[guest post] easy peasy vegan potato salad

Posted on Mar 23, 2012 in Food

Alright guys, today is officially our last day on the beach and I’m pretty much crushed to have to return to everyday life. Tomorrow we start the long and bittersweet drive back to Indiana. I’m sad to be leaving, but I miss Puppyface something fierce, so I’m excited to get home to see The Fluffy One.

In the mean time, I have an awesome recipe to share from my Canadian vegan friend, Char. I can’t wait to get back and whip up a batch of this potato salad myself.

Take it away, Char!

Hello foodies! I’m Char, and I blog over at Char’s Kitchen. I’m so honoured to be guest posting for Cassie while she and Babyface are enjoying themselves on their well-deserved vacation. Also kinda jealous ;) Hope you two are having a blast!

So a little bit about me! I live on Vancouver Island in Canada, with my amazing boyfriend Dallas and our kitty kat Mowzers.

Mowzers might look mellow in the picture below, but she’s full of energy and keeps us pretty entertained. She loves her socky stuffed with cat nip more than anything in the world, and she offers up some pretty fabulous snuggles.

I am an Educational Assistant and Community Support Worker, and I’m also a student working towards my BA Degree with a major in Psychology. When I finish my BA, I plan to work towards my PsyD and work in clinical psychology. I like to keep myself busy!

I’ve been vegan for over 4 years now because of my love for animals. When I first went vegan, I ate a limited diet, as I wasn’t really aware of which foods I could and couldn’t eat. The more I experiment and play in the kitchen, the better my food gets, and the more I fall in love with this lifestyle. I started blogging after being asked by many friends and family about what I eat, and I decided to satisfy their curiosity with recipes. I had no idea my blog would grow to be so big! I’m so thankful for and proud of my favourite hobby.

Because I’m always on the go, my meals have to be quick, delicious, and healthy. Below you’ll find my favourite recipe for a creamy potato salad that is sinfully rich, delicious, and waistline-friendly! We paired this with veggie ‘cheese’ burgers, and then I ate the leftovers ;)

Enjoy, foodies! From my kitchen to yours <3

Easy Peasy Vegan Potato Salad

Ingredients

  • 4 cups nugget potatoes, chopped
  • 1 ½ cups green peas, frozen
  • ½ cup yellow onion, diced
  • ¼ cup vegan mayo
  • ¼ cup Dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp sea salt

Directions

  1. Place potatoes in a large pot and cover potatoes with water. On the stovetop over high heat, bring potatoes to a boil. Cook until potatoes are tender when pierced with a fork, about 15 minutes. When they have just two minutes left to cook, drop in the frozen peas.
  2. Drain hot water and rinse potatoes in cold water. Move to a mixing bowl and set aside to cool. {You can also place in the fridge to cool potatoes even faster.}
  3. Lastly, stir in all remaining ingredients until mixed well. Keep refrigerated and serve cold.

Thanks again, Cassie!!

Char, xo

5 Comments

  1. Thanks, Char! This looks delicious. I’m sold on anything that includes a generous helping of dijon mustard and some nutritional yeast :)

  2. Oooh, I think I’m going to need to make that potato salad! I’m not a fan of “traditional” potato salad (like the fat American version) but I could definitely get down with this one!
    I went to Vancouver for a few days during my honeymoon in the Pac NW last summer- didn’t get to see nearly enough of the city, but had a blast climbing the Grouse Grind (and did it in less than an hour)! I definitely hope to get back there one day!

    • I’m with you on the traditional potato salad! I love creamy foods, but it’s just so heavy. This one is creamy, yet tangy, and has no “heaviness” to it :D

      Glad you enjoyed your stay in Vancouver! And great job on the Grouse Grind. Many of my friends have done it, and I’ve heard it’s quite intense. It’s on my bucket list, but I gotta travel across the water to do it. Mount Benson in Nanaimo is a tough hike/cimb. It took me 5 1/2 hours! haha.

  3. Oh this looks really good. Any kind of salad are perfect for me. Love it!

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