As the warm weather continues, the least I want to do is turn on the oven when I come home after work. I love to be in the kitchen and cook a tasty meal as it's very therapeutic to me. But sometimes I feel less motivated to prepare anything when the weather is a bit too warm (sounds familiar?). When I was younger, I remember my mom often prepared potato salads during the summer. It was one of my favorite dishes during this time since she made it very creamy and chilled it for a couple of hours before serving. This time of the year takes me back to this childhood memory, wanting a dish that is cool in temperature and tasty. This easy potato salad side dish is one of my go-to dishes on warm days like these. Plus, the celery adds a good crunch to it too!
It’s believed that potatoes are not healthy but that’s not always true. Potatoes become less healthy when they are fried or when high-fat condiments are added to them, such as sour cream and bacon bits. This starchy vegetable can be part of a healthy diet. One medium sized potato contains about 150 calories and many vitamins and minerals such as vitamin C and potassium.
Most traditional potato salad recipes call for mayonnaise but I chose to use veganaise for this recipe. Vegenaise is an egg-free spread like mayo, meaning it contains no cholesterol. Pair it as a side dish with your favorite protein item or enjoy it the following day at a picnic.
Let me know how your dish turns out!
Creamy Potato Salad
Serves: 4 - 5 servings
Total Time: 20 - 30 minutes
Total Dishes: 2
- 6 medium-sized red potatoes, cubed
- 3 celery sticks, finely diced
- 3 green onions, finely chopped
- 3 tablespoons vegenaise
- 1 tablespoon parsley, chopped
- Salt and pepper to taste
In a saucepan, add water and boil potatoes for about 15 – 20 minutes (remember to rinse and scrub before cooking to remove any dirt). Allow time to cool down and peel off the skin. Then cut into bite sized pieces.
Chop celery, green onions, and parsley.
In a large bowl, mix potatoes, celery, green onions, parsley and vegenaise*
Place in refrigerator for about 30 minutes to chill or enjoy once prepared.
*Additional vegenaise may be added to reach desired creaminess