Easy Green Goddess spiralized Potato Salad! A paleo and vegan pasta style potato salad that’s so flavorful and healthy! A perfectly creamy potluck side dish. Or grab a spoon and hog this salad all for yourself!
Oh hey there last week of June! Like whoa, you crept up fast! Again, old age syndrome talking about weather or time. Sorry. Habit. But really, one week till 4th of July and all the “Merica festivities. Including potluck galore! Potato salad, Burgers, Cookies, Cakes, hot dogs, and everything in between. Ahhh…. and fireworks. Which I secretly hate because it means we stay up all night trying to calm down our dog. Which then leads to a lack of sleep hangover feeling the next day. Haha… real life struggles.
I’m kidding. But let’s not kid around when it comes to potato salad, or any summer salad for that matter.
The perfect potato salad… not to mushy, not too creamy (in my opinion), not to “heavy,” and perfectly seasoning with herbs, spices, etc. A zesty light potato salad. That’s the kind I’m aiming for today! And why this one is mayo free. Yep, a no mayo salad. Instead, we’re gonna mix it up with an herb-a-licious vegan green goddess dressing.
You all know about goddess dressing right? If not, go google it ASAP or just make mine. And if you’ve never had green goddess dressing, you are missing out on life. Kidding. But it is truly AMAZING! I’m a wee bit spoiled, because in here Austin, there is a local vegetarian cafe that makes their own specialty vegan green goddess dressing. Which you can buy at whole foods or another local store. I did my best to recreate it, but still, sometimes you just can’t compete. Ya know?
Original green goddess dressing usually contains eggs and some sort of mayo. But today I decided to switch out some of those ingredients and use seeds, coconut cream , and avocado instead. Which gave it that extra creamy flavor in vegan form.
Nerdy Nutrition tip –> Eating a COOKED then COOLED starchy root vegetable with healthy fats (like this potato salad and creamy dressing) will increase the RESISTANT starch in the dish. Resistant starches (like prebiotics) ferment through the digestion process and then feed that healthy gut bacteria. Which then boosts your immune system and is said to improve blood sugar control. Nutrition Nerd out complete ya’ll!
Back to potato salad. The kind that is not your mama’s but will still make ‘Merica proud. A favorite side dish (well, I’m assuming) that’s lightened up, or rather, vegan and paleo’d up. Yes, that is a word. And then SPIRALIZED. That’s a word too.
Let’s call this the NEW AGE potato salad... mmm k?
The trick to making this dish fast is to first spiralize and then steam in the microwave. It literally takes half the time to make vs boiling.
BUT —> If you are wanting to make this dish ahead of time, you can just blanch your potato noodles then keep them in the fridge until you’re ready to mix it with the dressing. I’ve done that too and I love that it keeps the color fresh, ya know?
So there you have it, two different types of potatoes, lots of green herbs, healthy fats and oils, and VIOLA!Print
Helpful Kitchen Tools to make this Potato Salad
See, it’s quite easy.
Now, here’s my one dilemma. Well, two dilemmas. Do you use a spoon or a fork? Do you share or just hog the whole potato pasta noodle creamy goodness to yourself?
I’ll leave that up to you.
What’s your favorite type of potato salad? Creamy or mustardy? Boy I like to make up words today. Haha!
Cheers to 4th of July Count Down!
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Sweet potato, russet potato, or both? Mmmm. I say both!