Lemon Herb & Dill Potatoes
Do you ever feel like side dishes are the hardest part of a meal to come up with? Most of the time, I just end up broiling some asparagus because it’s so easy and quick. But then my pee smells funny and I have no friends.
Well not to worry, I’m here to help you keep your friends and make your dinners more exciting! These potatoes are created for our weekly CSA/Farmer’s Market inspired Wednesdays. Lexi, Cassy and I said we would do it through July and August so only one more recipe to go next week! This week I decided to use some of the fresh herbs in season along with potatoes!
Potatoes are such a touchy subject. People were like, “HELL NO TO POTATOES”, then the people behind Whole30 said potatoes were ok and people came back around, “OMG I TOTALLY LOVE POTATOES AND EAT THEM EVERYDAY.” It’s too bad people can’t just decide it on their own sometimes. Here’s my opinion about potatoes: I use to really limit my carbohydrate intake or I would only eat sweet potatoes. About 3 years ago, when I decided I wasn’t going to be as crazy strict paleo anymore, I started adding in MORE carbohydrates like white potatoes and I felt so much better and ended up actually losing weight. When I first started paleo, my body reacted really well to a high fat diet, but over time, my body liked high fat less and less. By adding in more starches like rice and white potatoes and reducing my fat intake, I felt better, performed better, and my body completely changed. So sure, overdoing carbs isn’t a great idea if you are sedentary and you’re eating McDonald’s french fries for every meal, but for a person like me who works out almost always 5 days a week and creates healthy potatoes dishes, they work great for me. Who knows how my body will change in the future, but I know I’m sure as hell not always going to listen to the rules because coloring outside the lines and listening to my body has been way more beneficial! So there’s that.
Anywho! I’m officially addicted to Stranger Things on Netflix. My friend Vanessa told me about it, but her explanation of the show made me doubt it. Even though the explanation was spot on. But the more people started talking about it the show, the more I wanted to watch it. And I luuuuuuurv it. It’s pretty much like the show Goosebumps, but I’m into it. I can’t help but like kids shows still. Not the super weird ones that are usually made nowadays, but shows like Spongebob Squarepants…yeah, I’m into it. Maybe I’ll have children just so it’s socially acceptable to watch kids shows while eating snacks on the couch in my pajamas. That’s seems like a perfectly good reason to birth another human and take care of it for 18+ years.
I can’t believe I just got back from a trip and I’m already almost out the door again! This weekend: Palm Springs! I’m staying at this adorable hotel that I can’t wait to tell you more about!! And I just found out about a Brunch Drag Show that I ABSOLUTELY want to go to. And I was all about the hikes, until I saw that it may be 108 degrees. Hells to the nah. I’m staying in a pool instead. Or in a restaurant with air conditioning. Cocktails, food, and pool all with my lovely sister in law! Celebrating the end of summer the right way!
Lexi’s Roasted Tomatillo Salsa Verde & Salsa Verde Guacamole uses tomatillos and cilantro along with carrots, cucumbers, tomatoes, and celery! You’ll get two recipes in one this week because what is salsa without guacamole? Serve it with all those farm fresh veggies for the ultimate appetizer!
Cassy’s BBQ Bacon Onion Bombs use up some of this season’s onions AND a delicious protein! They’re a breeze to whip up, burst with delicious flavor, and are so much fun to make. Serve alongside a fresh salad and a baked potato for a complete meal!
Lemon Herb & Dill Potatoes
- Yield: 4-5 1x
- 2 pounds yukon gold potatoes, peeled and cubed
- 3 tablespoons ghee, melted
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 teaspoon turmeric
- 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
- 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1/4 – 1/2 teaspoon salt, to taste
- juice of 2 lemon
- zest of 1/2 lemon
- 1/2 cup packed fresh cilantro, minced
- 1/2 cup packed fresh parsley, minced
- 1/4 cup fresh dill, minced
- 3 tablespoons fresh mint, minced
- flake salt, for garnish
- Bring a large pot of water to boil. Place cubed potatoes in the pot and cook for 15 minutes, until fork tender but not mushy. Drain.
- Heat a large saute pan over medium heat and add ghee and garlic clove. Cook for about 2 minutes, until fragrant, then add the potatoes to the pan so the they are flat and not overlapping. Cook for about 5-6 minutes then flip to cook on other sides. After another 5-6 minutes, when the potatoes begin to get crispy and softer on the inside, add turmeric, coriander, pepper, red pepper flakes, and salt. Toss to coat the potatoes completely. Remove from heat then add lemon juice and zest along with the cilantro, parsley, dill and mint. Toss to coat.
- Serve with flake salt on top!
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19 thoughts on “Lemon Herb & Dill Potatoes”
Yes! My go-to is definitely broiled asparagus or those microwave-steamed bags of green beans (I’m not proud).
My husband will love this recipe too – thanks Juli!
I had the same experience with carbs!! I was paleo for 2 years and it was great.. Until it wasn’t. My body and workouts just stagnated! I started counting macros (I know I know.. Not for everybody).. Which made me eat more carbs and less fat and my body instantly reacted and fell in love w carbs again. I leaned out AND was PR’ing in the gym. One day our society will embrace carbs.. Until then give them all to me!!! 😉
Wow these sound so good! It will be nice to try something besides my typical rosemary potatoes. Also, I’ve been in need of a new show to start on Netflix so maybe I’ll give Stranger Things a try. Will be back to review once I try the recipe. Thanks Julie!
When I have a potato craving again, definitely going to try them. I’m trying out the low carb thing for now but like you said, who knows what for the future.
@Katie, I do microwave steamer bags ALL the time, so quick. I even do the ones that you’re supposed to put in a dish, I just fork it a couple times to steam. I’m not concerned about the microwave plastic thing, but that’s just me.
Stranger Things is awesome. Hubs and I bingewatched it over a weekend right after it came out. I can’t WAIT for the next season.
If you want to try another show, I just started It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia. I didn’t think I would like it at all but I think it’s freaking hilarious.
I had the same thing happen when I was strict on paleo. I suffered through my workouts and felt tired after being low carb for so long. I added back in good carbs like squash and potatoes and my body fat actually decreased.
Yes! Side dishes are so hard. I always love it when people include, serve this with suggestions on their recipes because I do the same and just end up roasting some asparagus or sauteeing green beans because I’m too lazy to think of a side dish. Really all this comes down to is that I’m lazy and I appreciate this potato recipe enabling me.
Palm Springs! Right by me, and yes its stupid hot, but if you are looking to hike a little and get into some cooler weather, take the Palm Springs tram up into the San Jacinto mountains, its 30-40 degrees cooler up there and has a bunch of different hiking trails! (I wrote about our trip there recently on my blog). Just an option for ya! Have a blast!
awesome!! thank you for the recommendation, kelsey! we may have to go there!
Juli- love your blog. I keep getting virus pop-up add things when I visit your site (and only your site). Not sure if that is even under your control, but wanted to let you know. Thanks for all you do.
thats so weird! i’ll ask my tech guy and see if it’s something on my end!
Stranger Things was awesome! You will not be disappointed! You should get your husband back on board
DUDE — ok I love your blog, I read all the time but have never commented but what you said above is my exact same situation. I started Paleo almost 5 years ago and it was amazing at first, it kick started me to get to a wonderful place, my body reacted amazing, I felt amazing. I started working out, feeling vibrant, got in shape etc… Over time I loved fitness more and more and started working out lots – because it makes me HAPPY and feel alive.
With exercising more I started noticing myself be more hungry and I kept eating more vegetables hoping to satiate myself. Along with eating too many vegis came digestion issues. I am one of those people who believe a 1 size fits all approach is a cop-out. Every one of us is just as different on the inside as we are on the outside so I’ve always experimented with what makes me feel good and how I react.
Anyways long story short, my body has loved the really high fat low carbs less and less. I recently added in brown rice, potatoes, and GF oatmeal and I feel amazing. I actually feel satiated and full when I eat. I feel energized for working out.
Also – contrary to what I used to think about eating more carbs – I’m losing weight or getting more lean. I don’t want to lose more weight but I just want to get tighter, stronger, etc..
Anyways, I love it and had to say I am experiencing the same thing!
Keep on rockin rock star — I love your stuff!
Palm Spring is a amazing! Great place to relax. The potato dish and the other side dishes made me really hungry. I will have to try some of these recipes.
Ok 2 great restaurants to try in Palm Springs: Copley’s (great patio seating) and Johannes for amazing schnitzel & a great watermelon martini! Have fun!
I actually LOVE veggie side dishes. The problem is that when you order them at restaurants, they’re usually in itty bitty portions! But if you make them at home, you can make as big of a portion as you want of it! If I could, I’d just have sweet potatoes alone!
I totally struggle with side dishes! My go-to is usually a baked sweet potato (boooring..). This dish looks awesome, and makes me totally regret passing up the baby yellows at the grocery store today. Very interesting about adding carbs helping you function better- may have to experiment with that!
Thank you for this recipe!!! Side dishes are my biggest struggle. We eat TONS of green beans. Keep the side dishes coming, please!
These potatoes are such a great side dish that lasted me all week. I only got a pound of potatoes in my CSA, but I decided to not half the rest of the recipe and the strong flavors were AWESOME!
These look SO good. I’m going to try the recipe with white sweets or yuca (can’t eat regular potatoes).