Tender chunks of potatoes in a yummy creamy dressing, with just the right amount of crunch and tanginess! This Vegan Potato Salad is easy to make — ahead of time too — making it the perfect option for picnics, barbecues and potlucks.
Course Side Dish
Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 15minutes
Chilling time 10minutes
Total Time 35minutes
Author Sonia! The Healthy Foodie
3lbnew potatoes (or other waxy potato variety)cut into 1" pieces
1/2of a medium red onionfinely chopped (about 1/2 cup)
Cut the potatoes into bite size pieces, then rinse them well and place them in a large pot. Cover the potatoes completely with cold water* and add enough salt so that your water tastes like the sea; it’s imperative that your water be fairly salty!
Bring to the boil then reduce to a rapid simmer, cover loosely and cook the potatoes until they are fork tender, about 10 minutes.
Once cooked, drain the potatoes and let them cool completely.**
Meanwhile, chop your celery, onions and pickle, and then make the creamy dressing by combining all the ingredients in a bowl and giving them a good whisk.
When the potatoes are cold, place them in a large mixing bowl, along with the celery, onion and pickles, and then pour in the dressing; Toss delicately until all the potatoes are well coated.
You can serve your potato salad immediately, or place it in the fridge for a few more hours to give those flavors a chance to meld and mingle.
This potato salad can totally be made ahead of time and kept in the fridge until ready to serve. Leftovers will keep in the fridge for up to a few days.
*Starting the potatoes in cold water helps them cook more evenly. If you were to start them in hot or boiling water, the outside would most likely fall apart before the center has even had a chance to cook. That does NOT make for good potato salad...**To cool the potatoes faster, arrange them in a single layer on a baking sheet and place them in the freezer for about 10 minutes. You could also rinse them under cold running water or plunge them in an ice water batch, but I find this makes the potatoes watery and less flavorful.