Natures Potato Salad

“Natures” because this salad is 100% natural, and almost raw. The potatoes are cooked but other than that everything else is raw which allows for this american staple to actually be healthy and packed with nutrients. This salad is rich and creamy, you wouldn’t guess it could actually be good for you! This is the kind of salad you bring to party and not tell anyone whats in it until the dish is empty. Because believe me, the dish will be empty this salad is so good. It’s almost sunday, and for americans, that means Super Bowl. Super Bowl is another one of those american get togethers that people use as a reason to over indulge in the worst foods possible with a copious side of alcohol. Most people go to Super Bowl parties not to actually watch football, but to imbibe. If you are one of those people, have fun, and try to be kind to your body. I decided to make my version of the potato salad, (which my husband says people would love to eat with a stack of ribs) to hopefully inspire some to try and be more mindful with what they put in their bodies this weekend. I know there are many of you out there, like me, putting out delicious wholesome twists on party staple foods, which gives me hope for the health of this nation. IMG_1858 Ingredients for the salad:

  • 7 medium gold potatoes, quartered and steamed or boiled for about 20 minutes (make sure not to overcooked them or they will become mush)
  • 2 large ribs of celery, chopped
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 1 cup spinach, chopped
  • 1/3 cup finely shredded carrot

Ingredients for sauce:

  • 1 cup soaked cashews (4 hours, or 30 minutes in boiling water)
  • 1/8 cup olive oil
  • 3/8 cup water (is that a weird measurement? I just wanted to use the same measuring cup)
  • 2 tsp french mustard (although I am sure the yellow kind would work fine)
  • 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 date (or 2 tsp honey, or agave)
  • 1/4 tsp salt or more to taste

Steps:

  • Put all the sauce ingredients in the blender and blend until nice and creamy
  • Put all the vegetables in a large bowl
  • coat with the sauce
  • serve and enjoy
Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s