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Creamy Vegan Potato Salad with Cashew Mayo

Creamy Vegan Potato Salad with Cashew Mayo
Heather Nicholds, C.H.N.

Here’s a delicious creamy potato salad, made with cashew mayo so it’s vegan, for your summer BBQs, picnics, and pot lucks.

I also went into the nutritional benefits of potatoes, because they seem to be a food nutritionists usually love to hate – and I wanted to throw my opinion out there. I don’t cook with potatoes much, because I personally don’t have a taste for them – but that doesn’t reflect my opinion as a nutritionist!

More potato nutrition info: World’s Healthiest Foods

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Creamy Vegan Potato Salad with Cashew Mayo

Here's a delicious creamy potato salad, made with cashew mayo, for your summer BBQs, picnics, and pot lucks.

Course Appetizer, Main Course, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword healthy, oil-free, potato salad, vegan, wfpb, whole foods
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author Heather Nicholds, C.H.N.

Ingredients

  • 8 potatoes scrubbed
  • 2 cups celery chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked/canned chickpeas rinsed
  • 1/4 cup green onion chopped

CASHEW MAYO INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup cashews
  • 1/2 lemon or lime juice
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic
  • sea salt to taste
  • 1/2-1 tsp dijon mustard

Instructions

  1. Start by cooking the potatoes. Put them in a pot with water and a pinch of salt, bring to a boil and cook for 15-20 minutes, or until they are soft. Drain them and put them in a bowl to cool.
  2. Make the mayo by pureeing the ingredients in a blender or food processor, with enough water to keep it moving. Start with 1/4 cup, and use more if necessary.
  3. Once the potatoes are cooled off, cut them into bite-size cubes and put them in a large bowl.
  4. Add the celery, chickpeas and green onion together in a large bowl, then scoop the mayo over them and toss.

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Recipe Notes

If you're not using a high-powered blender, you will want to soak the cashews in water for 1-2 hours before making the mayo.

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