Cauliflower Potato Salad: Easy low carb recipe that’s a cauliflower salad that you’ll want to make for that barbecue this summer, or even during the week for a healthy side dish recipe on a low carb or keto diet!
I just knew when we were on a salad recipes kick around here, that this faux potato salad would fit in perfectly with our red-skinned potato salad and Amish potato salad.
Low Carb Cauliflower Potato Salad
Cookout season is here! And no cookout is complete without hot dogs, corn on the cob, watermelon, and potato salad!
However, for those of us trying to keep the carbs under control this summer, or at least save them for the cocktails and beers, the potato salad may be a dish we are tempted to bypass.
Who wants to do that though? It’s definitely easier said than done to skip this cookout classic. This cold, creamy delight, is the perfect tangy side dish to pair with a savory hot dog or hamburger, not to mention beer. So, what’s a girl to do?
Enter the “faux tato” salad. This easy low-carb (or keto) cauliflower potato salad makes one sneaky substitution. That’s right! Cauliflower instead of potatoes!
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Cauliflower Vs. Potatoes
Fear not, if you’ve ever had cauliflower pizza crust, then you may know that it’s incredible how the texture and taste of cauliflower can easily substitute some of your favorite starches!
And for this recipe, lightly steamed cauliflower has a similar texture to boiled potatoes. It’s a beautiful alternative to the traditional version made with white potatoes so that you can watch your carbs. It’s the best of both worlds.
You can slip into that swimsuit with confidence all summer and still have the traditional tastes of summer.
Or, at the very least, you can save your carbs for where they count. Like poolside brewskies and margs! (A girl’s got to have priorities right? )
Full Cauliflower Potato Salad Recipe Below!
Just a few quick steps, and you’ll have a side dish that’s sure to please everyone! Snag the printable recipe card and step by step instructions at the bottom of this post!
Add Your Special Touch
You could also fold in onions, chopped pickles, or whatever your mom used to put in her famous potato salad. This low carb cauliflower potato salad is your oyster, or however the saying goes.
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Cauliflower Potato Salad
- 8 cups chopped and washed cauliflower
- 6 hard-boiled egg yolks
- 1 cup mayo
- 2 tablespoon yellow mustard
- 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
- 2 tablespoon chopped chives
- paprika garnish, optional
- Lightly steam cauliflower, no more than 4 minutes per batch. Set in the refrigerator to cool.
- Combine egg yolks, mayo, yellow mustard, and apple cider vinegar in a bowl and mix until creamy. You can use a fork, but it may have a few lumps. For the smoothest result, use an immersion blender.
- Pour mayo mixture over cauliflower and combine until all the cauliflower is nice and creamy. Then, lightly fold in chopped chives.
- Place in serving bowl and garnish with paprika. Serve chilled.
Nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutritional content will vary with brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes and more.
Pin this Low-Carb Potato Salad recipe for later so you can have it on your fingertips when you need it in a pinch!
Keep Low Carb Potato Salad Cold
Like any salad, this baby should be served cold. So when it’s really hot outside, you definitely want to keep your cauliflower “faux tato” salad as cold as possible.
Keto BBQ Side
If you are serving it outdoors, it might be a good idea to put your container of cauliflower “faux tato” salad on top of a larger bowl filled with ice.
This will ensure your salad stays nice and cold. Let people blame too many margaritas for their stomach aches the next day, not your beloved salad.
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Rachel Jue says
We loved it
So glad that you did, thank you!
𝚂𝚞𝚣𝚎𝚝𝚝𝚎 𝙻𝚎𝚒𝚟𝚊 says
I think that you have to cook the egg yolks first? But it doesn’t specify that in the recipe but only in the pictures.
Made this yesterday to go with ribs. We loved it. This is a great low carb alternative. I was excited to have some leftovers today for lunch.
This makes me so happy! Thank you so much for sharing and for leaving a review!