This Easy Vegan Potato Salad is delightful and sure to satisfy! It is the perfect side dish for picnics, barbecues, or any other summer gathering. It has all the the goodness of potatoes with a creamy, dairy-free dressing that brings all the classic flavors to life!

However, potato salad is not just for picnics or barbecues! It’s a wonderful side dish to make a complete meal. Instead of mashed, French fries or baked potatoes, try vegan potato salad when serving vegan meatloaf, burgers, or sandwiches.

Additionally, the bonus is that potato salad can be made ahead of time. It’s the perfect meal prep side dish that can save time later on when you’re putting your meal together. Another plus, is that you can customized to suit your taste.

Ingredients for easy vegan potato salad

How to make easy potato salad in 3 steps

Step one

This easy-to-make potato salad has only seven ingredients! The first step is to wash and cut the potatoes into bite-sized pieces. Boil the potatoes in a pot of salted water until tender. Which is about 10 -12 minutes. Then drain the potatoes and let them cool.

Step two

In a large mixing bowl, mix together the vegan mayonnaise, plain vegan yogurt, Dijon mustard, chopped red onion, and chopped dill.

Step three

Then add the cooled potatoes to the bowl and mix well. Add salt and pepper, then adjust any seasoning to your taste. Put in the fridge to chill at least an hour before serving.

Recipe tips for customizing your potato salad

Now that you know how to make the basic vegan potato salad, you may want a few tips on how to customize it. Here are some tips:

  • Buttery Flavor: This recipe can be made with any type of potato. However Yukon gold or red potatoes work well because they hold their shape when cooked and have a buttery flavor.
  • More Flavor: Be sure to add the dressing to the potatoes while they are still warm, as they will absorb the flavors better.
  • Creamier: To make the salad creamier, you can add some more vegan mayonnaise or avocado to the dressing.
  • Tangier: If you prefer a tangier taste, try adding some pickle juice or a teaspoon of apple vinegar or lemon juice to the dressing.
  • Crunchier: To add some extra crunch, add some diced celery or pickles to the salad.
  • Meal Prep: You can make this potato salad ahead of time and store in the refrigerator for up to 2 – 3 days. Just be sure to give it a stir before serving as the dressing may have settled at the bottom.

More recipe substitutes and add-in options

For Herbs and seasonings

Instead of dill, try some other herbs. Here are some favorites:

  • chives
  • basil
  • paprika
  • parsley
  • garlic powder
  • onion powder

For Vegetables

These vegetables make great options to add to the potato salad:

  • chopped celery
  • chopped red bell pepper
  • grated carrot
  • cooked green beans
  • green onion
  • chopped olives
  • chopped vegan bacon (tempeh, tofu)

Try mixing and matching your favorite herbs and seasonings with different vegetables. If red onion is too strong in flavor for you, try chopped green onions instead.

What to serve with potato salad

  • Vegan Burgers and Sandwiches: Veggie burgers are a classic paring with potato salad. You can make your own or buy pre-made ones from the grocery store. See below for vegan sandwich suggestions.
  • Grilled vegetables: Serve with another side like grilled veggies. Try zucchini, eggplant, bell peppers, or corn on the cob as they all make a great addition to any vegan meal.
  • Tofu Skewers: Grilled tofu skewers are a delicious and protein-packed addition. You can marinate the tofu in your favorite sauce for added flavor.
  • BBQ jackfruit: If you’re looking for a vegan alternative to pulled pork, BBQ jackfruit is a great option. It’s flavorful and has a texture similar to pulled pork.
  • Grilled portobello mushrooms: Grilled portobello mushrooms make a great meaty addition to any meal. You can season them with your favorite spices and herbs.
  • Vegan coleslaw: Coleslaw is another classic side dish that pairs well with potato salad. You can make a vegan version using vegan mayo or a vinegar-based dressing.
  • Fresh fruit: Fresh fruit such as watermelon, strawberries, or grapes make a refreshing and healthy addition to any summer meal.

What Sandwiches that pair well with Easy Vegan Potato Salad

Potato salad and vegan sandwiches make a great combination! Here are some ideas for vegan sandwiches that would pair well with potato salad:

  • Vegan BLT: A classic vegan BLT sandwich made with tempeh bacon, lettuce, tomato, and vegan mayo is a delicious and satisfying option.
  • Roasted or Grilled Vegetable and Pesto Sandwich: A grilled or roasted vegetable sandwich made with eggplant, zucchini, bell peppers, pesto sauce and vegan cheese is a quite a tasty and filling sandwich. It would pair perfectly with potato salad
  • Chickpea Salad Sandwich: A chickpea salad sandwich made with mashed chickpeas, vegan mayo, celery, and onion is a flavorful and protein-packed option.
  • Vegan Reuben: A vegan Reuben sandwich made with marinated and grilled tempeh, sauerkraut, vegan cheese, and vegan Thousand Island dressing is a delicious and hearty option that would pair well with potato salad.
  • Vegan Club Sandwich: A vegan club sandwich made with vegan bacon, avocado, lettuce, tomato, and vegan mayo is a classic sandwich that’s easy to make and pairs well with potato salad.
  • Hummus and Veggie Sandwich: A hummus and veggie sandwich made with hummus, roasted red bell peppers, sliced cucumbers, tomato, lettuce, and avocado is a fresh and healthy option that would complement the creamy and savory flavors of potato salad.

Overall, potato salad and vegan sandwiches make a delicious and convenient meal that’s perfect for picnics, work or school lunch, or any casual get-together.

Easy Vegan Potato Salad

This easy vegan potato salad is a simple and delicious side dish that's perfect for picnics, barbecues, or any other summer gathering. It's made with boiled potatoes, and a creamy dressing that's completely dairy-free. This recipe is quick to make and can be customized to suit your taste.
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Easy Vegan Potato Salad in a blue bowl
Prep Time:10 minutes
Cook Time:12 minutes
Total Time:22 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds baby potatoes
  • ½ cup vegan mayonnaise
  • ½ cup plain vegan yogurt
  • 2 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 small red onion, chopped
  • ¼ cup fresh dill, chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Wash and cut the potatoes into bite-sized pieces.
  • Boil the potatoes in a pot of salted water until tender, about 10-12 minutes.
  • Drain the potatoes and let them cool.
  • In a large mixing bowl, mix together the vegan mayonnaise, plain vegan yogurt, Dijon mustard, chopped red onion, and chopped dill.
  • Add the cooled potatoes to the bowl and mix well.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Chill the potato salad in the fridge for at least an hour before serving. Enjoy!
Servings: 4

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