Cauliflower Potato Salad Recipe

    cauliflower mock potato salad in a bowl

    If you’re accustomed to low-carb eating, then you’ve probably heard of cauliflower mashed potatoes or mashed cauliflower as swaps to your favorite creamy side dish. “Cauliflower potatoes” are a great low-carb option when you’re looking to create classic summer recipes like potato salad, as showcased by this cauliflower potato salad recipe.

    Cauliflower, a cruciferous vegetable rich in phytochemicals and anti-inflammatory compounds, is a wonderful low-carb substitute for starchy foods like potatoes. Cauliflower typically has a mild flavor and a texture similar to potatoes.

    Since a classic potato salad is all about the dressing, it only seems natural that the same would even apply to a low-carb mock potato salad like this. The mayonnaise makes this cauliflower potato salad recipe super creamy while ingredients like Dijon mustard, paprika, and garlic powder add great flavor.

    There are various methods in which you can cook the cauliflower, whether you want to cook the cauliflower over the stove or in the microwave. Whichever method you choose shouldn’t affect the end result, which is a scrumptious cauliflower potato salad!

    For more great cauliflower recipes, check out our cauliflower fried rice and cauliflower couscous!


    Cook time: 5 minutes
    Prep time: 10 minutes
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    1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil then add a tablespoon of salt. Add cauliflower and cook until cauliflower is tender, about 5 minutes. Drain and pat-dry with a paper towel, then transfer florets to a large bowl. Temporarily set aside.
    2. In a separate bowl, whisk the mayonnaise, apple cider vinegar, Dijon, garlic powder, paprika, salt and pepper until well-combined and smooth.
    3. Pour the dressing over the cauliflower florets, then add the onion, celery, and eggs. Stir to combine, then garnish the salad with the chives.

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    Born and raised in Southern California, Beeta has embraced a healthy lifestyle focused on farm-to-table cooking, natural products, and wellness routines. When she's not writing up recipes or discussing the latest natural living trends, Beeta enjoys spending time trying new restaurants, traveling with family and friends, and relaxing at home with her furry companion.