Do you prefer to roast your spuds over boil? Me too! This Vegan Roast Potato Salad is my modern take on a summer classic. Made with roasted new potatoes for the best texture and a super smooth mayonnaise free cashew dressing for good health benefits.
What is the vegan potato salad dressing made of?
If you’re looking for a healthier, mayo free, new potato salad recipe this Vegan Roast Potato Salad with a cashew cream dressing is perfect for you. It’s super tasty and guys, i’ve finally mastered the secret to the smoothest cashew dressing. Are you ready for my top tips?
- Soak the cashews for 4 – 6 hours or overnight. For a speedy shortcut, you can also soak in boiling water for 2 hours, but I prefer the longer version if you have time.
- Use unsweetened almond or cashew milk instead of water. I always use Plenish. Not sponsored, just love, as it’s 3 ingredients: nuts, water and salt. That’s it, no binders or fillers and the nut content is the best which makes it taste so good.
- You need a high speed blender. I use a Vitamix but something like a Nutribullet would also work. Basically you need something with welly!
- Blend for 3 minutes. Don’t give up after 30 seconds when you think it’s combined. Going the distance is what will make this cashew dressing super smooth and creamy. If it’s warm after all the blending, allow to cool or place in the fridge. Note, you may need to scrape the sides a few times at the start. That’s normal.
And there you have it. My top tips to achieving the best cashew cream dressing.
Ingredients you’ll need
Olive oil: I like to use a good quality extra virgin olive oil like Clearspring.
Nutritional yeast: I love nutritional yeast in this cashew dressing for a little dairy free cheesiness. My favourite is Marigold Engevita with B12. Some do taste like sweaty socks but I promise this one is so good!
Almond milk: Make sure you choose an unsweetened nut milk. Almond milk and cashew work best. My favourite is Plenish as they don’t contain any binders or fillers. Just nuts, water and salt. Pure, as it should be!
Fresh herbs: I like to use dill in this vegan potato salad recipe but chives and parsley are also nice. If using chives you may choose to use a bit less onion so not too oniony!
Salt and pepper