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FOOD FOR THE SOUL: Vegan Fingerling Potato Salad

March 22, 2015 by  
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Vegan Fingerling Potato Salad


Vegan Fingerling Potato Salad


  • 1 1/2 pounds fingerling potatoes , cut into 1/2-inch circles
  • 1/2 pound yukon gold potatoes (about 1 large), peeled, quartered lengthwise, and cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons white wine vinegar, divided
  • 1 tablespoon whole grain mustard
  • 1 tablespoon pickle relish
  • 1 tablespoon agave nectar or sweetener of your choice
  • 2 small shallots, one minced (about 1/4 cup), one thinly sliced (about 1/4 cup)
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 tablespoon capers, rinsed, drained, and roughly chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, finely diced
  • 1/4 cup roughly chopped fresh parsley leaves


Place potatoes, 1 tablespoon salt, 1 tablespoon vinegar, and 3 cups tepid water in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat, stirring occasionally until salt is dissolved. Reduce to a bare simmer and cook until potatoes are completely tender and show no resistance when poked with a paring knife or cake tester, about 17 minutes. Drain potatoes, reserving 1/2 cup of cooking liquid. Immediately toss potato pieces with 1/2 tablespoon vinegar and set aside.

Combine reserved cooking liquid with remaining 1 tablespoon vinegar, mustard, relish, sweetener and minced shallot in a large bowl. Add 5 to 6 pieces of cooked Yukon gold potato. Mash with a potato masher until smooth. Whisking constantly, add 3 tablespoons olive oil. Fold in capers, celery, sliced shallot, parsley, and potatoes. Season to taste with salt and more sugar if desired. Serve immediately, drizzling with remaining olive oil. Allow to come to room temperature before serving.

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