This is a very healthy recipe for a potato salad that is vegan. I have never liked potato salad because of the commercial mayonnaise used even in homemade salads. First, the commercial mayonnaise creates nausea for me. Secondly, I know from reading the label that those are not the things I want in my body.
Another thing that I never liked about potato salads is that you don’t get lots of other vegetables, to get the right balance of carbs.
This potato salad is not only vegan but also has some other delicious veggies to balance out the starch of the potatoes.
Potato Salad Recipe Ingredients
Potatoes are one of the most commonly eaten vegetables on the planet has their fans and their enemies. Learn about its many health benefits (the good) its health concerns (the bad) and its controversial effect on weight management (the ugly).
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Celery is a negative calorie food, meaning it takes the body more calories to digest it than the food itself contains making it a very good food for weight loss. One stalk of celery has only a few calories because it is full of healthy cellulose. It is 95% water, very alkaline, and filled with fiber. Its weight loss benefits are well known but you would be surprised at its other amazing properties. Celery adds a nice crunch to this potato salad.
Carrots – This orange crunchy superfood is full of Vitamin A. It also has a host of other powerful health benefits including beautiful skin, cancer prevention, and anti-aging. They add a very healthy vegetable to this potato delicious salad.
A single serving of beets can boost your energy and lower your blood pressure. Eating beets long-term can help fight cancer, reduce arthritic pain, lose weight, and assist in a number of other health areas. The beets make this potato salad really unique and add beautiful colour to your meal.
A sprig of delicious dill adds a unique flavor to your food making it extra tasty and pairs wonderfully with potatoes in this potato salad. Dill’s name comes from the Norwegian word ‘dilla,’ meaning to soothe. It has been valued for its many health benefits as early as 1500 B.C. In ancient Egyptian papyrus manuscripts, it was documented as a remedy to soothe flatulence, relieve pain, and act as a laxative and a diuretic.
Parsley is an herb known primarily as a decorative embellishment in restaurant food presentation, but it’s so much more than that. Its subtle flavor is useful in all kinds of dishes, cold and hot. Parsley is useful as a digestive aid and natural breath freshener and contains lots of vitamin A, copper, and manganese, plus three times more vitamin C than oranges, and twice the iron than the same amount of spinach.
Lemons are an important ingredient in this potato salad recipe. The juice from lemons has great digestive qualities. Many people find that symptoms of indigestion such as heartburn, bloating, and belching are often relieved from lemon juice. They also help to cleanse the body of toxins. Learn more about the 16 Health Benefits of Lemon – the Alkaline Superfood. Fresh lemons are very high in Vitamin C and dietary fiber. They also have Vitamin B6, Calcium, Potassium, Copper, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Pantothenic Acid, Iron, and Magnesium, and are low in calories.
Extra-virgin olive oil (cold pressed) is the best fat to use when making a salad dressing. Best not to use for cooking as it has a low smoke point and heat making it susceptible to oxidative damage. Olive oil has so many health benefits I include some every day when I eat my salad. Make sure you are using real olive oil. Have you heard of the olive oil fraud? Find out Which Olive Oil to Buy.
I never use sugar in my kitchen. Mostly I use stevia which is the healthy option. The stevia plant is incredibly sweet and also incredibly good for you. The leaf is 30 times sweeter than sugar while extracts are 300-400 times sweeter. The best stevia will, therefore, be the one that retains some whole-food value and is water-based. Liquid forms will be less processed. Go here to learn How to Get the Best Stevia Without Bitterness.
Himalayan Salt is a salt that is good for us! It is 100% natural pink and certified. Sherpa Pink Himalayan Salt is Kosher Certified. Also, it is Non-GMO and does not contain any MSG, Soy, Gluten, Dairy, or anti-caking agents.
Here is my recipe for a Vegan Potato Salad which is creamy, filled with lots of vegetables, yummy, and healthy without chemical additives.
Time to make this delicious Potato Salad
Healthy Potato Salad
- 3 medium potatoes
- 1 beet or carrot
- 2 stalks celery or 1/2 a green pepper
- chives or green onion to taste
- Handful parsley or dill weed
- 1/2 cup Nayonaise or Yogurt Dip
- 3 tsp Dijon mustard
- 3 tsp lemon juice
- 1 tsp Himalayan salt
- Boil the beet or carrot until you can poke a fork through but they still have some texture. Chop them when they cool.
- Finely chop the celery or green pepper.
- Chop the chives or green onion. Finley chop the fresh parsley or dill and salt.
- Mix all of the vegetables together, keep aside some parsley or dill.
- Mix the Nayonnaise or Yogurt Dip, mustard and lemon juice together to make the dressing.
- Mix all of the ingredients together with the dressing.
- Decorate the top with dill or parsley.
- Note: You can add more vegetables, and then add more dressing too.
- Now serve and enjoy your recipe healthy potato salad.
Now for your healthy dressing the Recipe Healthy Potato Salad
Vegan Yogurt Salad Dressing
- 1 cup plain yogurt almond, coconut or soy milk yogurt.
- 1/2 cup cold-pressed virgin olive oil
- 2 1/2 Tbsp lemon juice
- 1-3 drops light liquid stevia to taste
- 1/2-1 tsp veggie salt or Himalayan salt to taste
- dillweed to taste
- Shake all of the above ingredients in a jar; taste it and add more of any of the seasoning ingredients to your taste.
I use only healthy ingredients for my salad dressings: Olive oil, lemon, stevia, Himalayan Salt
Also Note: This Creamy Vegan Yogurt Salad Dressing recipe is specific for our Weight Loss BootCamp. Check it out!
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Now that you have enjoyed making the recipe for a healthy potato salad, here are more potato recipes.
Curried Green Beans and Potatoes – Curried green beans with carrots and potatoes are extra special and delicious making a delicious meal. This recipe is filled with only healthy ingredients and it is easy to make.
Tangy Baby Potatoes – Baby potatoes are in season; I remember mom making them in their jackets as a vegetable with the main meal.