3 Easy Vegan Salad Recipes | Vegan Macaroni Salad, Potato Salad & Watermelon Feta Salad

3 Easy Vegan Salad Recipes | Vegan Macaroni Salad, Potato Salad & Watermelon Feta Salad

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– I find that when I go to a barbecue and friends know I’m coming, they really just pick up
some veggie burgers for me, and I can’t really have any of the sides, unless it’s like a sad green salad with like some shredded carrot. Then always some ranch
dressing, which I can’t have. So then it’s like a dry, sad salad. (upbeat music) It’s summer and very hot, especially when you can’t
turn on the air conditioning during a shoot day and
you have lights going. You guys asked for barbecue sides. We’re doing barbecue sides today. So barbecues are fun. They’re a thing that we do in the summer. There’s a lot of meat involved
and a lot of mayonnaise and eggs and salads. So you guys have been messaging me asking for some side options. Today I’m gonna show you how
to make a macaroni salad. I’m going to show you how to make a delicious Greek-style,
what is that fruit called? Watermelon. A delicious watermelon salad. And then also a classic potato salad. Hey, guys. I’m Candice, the Edgy Veg. If you are new here,
now you know who I am. You can hit that Subscribe
button and bell notification because I make new videos twice a week every single week at 4:00 p.m. So I wanted to give you guys some options and show you meat-eating
friends out there, or dairy, or egg-eating friends, that with a couple simple substitutions, you can make the thing taste just as good, but your vegan friends can have it too. And stay tuned to the end of the video, where I taste test all of
these delicious things for you. The first recipe out of the three sides that we’re going to do
is a macaroni salad. I wanted to take the
elements of a traditional American macaroni salad and just add a nice vegan twist to it. Now a couple things can’t
be identically replicated, so I just got creative with it. We obviously have some cooked macaroni. We have celery. We have red pepper. We have mayo, olives. We have some cubed tofu. Now the cubed tofu is making
up for the lack of egg and the lack of cheese cubes. We have some vegan cheddar shreds. We have red onion, peas,
some dill, parsley, and Dijon sauce and some
stuff for the sauces. I need a spoon. I don’t have one. I will go over here to fetch it. All right, to make our dressing, I’m gonna start with some vegan mayo. This is just normal Hellmann’s vegan mayo. You can use whatever your
favorite vegan mayonnaise is. And it’s very, very
similar to normal mayo. I am going to add some
apple cider vinegar, Dijon mustard, fresh dill. We have parsley. And we’re going to give that a whisk. Ooh, aah. This is really, really tasty
if you make it the night before because all of the flavors marinate. I would say the same thing
with the potato salad that we’re going to make as well. Now I’m adding one tablespoon of soy milk. And you want this dressing
to be a little bit watery because as it sits in the
noodles, it will thicken up. The great thing about making salads, and I almost never say that about a salad, is that it’s easy. You can just throw things in. So we’re gonna throw in our macaroni. That was less graceful than I had hoped. And now we’re just going to throw in all of our accoutrements. So we’ve got some olives. We’ve got some red pepper. Got ourselves some tofu. Got some celery. Our vegan cheddar shreds,
red onion, and peas. All right. Now just mix
everything together. Make sure everything’s
covered in dressing. Where is the dressing? Oh, there you are. You’re down there. Then at this point, you can
salt and pepper it to taste. Everyone has a different
sensitivity to salt and pepper, so I don’t really put the
amounts in the recipes, ’cause it’s really up to you. And that, my friends, is a
delicious, loaded macaroni salad. (upbeat music) The second of our sides is a
delicious watermelon salad. My mom actually calls it
that, but with a T, a salat, ’cause it’s German and she
is German, like super German, like she has a super German
accent, and she says, “Would you like some salat?” This is like a Greek salad inspiration. That’s not an English sentence. Inspired by a Greek salad. But instead of tomato,
it’s using watermelon. So we have our watermelon. We have mint ’cause mint pairs
very nicely with watermelon. We have dressing with some
olive oil and some lime juice. Of course, we need some onions in a salad. Get that nice bite. Some feta. This is vegan feta. It’s actually by Sheese. It’s Greek style. Give me a word, any word, and I will show you how the
roots of that word is Greek. I’m really bad at accents. Then some avocado for
some nice creaminess. This one has a very fun
variety of textures. And then, for our cucumbers,
I thought it would be fun, instead of just slicing
cucumbers or dicing them, if I spiralized them. All right, to make the
dressing, we’ll do that first, we’re going to add the juice of one lime. And that’s it. No, I’m just kidding. Olive oil. This is a wonderful Greek olive oil. No, I’m pretty sure it’s Italian. Yeah, it’s Italian olive oil. Now I’m going to add some mint. This mint smells so good. It’s so fresh and light. It’s everything I want it to be. I’m going to go from smallest
vegetable to largest vegetable for no reason other than
I just feel like it. So I’m going to add the onions. All right. Now cucumber ribbons. And if you find that
they are a bit too long, you can just do a little bit of this. Boingy, boingy, it’s a slinky! ♪ Everyone loves a slinky ♪ Okay. I make fun of people a lot that spiralize zucchini
all the goddamn time, but it is really pretty. I’ll give them that. We are adding, ooh, our watermelon. It’s really juicy. This is a super juicy watermelon. Gorgeous, darling, it’s simply gorgeous. My next video is just me
pinching off ribbons of cucumber. Welcome to my cucumber ASMR. I’ll add a bit more watermelon. It’s about three cups. Shantay, you stay. Has anyone else recently
discovered “RuPaul’s Drag Race” and as obsessed with it as I am? Or am I just the oldest person and the last human being on the planet to find out about the show? We’re going to add a
creamy avocado to the mix. And then gently fold that together because you don’t want the
avocado to get too bruised. And then we are going to sprinkle in our vegan, Greek-style,
or feta style, cheese. It’s so pretty and fresh and delicious. Look at it. Look at it. (funky music) We are here at the third
and final barbecue side, and guess what? It’s another salad. I usually don’t do a lot
of salads on my channel. But these are like fun salads. Again, just like the macaroni salad, I tried to be as traditional to the American potato salad as I could. I couldn’t really think of
a good egg replacer to use instead of the egg that you
guys would have access to, so I skipped that step altogether. But, for our potato salad,
we need potat’s, poteters. Poteter. Then we have some onions,
celery, of course, green onion, parsley, vegan mayo, which is the star of the
show in this episode. We have dill pickles. We have more extra
pickles in pickle juice. Apple cider vinegar and mustard. Like every other salad
that we’ve made today, we’re going to start with the dressing. The base of all of our
salads, more or less, well, two out of three, that’s
not bad, is vegan mayonnaise. We are going to add our vinegar. I’m using Dijon. You can use Dijon, brown,
yellow if you want. Yellow mustard is I think
more traditionally used, but I just like Dijon,
so that’s what I’m using ’cause I like it. And you’re going to whisk that together. Now you want it to be a little bit runny because just like macaroni salad, it will thicken up as the sauce
absorbs into the potatoes. Now I also like to add a
little bit of pickle juice. Start with like a tablespoon. Then you can add as much as you need to get that nice runny dressing. I do like a thinner dressing
for these types of salads. If you like a thicker
dressing, just add more mayo. So that’s that. It’s lovely. I am going to add the onion. I’m going to add the celery. I like to add extra pickles sometimes too. You could add as many pickles as you want. Pickles are great. Some green onion. I’m
saving some for a garnish. And then the poteters. And then gently, so that you
don’t bruise the potatoes and turn them into potato mash. It’s just fun to say. Poteter. – [Producer] I couldn’t tell. – Poteter. That’s our potato salad. Se finite. (funky music) That is how you make a potato
salad, a macaroni salad, and a cucumber and cauli, no. Why can’t I remember what a
watermelon’s called today? And a watermelon salad. I’m going to go from my left
to right and taste test them. All right, I want the perfect bite here with this watermelon salad. I want like a little bit of everything. I need a piece of, come here. Ah. Mmm. This salad is so good. It’s light. It’s super fresh. It has a rich creaminess from the avocado. Then you get that herby
flavor from the mint. It’s just like the most
well-balanced salad. Mmm. I could eat all of it. But I have two other
bowls to eat, so I won’t. All right, let’s go
into the macaroni salad. Mmm. Also so good. This is exactly how I remember
macaroni salad tasting. It has that nice herbiness, celery flavor, and a little bit of salt, freshness from the vegetables, and it’s also nice and creamy. I hope you guys love that
I talk with my mouth full. You guys were the ones that demanded that I try every single thing on camera. All right, potato salad time. Mmm, that was the perfect bite. Mmm. Oh my god, I fucking love potato salad. Is there anything better than
potatoes, mayo, and pickles? I think not. These sides are so good and so easy. You can whip them up
in a matter of minutes. Boiling aside. So let me know in the comments section which one is your favorite. Also let me know if you
have a request for a recipe that you would like to see veganized. If you liked this video and
you liked these recipes, give this video a big thumbs-up
and I’ll see you next time. Bye!

97 thoughts on “3 Easy Vegan Salad Recipes | Vegan Macaroni Salad, Potato Salad & Watermelon Feta Salad

  • Alexa Rose Post author


  • Almond Cherry Post author

    Love you content ❤️

  • Ryan Thomas Woods Post author

    I can’t wait to try these salad recipes!! I think I’m going to start with the watermelon one because it looks so refreshing on a hot day like today😍🍉

  • Elran Dorado Post author

    Omg so early ilysm ❤️💕💞

  • Romy C Post author

    Greetings from Berlin – Germany. Your "Salat" looks delicious!!

  • vacationboyvideos Post author

    Watermelon smoked taste like ham

  • Christina Mata Post author

    I always take my own food to a BBQ. Usually take my own BBQ grill too.

  • Edgy Veg Post author

    What's your fave BBQ dishes?🌱 ↓ ALL 3 RECIPES BELOW ↓
    🍉WATERMELON SALAD: https://www.theedgyveg.com/2019/07/30/watermelon-feta-mint-salad-recipe-vegan/
    🥔POTATO SALAD: https://www.theedgyveg.com/2019/08/01/vegan-potato-salad-recipe-with-mustard-vinegar-dill-gluten-free-salad/
    🧀MACARONI SALAD: https://www.theedgyveg.com/2019/08/01/vegan-macaroni-salad-recipe-for-bbqs/

  • MayContainMelieha Post author

    Omg I will definitely be trying the watermelon one! I just saw some vegan feta in my local supermarket too 😻😻😻

  • Gewichtsverlies Diëtist Post author

    OMG I'm early to another amazing video!?

  • alyssa bueno Post author

    those all look heLLLLLLLLLa good

  • Linda Black Post author

    It’s good you taste your food

  • sarahwalkz1 Post author

    Thank you for this! I live in Texas and bbq sides are something I’m always left out on and something I craaave (especially potato and mac salad) I can’t wait to try out these recipes and bring them to a family bbq that’s coming up!

  • Jigo Post author

    The size of those tofu pieces lol

  • fm19901 Post author

    Greetings from Crete- Greece!too bad we don't have vegan feta here yet,looks delicious!will try the macaroni "salata" (greek version) soon though!thank youuu!😁

  • Prinzessin Else Post author

    aah so cool!! 😍
    sprichst du deutsch? 😁
    Liebe Grüße aus Essen 🙋🏼‍♀️

  • Gwendolyn Vegan Post author

    All them looks delicious! I know I love potato salad. The other two never tried.

  • SuperJezzara Post author

    Have you ever had anyone lie to you about something being vegan when it really wasn't?

  • A IR T IH U IR Post author

    For potato salad egg replacement I use firm tofu that i cut into small cubes and place in a container in the fridge over night with turmeric and black salt and let it marinate. It has a texture like boiled eggs and gives a little yellow color like egg yolk to the salad. Ive had omni friends try it and really like it. 👍

  • Kristen Knight Post author

    Look sooooooo yummy girl
    I live in Mississippi in the middle of nowhere. My local grocery store has no Vegan options. Like none. No vegan cheeses, meats, mayo or anything.Have to drive an hour. It's crazy 😱
    I will definitely be going to get everything for the macaroni salad and watermelon salad

  • Izzaboutchu! Post author

    For Keto vegans…..steam some cauliflower until just before cooked fully and immediately take off of the stove and sub for macaroni or potatoes. It still has the "bite" but fits into the diet.

  • T Eye Post author

    As an ethnically Greek vegan I appreciate your acknowledgment that all words are rooted in Greek. OPA! 😂😂😂😂😂 ps watermelon with feta was a summer staple growing up. Such a niiiiice combo.

  • labella42071 Post author

    Silken tofu is good as an egg replacement for the potato salad

  • The Discount Vegan Post author

    Ok. Before we even get started here. I just have to say…LOVE LOVE LOVE the pattern on that ….top?/dress?

  • Flying Goodspeed Post author

    You got my attention at HOT ❤️❤️❤️ 0:24

  • Cleo Taylor Post author

    I may try the watermelon salad, I always have liked pasta salad, but I never have liked potato salad.

  • The Discount Vegan Post author

    Im obsessed with potato salad and mac salad….but that watermelon salad looks bomb to

  • Sara Cuevas Post author

    These look delicious 😋 Especially that watermelon one. Omg.

  • Judith Loue Post author

    I love the watermelon salad! I haven't bought a melon this year, but hope I can find a small one, soon. This salad is calling my name! Not to throw shade on the other two, that would be mean…

  • Cat C Post author

    I'm excited cause now there's more people Ik who are vegan and we can all bring something one day to share since Mexican barbecues like to be not the slightest bit vegan friendly 💀 but at least I'm not alone this time 😭 I love your channel it's helped me find amazing recipes so others don't think we only eat salads cause only in this video 😂🥗

  • Sue Davis Post author

    I’d like to see coffee cake or cinnamon rolls veganized please 🙂

  • Lady Glitter Sparkles Post author

    You lost me at pickle 🤢

  • Chrissie7 Post author

    Love the recipes and your top is so cute!

  • Ant V Post author

    I want you to say something in German PLEASE

  • Doris Banana Post author

    Hahaha "Vould you like some Salat?" you should do a video with your mum!

  • Sierra Marie Post author

    yes!!! what is it about going to any non vegans house they literally only have ranch and I'm like ok.. I guess I will eat fucking lettuce. which is what they think vegans eat anyways hahahaha.

  • Full Vegan Post author

    Oooh, there's the potatoes we've been longing for since your last video. Looking good 🙂

  • manicmuffin Post author

    HECK YES POTATO SALAD. I will definitely make that and the maybe the watermelon salad but with tomatoes (because I can't stand fruit in salad or sweet mixed with savory) for my vegan BBQ/pool party next weekend, THANKS for the recipes!!

  • Chris Patrick Post author

    Feeling VIOLENTLY HUNGRY now

  • linzertube Post author

    YES! Thank-you for making the vegan bbq meal complete with some tasty traditional-style salads. 🥔PER-TAY-DOH🥔…that IS fun to say!👏 😃

  • Kay Duke Post author

    I made a vegan Big Mac sauce pasta salad this week and it was incredible. I also marinated the sauce overnight and my god it is going to be a staple for summer bbqs!

  • tamcon72 Post author

    Side dishez, yes! I love you for this, because you know that our omni hosts are trying so hard nowadays to have a Beyond Burger or grocery own brand analogue or Lightlife hot dogs for the vegans, and to even cook that on a separate grate or pan, but even if they make sure the bun is animal-free, they totally flake on making at least one side dish vegan. I mean, the only think you have to swap in a cookout salad is the mayo and no one will notice if it's Just or Vegenaise. Try harder, omnis! These look delectable, and easy. TFP : )

  • darniella dd Post author

    I feel like the macaroni salad would also taste good with edamame.

  • Lace Paws Post author

    Love these recipes!!

  • Ashton Fiser Post author

    Ooohhhh that watermelon salad would be good with a drizzle of Balsamic Redux on top! Yum!

  • ima8track Post author

    The watermelon one looks fucking phenomenal. Damn girl.

  • titojwonnie Post author

    You are goofier than usual without AC. X’)

  • BA Phoenix Post author

    Just wanted to let you know you look beautiful!❤ I love the vibe of the new show. It just seems so natural. From one girl to another…. Keep kicking ass and being authentically you! ❤😘

  • Ashlee Miranda Post author

    You are NOT alone on the RPDQ. I’m. OBSESSED!!!!! Miss.veg.an here from IG. Love love love your IG page and love this channel!!!! 💕💜🧡

  • Emily Kellett Post author

    So currently it’s almost 10pm and I’m eating macaroni salad in bed 🤣🤣

  • Carla Gaby Post author

    You guys go to regular BBQs? I only go to 100% vegan BBQs…I hate the smell of grilled animal flesh and watching people eat it makes me sick.

  • sn232 Post author

    Thank you for the great ideas! Let your camera person know they should double check and have the camera pointing toward your cute kitchen as the background throughout as at 9:19 in your video, vs your coatrack/shoe pile/doorway up to that point.

  • Shawnee11759 Post author

    Can you try the new slutty vegan bacon??? Please

  • Rebecca Pedulla Post author

    If I was making the macorini slad I would rather cut up the tofu or scratch it it just would be better with just veggies also the cheddar is grossing me out

  • Noé Umaña Post author

    could you try veganizing a cheesecake recipe ? i think that would be actually really cool to see if that would work…

  • Krystal Burks Post author

    Candice you are so funny and beautiful. I love your channel. Great recipes. Keep them coming.

  • yesenia alvarez Post author

    That watermelon and cucumber salad looks amazingly delicious, I’m salivating 😋🤤
    Definitely trying it this weekend.

  • Heather Harris Post author

    That macaroni salad looks soooo good! I really love the variety of veggies you put in.

  • J Long Post author


  • i.e.presents Post author

    I love watermelon salad with arugula or Belgian endive…will try this one, it looks awesome

  • Marta M. Post author

    Potato salad is the queen of everything ❤

  • Ana Glk Post author

    Potato + mayo + pickles = match made in heaven! Seriously, where I live it's currently 9AM and I'm here like a crazy idiot, salivating while looking at that potato salad because pickles…. If I could be some sort of food I most certainly would be a pickle.

  • Jenise Lopez Post author

    Can you please vegan chicken cordon Bleu that is my favorite

  • Khristafer Sheffield Post author

    Drag Race meets thin dressing because it will set up later C'mon, sauce, let's get thick'ning! Death Drop

  • Elaine59 Post author

    Your so want to make me vegan!

  • Deb R. Post author

    When Candace uses profanity…the food is damn good! Also I love the imitation of mom. I hope she can come by for an episode.

  • Jacqui P Post author

    All look so good! I can't get the feta in my area though. I guess it's time to pull out the tofu to make my own.

  • GIJen14 Post author

    Anything that has recipes and "for lazy people" in the title, I'm clicking on.

  • Lauren Berg Post author

    Where are u

  • AnnnnnnnnnnnLeona Post author

    Fellow germans, where do you find the best vegan mayo?? 😭

  • Suzette Smith Post author

    I have my Mom's old recipes for potato and macaroni salad. I just use vegan mayo without any egg substitute. But my macaroni salad still needs veganizing… Mom use to add that Sandwich spread. Which is very much not vegan. But tomatoes, cucumber, basil, celery and onion

  • AutumnRain Post author

    If you don't have access to vegan mayo when you get a hankering for potato/macaroni salad, you could always use a vinaigrette dressing instead. It's slightly different, obviously, but still super delicious! As long as you keep the other things that go into the salad the same as what you are used to, it will taste very similar. <3


    Very good, I share it in my group. Thank you!!

  • Sarah M Post author

    I don't even get veggie burgers! I have to do it all myself!!!

  • Bunnies’ Munchies Post author

    Yummy 🔥🔥🔥🔥

  • Blunt Household Post author

    Egg in mac salad? Hmmm, never did that when I made it pre-vegan days. The only salad I've never tried is the watermelon one. I still make mac salad and potato salad to this day. Except I use more mustard and no vinegar. Thanks for sharing these!!
    Also, as for RPDR – I got into it about 2 years ago. LOVE IT! That and Untucked!

  • Presley4eva VSG Journey Post author

    Lol us Americans like German style potato salad toooo..bacon or no 😁😁😁😁 Or is that not a real German dish?

  • Kathrin Muth Post author

    Having a German mum and making an American style potato salad is a very brave thing to do…. wonder when she starts talking to you again. #mamaskartoffelsalatistderbeste #teammayo

  • Emily D Post author

    Hi from Berlin, Germany!

  • Adam & Greg SB Post author

    I literally burst out laughing when you tasted the potato salad ;). You’re the best!

  • Sarah Post author

    You kindaaa remind me of Zooey Deschanel a bit..but blonde. You even have a similar voice

  • eatingwithselina Post author

    Do you have a recipe for vegan cornbread muffins?

  • Jerrod McCaw Post author

    Hey Candice! So I just walked past you on Queen Street and had a total fan girl moment and wanted to say hi but didn't want to be that annoying person harassing you on the street. Also, the guy you were with was a TOTAL babe. Is he single? Lol

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  • Carolynn Jarman Post author

    Honestly I know it sounds weird but in my potatoe salad instead of pickles I use Kalamala and green olives. I just love olives.

  • Wigpisser Post author

    Candice I love how just care free and happy you always seem, always puts me in a good mood for the day

  • simone schmitz Post author

    Very nice Salat-recipes ☺️, i love your videos. Greetings from the beautiful Cologne, Germany 👍🏼

  • Katrina Scott Post author

    You are my favorite!

  • Acacia Case Post author

    My Big Fat Greek Wedding reference made me crack up 😂

  • T Wolf Post author

    *When he slides in *


  • Rikki Poynter Post author

    Gimme the macaroni.

  • Green Is The New Lean Post author

    I have to attend a BBQ in a few weeks, and the post is perfect for this event.

  • Lio Post author

    Is the tofu cooked
    For the mac salad?

  • Deborah Jones Post author

    The potato salad looks yummy!

  • Robin D. Phillips Post author

    I have to make my own mayo; but I am going to try to make these salads. Thanks for sharing.

  • TheCotzi Post author

    Im A Vegan and when i have Freinds for dinner and grilling i still cook them what they want meat and things because the diat doesnt make th charakter

  • Vena Kurup Post author

    Greek salad inspiration

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