Faux Potato Salad
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 30 min.
- 1 medium head cauliflower, broken into florets
- 1 medium carrot, chopped
- 2 hard-boiled large eggs, chopped
- 4 green onions, chopped
- 1 celery rib, chopped
- 1/4 cup pitted green olives, halved lengthwise
- 1/4 cup thinly sliced radishes
- 1/4 cup chopped dill pickle
- 1/4 cup fat-free mayonnaise
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- In a large saucepan, bring 1 in. of water to a boil. Add cauliflower florets; cook, covered, 4-7 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain and rinse in cold water. Pat dry and place in a large bowl. Add carrot, eggs, green onions, celery, olives, radishes and pickle.
- In a small bowl, mix the remaining ingredients. Add to cauliflower mixture; toss to coat. Refrigerate until serving.
Nutrition Facts3/4 cup: 61 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 54mg cholesterol, 375mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 3g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1/2 starch.
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Jul 5, 2019
I really liked this Faux Potato salad! I made it exactly as the recipe said to make it. The only thing I think that was different was I only had a small head of cauliflower, which made the dressing amount and veggie ratio just right. I also steamed the cauliflower to my desired tenderness. It was about 3-4 minutes. This was a great alternative to using real potatoes since I’m diabetic. I took it a 4th of July picnic and it was a hit. I will be making this all the time.
Jun 29, 2019
While I like the idea and the taste etc. I think that the cauliflower was overcooked. I did use extra vegetables and added peppers. 1/4 c of mayo is not even close to enough. I do not like potatoes and I really dislike most peoples potato salad. I did like this and so did my other half.
Jul 11, 2018
This is a good quick salad-but I hardly think it matches a real potato salad. Cauliflower has a taste all it's own
Jul 2, 2018
Pretty tasty. I only cooked the cauliflower for 3-4 min. then chopped it up a bit. Agree that it is misleading to call it potato salad as there are few similarities.
Jul 14, 2017
Great array of flavors and textures. I added a bit more veggies I had on hand. The juice of 1 medium lemon really made this dish come alive!
Jul 13, 2017
The ingredients are a nice mix and we seasoned it to our liking. The name is misleading to make a comparison to potato salad, which it definitely is not. Why not "Summer Salad" or other title.
Mar 16, 2015
Loved this! Very fresh and colorful too.
May 17, 2014
This is great! I made it several times last year and it was a hit every time. First time I made it I pretty much followed the recipe, however, the next time I added a few more veggies. I used this recipe to add to the list of summer salads that can get repetitive by mid July. I like to change things up from time to time so the taste buds don't get bored.
Aug 31, 2013
I made this for a social event. I found that the women seem to like it more than the men, but overall they liked it. As I try to eat healthy and eat less potatoes, I found I really liked it and it will be a keeper for me.
Jun 9, 2013
This was a great alternative to the starch and higher calories of potato salad. The crunch of the vegetables was great. I might just use Dill Relish next time instead of chopping the pickles. My head of cauliflower was huge, so I had to double up the ingredients. Turned out great and I was for sure make it again!