15 July 2014

Creamy Vegan Potato Salad

Herby Potato Salad

I usually make potato salad with lots of herbs and mayonnaise, but this time I decided to make a creamy vegan potato salad which is altogether lighter in taste and calories.

I like lots of fresh herbs in my potato salad especially dill, which goes so well with potatoes, but this time I added fresh basil too. I also added some Gran Luchito chilli paste for a bit of a kick but that is purely optional.

For the creamy texture I used Alpro Single Soya Cream, which is also great for making creamy pasta sauces and pouring over dessert. Of course Graham was pleased not to miss out on potato salad like he generally does. Cooper well, he wasn't particularly impressed. He likes his potatoes naked and couldn't see what all the fuss was about.

How do you like your potato salad? 


Potato Salad



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Creamy Vegan Potato Salad
A lighter version of potato salad that''s dairy free. It's fresh and tasty. A great side, picnic or buffet dish.
Ingredients
  • 12 baby potatoes, halved
  • ¼ cucumber
  • ¼ white onion
  • 3 spring onions
  • a handful of fresh basil
  • a handful of fresh dill
  • 4 tbsp Alpro Single Soya Cream (or similar)
  • ½ tsp Gran Luchito Chilli Paste (optional)
  • a good grinding salt and black pepper
Instructions
1. Lightly boil or steam the potatoes, then rinse under old water to stop the cooking process and to cool them down. They should be cooked but still firm.2. Cut the cucumber lengthways and slice, then finely slice the spring onion and white onion. You may use more onion of you like, but I think this is enough.3. Chop the herbs, then add all the ingredients to a bowl and mix. Season with salt and pepper. 4. Enjoy!
Details
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Yield: Serves 4


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If you do prefer mayonnaise on pasta salad, but are looking for a dairy free vegan mayonnaise over at Great British Chefs

I flavoured it with lemon and mustard and it's so good, even if you aren't vegan you should try it. 

Potatoes over and out!

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21 comments:

  1. awesome idea using soya cream to make the potato salad creamy.. its so hard to find good vegan recipes. definitely saving this one to trial in my kitchen. thanks for the inspiration!

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    1. Thanks, it's a nice light salad. That cream is pretty versatile.

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  2. Looks lovely Jac! I love lots of herbs in mine too, usually parsley and dill, but hadn't thought of using basil. I tend to use half fat creme fraiche or a mayo/greek yogurt mix. My kids just don't get potato salad either and like Cooper want them just plain. Funny aren't they, no idea what they're missing!

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    1. I know I wonder what age they will be before they start wanting to try and actually enjoy things like potato salad

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  3. Ahhh, kids what can ya do! This sounds scrumptious - may I have his share ;D

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  4. What a stunning photo Jac - just beautiful :-) I prefer lighter spins on potato salad... this sounds great with Gran Luchito in. I use light creme fraiche as the base for mine with some lemon zest and grain mustard.

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    1. Thanks Katie and I like your base too. Going to try that for myself.

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  5. doesn't luchito make everything lush! Looks gorgeous jac!

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    1. It's great stuff, isn't it Fiona. Such great flavour.

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  6. I am a mayo and mustard potato salad gal :)

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    1. I don't know why I haven't added mustard to potato salad before. I love mustard and just never thought.

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  7. Now this is a perfect healthy counterpart to my Heart Attack potato salad! Really like the visual too!

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  8. I like the sound of a Heart Attack potato salad, but might stick to yours, Jac. It just seems like a safer bet, no? :)

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    1. Hehe, yes maybe just the occasional heart attack potato salad.

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  9. I like potato salad any way it comes - if there are potatoes, not too dry and no bacon I am happy with any combo. Oh and I do love some tofu bacon in my salad these days too.

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    1. Potatoes are always a good addition to a meal Johanna. I'm with you :)

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  10. I've never heard of soya cream but totally sold on this blend of herbs and potatoes. Fab Jac.

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    1. Thanks Sally. The soya cream in ready available in supermarkets next to the tetra packs of soya milk and nut milks.

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  11. I always like a generous sprinkling of paprika or cayenne to pep the flavours up (I'm a spice fiend!); the colour is pretty too

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I love reading comments, so thank you for taking the time to leave one. Unfortunately, I'm bombarded with spam, so I've turned on comment moderation. I'll publish your comments as soon as I can and respond to them. Don't panic, they will disappear when you hit publish. Jac x