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Vegan Bacon Ranch Potato Salad

This creamy Vegan Bacon Ranch Potato Salad is a great side dish for any cookout, picnic, or dinner party. It’s dairy-free & made with wholesome ingredients! This recipe was made in partnership with Silk. ❤️

This creamy Vegan Bacon Ranch Potato Salad is a great side dish for any cookout, picnic, or dinner party. It's dairy-free & made with wholesome ingredients!

This creamy Vegan Bacon Ranch Potato Salad is a great side dish for any cookout, picnic, or dinner party. It's dairy-free & made with wholesome ingredients!

Potato salad! Perhaps a divisive dish… do you prefer creamy, mayo-based potato salad OR lighter, vinegar-y potato salad? I feel like that question could cause serious arguments in some families.

I don’t know about you, but I never, ever ate a vinegar-based potato salad – one with tons of herbs and a light vinaigrette. Nope, that’s not the potato salad I was raised on. Our potato salad (in true Southern style) went something like this: lots of mashed potatoes, hard-boiled eggs, mayo, mustard, garlic & onion powders, and salt & pepper. I have SO many memories of huuuuge bowls of potato salad at my grandparents’ house, usually followed by a few Reese’s and maybe some pizza…because isn’t that what grandparents are for?

(TBH that was the only way I ever liked mayo & mustard. Still not a {vegan} mayo person – just give me some avocado, plz.)

Today we’re making something similar but, like, totally better.

This creamy Vegan Bacon Ranch Potato Salad is a great side dish for any cookout, picnic, or dinner party. It's dairy-free & made with wholesome ingredients!

If you’re a vinegar-based potato salad person, I’m going to need you to change your opinion on creamy potato salads, because this one is BOMB. Do it for me, please – and thank me later. 😉

Now, if you’re already into that creamy, mayo-based potato salad, HI MY PEOPLE! I see you. This one’s for you.

Cookouts are in full swing, so I wanted to make something that would please everyone at the BBQ (p.s. you should be grilling these veggie burgers, too!). Who doesn’t love bacon, ranch and potatoes? Those are basically America’s favorite foods.

BUT we’re making it all plant-based (!!!) with wholesome ingredients because we’re cool like that and plants are even cooler. 🌱

This creamy Vegan Bacon Ranch Potato Salad is a great side dish for any cookout, picnic, or dinner party. It's dairy-free & made with wholesome ingredients!

I’m very excited to partner with Silk for the next few months to bring you some AMAZING recipes & tips to help your meals taste better with simple, dairy-free & plant-based ingredients. This vegan bacon ranch potato salad will definitely make any summer cookout or picnic taste better!

Speaking of fun summer cookouts & picnics, here are some other ideas for dishes you can share with others at any gathering (read: tasty & easy to transport):

Be sure to sign up for Silk’s email list for a coupon! You know how much I love to save some ca$h money.

This creamy Vegan Bacon Ranch Potato Salad is a great side dish for any cookout, picnic, or dinner party. It's dairy-free & made with wholesome ingredients!

Start with a base of potatoes (I used red, but use whatever you want!) and pour on the creamy, cheesy, cashew-based ranch dressing made with Silk Unsweetened Almondmilk. Then it’s as simple as garnishing… and devouring!

A very important note about this recipe: coconut bacon is NOT option. I’m not trying to be forceful, peeps, but hear me out: COCONUT BACON SAVES LIVES. It’s too good for its own good. I could eat a whole meal’s worth of the stuff.

If I haven’t convinced you to whip up a batch of coconut bacon ASAP, then I’ve failed at my job. Just, please sprinkle that deliciousness on top of this ranch potato salad.

This creamy Vegan Bacon Ranch Potato Salad is a great side dish for any cookout, picnic, or dinner party. It's dairy-free & made with wholesome ingredients!

So, let’s settle this once and for all – vinegar-based potato salad or creamy potato salad? Just try this vegan bacon ranch potato salad, and then get back to me with your answer. 😏

Have a great weekend, everyone!

This creamy Vegan Bacon Ranch Potato Salad is a great side dish for any cookout, picnic, or dinner party. It's dairy-free & made with wholesome ingredients!

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How to make:

Vegan Bacon Ranch Potato Salad

This creamy Vegan Bacon Ranch Potato Salad is a great side dish for any cookout, picnic, or dinner party. It’s dairy-free & made with wholesome ingredients!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
This creamy Vegan Bacon Ranch Potato Salad is a great side dish for any cookout, picnic, or dinner party. It's dairy-free & made with wholesome ingredients!
Author:
Emilie
Yield:
8 1x

Ingredients

  • 6 cups red potatoes, chopped into 1/2-inch cubes (about 8 medium potatoes)
  • 1/2 cup raw cashews, soaked overnight
  • 1/2 cup Silk Unsweetened Almondmilk, plus more if needed
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice (about 1/2 lemon)
  • 2 tablespoons dried chives
  • 1 tablespoon dried dill
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced (about 1 teaspoon)
  • Sliced green onions, for garnish
  • Coconut bacon, for garnish*

Instructions

  1. In a large pot, add enough water to cover potatoes. Bring to a boil; add potatoes. Cook for 10-15 minutes, until potatoes are fork tender. Drain and return potatoes to pot.
  2. Drain cashews.
  3. In a food processor or blender, add cashews, Silk Unsweetened Almondmilk, nutritional yeast, lemon juice, chives, dill, vinegar, and garlic. Blend until smooth, adding more liquid if needed.
  4. Pour ranch dressing over potatoes; mix until potatoes are evenly coated.
  5. Garnish with green onions, nutritional yeast, dill, chives, and coconut bacon.

*I used this homemade coconut bacon recipe.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Silk. The opinions and text are all mine.

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