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
  • ¼ cup Udo’s Oil 3-6-9 Blend (or extra-virgin olive oil)
  • 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
  • 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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