Every Wednesday I post a new vegan recipe on my blog and lately there have been lots of pasta recipes. This is to be expected, since I have a massive pasta addition, but I thought it’s time to post something different. For today’s post I have come up with a healthy potato salad with home-made avocado mayonnaise, perfect for the summer!
I know some people wonder what to eat with potato salad. Since this is a light potato salad, I like to eat it as a main dish; for lunch or dinner with a green salad on the side. You can also serve it as a side dish. And don’t worry about the calories in potato salad: this healthy potato salad is full of healthy ingredients. If you want, you can substitute the white potatoes for sweet potatoes, which are even healthier, but I personally prefer white potatoes. Scroll down for the recipe!
Recipe: Healthy potato salad
Vegan potato salad
For the avocado mayonnaise
To make the mayonnaise, simply add all the ingredients to your food processor and blend until you have a smooth, creamy mixture. Set aside.
Finely chop the spring onions and chop the pearl onions in half.
Peel the potatoes and cut into small, diced pieces.
Bring the diced potatoes to boil in a large pot of cold water with some salt over medium-high heat. Cook for 15 minutes. Drain and transfer to a large bowl.
Mix the avocado mayonnaise well into the warm potato mixture and season with pepper, salt, paprika, garlic, parsley and fresh chives.
Chill the potato salad for at least one hour before serving. Sprinkle with nutritional yeast for extra flavour.
If you prefer you can sauté the onions in a little oil before mixing them with the potatoes. I know some people don’t like raw onions and find the taste a bit heavy. Sautéed onions have a less intense flavour and are also easier to digest for some people.