Creamy potato salad has always been a staple for many barbecues. Who doesn’t love the creaminess of the potatoes on the side of a big summer salad, juicy burger or on the side of some southern fried vegan goodness?
When I was growing up the main three elements that made a good potato salad for me was: A good balance of creaminess, zing from spring onion, and saltiness of the potato itself.
How to veganise potato salad
The main part about veganising potato salad, is ensuring you’ve got the right mayo for the job. I’m sure people have had bad experiences with vegan mayos in the past, made primarily from oil based ingredients tasting sub-par, to say the least.
The only vegan mayo I can say has never let me down, other than vegan restaurant quality or nandos perinaise, is the Hellman’s vegan mayo. It just bangs, I don;t know what it is about it.
For a perfect vegan potato salad you pretty much only need:
Spring onion (or chives)
What does vegan potato salad pair well with?
Once you realise how easy this recipe is, and if you like potato salad as much as I do, you’d want some recipes to whip up with these bad boys.
Some ideas can include some vegan burgers, sausages, paired with “meaty” vegan dishes, and perhaps some sweet and sour dishes that call for a creamy contrast.
In essence, this potato salad is rich, tasty and can go well with pretty much anything you wish, and you can whip it up in 20 mins; best to chill for an hour after prep for best results, though.