It’s a tradition in Germany to eat potato salad for x-mas. So each and every year my grandfather makes his famous potato salad. I’ve always thought of making it in a raw version and believe it or not this year I made it. This salad almost taste like the original salad of my grandfather. I think he would be a bit jealous if he would try it:-) The funny thing is that my potato salad didn’t include a single potato. haha…
For the salad:
- 1/2 cauliflower
- 1/2 bunch of dill (finely chopped)
- 1/2 cucumber
- 2 Zucchini
- 2 table spoon chives (finely chopped)
- 1 celery stalk
For the spice mixture:
- the juice of 1 lemon
- 5 Tablespoons äpple cider vinäger
- 2 Medjool dates pitted
- 1 dash cayenne pepper
- 1 tea spoon kummin
- 3 sundried tomatoes (soaked in water for 3 hours)
Cut the zucchini, the cucumber and the celery into small chunks and put everything into a big bowl together with the chives and the dill. Cut the cauliflower in smaller chunks and blend it into your high speed blender inte a mash. I really think you will need a high speed blender for this as a normal won’t make it. Add the mash into your bowl and stir everything around.
Put all the ingredients for the spice mixture into your blender and blend everything well. Add teaspoon by teaspoon of the mixture to your salad until you reach the spice you like the most.
I often use just half of the spice mixture. I do so much because my vitamin can’t handle smaller volumes. If you have a smaller blender you can make just half of the spice mixture.
You can also add some nutritional yeast into the cauliflower mash if you like a more cheesy taste in your salad.
Who would believe that this delicious potato salad is made without a single potato:-)
This year I will definitely enjoy this delicious potato salad and I will make a BIG bowl because I’m pretty sure that the others want to have some as well:-)
I really hope you like this recipe and will try it out this x-mas as well. Maybe you want to prepare a healthy version of this traditional meal for your friends and family. Please leave me a comment how you like it and if you will make it for x-mas.
I say see you soon. Let’s rock.