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Gluten-Free "Potato" Cauliflower Salad

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Gluten-Free "Potato" Cauliflower Salad
  • Prep Time 35 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 10 min
  • Servings 8
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If you crave the flavors of traditional potato salad, try this modern version with nutrient-dense, lower-carb cauliflower as a stand-in for the potatoes.

Ingredients

1
medium head cauliflower (2 lb), separated into florets
1
tablespoon cider vinegar
2
teaspoons Dijon mustard
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/2
cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
1/2
cup diced red onion, rinsed under cold water and drained
1/2
cup diced celery
4
slices gluten-free bacon, cooked and crumbled

Directions

  • 1 Heat 4-quart or larger saucepan two-thirds full of water to boiling over medium-high heat. Prepare an ice bath (ice and water mixture in large bowl).
  • 2 Meanwhile, remove florets from cauliflower, and cut into 1-inch pieces (about 5 cups of florets). Add cauliflower to boiling water; boil 4 to 6 minutes or until tender when pierced with paring knife. Drain, then transfer to ice bath 2 minutes. Drain; pat dry with paper towel. Place in single layer on cooling rack or paper towel to dry.
  • 3 In large bowl, mix vinegar, mustard and salt. Beat in mayonnaise with whisk. Add red onion and celery; stir. Add cauliflower; stir to coat.
  • 4 Refrigerate 30 minutes; top with crumbled bacon just before serving.
Tips  

Mix it up and make it your own by using the same technique with different potato salad ingredients. Go mayo-free, like German potato salad, or even mash the cauliflower for a delightfully "creamy" version.

This salad gains flavor as it sits. Allowing the cauliflower to marinate in the dressing allows the flavors to meld and improve, making this a great do-ahead dish.

Always read labels to make sure each recipe ingredient is gluten free. Products and ingredient sources can change.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
100
(
Calories from Fat
60
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
11%
(
Saturated Fat
1 1/2g
7%
,
Trans Fat
0g
)
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Sodium
320mg
14%
Potassium
280mg
8%
Total Carbohydrate
6g
2%
(
Dietary Fiber
2g
7%
,
Sugars
3g
)
Protein
3g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
30%
30%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
2%
2%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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