I’ve been having a love affair with cauliflower the last few years. I know I’m not alone. Everyone has gone mad for the vegetable which is probably why I sometimes have a hard time finding it at the store! Cauliflower is having it’s moment, much like the avocado did before it. In fact, it’s practically putting spuds out of business (I jest, nothing beats French fries).
I have been making mashed cauliflower for years because it’s much healthier than mashed potatoes, but now I’m getting even more adventurous. I’m even into cauliflower crust pizza. But then I started thinking, I adore potato salad, so why not make potato salad made with cauliflower instead of potatoes? Now that I’ve perfected it, you’ll definitely want to try this amazing low carb cauliflower potato salad recipe.
Low Carb Cauliflower Potato Salad
This no potato potato salad is really quite delicious. It’s also natural and healthy. I worked hard to come up with the best cauliflower potato salad and I think I accomplished it. Sure it’s a mock potato salad and I’m really not trying to fool anybody, but trust me – you won’t miss the potatoes.
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Keto-Friendly Cauliflower Salad
The best part of this healthy cauliflower potato salad is that it’s low-carb and keto-friendly. If you desire you can replace the regular mayonnaise with olive oil mayonnaise. To be totally honest my favorite part of potato salad is the add-ins like chopped hard boiled eggs, pickles and onion. You can even add dill if you’d like.
Easy Side Dish Recipe
The most unpleasant part about making potato salad is peeling the potatoes and since there are none in this recipe, it’s a whole lot easier! You only have to peel the hard boiled eggs! I perfected this low carb mock potato salad so you can be assured it will be a hit at every BBQ you take it to this summer!
Mock Potato Salad
So without further ado, here is my mock potato salad recipe using cauliflower. Oh and make it a day before you plan to serve it because it tastes even better the longer it’s refrigerated (up to 4 days).
Low Carb Cauliflower “Potato” Salad Recipe
Yields: 6 servings
Prep: 10 minutes | Cook: 25 minutes | Total: 35 minutes
- 1 large head of cauliflower
- ½ cup sweet onion, finely chopped
- 1 celery stalk, finely chopped
- 4 boiled eggs, chopped small
- ¼ cup dill pickle relish
- ½ cup mayonnaise
- 1 teaspoon yellow mustard
- Himalayan pink salt and pepper
- Paprika for garnish
1. Chop cauliflower into small bite-size pieces. Place an inch of water in a large pot and bring to a boil. Add the cauliflower and cook for 8-10 minutes. Turn off heat. Drain cauliflower and return to pot. Sprinkle the cooked cauliflower with pink salt, then add the chopped egg, onion and celery.
2. In a small bowl, combine dill pickle relish, mayonnaise, yellow mustard, and a sprinkle of salt and pepper. Pour the mixture over the cauliflower and toss to completely coat.
3. Pour the cauliflower salad into serving bowl and garnish with paprika if desired.
4. Store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
Amazing Low Carb Cauliflower “Potato” Salad
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 204Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 100mgSodium: 330mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 4gSugar: 4gProtein: 6g
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8 thoughts on “The Most Amazing and Easy Low Carb Cauliflower “Potato” Salad”
Delicious! I love my potato salad, but have cut way back because of the calories. I have to try this. Shared to FB and Pinned!
A new twist on an old favorite! Useful for getting more vegetables on your plate and serving familiar flavors. Thank you.
As a lover of potato salad, I am fascinated! I will definitely be giving this a try very, very soon!
I hope you like it as much as I do!
I’m definitely going to try this! I’ve used cauliflower in so many carb dishes, and I’m rarely disappointed.
This recipe has become a favorite! I have even been able to trick my kids into enjoying it!
I just might have to try this one. I love cauli!
Me too! Who ever would have guessed cauliflower would become so versatile?