My mom, whom everyone called Mama Eddi, was an amazing cook. She specialized in delicious Southern comfort food, and one of her very best dishes was her delicious potato salad. Since becoming vegan, I’ve missed it. But now I don’t have to because I figured out how to make it without the heart killing eggs and mayonnaise! I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

5 lbs any kind of potatoes ( I used red potatoes in the Instant Pot and I used peeled russets in the salad)
1 heaping cup of sweet onion, diced small. Mayan Sweets or Vidalias work well.
2 1/2 c dill pickles, chopped
1 can sliced black olives, drained

2 cans or aseptic cartons garbanzo beans (use the liquid from only 1 can, and drain off the liquid from the other)
1/2 c. French’s mustard
1 t. Onion powder
3 T dill weed

Put the washed potatoes in the Instant Pot Electric pressure cooker, along with 2 cups water to bring it up to pressure. Using the manual button, with the vent on “sealing”, adjust the pressure down to three minutes, with quick pressure release. Allow potatoes to cool before proceeding.
Peel boiled potatoes and place in a large bowl along with chopped pickles, onion, and sliced black olives.

In a food processor fitted with the S-blade, process two cans of garbanzo beans, using the liquid from only one of the cans. Add in the mustard, onion powder, and dill weed. Scrape the sides down occasionally as you go.

Mix the dressing into the potatoes, olives, pickles, and onion. Chill well and enjoy!

My name is Heather and I’m from Portland, Oregon. I am eating a plant-based, whole foods, unprocessed diet, with no sugar, oil, or salt, to take off weight and regain my life. I once weighed over 436 lbs and have released over 247lbs eating this way and walking for exercise. I call my channel The Butterfly Effect because I believe that all the small choices you make, over time, add up and have a huge effect on your life. I wanted to show people like me who have 100, 150, 200 or more pounds to take off that it can be done and we can do it together. I am far from perfect and have struggled with compulsive eating and been overweight for all of my life, but there is hope for me and there is hope for you too. What can you do, today, to bring you closer to your goals tomorrow? Please consider giving my videos a thumbs up, commenting and subscribing. I would be incredibly grateful for your support on this journey!

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(10782) Vegan Instant Pot Recipe- Mama Eddi's Southern Potato Salad