Saturday, November 9, 2013

Simple potato salad with Just Mayo

As you may know by now, I like to bake. It is a form of relaxation to me. I usually bring all the baked goods to work or I give it away!
A few of my vegan friends asked me to bake for them. I have a hard time with it since the finished products are not what I would consider good. One of the reason is lacking eggs.  I read about Beyond Eggs and I wanted to give it try. I went to 2 Whole Foods, neither one is carrying the product. I was quite disappointed. However I came across another product from the same company: Beyond Mayo. Here is another ingredient that I have not found the perfect substitute when I cook for my vegan friends and clients.  I wanted to give this a try too.

When I opened the bottle, it smell like mayo and it tasted very similar to Best Mayo, with a very similar mouth-feel. There are many argument out there in the Hawaiian community. It is believed the best Mac salad can only be made with Best... Well I think we now have an alternative for our vegan friends -  Just Mayo is just as good. I was so excite to put this to a true cooking test.

I am very fortunate to live in South Cal, I am loving the variety of vegetable I found at the market. I picked up a few different variety of potatoes last week, blue, red (not just the skin, the flesh too),  a few yellow fingerling too   I decide to make a very simple potato salad. My mother used to tell me the best food is simple food, let the ingredients shine..  So here it is, just letting the potatoes and Just Mayo shine!

PS: I am a little under the weather, the ulcer acted up. I am not supposed to have any raw, hard or spicy food(yes, itʻs very boring). I usually would not make potato salad. The mayo bothered me, it has raw eggs in there. Just Mayo didnʻt. Any plus!

Simple Potato Salad with Beyond Mayo
5-6 medium size potatoes, I am using a mixture of different variety - red, purple and yellow.
1/4 cup Just Mayo

1/4 tsp Herb de Provence or 1 tbsp fresh chopped tarragon.
Salt and pepper
Directions:
Clean and boil the potatoes with the skin on. When cooked, Drain and cool. Then peel the potatoes when it is cooled.
Dice the potatoes into 1/2" pieces.
Tranfer the potatoes to a medium size bowl, Add mayo, salt, pepper and the herbs. Fold the mayo mixture into the potatoes.

Chill in the fridge for about an hour.
Ready to serve!

Serve 2-3 as a side

Enjoy
Aloha

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