Cauliflower Salad Recipe

Cauliflower Salad Recipe
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Cauliflower Salad is a crunchy, low-carb variant of potato salad. Learn how to make/prepare Cauliflower Salad by following this easy recipe.
Cauliflower Salad Recipe
Preparation Time 20 Minutes
Cooking Time 10 Minutes
Difficulty Easy
Recipe Type Non Veg.
Serves 8
Calories Per Serving 99
  • 1 medium head Cauliflower (about 4 cups/1 quart florets)
  • 2 hard-boiled Eggs
  • 1 medium stalk Celery (including leaves), minced
  • ½ cup Green Pepper, chopped
  • 2 Green Onions (green and white parts), chopped
  • 3 tbsp low-carb Mashed Potato Substitute (optional)
  • 1/3 cup Mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp Prepared Mustard (brown or yellow)
  • 1 tsp Lemon Juice
  • ¼ tsp Garlic Powder
  • ¼ tsp Onion Powder
  • 1-2 drops Hot Sauce (or a pinch of cayenne pepper)
  • 1-2 tsp worth Sugar Substitute
  • 2 tbsp Sugar-Free Pickle Relish
  • Salt and pepper
  • Fresh Herbs
How to make Cauliflower Salad:
  • Break or chop the cauliflower into smallish florets. If they are too big, they're difficult to cook so that they have the right "bite" and flavor - the outside tends to overcook.
  • Microwave the florets in a covered container with a small amount of water, or steam on the stove.
  • You want them to be fork-tender (a fork slips in easily), but not overcooked (avoiding the stronger smell and flavor which develops with longer cooking).
  • Drain and put into a medium bowl. Chop the egg and add. Toss with salt and pepper. I like quite a bit of pepper, and it does seem to take a surprising amount of salt, but this would be to taste.
  • Sprinkle in the Carb Counter Instant Mashers if you're using them, and toss again.
  • Mix the ingredients for the dressing (mayo, lemon juice, spices, etc.). Taste for the balance of flavors you like.
  • Mix the chopped vegetables and the dressing into the cauliflower and egg mixture. Add chopped fresh herbs if you wish - chives, dill, or parsley work well.
  • Garnish with the herb, or sprinkle with paprika. Chill.