Monhegan Potato Salad (no mayo!) – BEST EVER!

Monhegan Potato Salad -

This is the freshest, tastiest, most wonderful potato salad in the entire world! Use fresh tomatoes when possible – these were a “tomato medley” from Whole Foods…

I call it “Monhegan” Potato Salad, because that’s where I was the first time I tasted potato salad minus mayo AND the freshest ingredients imaginable! This recipe is inspired by a true friend, [Thank you Jenn :)] She went to the Farmer’s Market that day, bought the best veggies and whipped this up (along with LOBSTER!)… what a treat!

This is how I remember it, and when I tasted it, whew! It was amazing! This is a true favorite! I will never make potato salad with mayo again! I was never even big on mayo in the first place, but this… it’s an entirely different beast!

Click HERE to print the recipe minus all the blah, blah, blah…

Monhegan Potato Salad |

Monhegan Potato Salad – Pretty Bowl from West Elm, Charleston, SC



2 Red potatoes (more if they are small)

Onion (sweet or red, whatever you like), chopped or minced

Grape or cherry tomatoes – good sweet ones! I used 1/2 container… cut in half or thirds

Extra Virgin Olive Oil – I used about 8-9 quick swirls around the bowl, you can always add more.

Salt, Pepper, Dill (I use a lot of dill)

Arugula, Kale or Spinach chopped (fresh) – or whatever green(s) you like!


You can boil your potatoes until you they are barely tender when you pierce them with a fork, or you can do what I did (I’m always in a hurry). I took 2 red potatoes and washed them, then cut into bite size pieces. I spread on a plate and covered with another plate, and I (shhhhhh!) MICROWAVED THEM! (Truly, I am not a microwave cook, but needed to whip this up in the time it takes a hamburger to come off the grill, so boiling wasn’t an option, however, if you can plan ahead…).

In a large bowl, add the olive oil, tomatoes, onion, salt, pepper and dill. Mix it together and then add the potatoes (they can still be warm). Stir to coat.

Chop some arugula or spinach, however much you like, and add that to the bowl, tossing to coat.

Taste and season if necessary.

I’m making this again in a few minutes! Too good for words!

Catch you back here tomorrow!


8 thoughts on “Monhegan Potato Salad (no mayo!) – BEST EVER!

  1. Mark

    Not sure why you don’t have any type of acidity to cleanse the oil from the palette. Even lemon juice would work. You have the tomatoes but they’re not part of the dressing.


    1. I swear (to me), it doesn’t need it. I use quite a few tomatoes so maybe that’s why? I am not a chef, I just know what I like, and so many others just love this as well… might try a little lemon juice or vinegar one day and see if better… thanks Mark.


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