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Cauliflower "Potato" Salad

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Cauliflower "Potato" Salad
  • Prep 35 min
  • Total 1 hr 10 min
  • Servings 8
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Craving the flavors of traditional potato salad, but don’t want to deal with all the carbs? This nutrient-dense version uses versatile cauliflower as a stand-in for traditional tubers, making it a summery side you can feel good about.
Updated Jun 12, 2019

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

Steps

  • 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.

Expert Tips

  • tip 1
    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.
  • tip 2
    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.
  • tip 3
    Always read labels to make sure each recipe ingredient is gluten free. Products and ingredient sources can change.

Nutrition Information

100 Calories, 7g Total Fat, 3g Protein, 6g Total Carbohydrate, 3g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
100
Calories from Fat
60
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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