When I create recipes for this site, it is nearly always decided by either trying to get as much health onto one plate as possible or nostalgically trying to recreate a favourite old meat dish for my new vegan palate.
This recipe is neither, as it is not really that healthy and potato salads aren’t really something I used to enjoy as a meat eater anyway!
However, my girlfriend requested me to make her some recently and I improvised a little recipe and when trying it, I realised it is actually really tasty! What have I been missing??
A couple of notes – use the best vegan mayonnaise you can get hold of. I use Follow Your Hearts ‘vegenaise’ and it is incredible. Make sure you include the spring onions as the crunch creates a really welcome texture. This is also a base recipe so you can add anything you want, I would go with something sweet like chopped raisins or some extra veg like celery or peppers. I like the simple recipe though with an added side salad. Finally, any new/baby potato will work but I think authenticity wise, a red skinned potato works better. Get hold of a bag if you can.
It’s just coming into Winter here in Australia so not many BBQ’s coming up, but elsewhere in the World, get this into ya!
- 1kg red skinned new/baby potatoes (or about 16 potatoes), washed and quartered
- 3 – 4 tablespoons vegan mayonnaise
- Juice of half a lemon (plus more if needed)
- 4 – 6 spring onions, chopped
- 2 tablespoons fresh dill, chopped
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- salt and pepper
- Put a large pot of water over a high heat and bring to a boil. Add some salt
- Add the quartered new potatoes and boil for around 12 minutes. After 12 minutes, use a slotted spoon to get the biggest potato piece out of the water. Stick a sharp knife in it to see if it is cooked. It should go in easily without breaking apart. If there is still some resistance, keep cooking for a further minute or two and check again
- You can now drain them and either refrigerate the potatoes until cool, or if you are like me, get on with it now and have them hot
- Add the potatoes to a large bowl and add all remaining ingredients. Give everything a stir
- Season with salt and pepper. Check the seasoning level and lemon level. Adjust if need be
- Serve with some kind of protein source. I had mine with some vegan schnitzels
- Get it into ya!