I’ve been craving a dairy-free potato salad recipe that doesn’t use vegan mayo, and this is what I came up with. My Mediterranean Potato Salad is dressed with a lemon thyme vinaigrette that gives this salad a zesty boost. It’s perfect for summer.

You can serve this at your summer picnics or enjoy as a side dish to fish. I recently served this with baked salmon and asparagus for a delightful spring supper.

Be sure to make it a few hours in advance so it has time to marinate in the refrigerator. The salad may look very wet when freshly tossed, but the potatoes will absorb the dressing as it sits. It’s a good idea to reserve a little of the vinaigrette for a touch-up before serving.

Mediterranean Potato Salad

Mediterranean Potato Salad (vegan, no mayo)

Donna
A dairy-free potato salad that is dressed with a zesty lemon thyme vinaigrette.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

  • 4 medium potatoes (any kind)
  • 1/2 red bell pepper (diced)
  • 1 rib celery (diced)
  • 1 scallion (diced)
  • 2 tablespoons parsley (chopped)
  • 4 chives (chopped)

Lemon Thyme Vinaigrette

  • 1/2 lemon (zest and juice)
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
  • 2 Pinches dried thyme

Instructions
 

  • Peel the potatoes and cut them into small cubes. Place them in a pot of salted water, and boil until just soft. Drain and rinse. Set aside.
  • In the meantime, chop all of the vegetables and herbs into tiny pieces.
  • In a glass jar, put the zest of half a lemon, the juice of half a lemon, olive oil, mustard, salt, pepper, and thyme. Seal tightly and shake to combine.
  • Put all ingredients into a large mixing bowl and toss gently to combine. Refrigerate for a few hours before serving.

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Notes

You can use any type of potato in this recipe. When I use red or yellow potatoes, I usually leave on the skin. But feel free to peel the potatoes, no matter what type you are using.
You may want to reserve about a tablespoon of the vinaigrette to refresh the dressing just before serving.
It may look very wet when you toss the salad, but the potatoes will absorb the dressing over time. That's why I reserve a little to add just before serving, but it's not necessary. 
Keyword lemon, potatoes, salad

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