Cauliflower mock potato salad has all the flavors of traditional potato salad but without all the carbs! Yay, another potato swap dish. Perfect for summer barbecues or any meal of the year. Even potato lovers are going to enjoy this healthier swap.
My husband was reluctantly surprised at the flavor of this dish. As I have said before, I am slowly trying to cut some carbs from his diet. So this makes another win for me. You guys just don’t know how bad it was with him…he would wrap macaroni and cheese in a flour tortilla! Ugh! (husband edit: Mac and cheese wrapped in a tortilla is AWESOME!)
Cauliflower Mock Potato Salad
Cook the cauliflower, you can do this by steaming or boiling. But if you boil it make sure it’s completely drained, dry and cooled before adding the dressing. I use microwave steaming bags they are just way more convenient and no cleanup.
Once the cauliflower is cool, add the chopped eggs, celery, green onions and relish.
In a small bowl whisk together the mayonnaise, dijon, fresh dill, vinegar, celery salt, kosher salt, and pepper.
Gently toss the dressing with the salad ingredients until evenly coated. Chill for at least 30 minutes to one hour. You want the flavors to come together.
Serve cold and enjoy eating cauliflower mock potato salad without guilt!!!
- 1 large head cauliflower
- 2 hard-boiled eggs
- 1/2 cup celery, diced
- 2 green onions, diced (green tops only)
- 2 tablespoons dill relish
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 2 tablespoons fresh dill
- 1 teaspoon white vinegar
- 1/4 teaspoon celery salt
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt (or more to taste)
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
Cut the cauliflower into bite-sized pieces. Cook in a steamer basket on the stovetop or use microwave steam bags.
Steam for 3-5 minutes until tender-crisp, checking for doneness with a fork. Add the steamed cauliflower to a large bowl and let cool. Do not overcook the cauliflower, it will make the salad too soft and mushy.
Once the cauliflower is cooled add the eggs, celery, green onions, and dill relish.
In a small bowl, add the dressing ingredients and whisk to combine.
Gently fold the dressing into the cauliflower mixture, stirring to coat evenly.
Refrigerate for 30 minutes to 1 hour to chill completely.
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