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Vegetarian potato salad

Monday July 8, 2019 - by

Aperfect side dish for almost everything and we especially like to eat this vegetarian potato salad on hot summer days. You can serve the salad on a party, a BBQ or take it with you for a picnic. This salad with potatoes and apple is easy to prepare in large quantities.

Normally we don’t make potato salad in winter, but why not actually I’m asking myself now? It’s super healthy, tasty and very comforting food with all fresh ingredients.

My recipe for potato salad is vegan and cruelty free. There is obviously no need to use animals to achieve a yummy potato salad. Besides potatoes and apple, I added radishes, pickles and red onions. Fresh chives and a plant-based mayo yogurt sauce with mustard and kecap complete the salad. We like the different flavors and the crunchiness in this potato apple salad.

Ingredients potato salad vegetarian

  • Waxy potatoes, 2 kilos
  • Apples, 2 pieces, sweet-sour taste (I used elstar), cored and cut into chunks (leave the peel on)
  • Radishes, 12 pieces, chopped
  • Pickles, 8 pieces, chopped
  • Red onions, 2 pieces, diced
  • Snipped fresh chives, 4 tablespoons
  • Olive oil, 4 tablespoons
  • Lemon, half piece
  • Vegan mayo, 2 tablespoons
  • Plant-based yogurt, 2 tablespoons
  • Sweet kecap manis (Also spelled as ketjap), 2 teaspoons
  • Mustard, 3 teaspoons, add to taste
  • Ground pepper
Vegetarian potato salad with apple and radish
Vegetarian potato salad with apple and radish

Recipe potato apple salad

  1. Wash and scrub the potatoes under running water. Use a brush to remove dirt and sand.
  2. Put the potatoes in a large saucepan of boiling water and simmer gently for about 15-20 minutes, until tender. Pierce with a fork. Don’t overcook, the potatoes should not be falling apart when cut.
  3. Drain, let them cool of to room temperature.
  4. Chop the potatoes before adding to the potato apple salad (you can peel the potatoes first, but why should you, I don’t feel the need). Add 4 tablespoons olive oil, ground pepper and squeeze the lemon, toss gently.
  5. Prepare the sauce by combining the mustard, kecap, mayo and yogurt, then whisk.
  6. Add the apple, onions, radishes, pickles and chives (not all of it) and the dressing to the cooled potatoes and give a gentle toss, until well combined.
  7. I do recommend to refrigerate the vegetarian apple salad for a couple of hours to allow the flavors to meld.
  8. Serve the potato salad in a large bowl and garnish with chives and freshly ground black pepper to brighten it up.
  9. If you have leftovers, you can keep the potato salad in the refrigerator for a few days.


  • If you like walnuts, you can add them for more crunchiness.
  • Celery will fit perfectly in this potato salad.
  • Add capers instead of pickles.
  • You can cook the potatoes a day in advance and keep them in the refrigerator before use.
Potato apple salad photographed from above
Potato apple salad

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