Hawaiian Potato Salad.

vegmfToday is kind of a sad day. One of my best friends lost their mom, unexpectedly. Two weeks ago she was giving me the greatest figs from their backyard and we were chatting about medical insurance of all things. I will miss her. But what is really hard, is to know that my friend is in so much pain…and that I can’t really do anything about it. Sure, I’ll go on being a friend, but ultimately I am powerless over his grief. Sorry to be such a bummer.

In more cheery news, here’s some Hawaiian Potato Salad:


Hawaiian Potato Salad

Dressing Ingredients:

1 c Vegenaise (I like the reduced fat version)

1 tbsp white wine vinegar

1 tbsp Maui Mustard ( I recommend this one or this one. If you can’t get either, use some stoneground mustard w/ a dash of agave or brown rice syrup)

1 tbsp chopped scallions or chives

salt & pepper to taste

For the rest of the salad:

Use 2 to 2.5 lbs of: Molokai sweet potato, firm ulu/breadfruit, and taro. Remove the ulu from its outer skin. Likewise, peel your taro too. Make sure to wear gloves or cover your hands with a plastic bag while working with taro. It has a tendency to irritate bare hands, mine included. It’s fine once cooked. Depending on your taste, peel or don’t peel your sweet potato. Cube root veggies/ulu into small pieces. Bring a pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Boil veggies until fork tender, about 15-20 minutes and drain them. Wait for the veg to cool and whisk together the dressing. Once the root veggies & ulu are cool, toss with the dressing. Refrigerate for a few hours before serving.



8 Comments on “Hawaiian Potato Salad.

  1. That sounds so yummy!
    As someone who has lost a parent this year, I can tell you that your continuing to be his friend is the very best thing you can do. So sorry for your loss ❤

  2. 😦 It is never easy to lose someone, whether fast or slow. Bring your friend some potato salad… food is always needed and appreciated in times of loss. ❤

    • It feels like such a shock. We were just chatting and everything seemed okay. I guess the saying “life is what happens when you’re making plans” is the absolute truth. Thank you for your kindness. 🙂

  3. I’m really sorry to hear about your friend’s mom. Life is so fragile. thanks for sharing all these amazing recipe. I don’t think I can find taro or ulu or Maui Mustard around here, but I really enjoy reading about all your special ingredients and special recipes.

    • Thank you, her passing was just such a huge shock to everyone it hardly seemed real at first. Life is so funny that way. I know this is one of those recipes that will be hard for people who are above a certain latitude, but if you find yourself in the tropics sometime soon and want to give it try, let me know how it turns out. 😀

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