Fresh Vegan Potato Salad Recipe

Potatoes are a staple at my family gatherings in one form or another. Cheesy potatoes at Thanksgiving and Christmas, baked potatoes loaded with chili for Halloween, and the ever present potato salad at all summer events. Ive never been a fan of any kind of mayoso I took up the challenge to make a vegan potato salad recipe only using fresh herbs, mustards and olive oil to bring color and flavor to your next BBQ.

Itll wow your tastebuds, trust me!

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What makes this potato salad vegan?

Traditional potato salad has eggs either in the mayonnaise or hard boiled in the salad itself. My potato salad swaps the mayo for a delicious olive oil + mustard blend dressing, and loads up on fresh veggies.

Switching from a mayonnaise base to an olive oil one also lightens up the salad a bit. I find mayonnaise-based dishes are fairly heavy, while this lovely recipe remains light and brightplus, its just SO colorful without that white sauce covering everything up!

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Tips for vegan potato salad recipe

What are your must-have ingredients for potato salad? Mine include dill pickles, fresh dill, and black olivesbecause those were always in the salads of my childhood. Yet they werent vegan, so I love the new take this vegan potato salad recipe has on the classic dish.

I dont peel the red potatoes for my salad as boiling them with the skin on helps retain more nutrients. Dijon mustard elevates the flavor in this recipe, so that is my go-to in the dressing.

vegan potato salad recipe

vegan potato salad recipe

Easy Ingredient Swaps

I love recipes where I can easily sub in what I have on hand, and this potato salad is just such a recipe. If radishes arent your thing, then swap them with diced cucumbers or corn to keep in a bit of fresh crunch.

If you really want the feel of a traditional potato salad, then swap in a vegan mayonnaise. These tend to be more processed, yet can give you the feel of enjoying your familys fav old recipe.

The pop of color in the red potatoes is super fun, yet feel free to use any potato you want (Yukon golds work great too!). If you really want a fresh change up, try using a white sweet potatoand then let me know how it turns out!

While I love using Claussen pickles for this recipe, I bet a lot of you have great local options you might prefer. Im a true pickle lover, so tell me your fav kind and Ill give it a try. For a less vinegary taste, try sweet pickles.

Vegan potato salad

Vegan potato salad

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Is potato salad vegan?

Traditional potato salad has eggs in it either in the mayonnaise or hard boiled. My potato salad swaps the mayo for a delicious olive oil based dressing, and loads up on fresh veggies.

Do I serve potato salad hot or cold?

Ive had it both ways! The potatoes are cooked, yet I like mine to chill a bit in the fridge before serving. Honestly, letting the salad refrigerate overnight before serving will bring out the best flavor.

What potatoes are good in potato salad?

I love using red potatoes. They are super easy to slice up, and taste delicious. You can also use Yukon Gold potatoes for a buttery taste.


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Step aside traditional potato salad, a new version is in town and its delightful. Try this vegan potato salad out on your next gathering and be ready to share the recipe!

  • 2 lbs small potatoes, chopped into 1/2cubes
  • 1/4 cup fresh dill, stems removed + finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup red onions, diced
  • 3 stalks celery, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 can black olives, sliced
  • 2 radishes halved and thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup Claussen dill pickles, diced (not sponsored, just great tasting dill pickles!)


  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons Claussen pickle juice
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp ground turmeric
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • Paprika on top

  1. Place the potatoes in a large pot with cold water. Bring to boil then reduce the heat and simmer, uncovered, for about 10 minutes or until fork-tender. Drain the potatoes, set aside to cool to room temperature.
  2. Drain potatoes in a colander and allow to cool.
  3. In a large bowl, mix all dressing ingredients together.
  4. Add the potatoes and remaining vegetables and herbs into the dressing and stir well.
  5. Garnish with radishes and paprika.
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*If you have a fav pickle brand, then go for it! My recommendation is for those not bound to one brand.

*If raw radishes are a bit too spicy for you, then roast them before adding. This cuts back on the spice and adds even more crunch.

  • Category: Side dish
  • Method: Stove top
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: vegan potato salad, homemade potato salad, potato salad recipe

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