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Damn Delicious Vegan Potato Salad

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Barbecue season. The only time my cravings for meat really ever come back. And the reason this vegan potato salad was born.

I think the main reason for my craving is the terrible quality of the veggie and vegan sausages or burgers available.

In my (humble) opinion they all taste like old boots, and if they don’t have the consistency of cardboard then they’re almost guaranteed to involve egg – and who knows where that egg came from?

A chicken presumably, but not a happy one I’m sure. Most companies don’t even bother to write ‘egg sourced from organic/free range chickens’ or similar, and that’s really not a good sign.

I even gave in to a burger at a BBQ last year (it was being thrown away anyway, I decided better in my belly than the bin) and it was awful. It’s how this vegan potato salad came to be.

Where am I going with this? Well, now the key to a good BBQ for me involves all sorts of meat-free side dishes.

Potato salad is an all-time classic, and meat eater or not, it’s a hard push to beat a BBQ that comes with potato salad. The fact it’s vegan is a bonus.

This potato salad is there to put my (and possibly your) cravings to an end. After telling our new professional chef of my BBQ dilemmas, he introduced me to this wonderful dish.

South German in style (well, without the beef broth), it’s fresh and tangy with a sweet offset that hits just the right spot.

Damn Delicious Vegan Potato Salad - No Oil, No Mayo | hurrythefoodup.com
Damn Delicious Vegan Potato Salad - No Oil, No Mayo | hurrythefoodup.com
Damn Delicious Vegan Potato Salad - No Oil, No Mayo | hurrythefoodup.com
Damn Delicious Vegan Potato Salad - No Oil, No Mayo | hurrythefoodup.com

It doesn’t use any oil (or mayo either, obviously) so it’s a perfect light dish if you’re looking to keep the calories a little lower over summer.

Vegan Potato Salad – Pro Tips

There are a couple of things you can do to make your vegan potato salad EVEN better.

  • ‘Oversalt’ the potatoes while boiling – the potatoes need a lot of salt to get full flavour out of them.
    Make sure you taste the potatoes after boiling: then you will know how much salt you need to add to the dressing.
  • Remember to season the salad while it’s still warm, it will soak up the taste way better than when it’s cold.
    This applies to almost everything in cooking – a great tip to take with you.
  • The salad will taste even better on the second day, so this is something you can prepare one or two days ahead (and save time when you need it).
Damn Delicious Vegan Potato Salad - No Oil, No Mayo | hurrythefoodup.com

So there you go. Reinvigorate your barbecues with some proper potato salad – you’ll never miss meat again. Thanks for sharing the recipe, Jansen!

Vegan Potato Salad
4.72 from 25 votes
Damn Delicious Vegan Potato Salad – take your BBQ to the next level without oil or mayo in this delicious animal friendly classic.
Cuisine:German, Vegan
Diet: dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, vegan
Prep Time:15 minutes
Cook Time:20 minutes
Total Time:35 minutes
Servings:4 people
Calories:235kcal
Author: Jansen

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs potato (2 lbs = 900 g)
  • 2 small red onion
  • 1 clove garlic
  • ¼ cup vinegar
  • cup water
  • 2 tsp agave syrup (or maple syrup)
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 bundle radish
  • 4 spring onions
  • ½ cup parsley, fresh
  • 2 tbsp mustard
  • 4 pickles

Instructions

  • Optional: peel the potatoes. We generally do this only if the skin doesn’t look good (most of a potato’s nutrients are in the skin)
  • Boil the potatoes in salty water. If you don’t add enough salt the potatoes will taste like nothing. After 15 minutes check if they are done by pinching them with a fork. If it’s easy to pierce through they’re done.
    Damn Delicious Vegan Potato Salad - No Oil, No Mayo | hurrythefoodup.com
  • Tip the potatoes into a sieve and let them cool for 5 minutes or so, then slice them roughly into 0.2 inch/5 millimeter pieces (see picture for slice size)
  • For the dressing: dice the onion, grate the garlic and put it into a small pot. Add vinegar and water and let it simmer it until the onions are tender.
  • Once the onions are tender add agave syrup, mustard and salt.
    Damn Delicious Vegan Potato Salad - No Oil, No Mayo | hurrythefoodup.com
  • You will get some crumbles and offcuts from the potatoes. Put this into the dressing because this will bind nicely.
  • Finely slice the radish, chop the spring onions, pickles and parsley.
    Damn Delicious Vegan Potato Salad - No Oil, No Mayo | hurrythefoodup.com
  • Now assemble everything in a salad bowl. Mix well, taste test and if necessary add more salt to your liking.
    Damn Delicious Vegan Potato Salad - No Oil, No Mayo | hurrythefoodup.com
  • Done!

NOTES

IF YOU LIKED THIS RECIPE: here’s a great refreshing BBQ salad idea. And these are Dave’s all-time favourite picnic wraps. Go wild 😉

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Vegan Potato Salad
Amount per Serving
Calories
235
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
1
g
2
%
Saturated Fat
 
0.2
g
1
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
0.3
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
0.2
g
Sodium
 
632
mg
27
%
Potassium
 
1198
mg
34
%
Carbohydrates
 
52
g
17
%
Fiber
 
7
g
29
%
Sugar
 
9
g
10
%
Protein
 
6
g
12
%
Vitamin A
 
881
IU
18
%
Vitamin C
 
63
mg
76
%
Calcium
 
102
mg
10
%
Iron
 
3
mg
17
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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4.72 from 25 votes (16 ratings without comment)

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40 comments
  1. 5 stars
    Ein Gewinner Rezept!
    Ach super lecker mit weißen Süßkartoffeln.
    Grüße,
    Gabriel

    1. Freut mich sehr, dass der Salat gelungen ist, Jesse! 🙂
      Liebe Grüße!

  2. I don’t see any added salt yet the sodium is 862mg. Where is all the sodium coming from?

    1. Hi Wendy! Good question. Actually the ‘salt to taste’ wasn’t showing properly (it is now), and there will also be sodium in things like the mustard, the gherkins etc. Of course low-sodium versions of those items would help keep it low. I hope that helps!

  3. Sounds like a winner a must try.

  4. 5 stars
    I just made this, and THIS IS INCREDIBLY DELICIOUS! THIS is my go-to potato recipe, salad or otherwise! I’ve been searching for a creamy potato salad without fat/cashews/avocado/cauliflower, because I can’t tolerate fat and I find cauliflower incredibly grainy when blended. This recipe is absolute perfection! Thank you!

    1. Very glad to hear this recipe turned out so well!! 🙂