HAPPY 4TH OF JULY AND A CLEVER RECIPE!

Hey folks,

Happy 4th to ya! I hope you've been thoroughly enjoying the weekend! Remember to be safe out there while you're having fun! 

Okay, so here is the last meatless recipe I found to share with you guys for the holiday weekend. I hope I'm getting it out early enough for everyone's last minute trips to the store! I think the following recipe posted humbolt_honey by way of the 2009 Vegan Chef Battle (never heard of, I'll have to look into that!) on vegweb is such an amazingly clever spin on serving potato salad!  Check it out!

POTATO SALAD BITES

INGREDIENTS (use vegan versions):

12 new potatoes

1/3 cup vegan mayonnaise

1/2 cup chopped celery

1/4 cup finely chopped red bell pepper (for color, optional)

1/4 cup chopped onion

1/4 cup chopped black olives

1/4 cup pickle relish

3 tablespoons vinegar

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon dry mustard

1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

1/4 cup vegan bacon bits (optional)

1/4 cup finely chopped parsley (optional)

paprika (optional)


DIRECTIONS:

Steam new potatoes for 20 minutes, or until easily pierced with a fork. (If using red, white, and blue new potatoes, the blue new potatoes require extra cooking time.)


Allow potatoes to cool until touchable, then cut them in half lengthwise and scoop out the potato pulp.


Chop the potato pulp and place it in a bowl. To the bowl, add the mayo, celery, bell pepper, onion, black olives, vinegar, salt, dry mustard, and pepper. Gently fold the ingredients until well blended.


Place the shells on a serving tray and fill with the potato salad mixture. Top with vegan bacon bits or finely chopped parsley or paprika.

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