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Swedish Potato Salad (Vegan)

March 7, 2011

Oooh this was tasty! I found this recipe in one of my oldest but also favorite cooking books that I bought in Sweden one summer. “Sommarljus” by Nina Dreyer Hensley, which means translated “Summerlight”. It’s indeed a book that awakes feelings of summer, whith all it’s colorful pictures of typical swedish nature, people and food. It reminds me so much of our vacations we used to make in Sweden when I was little.


Swedish Potato Salad



This potatoesalad is not only colorful but also full of nutritions. Just to name a few… raddish provides an excellent surce of vitamin C, carrots are high in beta-carotene (which has an anti-cancer effect) and also pumpkin seeds are real healthy bombs, full of vitamins, minerals and unsaturated fats. So what are you waiting for? πŸ˜‰


Swedish Potato Salad

For 4 persons you’ll need:

  • 500g small potatoes (I took a few more)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 red onion
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 2 salad onions
  • 50g black olives (these are in the original recipe, but I left them away)
  • 1 tablespoon pine nuts
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin seeds
  • 1 bunch of raddish


  • 1/2 dl olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar (I took 2 tsp)
  • 1 teaspoon agave syrup
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • pepper

Cook the potatoes in salted water. If you want to eat the salad when it’s still warm (which also tastes great!), keep the potatoes warm. Cut the rest of the vegetables in thin slices. Heat up olive oil in a pan and saute carrots, red onion, garlic, salad onions, pine nuts, olives and pumpkin seeds until the onions get softened. Cut the small potatoes in halves and mix them in a bowl with the warm vegetables and the raddish slices. Sprinkle dressing over the salad and mix again carefully.

Smaklig mΓ₯ltid!


This recipe is linked up at :

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  • Reply
    April @ The 21st Century Housewife
    March 7, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    I love the sound of this potato salad. The dressing is wonderful, and I love radishes so it is perfect for me! Thank you for sharing it.

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      March 7, 2011 at 6:03 pm

      I\’m glad you like it! I also love raddishes! : )

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    March 7, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    This salad sounds very interesting … I can\’t wait to try it!

    • Reply
      March 7, 2011 at 6:09 pm

      Oh great, let me know if you liked it! : )

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    Miriam Barton
    March 7, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    Fabulous recipe! Thanks! Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

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    March 7, 2011 at 5:50 pm

    hmmm… sweden? potatoes? who on earth would ever imagine those two things would go together?

    • Reply
      March 7, 2011 at 6:10 pm

      I know, it\’s strange isn\’t it? hehehe

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    March 8, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    Wow! That looks absolutely beautiful and delish!

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      March 8, 2011 at 4:02 pm

      Thank you Sherry!

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    March 9, 2011 at 12:23 am

    while I love potato style the way that we normally make your recipe looks and sounds awesome

    • Reply
      March 9, 2011 at 10:40 am

      Thank you Angie! There are so many nice potato salad recipes out there. Can\’t wait to try more.

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    Lisa @ Sweet as Sugar Cookies
    March 9, 2011 at 3:11 am

    What a colorful salad. I love learning about new recipes.

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      March 9, 2011 at 10:41 am

      Thank you for stopping by Lisa! I look forward to share a new cake recipe on your next linky party! πŸ™‚

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    Jenn @ Peas and Crayons
    March 9, 2011 at 11:35 pm

    Wooow this looks fantastic! So fun to meet you and i\’m super psyched that you joined in on the party today! Hope to see your eats next week as well! I\’m off to look through your past posts and recipes! =) yum!

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      March 10, 2011 at 8:44 am

      Hey Jenn, thank you so much for stopping by! I\’m happy you like the salad. I will for sure be back next week – love your site and linky party! Many greetings from Germany! : )

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    Miz Helen
    March 11, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    Hi Franzi,
    That Swedish Potato Salad is awesome. It just looks delicious and I wish I had it right now. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and please come back!

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    Brittany@ Real Sustenance
    March 13, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    This sounds delish! And what a gorgeous photo!!
    Wanted to invite you to share it at a weekly event I host titled Seasonal Sundays! (Its fits the them to a T!)

    Happy Sunday!

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      March 13, 2011 at 1:18 pm

      Hey Brittany, thank you for stopping by! I\’ll gladly share it on your event. I\’m happy you like it πŸ™‚

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    March 15, 2011 at 11:39 pm

    My husband and I went to Sweden last spring and now we\’re always looking to try new Swedish foods! I\’m definitely bookmarking this to try soon. Thanks for sharing! πŸ™‚

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      March 16, 2011 at 9:08 am

      Hey Christine, thanks for stopping by! I\’m glad you like the salad. Sweden is such a beautiful country, I hope that I can visit it again soon… : )

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