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Hot Potato Salad

  • Author: Contentedness Cooking
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: Salad, Lunch, Dinner
  • Method: Cooking
  • Cuisine: Vegan, Vegetarian


This Hot Potato Salad is mayo free, super easy to make and will be a hit at any family table. It is packed with amazing flavors and no one would ever think it is naturally vegan. You are going to love it, even the pickiest kids. It is just the right combination of comfort food and texture that makes it even better than any other German potato salad.



  • 3 lbs potatoes
  • 1/2 cup olive oil divided
  • 1/4 apple cider vinegar
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small bunch scallions, chopped
  • 1/3 cup jalapenos, chopped
  • salt, pepper to taste
Optional add ons:
  • 5 radishes
  • 1/2 cup bell pepper
  • 8 oz smoked tofu
  • 2 chili finely
  • arugula


  1. First clean your potatoes and peel them. Cut roughly into about half inch size cubes. Place in a pot with enough water, add a pinch of salt and bring to boil. After about 10 minutes, try a piece and taste if it is done. If not, let cook a few minutes longer. Finally drain.
  2. while the potatoes are cooking, heat a skillet with 1/8 cup olive oil, which is precisely 2 Tbs from the total needed 1/2 cup olive oil.
  3. Add jalapenos, scallions, minced garlic, optional smoked tofu and fry all for 4 minutes. Now add more optional add ons like radishes, bell pepper, chilis and fry for another 3 minutes.
  4. Mix remaining oil and vinegar in a bowl big enough for the salad. This has the advantage that you do not need any extra bowls. Transfer the potatoes to that bowl, and add all the other ingredients from the pan. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper, mix well. Serve with the optional arugula, divide into bowl or onto plates and enjoy warm.


  • Serving Size: 1.5 cups
  • Calories: 231
  • Sugar: 1.7 g
  • Sodium: 13.4 mg
  • Fat: 13.7 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.9 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 11.4 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 25.5 g
  • Fiber: 2.9 g
  • Protein: 3.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 g

Keywords: potato salad, hot potato salad, vegan, vegetarian, plant-based, lunch, dinner, meal prep