Recipe: Creamy Vegan Potato Salad

I was looking for ideas to take to a vegan potluck recently when I stumbled across this vegan potato salad and knew I had to make it. The sauce looked so creamy it was hard to believe it was vegan, and it was even more delicious than I had even hoped. Seriously, I’m now putting this sauce on everything – veggies, pasta, you name it!

Creamy Vegan Potato Salad | I Spy Plum Pie

The recipe is from Minimalist Baker

Ingredients List

For the Salad

  • 500g potatoes
  • 1 large green capsicum
  • 4 stalks celery
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup fresh dill

For the Sauce

  • 1 cup raw cashews
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1tbs oil
  • 2tbs white wine or apple cider vinegar
  • 1tbs dijon mustard
  • 1-2tbs agave or maple syrup
  • 5tbs fresh dill
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Add the cashews to a small bowl and cover with boiling water and leave to sit for an hour
  2. Meanwhile, cook the potatoes until tender, 15-20 minutes, then drain and leave to cool slightly
  3. Dice the capsicum and celery and place in a serving bowl then chop the herbs and add most to the bowl as well, leaving some to scatter on top
  4. Once the cashews have soaked, drain well and rinse under cold water. Place in a blender with the water, oil, vinegar, mustard, syrup, dill and crushed garlic. Blend until smooth, creamy and pourable, adding more water if needed. Taste, then season with salt and pepper
  5. Chop the cooked potato into chunks and add to the serving bowl
  6. Pour over the sauce and toss to coat all the ingredients, then sprinkle with remaining herbs and enjoy!

Creamy Vegan Potato Salad | I Spy Plum Pie

The salad was a huge hit and everyone wanted to know what was in the amazing sauce – I’m not kidding when I say how good it is! I’ve already made another batch of it and have been telling pretty much everyone how good it is. Even if you don’t need a vegan potato salad I highly recommend you give at least the sauce a try! Although seriously, everyone needs a good potato salad every now and then!

Creamy Vegan Potato Salad | I Spy Plum Pie

Creamy Vegan Potato Salad | I Spy Plum PieSo, who wants to try this creamy, delicious, vegan potato salad?

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