Vegan Potato Salad

This vegan potato salad is light, bright, and delicious! Not only is this vegan potato salad delicious, but it is easy to make. All you need is vegan mayo, apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, dill, and chives for the best vegan potato salad sauce around town!

A hand mixing vegan potato salad

Vegan Potato Salad 

If I had to choose three words to describe this vegan potato salad they would be; herby, satisfying, and delicious. When we were testing recipes for salad week, I thought I would like our Baked Potato Salad more than the vegan potato salad. I was totally off (don’t get me wrong, I still love our Baked Potato Salad). I think I love this vegan potato salad because it is so light and flavorful. Sometimes potato salads can be a bit much. Not this vegan potato salad.

The light and lemony dressing remind me of a summer day next to the pool and it makes me so happy. How do you make vegan potato salad, vegan, you ask? It’s easy peasy. Ditch the greek yogurt or the regular mayonnaise and get yourself a vegan mayo! If you regularly follow a vegan lifestyle, you know that there are so great vegan mayo on the market. We used the Fresh Thyme Vegan Mayo and it was SO good. Need more vegan may options?

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Pouring sauce over vegan potato salad ingredients

How to Make Vegan Potato Salad

There are not rules when making a vegan potato salad. We kept the ingredient list short and sweet. We wanted the potatoes to really be the star of the show. However, feel free to add your favorite herbs or veggies. Adding a little crunch would be amazing! Try adding diced sweet peppers or celery. It would also be super tasty and bright to add some fresh basil. You just can’t go wrong. You do you and add your own spin to this vegan potato salad.

Step 1- Cook the potatoes 

First things, first. Cook the potatoes. There are two options when it comes to preparing the potatoes this vegan potato salad

  1. Boil the potatoes by cutting the potatoes into 1.5-inch chunks and boil them for about 15 minutes or long enough for the potatoes to be cooked, yet firm.
  2. Bake the potatoes whole at 425ºF for 45 minutes. Be sure to poke many holes in the potatoes before baking them. Remove potatoes from the oven and cut them (carefully) into 1.5-inch chunks.

Step 2- Make Vegan Potato Salad Dressing

Get ready to make the herbiest and tastiest vegan potato salad! We used a whole bunch of dill and chives, but any herbs would taste amazing. Mince the herbs as fine as you can, add them to a bowl and then add the lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, and vegan mayo. Mix until all ingredients are combined. If you want it thinner, add a bit more lemon juice and if you’d like a thicker dressing, add a bit more mayo!

Step 3- Mix and Mash

The final step to making this vegan potato salad a reality is to mix, mash, and chill the vegan salad in the refrigerator. All you have to do is place all ingredients for the vegan potato salad in a large bowl and mix well. I’m sure you’ve noticed in other potato salad recipes the potatoes are smashed a bit which creates a creamy consistency.

To mash your potatoes, take a wooden spoon and gently massage potatoes into the other potato salad ingredients. Try your best not to completely puree the potatoes. You want to just tenderize them a bit so part of the potato becomes part of the sauce. Lastly, place potato salad in the refrigerator and chill for at least 30 minutes before serving.

That’s it! After the vegan potato salad is chilled, serve it next to your favorite BBQ main dish, in a buddha bowl, or as a meal prep meal for lunch all week!

A bowl of vegan potato salad A bowl of vegan potato salad

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Recipe

Vegan Potato Salad

This vegan potato salad is light, bright, and delicious! Not only is this vegan potato salad delicious, but it is easy to make. All you need is vegan mayo, apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, dill, and chives for the best vegan potato salad sauce around town!

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
Author: Linley Richter
Yield: 6 1x
Category: Salad
Method: Stove Top
Cuisine: American

Ingredients

Vegan Potato Salad

  • 4 cups Idaho potatoes, cut into 1.5-inch cubes (skin on)
  • 1/2 cup minced dill pickles
  • 1/4 cup minced green onion

Vegan Potato Salad Sauce

  • 3/4 cup vegan mayo
  • 3 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh dill, minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chives, minced

Instructions

  1. First, bring a large stock-pot of water to a boil. Add potatoes, turn heat to medium/high and let simmer for about 15 minutes while stirring occasionally.
  2. While potatoes are boiling prepare the vegan potato salad sauce by placing all ingredients for the sauce into a medium mixing bowl. Mix well until combined. Set aside.
  3. When potatoes are tender but still firm. Remove from heat and pour into a colander. Run cold water over the potatoes for a few seconds.
  4. Add potatoes, pickles, green onion, and vegan potato sauce to a large bowl and mix well. Use a wooden spoon or fork to slightly mash the potatoes. Then, mix one more time making sure everything is well combined.
  5. Either serve immediately or chill in the refrigerator and serve cold.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/6
  • Calories: 178
  • Sugar: 1
  • Fat: 7
  • Carbohydrates: 25
  • Fiber: 2
  • Protein: 5
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