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Potatoes are a fantastic source of many nutrients including critical amino acids (which your body uses to build human protein).  Thing is, nearly all SAD (Standard American Diet) cooking and serving methods turn them into junk food.  Fried potatoes of various kinds, or slathered with grease.  Mayo is likely one of the shittiest things we use to grease up potatoes.  There's another way.  This recipe is a work in progress and I'm tweaking as I go.  All measures are approximate.  Served it twice with great feedback.  Also, consider your variables like black pepper, adding dill, adding chives, etc etc.


BASE NOTE:  Using nuts as an oil/grease substitute is a staple of WFPB cooking.  The best way to do this is to soak the nuts in very hot water (not really boiling though) for about 20 minutes, then blend in a high power blender.


  • plain boiled potatoes, probably around a pound and a half, remove skins after boiling
  • 1 cup raw cashews, softened in hot water
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1-3 tbsp mustard, vary by taste and type (3 tbsp stone ground German is awesome)
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • Potassium chloride to taste, about 1/4 tsp
  • vinegar pickled gherkins, diced (go wild here, to taste)
  • white onion, diced
  • add some of the pickles' liquid
Cook the potatoes in advance, let cool, so they are firm. Let the salad sit for half a day for better taste. Blend nuts and other ingredients, except obviously not the potatoes, onions, and gherkins.
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Oh yeah, sweet or dill or other types of gherkins...go wild.  Relish.  Whatever.


Different mustards.


Make a spicy version with just a bit of cayenne or finely chopped jalapeños.


Fresh grind a shitload of peppercorn mix and make a super peppery version.


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I forgot to mention, in case it's not obvious.  When using nuts as an oil substitute, drain the water.  And people say the results with low end blenders are not great.  Our Blendtec makes it so you can't tell dressings are oil free.


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