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Protein-Packed Potato Salad
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Protein-Packed Potato Salad

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

It's been a long time coming, but we have finally got our summer salad season here in Britain and the new potatoes are in the shops, so I made this easy and delicious potato salad the other night as a light meal. I call it a “protein-packed” salad because I added a handful of roasted almonds to it, which were very flavoursome, and give it some extra nutrition, besides a bit of crunch. I had a packet of ready-roasted almonds (one of my favourite low-GI snacks), but if you have raw ones, you can just toast them in a dry pan over a low heat for a few minutes until they are browned, which enhances their flavour. I also used a garlic mayonnaise for this dish, which made it even more tasty! Any kind would do though. I found that the nuts added to the salad made this quite a filling and satisfying small meal, and this is also a perfect side-dish or accompaniment.

Ingredients (Serves 1-2)

Around 8-10 small new potatoes, scrubbed, with skins left on

1-2 tablespoons of vegan mayonnaise

Bunch of fresh chives, chopped

Salt to taste

Black and white pepper, to taste

1-2 tsp vegan margarine e.g. Earth Balance or Vitalite

Handful of almonds, roasted


1) Scrub or scrape the potatoes, then boil in salted water for around 25 minutes until soft.

2) Chop potatoes into halves, and place in a mixing bowl, with chopped chives, a spoonful or two of vegan margarine, and the salt and pepper. Add the mayonnaise and toss well until thoroughly coated.

3) Put on a plate and scatter a handful of the roasted almonds over the top. Serve with green salad leaves and crusty bread, or vegan sausages, etc.


Enjoy, let me know what you think! Your votes and comments are much appreciated.



*Image courtesy Flickr creative commons.

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  1. Terry McGee
    I love salads and this looks delicious - voted
  2. Scott Desmond
    Looks delicious - voted
  3. Granny Smith
    Granny Smith
    This looks delicious
  4. The Flaming Vegan Crew
    The Flaming Vegan Crew
    This inspires us to get outside. We've posted it to our Facebook page!
  5. Jessica Sierra
    This looks very good
  6. Christine Mulligan
    Yummy looks so good - voted
  7. Zoe Watson
    Yummy - voted
  8. BuddhasDelight
    i like this idea! i am tempted to sprout the almonds instead of roasting... but inspiring just the same! thanks for posting. voted. :)
    1. Veganara
      Thanks a lot all! You all got me to Top Posts! That's an idea, Buddha's Delight, sprouted almonds, I hadn't thought of that!


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