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Parmesan-Roasted Potato Salad [Vegan]

Roasted potato salads generally make a great side dish for all sorts of meals. Veggie burgers, hot dogs, and patties all are nicely rounded out by a side of flavorful potato salad. This recipe brings the idea to the next level by adding some delicious Brazil nut Parmesan cheese.

Parmesan-Roasted Potato Salad [Vegan]

This Recipe is :

Dairy FreeVegan


For the Potatoes:

  • 2 pounds yellow potatoes, cut into half-inch chunks
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 3/4 cup vegan Parmesan cheese, finely grated
  • 2-3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 red onion, thinly sliced or diced
  • 1/2 cup red cabbage, minced
  • 2 red bell peppers, 1 roasted and diced, 1 thinly sliced or diced
  • 1/2 cup chives, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • Toasted walnuts, to taste

For the Toasted Walnut Caper Vinaigrette:

  • 1/4 cup toasted walnuts
  • 1/2 cup toasted walnut oil
  • 1/4 cup and 2 tablespoons capers, drained
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1 tablespoons champagne vinegar
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons shallot
  • 1/4 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 3/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • A dash of pepper


To Make the Vinaigrette:

  1. Start by toasting the walnuts. If you are going to add some walnuts to your salad then toast more.
  2. Preheat oven to 375°F and spread out the walnuts on a baking sheet.
  3. Toast walnuts until they start to brown and smell toasted, about 7-10 minutes.
  4. Make sure and check them frequently so they don’t burn. Let cool completely.
  5. In a food processor, add the walnuts and grind to a fine crumble. Add all the other ingredients and turn on until smooth.

To Make the Roasted Peppers:

  1. Roast the peppers on the stove top at medium high heat. A gas stove works the best but it will work fine on an electric stove.
  2. Char the peppers on all sides turning with a pair of tongs. When good and charred, steam them for 10 minutes in a covered dish, or a paper bag rolled shut to hold in the steam.
  3. Take a paper towel and rub off the char. It’s okay to leave a little of the char. Slice in half and remove the seeds and stems.

 To Make the Potatoes:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Rub a baking sheet with olive oil or line with parchment paper.
  3. In a large bowl add the olive oil, vegan Parmesan cheese, garlic, potatoes, salt, and pepper. Mix well and spread in a single layer on the baking sheet.
  4. Roast on the middle rack for 30-35 minutes or until golden, turning once. Then turn the oven onto broil and place the baking sheet on top rack for 3–7 minutes, or until it becomes golden brown and crispy.
  5. Prep the vegetables while the potatoes are roasting.

To Assemble:

  1. Toss the potatoes with the vinaigrette and top with the vegetables and chives. Add walnuts to individual salads.


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Steph and Ang have both been into healthy vegetarian and vegan ways of cooking ever since they were teenagers. They believe that beauty comes from the inside out. Eating organic, non-GMO high nutrient foods helps keep your body healthy, disease free, feeling good and looking young. They have shared their recipes with each other for many years and decided to share them with the world by starting their blog, CaliZona.



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11 comments on “Parmesan-Roasted Potato Salad [Vegan]”

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Annleasa BrooklynBaby Lynn
2 Months Ago


Eirini Drakaki
2 Months Ago

Dimitra Drakaki

Melissa Mell
2 Months Ago


Michael Walling
13 Mar 2016

Def gonna have to try that...maybe lightly sweat the onions a bit tho.

Melissa Mell
13 Mar 2016


Melissa Mell
13 Mar 2016


Patricey Strong
2 Months Ago

the little pepple like grits on thebottom of the bowl look really tastey especially ..what are those called ??they sort of look like the little play foods my grand-daughter make,,hahahah..like it almost looks like a fake bowel food,,,

Melissa Mell
13 Mar 2016

Peppercorns maybe? I have no idea. I know it looks so good and perfect it does look fake.

Melissa Mell
13 Mar 2016

Or capers...

Patricey Strong
13 Mar 2016

i was just being silly,,,,looks delicious,,, love that walmart of all places actually has boxed vegan food,, what a miricle,,!!

Alexovici Faraz
2 Months Ago



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