My husband LOVES German potato salad! My version of vegan german potato salad with smokey coconut bacon will keep him alive longer than his childhood version.
In fact, traditional German Potato Salad is made with olive oil, sugar, and bacon. My version replaces the bacon with coconut bacon. I also use Maple syrup instead of sugar and omit the oil altogether.
Although the German Potato Salad is generally made with white potatoes, I prefer baby red potatoes. For this recipe, I used 2 pounds of baby red potatoes.
We hosted an Octoberfest party, so this was the perfect side dish.
In order to give the salad that smokey, bacon taste, I used coconut bacon. Although you can make the coconut bacon beforehand, it can also be made on-demand. I used coconut flakes, which I but at the grocery store.
In order to make coconut bacon, you need unsweetened coconut chips, not flakes. If you have difficulty finding Unsweetened Coconut Chips, try this link. Although you can serve German Potato Salad cold, it is traditionally served warm.