Vegan Herbed Potato Salad Samantha Heller MS RD

I use Vegenaise, a vegan mayonnaise, in this recipe. It has the rich, full bodied taste of real mayonnaise.  A big bunch of chopped fresh dill really takes this recipe over the top.  Roasting brings out a sweetness in the fingerling potatoes.  This is a great recipe for people with special dietary needs. It is dairy and gluten free and vegan.
2 pounds Yukon gold fingerling potatoes**
3 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar 
¾ cup Vegenaise*
2 teaspoons canola oil
1/2 cup finely chopped red onion 
¼ cup diced celery
¼ cup chopped fresh parsley (more if you love parsley)
1/2 cup chopped fresh dill (more if you love dill)
1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt 
1 garlic clove, minced
Fresh ground pepper to taste

Pre-heat oven to 425°F
Line a cookie pan with aluminum foil and lightly grease with canola oil
Cut fingerling potatoes in half lengthwise. And again in half if they are large. 
Lay potatoes in a single layer in the pan.  
Roast, tossing about half way through, for 20-25 minutes. Until cooked through.
Place potatoes in a large bowl; sprinkle with kosher salt & vinegar

While the potatoes are roasting combine Vegenaise with the onion, celery, dill, parsley.
Let potatoes cool a while and combine the Vegenaise mixture with the potatoes.  Add fresh pepper.  Cover tightly and chill 2 hours. or over night.  Adjust seasonings before serving.
  
Notes
*For a vegetarian version whisk together ½ cup plain, non-fat Greek yogurt combined with ¼ cup of low fat sour cream instead of the Vegenaise.  For more about Vegenaise:  http://www.followyourheart.com/
 
** You can use new potatoes or Yukon gold potatoes too. Quarter them. No need to  peel.
***Be creative. Add fresh herbs you have on hand, cucumbers, grated carrots, sliced radishes etc.  Experiment with different vinegars e.g. apple cider or red wine vinegar.
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Samantha Heller is a registered dietitian, certified dietitian/nutritionist and exercise physiologist. As a registered dietitian and exercise physiologist Samantha strives to be sure accurate, scientifically based yet practical health advice and recommendations are available to the public via her radio show on SiriusXM's Doctor Radio, articles, books and appearances. Samantha is also a senior clinical nutritionist at NYU Langone Medical Center's new Center for Musculoskeletal Care & Sports Performance Center where she works with patients & athletes to optimize health & performance. Samantha's radio show is a live two hour show on SiriusXM's DOCTOR Radio, Friday's from 12-2p.m. ET. Her new, best selling book The Only Cleanse, is an evidence based guide to helping you optimize your body's innate ability to keep you healthy. She deconstructs popular trends such as fasting, juicing and colonics and offers an intelligent, practical and science based 14 day plan to help you be your healthiest. Samantha’s first book GET SMART:SAMANTHA HELLER’S NUTRITION PRESCRIPTION FOR BOOSTING BRAIN POWER AND OPTIMIZING TOTAL BODY HEALTH is published by the Johns Hopkins University Press. Medically peer reviewed, Get Smart shows you how to boost brain power, improve memory, lose weight and reduce the risk of cognitive decline and dementia. Voted the #2 BEST SUMMER READ by the Huffington post, For more on Get Smart go to; http://www.hellerhealth.com With her unique, motivating and entertaining style and respected status as a medical professional with extensive media experience, Samantha is a favored expert on shows including Dr. Oz, Today show, Good Morning America, NY1 News and CBS This Morning, Samantha is a highly sought after expert, spokesperson, writer, keynote and public speaker. http://www.hellerhealth.com Twitter: @SamanthaHeller FB: http://www.facebook.com/pages/GET-SMARTSAMANTHA-HELLERS-NUTRITION-PRESCRIPTION-FOR-BOOSTING-BRAIN-POWER/404513690330?v=wall&ref=search
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