Vegan Instant Pot Red Potato Salad


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When we’re talking about side dishes to bring to a barbecue or party, one of the most popular selections has got to be potato salad. Even better, why not go for a more flavorful and creamier Instant Pot red potato salad?!?

But as we know from our previous non-plant-based lives, potato salad is routinely loaded with fatty, calorie-packed mayonnaise! So let’s do something about that…

This WFPB version of the crowd-pleasing favorite uses my oil-free vegan mayo and includes creamy, tasty red potatoes, dill, fresh parsley, and celery (including the leaves)! I have to say I was completely shocked that my kids gave this one a thumbs-up, because they’re usually not fans of white potatoes unless they’re deep fried and covered with ketchup!

Note: You don’t necessarily have to use the Instant Pot to make this — just cook the potatoes how you normally would before putting everything together.

If you’re looking for some other great summertime salad ideas, make sure you check these out too:

oil-free potato salad

Oil-Free Plant-Based Instant Pot Red Potato Salad

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Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 8

What you’ll need

  • 2-3 lbs red potatoes
  • 2 batches Oil-free Vegan Mayonnaise
  • 2 stalks celery, diced (with leaves)
  • cup fresh parsley, minced
  • 2 tsp dill
  • ½ tsp sea salt

How you’ll do it

  • Wash potatoes and dice into bite-sized pieces.
  • Add potatoes to Instant Pot, using either a basket insert or trivet. Add a cup of water to the Instant Pot.
  • Close valve and set Instant Pot to Manual for 5 minutes. When finished, press Cancel and allow for natural release for 10 minutes. Then open valve and release remaining steam.
  • If time allows, remove lid and allow potatoes to cool.
  • Drain water from Instant Pot and return potatoes to IP or move to a large bowl.
  • Add celery, herbs, salt, and enough mayonnaise to coat everything. Mix well. Save the remaining mayo in the fridge for when you're ready to serve.
  • Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  • When you're ready to serve, stir potato salad again and add more mayonnaise if necessary. Enjoy!

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  1. Pam says:

    I found the most wonderful way to potato salad using frozen breakfast potato! You microwave them in their bag, cutting a couple of slits, for 6 minutes, shake them around and do it again. It makes potato salad the fastest, easiest, and best ever. We love lots of onions in ours, too!

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