Grilled Fingerling Potato Salad with Chia Seed Ranch Dressing (vegan)


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This recipe for grilled fingerling potato salad with chia seed ranch dressing is perfect for your next picnic! Fresh fingerling potatoes are boiled and then charred on the grill. They are then tossed with fresh green onions and jalapeños for some spice. Drizzle some vegan homemade chia seed ranch dressing on top, and everyone will be begging for seconds!

This recipe for grilled fingerling potato salad with chia seed ranch dressing is perfect for your next picnic! |

I’m definitely one of those people that eats with my eyes first. Can you guys relate to this? I feel like I’m constantly judging a book by it’s cover and this happens to be the case in almost every scenario in my life. I even do it when I’m grocery shopping. If I see something thats “pretty,” I just have to have it.

These are exactly the thoughts that were running through my mind when I bought the fingerling potatoes for this grilled fingerling potato salad with vegan chia seed ranch dressing. I had to have these potatoes. HAD TO. What is so great about these potatoes however, is that they taste even better than they look. I love when this happens. ;) They are my favorite potato to grill and literally taste like summer after they’ve been tossed with fresh green onions and jalapeños.

My absolute favorite part of this recipe though is this the vegan chia seed ranch dressing. I am definitely ranch obsessed. I love ranch on almost anything and everything: french fries, burgers, salads, sandwiches…you get the point, but ranch dressing isn’t the greatest thing in the world for you. I usually make it myself so that I can cut down on the bad stuff. This chia seed ranch dressing is the perfect alternative. It is so easy to make and so delicious too! I highly recommend it if you are looking for a great alternative to traditional ranch dressing.

This recipe for grilled fingerling potato salad with chia seed ranch dressing is perfect for your next picnic! |

I hope you guys enjoy this recipe for grilled fingerling potato salad with chia seed ranch dressing! I’ve teamed up with some special other bloggers to share some of our favorite picnic potluck recipes. Check them out below and have a wonderful day everyone! xo

This recipe for grilled fingerling potato salad with chia seed ranch dressing is perfect for your next picnic! |

Rotisserie Chicken Salad from GoGoGo Gourmet // Pina Colada Fruit Salad from Life a Little Brighter

Seafood Tortellini Salad from Three Kids and a Fish // Grilled Fingerling Potato Salad from Cooking and Beer

Firecracker Krispy Treats from Sunny Side Ups // Bacon and Cheese Cornbread Salad from The Seasoned Mom


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This recipe for grilled fingerling potato salad with chia seed ranch dressing is perfect for your next picnic! |

Grilled Fingerling Potato Salad with Chia Seed Ranch Dressing
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
40 min


    Chia Seed Ranch Dressing
  • 1/2 cup raw cashews
  • 1/4 cup unsalted sunflower seeds
  • 3 tablespoons vegan mayo
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon fresh dill
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • Grilled Fingerling Potato Salad
  • 2 pounds fingerling potatoes, rinsed and cut in half
  • salt and black pepper
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup sliced green onions
  • 2 jalapeños, sliced


  • Cover the cashews with water and let soak for 30 minutes to soften them up. Once softened, add them to a high powered blender along with the sunflower seeds, mayo, water, lemon juice, parsley, dill, dijon mustard, garlic powder, and salt. Blend on high for 3-4 minutes or until completely smooth. This time will vary on how powerful your blender is. Stir in the chia seeds and then transfer to an airtight container. Refrigerate until you are ready to use.
  • Add the potatoes to a large stock pot. Cover with water and season with salt. Bring the potatoes to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Simmer for 10-15 minutes or until the potatoes are tender. Remove from heat and drain. Set aside.
  • Preheat your grill or grill pan over high heat. Brush the potatoes with olive oil and season generously with salt and black pepper. Grill the potatoes on each side until slightly charred, about 5 minutes per side. Remove from heat.
  • Toss the potatoes with green onions and jalapeños. Drizzle with the chia seed ranch dressing and enjoy immediately or refrigerate for about 2 hours and serve cold.


I used a little more water to thin out the dressing. This decision is completely up to you based on the consistency you desire.

This recipe for grilled fingerling potato salad with chia seed ranch dressing is perfect for your next picnic! |


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  • Liz @ FloatingKitchen

    I love grilling fingerlings. They are so good. I’ve been grilling like crazy lately, so these are definitely next on the list. Love the vegan dressing. Great idea!

    • Justine@Cooking and Beer

      Thanks, Liz! xo

  • Gayle @ Pumpkin ‘N Spice

    I don’t really care for potato salads, but this one looks AMAZING, Justine! I love the ranch dressing instead of your typical mayo. And that is such a good idea to grill the potatoes! This has so much flavor in it and is so perfect for the summer! Pinned!

    • Justine@Cooking and Beer

      Thanks girlfriend!

  • Sarah @Whole and Heavenly Oven

    Grilled fingerling potatoes have been on my to-do list for a LONG time now, and after seeing these beauties, I’m convinced it has to happen and asap! I’m absolutely LOVING the sound of that chia seed dressing!

    • Justine@Cooking and Beer

      You better get to work, pretty lady! Thanks girl!

  • Amy | Club Narwhal

    Justine, this is one GORGEOUS salad! I love that you grilled the fingerlings–I bet it brought such a smoky awesome flavor :)

    • Justine@Cooking and Beer

      Aw, thanks Amy! <3

  • ATasteOfMadness

    Okay.. yum! I love potatoes, but am always running out of ideas on what to do with them. This looks perfect!

    • Justine@Cooking and Beer


  • Jess @ What Jessica Baked Next

    Love this potato salad! :D That chia ranch dressing sounds amazing too!

    • Justine@Cooking and Beer

      Thanks, Jessica!

  • Cyndi – My Kitchen Craze

    Can you believe I’ve never had fingerling potatoes. This is screaming summer and eat me. Looks delicious Justine! Pinned!

    • Justine@Cooking and Beer

      WHAT?! You need to fix that immediately, Cyndi! Thanks, girl!

  • Sunny Side Ups

    This looks too good to be true…I could seriously live off grilled potatoes! And those purple ones are just gorgeous! :) I’ve gotta try this…I bet this dish, with the vegan dressing is just delish!

    • Justine@Cooking and Beer

      Thank you so much!

  • marcie @ flavor the moments

    We’re on the same wavelength! I’ve been grilling fingerlings the past few weeks to get a recipe on the blog — I love them grilled and roasted! This potato salad looks delicious, and I love the sound of that ranch!

    • Justine@Cooking and Beer

      We are the same person. ;) Thanks girlfriend.

  • Manali @ CookWithManali

    this does look super delicious! I know I won’t be able to stop munching on these!

    • Justine@Cooking and Beer

      Thanks, Manali!

  • Blair @ The Seasoned Mom

    Pinned! These potatoes are gorgeous! I’m like you — I would totally HAVE to buy them…based on their appearance alone! I’ve never tried grilling the little fingerlings, though. I bet they taste amazing. And that dressing? Perfection. Love it!!

    • Justine@Cooking and Beer

      You have to try it, Blair! Thanks for the pin!

  • Mary @chattavore

    I’m totally ranch-obsessed too. One of my classroom assistants told me once that if I ever had a baby she felt certain I’d put ranch dressing in my baby’s bottle. I’m also chia obsessed and experimenting with more vegan recipes, so this is perfect! And girl, you are brave with those raw jalapeños piled on there! I’m a total pansy when it comes to spice.

    • Justine@Cooking and Beer

      Hahaha. Thank you so much, Mary! I have a strange addiction to jalapeños. ;)

  • Justine@Cooking and Beer

    Thanks pretty lady!