Low FODMAP Lemon Dill Potato Salad

Low FODMAP Lemon Dill Potato Salad

Published on Wednesday, May 10, 2023 by Jessie Hulsey

Potato salad is a classic summer dish that is perfect for picnics, barbecues, and family gatherings. 

However, for those following a Low FODMAP diet due to digestive issues such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), traditional potato salad recipes can be off-limits due to the high FODMAP content of ingredients like onions and garlic. Luckily, we have a delicious Low FODMAP dill potato salad recipe that not only tastes great but also provides several nutrition benefits for those with IBS.

Potatoes are generally considered low in FODMAPs, making them a great choice for those following a Low FODMAP diet. However, it's important to note that the way in which potatoes are prepared can impact their FODMAP content. For example, mashed potatoes made with milk and butter can be high in lactose, a FODMAP that should be limited or avoided on a Low FODMAP diet. In this recipe, we use a vinaigrette and avoid high FODMAP ingredients like onion and garlic to create a tummy-friendly dish.

Potato Nutritional Benefits 

Let's dive into the nutritional benefits of potatoes for IBS. Despite being often avoided by people with digestive issues, potatoes are actually a great source of several key nutrients that can support gut health. 

Here are some of the nutritional benefits of potatoes:

  • Resistant starch: Potatoes contain a type of carbohydrate called resistant starch that is not digested in the small intestine. Instead, it reaches the colon where it can be fermented by beneficial bacteria. This fermentation process produces short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs), which can help to nourish the cells lining the colon and support overall gut health.
  • Vitamin C: Potatoes are a good source of vitamin C, which is an antioxidant that can help to reduce inflammation in the gut. Inflammation is thought to play a role in the development of IBS symptoms, so consuming foods that are high in antioxidants like vitamin C may be beneficial.
  • Potassium: Potatoes are also a good source of potassium, which is an electrolyte that helps to regulate fluid balance in the body. This is important for people with IBS as they may experience diarrhea or constipation, both of which can lead to dehydration and electrolyte imbalances.

Perfect Summertime Side 

With the gorgeous weather we've been having lately, this Low FODMAP Lemon Dill Potato Salad would make a great accompaniment to any of your outdoor get-togethers. You won't find any mayo-based dressings here - this side dish is all about staying light and refreshing. Not only is it easy to make, but it is also incredibly nutritious – potatoes are a great source of vitamin C, potassium, and resistant starch, making them a must-have in any balanced diet. 

If you’re looking for an essential side dish for an upcoming picnic or barbecue meal, this Lemon Dill Potato Salad is sure to please! Don’t forget to add a little extra lemon juice before serving to give it that extra zing. Serve alongside your favorite protein source and enjoy the deliciousness!

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Low FODMAP Lemon Dill Potato Salad

This Low FODMAP Lemon Dill Potato Salad is the perfect dish to add to your summer recipe collection. Made with Low FODMAP ingredients like chives, dill, and a light lemon vinaigrette, this potato salad is not only delicious but also easy on the gut.

Servings: 8


  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 25 mins




  • 2 lbs Yukon potatoes, cut into 1 inch coins
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon chopped dill
  • 1 tablespoon chopped chives
  • 2 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Fill a large pot with water and salt. Bring to a boil over high heat.
  2. Add the potatoes to the boiling water and cook for 10-15 minutes or until tender.
  3. Drain the potatoes and transfer them to a large bowl.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together the olive oil, chives, dill, dijon mustard, lemon juice, and zest until well combined. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Pour the vinaigrette over the potatoes and carefully toss to coat.
  6. Serve the potato salad warm or chilled. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1

Serving Per Recipe: 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories 149
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 10%
Saturated Fat 0.8g 4%
Trans Fat 0g
Sodium 134.1mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 20.1g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1.5g 6%
Sugars 0.9g
Protein 2.3g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:


Kitchen Tools: 

Medium pot

Small bowl


Medium bowl 

Serving spoon  

Taste and nutrition may vary depending on ingredient variations.