Lemon Thyme Potato Salad Recipe

Summer salads are my absolute favorite choice for light and cold meals. Fresh foods are readily available all summer long at our local farmer’s market and I take full advantage of that. When I make a salad, I turn it into a full meal because standing over a hot oven for hours is okay some of the time but I can scarcely be still when there’s so much to do and see during the summer months. I’m going to share my original potato salad recipe with you using my homegrown lemon thyme. I keep two pots growing year-round because lemon thyme goes so well with all sorts of delectable dishes.

Lemon Thyme Potato Salad Recipe

I make potato salad at least once a week and depending on what potatoes are readily available determines how I make it. Sometimes I use sweet potatoes and change up the veggies a bit. Sometimes I use red or golden potatoes which go well with grilled corn, cut off the cob, and stirred in. Anything goes really when it comes to potato salad including adding meat if you so desire. I go meatless once to twice a week and this particular recipe makes a tasty and filling meal on my meatless days.

Lemon Thyme Potato Salad Recipe


  1. 5 pounds of potatoes, whatever you have on hand. Peeled (or not), diced and cooked (I add a heaping teaspoon of salt in mine while cooking). Then chilled overnight in the fridge.
  2. Dill relish or 1 large dill pickle crushed.
  3. 4 -6 boiled eggs, sliced.
  4. Celery, 1 stalk sliced.
  5. 1/2 to 1 cucumber diced.
  6. Pepper, I used bell pepper this time but any kind will do including jalapeno.
  7. 1 tomato or several cherry tomatoes (I’m using my homegrown tomatoes).
  8. 1/2 onion, diced.
  9. 1 container sour cream.
  10. Several stalks of lemon thyme, washed, dried, and stems removed.
  11. Salt & pepper to taste.
  12. Parsley, 1-2 tablespoons.

*wash potatoes really well then peel with a sharp paring knife*

*dice in chunky sizes to cook*

*use your potato peels in your compost for herb gardening*

Lemon Thyme Potato Salad Recipe
*cut all of your veggies up into chunky sizes*

After potatoes have been cooked, drained, and cooled to a room temperature degree or have sat in the fridge overnight add all ingredients to them in a large bowl and stir until blended. Don’t over stir or the potatoes will turn to mush. Top off with a sliced egg, a shake or two of parsley, tomato slices, and lemon thyme sprigs.

Lemon Thyme Potato Salad Recipe

My tasty summer potato salad dish can be stored in the fridge up to 48 hours before serving but it never lasts that long around here.

Fun fact:  thyme is pronounced “time.”

Lemon Thyme Potato Salad Recipe


  1. It’s looking so yummy and refreshing. Gonna try this potato salad.

  2. This is the best looking potato salad I’ve seen in ages. Not only does it look good, it has additional healthy ingredients in it. I will make some for my houshold.

  3. Thank you. I like it a lot better than my old one. I needed a change lol.

  4. Thank you so much and for the bookmark.

  5. We make it to take on our picnics when we go hiking. It’s always a fave with everyone.

  6. I could eat potato salad for every meal. That is not an exaggeration, lol. I love it.

  7. I love everything with potatos! I am such a sucker for potato salads too especially when it just came fresh from the fridge. I might try this over the weekend!

  8. Potato salad is also my favorite. I would love to try this at home. Thank you so much!

  9. Oh wow I love the twist to the standard potato salad. This would be so perfect for a summer picnic I’m planning soon. Thank you!

  10. Looks like a great recipe and sounds delicious. You took great photos to show how to make your potato salad.

  11. wow this potato salad recipe looks bomb!!! i need to try it soon. been cooking at home a lot more and looking for new recipes to try all the time. will bookmark this one. thanks for sharing! xo, sharon


  12. That looks heavenly! I love potato salad and so do the kids. There are plenty of ways to make it, and I can’t wait to try this recipe of yours. Can I just say that I love your new template as well!

  13. This looks so yummy! I needed to see a different potato salad recipe to try out and this might just be it!

  14. This looks super fresh and perfect for the season. Awesome..

  15. This looks so yummy! I’m going to make this over the weekend since we’re throwing a small party.

  16. This is both healthy and mouth watering. Thank you for sharing, definitely going to try this one at home.

  17. This looks delicious! I love that the eggs are mashed very fine, I think simply slicing them will change the taste and consistency.

  18. Yum! These are perfect for the summer. I have to try this recipe!

  19. You should put bacon on it. I love bacon. Everyone loves bacon. Bacon leads to world peace, next to omlette du fromage.

  20. I love the smell of thyme, and this herb goes well with potatoes. So, I can imagine its delicious

  21. Mmm, I need to try this out. I love potato salad and this twist looks like something I’d really enjoy.

  22. Get in my belly! That sounds perfect for our next cookout. I am sure it will be a hit!

  23. this looks really good plus i have all the ingredients in my garden.

  24. Great step by step photos, looks really interesting would not have thought of lemon with this

  25. It looks so tempting and delicious and healthy at the same time.

  26. That absolutely looks delicious! I also like that it is easy to make and I think my picky husband will like it.

  27. I like this Lemon Thyme Potato Salad. It looks healthy and tempting.

  28. Thank you. I hope you’ll let me know if you try it sometime.

  29. Oh my this looks yummy. I love the pictures they are awesome!!

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