14 Apr 2013

potato salad with cilantro, dill, tomatoes + raw mayo

Mmm... I love potatoes. They are easy to grow, hearty and delicious to eat, and super versatile in the kitchen. You can do SO MANY different things with good ole taters. Today, I keep it simple with a whole food potato salad, complete with fresh herbs, tomatoes and a raw mayonnaise dressing; it's a bit different from my usual raw dessert recipes but hey - variety is the spice of life.

This recipe is great for a summer dinner, or really any occasion. My unexpected inspiration was found on this page, where a there's a list of the top chef restaurants in Vegas. One of them was Bobby Flay's Mesa Grill. WELL. I went ahead and veganized one of his recipes. The result was mega delish. If you have time to get some chives and red onion, I'd recommend adding them. Enjoy! 

high raw potato salad: serves three or four

1 pound new potatoes 
1 cup chopped fresh cilantro 
1/2 cup chopped fresh dill
1 cup cherry tomatoes, each cut in half

Raw vegan mayo:
1/2 cup cashews
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1/4 teaspoon chili powder
2 garlic cloves
Juice from 2 lemons
Water, as needed

Prepare the salad: put the potatoes in a pot with water to boil. Once the water is boiling, turn down the heat to medium-high. Cook for about 15 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender. Cut each in half and throw in a bowl with the other salad ingredients. Set aside.

Make the mayo: blend all the ingredients until smooth, adding water or other liquid as needed and adjusting to your taste. Toss the mayo with the salad until evenly coated and sprinkle with salt and pepper if desired.