Vegan Potato Salad with Turmeric and Green Peas

Vegan Potato Salad with Turmeric and Green Peas

Try this refreshingly different vegan Indian Style Potato Salad with Turmeric and Green Peas, for a vibrant take on an old favorite. The dressing sparkles on your tastebuds and is made of ginger, turmeric, mustard seeds, and coconut milk. This is a vegan, gluten-free, soy-free and nut-free recipe.

Here’s a recipe perfect to make Memorial Day eats just a little more special. It’s leaner and definitely healthier than any old potato salad recipe, and it has a dash of delicious spice from turmeric, mustard seeds, and ginger. My vegan Indian Style Potato Salad with Turmeric and Green Peas.

This is a great side dish to serve alongside nearly any dish, but especially with grilled foods. The lemon and scallions add a pop of freshness that goes beautifully with anything charred.

What you’ll love about this vegan potato salad

  • It’s delicious. The turmeric-potato-green-peas-scallions combination is to die for. And the creamy coconut milk tying it together…yum!
  • It’s fresh and vibrant and so summery.
  • It’s healthy. There’s no mayo here, vegan or otherwise, and everything in here is actually good for you.
  • It’s easy to put together. Anyone can do it.


  • Baby red or yellow potatoes (or regular yellow or red potatoes are fine). I like the look of the baby potatoes in this salad.
  • Coconut oil. Be sure to use coconut oil in this recipe because the flavor is terrific with the mustard, ginger and turmeric.
  • Black mustard seeds. I am often asked if one should use yellow or black mustard seeds in Indian recipes and the answer, always, is black.
  • Turmeric: This adds both a lovely color and lots of healthfulness to the recipe.
  • Red pepper flakes: For spice, of course. Use more or less, as you prefer.
  • Ginger: Ginger with coconut is a match made in flavor heaven and one you will come to adore, if you give it a try.
  • Coconut milk: This adds incredible creaminess and ties all the flavors in this salad together
  • Spring onions or scallions. These add amazing oniony flavor to the salad.
  • Lime or lemon juice: For welcome tartness.
  • Green peas. I love the pop of color from the green peas here, and the freshness they add. Be sure to thaw them thoroughly before using as you won’t be cooking them further.
  • Salt to taste


Calories: 118kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Potassium: 462mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 208IU | Vitamin C: 25mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg

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