s so easy to whip up to bring along to a lunch or dinner party.  It won’t leave anyone feeling weighed down by heavy mayo, and you can proudly say it’s vegan! If you’re new to Love and Lentils, hello πŸ™‚ and thank you for being here – feel free to join me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter! Thanks so much for reading, sophia   


  1. This looks like one of the recipes I call ‘perfect’, Sophie: simple ingredients that I can lay my hands on anywhere; simple recipe; flavoursome result. THANK YOU VERY MUCH !!!

    • Sophia | Love and Lentils says:

      Great! Glad you like it!! I love simple, easy recipes. πŸ™‚

  2. YUM! Sophia – this looks amazing! And I love that it’s so simple. Being an apartment dweller I am immensely jealous of your ability to both garden and grill! But I’ll have to try this out with roasted corn instead. πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing!

    • Sophia | Love and Lentils says:

      Hi Jamie! Welcome back πŸ™‚
      I lived in apartments forever, so I totally understand. πŸ™‚ It’s a real treat for sure, we are so lucky!
      This salad would definitely be great with roasted corn, I’m sure!

  3. That’s wonderful that you grow a veggie garden Sophia. I love the idea of it, but I’ve never actually done it. I keep saying that I’m at least going to plant some basil, but… Maybe one day. I’m with you on heavy potato salad, but your version looks light and fresh. Beautiful photos too! Celeste πŸ™‚

    • Sophia | Love and Lentils says:

      Hey Celeste! Yeah, we love our garden! We just jumped right into the whole gardening thing, having no clue what we were doing, haha! A herb garden would be a great start, you will love it. πŸ™‚

  4. Yum Yum yummmm!

  5. Lisa C says:

    So there is several feet of snow surrounding my grill, how about a grill pan for the corn?

    • Sophia | Love and Lentils says:

      Hi Lisa! Sure, you can use a grill pan. It will probably take a bit longer, and just turn them once in a while to grill them well on all sides. πŸ™‚


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