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Best vegan potato salad recipe

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This best vegan potato salad recipe with lots of vegetables is an ideal side dish for summer! Creamy and herby, with just the right amount of tanginess, it's great for BBQs and picnics. Guaranteed to impress vegans and non-vegans alike!


  • 5 cups potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 large red bell pepper
  • 1 large onion
  • 2 large carrots
  • 1 cup dill
  • 1 cup cilantro
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup pickles, diced
  • 1 large lemon, juice of
  • 1 1/2 cups vegan mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1/2 tbsp mustard
  • 1 tbsp dried thyme


  • Saucepan
  • Colander
  • Mixing bowl


  • Generously salt a saucepan of water and add the peeled and diced potatoes. Cook until fully fork-tender, but make sure not to overcook. For medium-sized potato chunks, you will need around 12-15 minutes.
  • Prepare the other vegetables by de-seeding and dicing the peppers, peeling and dicing the onion, and peeling and chopping the carrots. Also finely chop the dill and cilantro.
  • Drain and rinse the potatoes, and shake them a few times in the colander to fluff up. Then, transfer them to a large mixing bowl together with the vegetables, fresh herbs, garlic, pickles and lemon juice. Mix together thoroughly.
  • Add the vegan mayonnaise, nutritional yeast, tomato paste, mustard and dried thyme. Mix together thoroughly once again. Serve immediately, or leave to chill in the fridge for 15 minutes.



  • Make sure to generously salt the water before boiling the potatoes.
  • Shaking the potatoes in the colander a few times, like in my recipe for crispy roast potatoes, will help to fluff them up and make the final vegan potato salad creamier.
  • Be generous with the fresh herbs and the vegetables! 
  • This vegan potato salad keeps well in the fridge for 4-5 days in an airtight container.
Calories: 344kcal, Carbohydrates: 19g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 27g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Sodium: 388mg, Potassium: 500mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 4341IU, Vitamin C: 47mg, Calcium: 51mg, Iron: 2mg