March 4, 2012

dilly bean potato salad with garlic miso aioli

2012.02_dilly bean potato salad with garlic miso aioli
This is the best potato salad I've had.  There was recently a dilly bean potato salad recipe in Bon Appetit magazine. However, mayonnaise is pretty gross and I can't bring myself to make it. So I used our recipe for miso mayo (vegan) instead, but used olive oil, lemon juice, and lots of garlic; and then I called it aioli to make it sound fancy.

Even though I think of potato salad as a summer picnic food, our canned dilly beans and local potatoes make this a hearty wintertime treat!

(makes 6-8 servings)

3 lbs potatoes
1 c. dilly beans 
1 T. brown mustard seeds
few dashes paprika
salt and pepper to taste

Garlic Miso Aioli:
1 c. olive oil
10 T. white/yellow miso
2 T. lemon juice
2-5 cloves garlic
2 t. soy sauce

Boil the potatoes and let them cool to room temperature or colder. Make the aioli by adding all ingredients and mixing with a whisk, fork, food processor, or immersion blender. Add aioli to potatoes until salad is desired consistency. Then mix in cut dilly beans and mustard seeds and add paprika, salt, and pepper.


  1. Dilly beans in potato salad? That is a GREAT idea. I usually do a blanched fresh green bean & potato salad with dijon vinaigrette, but dilly beans will clearly take it to a whole new level. Thanks!

  2. that looks delicious - winter or summer! I like your twist making the garlic miso aioli. nice meal