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Garlic Potato Salad

What you need: 

Garlic Vegan Mayonnaise:
1 1/2 cups nondairy milk (I use powdered soymilk)
1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 clove garlic
salt and pepper, to taste
vegetable oil, as needed Potato Salad:
1 to 2 large potatoes
1 stalk celery, chopped
1/4 red onion, chopped
salt and pepper, to taste
2 squirts mustard (I like spicy mustard)
3 tablespoons garlic vegan mayonnaise (recipe above)

What you do: 

1. For garlic vegan mayonnaise, except for the oil, mix all ingredients (nondairy milk, lemon juice, garlic, salt, and pepper) in a blender. As the blender runs, slowly drizzle oil in until the mayo thickens as much as you want.
2. For potato salad, boil potatoes. After the potatoes boil, drain them. Once potatoes cool, chop them.
3. Add potatoes to a bowl and mix with celery, onion, salt, pepper, mustard, and mayo until creamy.
It is yummy, and very simple.
Source of recipe: I came up with this recipe while cooking in the kitchen one day.

Preparation Time: 
20 to 25 minutes, Cooking time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 
10 minutes
Servings: 
2 to 4
Recipe Category: 

SO HOW'D IT GO?

The garlic vegan mayo completely fails for this recipe. First of all, there's way too much produced. I don't know if it's because I used liquid soymilk as opposed to powdered or what, but there was just waaaay too much of this sauce produced, and I even used more potatoes than the recipe called for. It was like a soup; all of the other ingredients got lost. So, if you make this recipe, maybe only make 1/3 of the mayo this recipe calls for, or use 6 or 7 potatoes. Second, the mayo was super bland. I ended up adding something like 3x as much garlic and lemon juice, and even added mustard and it was still tasted like plain soymilk. The recipe also says the mayo thickens, and it doesn't. It's very thin, and I added small amounts of the oil at a time. The recipe was also very ambiguous and didn't give enough direction. What kind of potatoes? How much mustard ("a couple squirts" didn't work for me)? How much vegetable oil? How long should I boil the potatoes? On top of all of that, it took a lot longer than the estimate. Probably more like 45 minutes - but that could be because I had to do so much improvising.

I would recommend a different recipe all together, to be honest.

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