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Keto Cauliflower Salad Potato Salad Substitute

May 8, 2021
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This Keto Cauliflower salad is the ultimate substitute for potato salad. Based on my grandmothers famous recipe but Healthier!

Keto Cauliflower Salad:The Ultimate Keto Fake Out Recipe!!


You have to give cauliflower a lot of credit for being a keto chameleon. This cruciferous vegetable disguises itself as potato almost too well.

You can ditch the starchy carbs in your summer salad and substitute this versatile low carb doppelgänger. Keeping this popular side dish on your Keto menu

Keto Cauliflower potato Salad

I Can't Believe its Not Potato Salad

This summer side dish is one of the most requested things that I get asked to make for family gathering.

It's a knock off of my grandmothers famous potato salad down to the hard boiled egg slices and paprika.

My brother who hates cauliflower with a passion calls this dish “the bowl of lies”. Mainly because at a glance you would never know that it’s cauliflower instead of potato.

Now I’m not gonna tell you that this will fool someone who doesn’t like cauliflower into enjoying this dish.

However, I will say that it blows people away when they taste those familiar flavors. Then realize it’s cauliflower, not potato.

Cauliflower potato salad

Keto Cauliflower Salad Ingredient List

Cauliflower Low carb potatoStyle salad

Step by Step Instructions to Make Keto Cauliflower Salad

  1. Cook bacon, hard boil eggs ahead of time so ingredients are ready.
  2. Diced up cauliflower into bite size pieces and boil for about 5-7 minutes in salted water until outer parts are tender but the center is still firm.
  3. Rinse cauliflower in cold water until room temperature to stop the cooking process. Make sure you drain and pat cauliflower dry or your salad will be watery.
  4. Next dice up pickles, celery and fresh herbs. (If using dried herbs use a tsp of 2-3 herbs you like)
  5. In a large mixing bowl mix up all ingredients except cauliflower.
  6. Fold in cauliflower until fully combined.
  7. To garnish slice three eggs with an egg slicer and arrange the egg slices around the bowl and dust the top with paprika and parsley.

The Secret To perfectly Cooked Cauliflower

The secret to this dish is cooking the cauliflower just enough that it’s soft and tender. Still firm enough to not turn into mashed cauliflower.

That’s a different dish (click here for my ricotta cauliflower mash recipe). As soon as the cauliflower is cooked tender but still firm it’s important to shock the cauliflower in cold water.

This will stop the cooking process. Other than cooking the cauliflower correctly this dish is a breeze. Simply toss the other ingredients in a mixing bowl and combine, then fold in the cauliflower.

Don't Feel Like Cooking the cauliflower at all? Check out this Purple Cauliflower Antipasti Recipe

This dish is the perfect potluck side because it’s best served the second day. You can prep the dish and chill it overnight to give the dressing time to absorb. Even your non keto friends and family will love this dish. You’ll definitely get invited to more cookouts this summer!

If you're looking for my favorite gadget under $25 bucks I highly recommend picking up this Automatic Egg Cooker.

It's fantastic for making Deviled Eggs or just to keep hard boiled eggs in your fridge.

Most of my family have one of these by now and if they don't they're getting one for Christmas...Surprise!!

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Keto Cauliflower potato Salad

Keto Cauliflower "Potato" Salad

This Keto Cauliflower salad is the ultimate substitute for potato salad. Based on my grandmothers famous recipe but Healthier!
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, German
Diet: Gluten Free
Keyword: cauliflower, potato, salad
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 20
Calories: 231kcal
Author: Culinary Lion

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Cook bacon, hard boil eggs ahead of time so ingredients are ready.
  • Diced up cauliflower into bite size pieces and boil for about 5-7 minutes in salted water until outer parts are tender but the center is still firm.
  • Rinse cauliflower in cold water until room temperature to stop the cooking process. Make sure you drain and pat cauliflower dry or your salad will be watery.
  • Next dice up pickles, celery and fresh Parsley. In a large mixing bowl mix up all ingredients except cauliflower. Fold in cauliflower until fully combined.
  • To garnish slice three eggs with an egg slicer and arrange the egg slices around the bowl and dust the top with paprika and parsley.

Notes

Serving size is about 2/3 cup (5oz)

Nutrition

Serving: 5oz | Calories: 231kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 80mg | Sodium: 519mg | Potassium: 282mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 296IU | Vitamin C: 29mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition Facts
Keto Cauliflower "Potato" Salad
Amount Per Serving (5 oz)
Calories 231 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 80mg27%
Sodium 519mg23%
Potassium 282mg8%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 296IU6%
Vitamin C 29mg35%
Calcium 56mg6%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Low carb Cauliflower "potato" salad

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4 comments on “Keto Cauliflower Salad Potato Salad Substitute”

  1. 5 stars
    The dressing is delicious! We've already used the extra dressing that we had in egg salad, and we're going to make chicken salad with it tonight! Everything about the salad was great- except that I can't get over the taste of cauliflower. For me, comparing it to potato salad is a negative. Just embrace the cauliflowerness of it and call it cauliflower salad! 🙂

    1. Im with you. I love cauliflower but I find readers are always after a potato substitute. So glad you enjoyed the recipe, Its one of my favorites

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