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Meatless Monday: Vegan potato salad with creamy avocado dressing

Patricia Conte has a background in marketing communications and works as an independent writer. In 2010, she was given the opportunity to combine her love of writing and food when she started as a contributing writer for the Food channel...

Get ready for a great potato salad with avocado that's vegan and mayo-free

If you're an avocado lover, you'll enjoy this classic-dish-with-a-twist. Whether you're gearing up for a gathering or just looking for a fun side dish, this potato salad couldn't get any creamier or more flavorful with avocado mixed in.

Get ready for a great potato salad with avocado that's vegan and mayo-free

You can't have a picnic or springtime get-together without potato salad. This vegan version is flavorful and creamy thanks to avocado stepping in as a dressing.

I mixed mashed avocado with lemon juice and a few other ingredients, then tossed it together with small red potatoes, green beans and bell pepper. It makes a perfect potato salad that's light yet creamy. You'll enjoy this salad all season.

Get ready for a great potato salad with avocado that's vegan and mayo-free

Vegan potato salad with creamy avocado dressing

Don't stay stuck in a potato salad rut. Avocado is so creamy on its own, and it makes the perfect match for potatoes and veggies. Try adding peas, celery or onions to this salad for another option.

Serves 6

Prep time: 5 minutes | Cook time: 15 minutes | Inactive time: 45 minutes | Total time: 1 hour 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 pounds small red potatoes, washed and any spots removed
  • 24 ounces green beans, ends trimmed, snapped in half
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, seeds and membrane removed, diced
  • 2 avocados, mashed
  • 6 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Directions:

  1. Add the potatoes to a pot of boiling water. Cook until fork tender, about 15 minutes.
  2. Add the green beans to the boiling water at the end of the cooking time, just for 30 to 45 seconds.
  3. Remove from the heat, drain, and add to a large bowl of ice water for a few minutes. Drain the water, and refrigerate until chilled, about 45 minutes. Remove from the refrigerator, and cut the potatoes into quarters, leaving the skins on.
  4. In a bowl, mash the avocado. Add the lemon juice, mustard, garlic and salt. Mix until smooth.
  5. Spoon the mixture over the potatoes and green beans. Add the bell pepper, and mix to combine.
  6. Season with the ground black pepper, and serve.

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