Light & Healthy Potato Salad

Vegan MoFo #18 – I saw these purple potatoes at the grocery store this week and couldn’t resist bringing some home with me. Look at that awesome color! I’m also going “low-carb” next week, and then 100% raw the following week, so I figured I’d go ahead and indulge in some big ol’ potatoes this week while there’s still time!

Purple Potatoes

I found a recipe for “New Potatoes with Mustard Dressing” in an advertisement for Udo’s Oil 3-6-9 blend a few years back. I’ve been making the recipe every summer since then – actually, a slightly modified version of it that is even healthier. It’s quick & easy, and a great way to get essential omega oils into your diet.

Unfortunately, the lovely color of the potatoes faded quite a bit from boiling them. Does anyone know how to better preserve the color next time? Would the color remain if I used them in a recipe that calls for baking, instead of boiling?

Anyway, here’s one of my favorite potato side-dish recipes… Enjoy!

Light & Healthy Potato Salad - Vegan & Gluten-Free

Light & Healthy Potato Salad
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Recipe type: Side, Salad
Serves: 6
  • 2¼ lb new potatoes (skin left on), scrubbed and quartered or diced
  • 2 tbsp red onion, diced
  • 2 tbsp fresh dill (or parsley), chopped
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp maple syrup
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ cup Udo’s Oil 3-6-9 Blend (or extra-virgin olive oil)
  • salt & pepper to taste
  1. Boil potatoes in salted water until tender, approximately 10-15 minutes. Drain well.
  2. Mix all remaining ingredients in a bowl, and add hot potatoes to dressing. Toss until well coated.
  3. Season to taste. Set aside for a few minutes to let potatoes absorb dressing. Serve warm or at room temperature. (It’s also great chilled.)
Adapted from Udo's Oil recipe advertisement

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  1. Sheila says:

    Hi Angela!

    Everything looks so great in here! Lots of great ideas for putting quick healthy tasty meals together. Its getting cold here in Montreal – wishing I was a Canadian Down Under right about now :)

    • vegangela says:

      Hi Sheila, Thanks for your comment! I know, I need to soak-up the good weather as long as I can! I love Montreal though, definitely one of the best cities in North America and the world! :)

  2. daina says:

    Hey ang… Is Oil 3-6-9 Blend some canadian thing? Is it a type of oil?

    • vegangela says:

      Hi Daina! Good question, sorry for not providing a better explanation! It’s a mix of essential oils. Very good for you. You can buy it at a health food store, but it’s a bit pricey. Regular good-quality olive oil would be just as tasty! :)

  3. little brother says:

    I made this a few days back. I added a little coriander.

    Definitely a keeper.

    • vegangela says:

      Nice addition! Thanks for stopping by & commenting, little bro ;)

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