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Smoked Salmon Cauliflower Mash

Not your average Keto Cauliflower Mash Recipe. This elevated take on low carb cauliflower mash enlists the salty cured flavors of smoked salmon and capers to have your taste buds swimming upstream.

This is a recipe based on a mashed potato recipe I had years ago that I wanted to recreate in keto form. You might think this combination of ingredients sounds strange but I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised how flavorful and creamy this mashed cauliflower is. The combination of salmon, capers and horseradish is very commonly served on bagels or toast points but Also works in fantastic in this low carb side dish. There are many varieties of smoked salmon from Norwegian to Nova Scotia. Just be sure to check the ingredients because I’ve seen a wide range in the carb count from brand to brand. I do NOT recommend fresh or canned salmon because it has a very different flavor and texture that just doesn’t work in this preparation.

Feel free to serve this dish alongside a piece of fresh salmon for an Omega 3 double dose. I would also recommend this dish served with beef or chicken.

Smoked Salmon Cauliflower Mash

Smoked Salmon Cauliflower Mash

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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American, French
Keyword: cauliflower, mash, salmon, smoked
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 131kcal
Author: Culinary Lion


  • 2 Medium heads cauliflower
  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 4 oz smoked salmon
  • ½ diced red onion
  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoon horseradish
  • 2 tablespoon Fresh parsley
  • 1 Tablespoon Fresh Dill
  • 1 tablespoon capers
  • 2 tsp Real salt


  • Cut cauliflower into quarters and remove any stem the leaving the core intact.
  • Place in a pot with water making sure cauliflower is fully submerged.
  • Add sea salt and bring to a rolling bowl for about 12-20 minutes until core of the cauliflower is fork tender and soft.
  • Drain in a colander and then return drained cauliflower to pot.
  • Add cream cheese and butter then combine mixture using a potato masher.
  • Finally gently fold in remaining ingredients and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Garnish with fresh chives (optional)


Note* because of the differences in size and moisture content of the cauliflower you may need to adjust the recipe to create a thicker texture, you can thicken the mash using a ¼ cup of grated Parmesan or ½ tsp xanthan gum.


Calories: 131kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 850mg | Potassium: 498mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 375IU | Vitamin C: 72mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 0.8mg
Nutrition Facts
Smoked Salmon Cauliflower Mash
Amount Per Serving
Calories 131 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 26mg9%
Sodium 850mg37%
Potassium 498mg14%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 375IU8%
Vitamin C 72mg87%
Calcium 52mg5%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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