I am a firm believer that any vegetable tastes best when it’s roasted. Firm believer. So don’t fight me on this one. This is why this roasted Dairy Free Potato Salad was created. This is one of those vegan salad recipes that I come back to again and again. Especially in the summer months when the bbq is constantly on. This salad is a perfect companion to those hearty veggie burgers you’ll be cooking all summer long.
Although you will have to use your oven to bring out the flavours of these veggies, you won’t be sorry. If you start sweating from the oven heat, just lightly dab at that upper lip sweat with a kitchen towel and power on cause IT’S GOING TO BE WORTH IT. This vegan potato salad recipe will make your taste buds so happy, you’ll totally forget about the sweat that went into making this. Ok, I’ll stop talking about sweat now.
how to roast garlic without aluminum foil
Honestly, I usually use aluminum foil to roast my garlic but when I went to test this vegan potato salad recipe I was out of it! So I had to improvise, and I think it actually worked out for the best! I simply cut off the top of the garlic head until cloves were exposed, drizzled it with oil, placed it on a baking sheet and popped it into a hot oven. The garlic didn’t have to roast for as long as it would have with the aluminum- so that’s a bonus. I found the tops of the cloves (the part that was exposed) did crisp up a little but it was still soft otherwise and gave a delicious flavour to the vegan salad dressing.
But seriously, this creamy, out of this world, slightly sweet roasted vegan potato salad recipe will knock your socks off. I think any dish that has candied pecans in it, is bound to be satisfying. I’m pretty in love with candied pecans but I love that the sweetness isn’t overloading in this dish. I actually think they balance the potatoes and broccoli out really nicely. You don’t want to leave them out of this salad. You need them in it. They are also great to nibble on while the rest of the ingredients for this dairy-free potato salad are being assembled.
here are some reasons why I love this Roasted Vegan Potato Salad recipe, so listen up!
- Like I mentioned earlier I’m a big fan of roasted veg, and this dairy free potato salad is next level with these lightly crispy potatoes. Also, the roasted broccoli is pure heaven. Adam was nibbling on some of the broccoli before I threw it all together and he actually said he liked the broccoli. (He had told me earlier how he just didn’t like broccoli. But roasted broccoli is apparently a different story). See, roasted vegetables = next level. Also do you see why he sometimes drives me bonkers?
- This is one of those vegan salad recipes that are great as leftovers! I was skeptical, thinking everything would go soggy and soft. But it held up. Just keep it in an airtight container in the fridge. It was really good all chilled and the flavours had some fridge time to meld together.
- I used simple and straightforward ingredients in this dairy free potato salad. Sometimes recipes can be intense with weird ingredients (I know I can be guilty of that) but this recipe is easy peasy and such a crowd-pleaser. The vegan salad dressing is simple to make as well. It’s creamy, zesty and that roasted garlic is pure bliss.
- Side note: to get creative with this vegan potato salad recipe, try tossing in some fresh dill or basil into the dressing. I bet it would mind-blowingly awesome. Plus a great way to use those herbs you’ve been growing in the garden!
There you have it, friends, the perfect dairy free potato salad to go with those juicy burgers you are cooking on the BBQ. I could go on and on, but let’s be honest, you’d rather just get to the recipe. The deliciousness is just a few scrolls away.