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CURRY POTATO SALAD

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Healthy and colorful, this vegan curry potato salad with chickpeas makes a delicious side or can be served as a main meal with leafy greens.

Ingredients

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  • 2 lbs. baby potatoes (I used yukon gold), cut into 3/4 – 1 inch pieces
  • 3/4 cup carrots, shredded or chopped small
  • 1/2 cup celery, thinly sliced (some leaves ok too)
  • 1/2 cup green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 can (14 oz.) chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • mineral salt & fresh cracked pepper, to taste
  • chopped chives, to garnish (optional)

Curry Tahini Dressing

  • 5 tablespoons tahini (+ 5 tablespoons water, + more as needed)
  • juice from 1 lemon (about 2 tablespoons)
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 12 teaspoons hot sauce (I used sriracha) or 1/4 – 1/2 teaspoon cayenne or hot paprika powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • pinch of salt

Instructions

Potatoes: Place potatoes into a medium/large pot, fill pot with water, covering potatoes with at least 1 inch of water, add a generous pinch of salt. Bring to a boil, turn heat to medium-low, place lid slightly askew, and cook potatoes in gently boiling water for about 10 minutes. Potatoes should be al dente. Drain, and set aside and let cool a bit.

Dressing: In a small bowl, combine the tahini and water, mix well. Add the lemon juice, curry, hot sauce, onion powder and salt, mix well to combine. Add a tad more water as needed to create desired consistency. You don’t want the dressing to be too thick (I ended up using about 2 tablespoons extra). Use your best judgement. (If using vegan mayo as per the notes, simply combine everything at once and mix well.) Taste for seasoning. Makes about 3/4 cup.

Salad: In a large bowl, add potatoes, celery, carrots, green onions, chickpeas, and cilantro. Top with dressing, and gently toss to combine. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Serve: Serve chilled, at room temp, even warm is ok too. Top with chopped chives or sliced green onions. Garnish with more freshly chopped cilantro if you like.

Store: Leftovers can be kept in the refrigerator in a covered container for up to 4 – 5 days.

Serves 6 – 8

Notes

Replace the tahini and water with 3/4 cup homemade vegan mayo, or store bought such as Just Mayo Plain or Veganaise Grapeseed Oil Mayo. You may also consider using 3/4 cup plain non-dairy yogurt instead.

The potatoes can be prepared with or without the skin. I prefer to have the skin on, plus it adds nutritional value.

If you don’t care for chickpeas, replace with 2 – 3 tablespoons chopped cashews (as per the original recipe). They will add protein and texture.

Nutritional values are estimates only. See our full nutrition disclosure here.