Post Punk Kitchen | Creamy, Golden-Green Avocado Potato Salad

If you haven’t already heard, the Post Punk Kitchen (PPK) is the shit. Yes, it freaking is. PPK began as the badass brainchild of Isa Chandra Moskowitz, who was born and raised in effing Brooklyn, baby. With her gal pal Terry Hope Romero, the two raven-haired beauties began writing cookbooks (including the DIY-eats bible, Veganomicon) that monumentally impacted the plant-based edible landscape. PPK’s blog is awesome, Isa is magnificently gorgeous, and her food (not to mention food-porn pictures) freaking knock me off my feet. Isa is the real deal, y’all.

A few weeks back, guest columnist Rachel Znerold shared with you her Papas Verdes recipe for Cinco de Mayo, and below you will find a Post Punk adaptation of the basic avocado-and-potato blend, a golden-green dream for any summer occasion. Happy healthy-noshing, y’all. I send heaps of love and happy kitchen forays your way. Big hug and, without further ado, Ms. Terry Hope Romero! xoxo, abs

Potato salad with a silky, creamy guac instead of mayo? Seriously. This is a favorite from Vegan Brunch, and I wanted to put it up for you just in case you’re looking for something a little different for your BBQ this Memorial Day. It’s ridiculously simple to make and beyond delicious.

The secret to the creaminess is a food processor. Prepare this as close to serving time as possible. It can sit for a couple of hours, but anything more than that and the avocado will brown.

2 lbs fingerling potatoes, cut into 3/4 inch chunks
2 avocados
2 tablespoons lime juice, from a lime or two
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper (optional)
1 plum tomato, chopped
1 small red onion, diced small
1 smallish cucumber, diced very small

Scallions for garnish (optional)

Put potatoes in a pot and cover with water. Cover pot, bring water to a boil. Lower the heat to a rolling boil and cook for 15 to 20 minutes, until potatoes are easily pierced with a fork. Drain and set aside to cool.

Once potatoes have cooled, prepare the dressing. Split the avocado in half, remove the seed and scoop the yumminess into the food processor. Add the lime juice and salt and puree until smooth, scraping down the sides with a spatula as needed. Once smooth and creamy, add the tomato and onion. Pulse until they are incorporated but not completely blended. You should still be able to see the tomato and onion.

Put the potatoes and cucumbers in a large mixing bowl and mix them up. Add the dressing and mix well. Taste for salt and spice. Wrap tightly and chill until ready to use. Top with scallions, if you like.


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