1teaspoonlemon zestideally heaping, about one medium lemon
3tablespoonslemon juiceabout one medium lemon
2tablespoonsapple cider vinegar
For "Eggy" Potato Salad
½dressing ingredients additionalmake 1 ½ total of the dressing recipe
1blockextra firm tofudrained and pressed
½teaspoonkala namakblack salt, or more to taste
Cook potatoes: Wash the potatoes and remove any ugly spots. Peeling is optional. Chop them into bite sized pieces and steam in a steamer basket for 15 minutes, until a fork can go through them easily. Remove the steamer basket from the steamer pot and let the potatoes cool.
Prep the salad ingredients: Chop the pickles and slice the celery and scallions while the potatoes cook. Place them in a large bowl. If making the eggy option, crumble the tofu into the bowl and sprinkle with the black salt.
Blend dressing: Meanwhile, place all the dressing ingredients in a blender and blend on high until really smooth - a little longer than you might think; at least 30 seconds, depending on your blender. Add a little more water if necessary. This really works best with a high-speed blender that has a tamper to push ingredients so you don't end up adding too much water.
Combine the salad and dressing: Add the potatoes to the celery, pickles, and scallions, then add the dressing. Fold the ingredients carefully to combine until thoroughly coated in the dressing.
Chill: Chill the potato salad in the fridge for at least 2 hours so that flavors can combine. Best made the day before.
Serve: Enjoy cold with your favorite summertime meal.
Note: Kitchen times are approximate and will depend on various factors, like your personal kitchen speed and how many hands you have working with you. Cooking can become a centering experience that brings family together. I hope you enjoy the ride!Beautiful Ingredient offers nutritional information for recipes on this site as a courtesy. The calculations are automatically provided by an outside service, which at times may not have a reference for every exact ingredient precisely as intended. Therefore, while accuracy is attempted, calculations should be considered rough estimates.Note: The nutrition calculations are for this recipe without the eggy option or toppings.This recipe can take less than the time indicated when prepping the dressing while the potatoes steam.