With summer right around the corner, we are using our BBQ grill often. And, vegan potato salad is an essential salad for your next BBQ. When I was a kid, my mom made the best classic potato salad on our street. Whenever we had people over to BBQ, my mom’s potato salad was the first empty bowl in the picnic table.
Since becoming plant-based, I have been on a mission to continue to eat my favorite foods but vegan versions. So, I took my mom’s potato salad recipes and ‘veganized’ it to be healthier and even better tasting.
Although making potato salad is easy, I figured out a way to make vegan potato salad even easier than mom used to make.
WHAT’S IN MY VEGAN POTATO SALAD THAT’S JUST LIKE MOM USED TO MAKE?
Throughout my childhood, I made potato salad so many times with my mom I could do it without a recipe. In fact, once I figured out a way to make vegan potato salad taste like my mom’s recipe, I made sure to write it down, so I can make it whenever I go to my next picnic or BBQ.
SO WHAT’S IN MY VEGAN POTATO SALAD
- 4 baking potatoes, peeled and cut in equal-sized pieces
- 1 /2 red pepper, diced
- 1 bunch green onions, diced
- 1/2 small red onion, diced
- 5 stalks celery diced
- 2 Tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
- 2 Tablespoons fresh dill, chopped
WHAT’S IN THE DRESSING?
- 1/2 cup raw cashews, soaked and drained
- 1/4 cup white vinegar
- 3 Tablespoons yellow mustard
- 1/4 cup water
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder or 1 clove fresh garlic
HOW TO MAKE CLASSIC VEGAN POTATO SALAD IN 15 MINUTES OR LESS!
Believe it or not, there is an easy way to make vegan potato salad in under 15 minutes. In order to cut down the boiling time for the potatoes, I use one of my favorite kitchen hack appliances. My Mueller Vegetable Chopper, for example, chops all my potatoes exactly the same size, so they cook evenly and quickly. And, I then use the 6.8 mm dicer to chop the onions and red pepper in seconds.
So, I peel and cut my potatoes first using the 13.6 mm dicer. When all the potatoes are cut, I rinse them again to make sure I remove any excess debris.
Once I peel and cut my potatoes, I place the potatoes in a large pot and cover with cold water. Next, I boil the potatoes for 8 minutes and rinse them in cold water to stop cooking.
While the potatoes boil, I chopped all my vegetables and made the dressing. Once the potatoes are cooked and cooled, I add all the ingredients together in one bowl, dress and stir. As with most salads, vegan potato salad is best if refrigerated after its dressed to have all the flavors come together.
With BBQ season right around the corner, don’t skip your favorite foods. Any recipe can be ‘veganized’ like vegan potato salad. As a result, you are eating healthier and enjoying the same great foods, just plant-based versions.
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