Potatoes can actually be great for your digestion…
I have a fickle relationship with potatoes. Sometimes I love them and sometimes I hate them. Well, really, I always love the taste of them, but I don’t always love the way my body reacts to them. That being said, when I use really good quality organic potatoes, I’m usually a happy camper. And, in my book, there is nothing better than a good potato salad as a side dish. For everything. And this 4 ingredient vegan potato salad is the easiest side dish ever. And just to sweeten the pot — it stays delicious for many days in the fridge…
My favorite food of all times is french fries smothered in brown gravy. Yes, I really said that out loud. I don’t know why, but it feels kind of cathartic to release that info…
So, when I say sometimes I’m afraid potatoes won’t agree with me, maybe that has something to do with it… hmmmm…
“What makes this potato salad vegan”, you ask? It’s made with an aquafaba-based mayonnaise. Aquafaba is a creamy blend of chickpeas and kombu and it’s awesome (way better than it sounds)! You can buy aquafaba based jars of mayo now in some markets. This condiment is truly the work of a genius.
When I made this 4 ingredient vegan potato salad last week, I served it several times. To several different people. Not even one of them knew it wasn’t made with a full-fat creamy regular mayonnaise. Even better, nobody could tell that I was serving 3-day-old potato salad. I know, it makes you a little scared of receiving a dinner invitation from me, doesn’t it?
Anyway, this recipe couldn’t be easier. It almost seems silly to post the recipe. But, I will.
And, if you are looking for another great easy potato recipe, try my recipe for Crispy Spicy Roasted Potatoes.
Here are the great ingredients in these every-so-simple 4 ingredient potato salad:
Potatoes are good at soothing ulcers and neutralizing acid in the stomach and they help relieve constipation. These tubers also can help relieve arthritic inflammation. So, even though sweet potatoes are thought of as the white potato’s more nutritious sister, regular old potatoes can be just what the doctor ordered.
Onions are great for your immune system; they are a natural antihistamine. In the winter, I eat lots and lots of onions… I guess I should feel sorry for the people close to me! Recently, I recommended that a patient with bronchitis put sliced raw onions in her socks when she went to sleep… she woke up so much better; they actually can rid the body of bacteria. (I know I’ve told you this before, but it really is awesome!) Onion is a superhero in the food world!
Chickpeas actually help calm the spirit. They relieve anxiety and soothe irritability… it kind of makes you realize why hummus is so popular… The mayonnaise I love for this recipe is made from aquafaba (chickpeas).
Dill is considered a chemoprotective in that it can help neutralize some carcinogens. It also helps fight bacteria in the body.
Sea salt contains magnesium, calcium, potassium, zinc, iron, and iodine — all minerals that are necessary for a healthy body. Himalayan sea salt is good for your bones, sleep, libido, muscles, and heart. Be aware, sea salt is not the same thing as traditional table salt…
- 1-1/2 lb small red potatoes, unpeeled, quartered or cut into 1-inch pieces if potatoes are large
- ½ of a red onion, minced
- 3- to 4- Tbs vegan mayonnaise (I used this one)
- ½ tsp dried dill or 2 tsp fresh dill, minced
- sea salt, to taste
- Boil the potatoes just until they are tender; do not overcook them!
- Drain and rinse under cold water.
- In a large bowl, gently toss the potatoes with the onion, mayonnaise, dill, and salt.
- Serve alongside everything and enjoy!