Love & Lemons Cooking Club – July!

Join the Love & Lemons Cooking Club Challenge this month! It’s easy to enter, and one lucky winner will receive a prize. Find all the details below.





Our Cooking Club is a fun way to celebrate the Love & Lemons community of readers. The concept is super simple—each month, I choose a recipe. You make it, and you email me a photo. At the end of the month, I randomly select one winner to receive a prize.

I love the sense of community that comes from so many people cooking one recipe each month. We’re kicking off our July challenge today with our new potato salad recipe, and I hope you’ll join in the fun. Here’s how it works:

Join the Love & Lemons Cooking Club

  1. Each month, I choose one seasonal recipe. Sign up for our email list so you’ll know as soon as I share each month’s recipe.
  2. Make that recipe during the month.
  3. Send a picture of it to LoveAndLemonsCookingClub@gmail.com by the end of the month. This time, the deadline is July 31! 
  4. For a bonus entry, leave a comment (include your first and last name) on the challenge recipe’s blog post after you submit your photo.
  5. For another bonus entry, post your photo on Instagram, tagging @loveandlemons and #loveandlemonscookingclub.

The Prize: A $200 Whole Foods Gift Card!

At the end of the month, I’ll randomly select a winner and post all of the photos. This time, we’re giving away a $200 Whole Foods Gift Card.



Creamy potato salad



I grew up in the Midwest, so creamy potato salad was a childhood cookout staple. To be honest, it was never my favorite, but a few summers ago, when I had an overload of potatoes from our CSA, I started riffing on it. Turns out, I love potato salad! But only if it’s…

  1. Extra-tangy – I add chopped dill pickles to this potato salad recipe and use pickle brine in the dressing.
  2. Super creamy – Lightly mash the potatoes to give this salad the BEST creamy texture.
  3. Packed with savory flavor – Fresh dill, chives, garlic, and celery give it quite a kick.

If you’re a potato salad skeptic, this potato salad recipe might make you a convert too! It would be a perfect side dish for any BBQ or cookout this month.

To make it vegan, use vegan mayo and skip the hard-boiled eggs.

Enter the July Challenge

Want to enter? Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Make my potato salad recipe sometime in July.
  2. Send a picture of it to LoveAndLemonsCookingClub@gmail.com by July 31.
  3. For a bonus entry, leave a comment on the potato salad blog post after you submit your photo. (One photo entry and one bonus entry per person – please leave your first and last name on your comment so I can match it to your photo submission.)
  4. For another bonus entry, post your photo on Instagram, tagging @loveandlemons and #loveandlemonscookingclub.
  5. Sign up for our email list to find out about next month’s recipe!

I’ll randomly select a winner and share all your photos in early August.

Last Month’s Recipe

Last month’s recipe was our chickpea salad. A delicious lunch or healthy side dish, it’s packed with fresh herbs, summer veggies, olives, and pickled onions. So many of you made this one your own! Here are a few twists that caught my eye:

  • Yurika served the salad over romaine, red cabbage, and arugula.
  • Nicole added it to shawarma bowls.
  • Morgen piled it on a baked sweet potato.
  • Miranda added feta and tofu.
  • Jennifer mixed in avocado.

I hope you continue enjoying this recipe all season long. Here are your photos:






























And congrats to Katherine, our winner:





To Recap

Enter the July Cooking Club Challenge by…

  1. Making my potato salad sometime in July.
  2. Sending a picture of it to LoveAndLemonsCookingClub@gmail.com by July 31.
  3. Leaving a comment on the potato salad blog post for a bonus entry after you submit your photo. (One photo entry and one bonus entry per person – please leave your first and last name on your comment so I can match it to your photo submission.)
  4. For another bonus entry, post your photo on Instagram, tagging @loveandlemons and #loveandlemonscookingclub.

Happy cooking!


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