I am always looking for non-traditional potato salad recipes and here is a unique one from Yummly.com. It's potato salad with leeks served warm. The best part, no mayo needed. This is totally healthy and vegan.
For those of you who don't know- a leek is a vegetable, closely related to onions and garlic.
Here's what they look like when you buy them:
The edible portions of the leek are the white onion base and light green stalk. The dark green portion is usually discarded since it has less flavor. As the leek grows, this part becomes woody and very chewy. One of the most popular uses for the whites and light green stalks is for adding flavor to stock. Chefs rarely use the darker part of the leek for stock because of its bitterness.
There are different ways of preparing leeks:
- Boiled, which turns it soft and mild in taste.
- Fried, which leaves it more crunchy and preserves the taste.
- Raw, which can be used in salads, doing especially well when they are the prime ingredient.
Warm Potato Leek Salad Recipe