Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Red Potato Salad with Cilantro

My in laws are here for a visit, so of course I had to share the awesomeness of vegan sausages. I did make a wee change by blending 3/4 cup of firm tofu with the water, instead of using mashed beans. I think it made for a more tender sausage. Here they are getting grilled. I also served this warm potato salad that was very tasty, but did not photograph well.

- 6-7 large red potatoes
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 green onion, trimmed, very thinly sliced
- 1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro
- about 2 cups vegenaise, mixed with 2-3 tbsp Dijon mustard
- salt and pepper to taste

1. Boil potatoes, with skins on, until tender but not mushy.
2. Remove potatoes from water and cube. Let cool a bit before placing into a large bowl.
3. Add garlic, green onion, and cilantro. Mix Dijon (to taste) into vegenaise and add to potatoes. Season with salt and pepper and mix well. Serve

Note: if you are like me and venegaise is nowhere to be found in your town, or if it is so expensive you can' t bear parting with 2 cups, you can make your own for this dish. I blended 1 pkg firm silken tofu with 2 tbsp white wine vinegar, 2 tbsp oil, 1 tbsp lemon juice, 1 tbsp sugar, 1 tsp salt. I then thinned the mixture a bit with soy creamer. You want it to be thinner than regular venegaise as the heat from the potatoes thickens it up a bit.


hecateluna said...

Hi. I read semi-regularly but have never commented before. But this is EXACTLY my potato salad, so I felt I had to say something. :)

The cilantro+vegenaise+potato combination is AMAZING. Everyone should try it immediately.

Vegan Dad said...

Great minds think alike!

Alice (in Veganland) said...

I'm looking forward to the summer, when I'll have to cook tons and tons of potato salad!

carrie said...

The sausages rock!! I tried them last week because of your blog, and they were a hit!!

josh said...

that's really messed up about the pork industry. i'm in the mood for a rant, but i know i'd be preaching to the choir. it's the people in the failing industry that did this to themselves -- if they had diversified or kept options open, they'd not be in this pickle.

maybe i'm just annoyed, that my naïve idea of canada being the opposite of america (or the one portrayed in degrassi) is slowly proving incorrect.

alaskaVeg*n said...

The sausages are really beautiful! Done on the grill I would think they are meat if I did not know better.

Erin said...

What a perfect spring time backyard meal.

(Ve*ganChick) said...

I love potato salad. It makes me think of summer.

Happy Herbivore! said...

that potato salad looks awesome! i have to make it soon! YUM.

melissa said...

I figured it was time to say thanks since I'm returning to this post for the third time now. I made the potato salad the first time and it was awesome, but I keep coming back for the homemade vegenaise recipe. I will never buy that stuff again! I just keep refilling the last jar I bought with my own. Thanks for that tip!