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Oil-Free Vegan Potato Salad

This recipe is plant-based (dairy-free, egg-free), oil-free (no mayo), healthy, protein-rich, light, guilt-free, and very easy to make!


Potato Salad

  • 2 pounds 900 g waxy potatoes cut into 1 (inch cubes)
  • 1 green pepper chopped
  • 1/2 red bell pepper chopped
  • 1 medium sized onion diced
  • 3/4 cup chopped dill pickles
  • optional: olives silverskin onion


  • One 15 oz can 1 1/2 cups
  • rinsed and drained
  • 2/3 cup 160 ml
  • 1/4 cup 40 g
  • or 1/3 cup of soaked cashews
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 1 tbsp
  • 1 tbsp lime juice or lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp white vinegar or apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp
  • + more to taste
  • black pepper to taste
  • fresh dill to taste


  • Peel and chop potatoes. You can leave the peel on for more texture if you prefer. Add potatoes to a medium/large saucepan and cover with water and some salt. Bring to a boil and then lower the heat to a simmer. Cook for about 10 minutes or until potatoes are fork tender (but not mushy!), then drain and set aside.
  • Add cannellini beans, plant-based milk, hemp seeds (or soaked cashews), garlic cloves, mustard, lime juice, vinegar, and 1/2 tsp sea salt to a blender. Blend on high speed and scrape down the sides if needed until the dressing is completely smooth and creamy. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine the cooled potatoes, chopped peppers, onion, and dill pickles. Pour over the dressing and stir to combine.
  • Taste and add more salt/pepper/vinegar if needed. I added 1/2 sea salt in addition.
  • Garnish with fresh herbs of choice and serve at room temperature or cold. Enjoy! It tastes actually best after 24 hours! Store leftovers in the fridge for up to five days.


This recipe was republished with permission from ElaVegan. Find the original recipe here


Michaela, otherwise known as Ela, is a vegan food blogger and founder of the incredibly successful blog elavegan,com. Ela does all the food styling, writing, recipe creating and photography for the blog, and has been vegan since 2011. She stopped eating meat when she was only 6 years old, due to her love for animals and nature. "Going vegan was the best decision in my life. Knowing that I don’t participate in the torture and exploitation of farm animals brought an inner peace to myself. I feel...