This cauliflower potato salad is the PERFECT picnic worthy, BBQ show-stopping, mouthwatering, satisfying dish!
It’s one of those cauliflower recipes that subs for the traditional potato kind without any complaints! I love low carb recipes that can sub in for classic favorites that are just too carby, and this salty, creamy low carb cauliflower recipes a delicious choice.
Between low carb salads, desserts, snacks, and low carb side dishes, it’s obvious that there is no reason not to love living low carb! This cauliflower potato salad is just one example of how we are constantly trading up – in flavor and health!
It’s super heart healthy and packed with superfoods, plus:
- Inexpensive ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry!
- Ready in an astonishing 30 minutes!
- Packed with that homey, comforting flavor we crave in a potato salad side dish!
This cauliflower salad is devastatingly good – and surprisingly easy! You’ll be whipping this up on the regular! Check out some ideas to keep it fast and easy:
This quick and easy dish is made with a bunch of kitchen staples:
Cauliflower – This white vegetable looks bland – but it’s a superstar! Packed with nutrients, super versatile, it’s probably my favorite veggie.
Choose firm, pure white heads with no staining, or go the frozen route! Frozen is just as easy to steam into tender perfection. (I also prefer it when making mashed cauliflower, so it’s great to have stashed in the freezer!)
Eggs – These perfect orbs of fat and protein are so good for you and so delicious. They add an incredibly rich and luscious flavor to this salad, giving it some great body.
Bacon – What can I say – bacon is the best! Like the food Midas, it makes everything it touches delicious. Make sure you get a version without added sugar – watch out for “maple” or “brown sugar” on the label. Those have a lot of extra carbs, and we want to avoid that.
Sour Cream – This thick, tangy, cultured cream adds some great flavor to this cauliflower potato salad. You can use Greek yogurt instead of sour cream for a higher protein alternative.
Tools To Make
These simple tools do simple jobs – but without them, everything takes a lot more time! Here’s what you’ll need and some possible subs:
- Steamer Insert – This flower shaped tool sits inside your saucepan, letting you steam your veggies with ease. Simply pour some water in the pan, place your insert, and pile in your cauliflower. Top with a lid and steam! Don’t have one? No worries! Steam your veggies in the microwave, or in a large pot with a bit of water!
- Colander – You want that cauliflower to be DRY DRY DRY. After steaming, dump your cauli florets into the colander and let them drain super well.
Like all healthy side dishes that are loaded with dairy, you want to keep this cauliflower potato salad in an airtight container in the fridge.
This nutrient packed dish is one of my favorite healthy lunch ideas! Parse out leftovers into individual containers for a meal you can take with you or eat in a snap!
Can You Freeze This?
Technically, you can freeze anything, but I would not recommend freezing this. With ingredients like eggs and mayonnaise, this cauliflower potato salad will come out of deep freeze as a soggy, separated mess.
Thankfully, it’s fast to whip up, especially if you do a little prep.
This dish is great as a keto side, but watch your portions – those calories can add up fast.
Is This Low Carb?
Yup, only 2 carbs a serving! Plus, this low carb lunch ideas packed with protein and fat.
You can definitely add this quick cauliflower salad to your list of healthy recipes for lunch, dinner, and anytime you’re hosting guests!
This cauliflower potato salad is easy to change up however you like! Read below for some tips:
Can I Add Greek Yogurt?
Greek yogurt is a great ingredient to use as a substitute in recipes. I love it in my greek yogurt chicken salad. Sub out the sour cream for low carb greek yogurt for an equally creamy cauliflower potato salad! It’ll have a little extra protein, too!
Can I Sneak In More Vegetables?
You can definitely add some more veggies in this egg salad! You can add in some broccoli, green beans, bell pepper or chopped cucumber.
Can I Increase The Amount Of Protein?
Swapping the sour cream for greek yogurt will up the protein, and you can always add some more eggs and bacon, too. I like to add some shredded rotisserie chicken or leftover steak to turn this into a more complete meal.
Can I Make This Spicy?
You could spice up this cauliflower potato salad dish with some hot sauce or by adding in some diced jalapenos. You could also try adding some spices, like in my curry chicken salad.
Cauliflower takes on flavors really well, like in my mexican cauliflower rice or zesty buffalo cauliflower.
If you are dying for more quick salad recipes, I have some great ideas for you! Work your way through this list:
Cauliflower Potato SaladPrint Recipe Pin Recipe
- 1 Cauliflower small
- 6 Slices of Bacon
- 4 Egg
- 5 Scallions
- 1/2 Cup Celery finely diced
- 1/3 Cup Sour Cream
- 1/3 Cup Regular Mayonnaise
- 1 Tablespoon Mustard
- 1/2 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
- 1/4 Teaspoon Black Pepper
- 1/4 Teaspoon Paprika
- Cut cauliflower (1) into small chunks and steam it (can be done in a microwave or in a small pot with water).
- Meanwhile, cook bacon (6 slices) until crispy. Set aside and allow to cool/drain on paper towels.
- Once the cauliflower is cooked, place in a colander and allow to drain as much as possible. You want to get as much liquid out as you can!
- Add water to the pot, and hard boil the eggs (4).
- Once cooked, set them aside and allow them to cool.
- Dice scallions (5) and finely diced celery (1/2 cup). Crumble the bacon. Peel the eggs and dice those as well.
- Add mayonnaise (1/3 cup), sour cream (1/3 cup ), mustard (1 tablespoon), paprika (1/4 teaspoon), salt (1/2 teaspoon) and black pepper (1/4 teaspoon) to a small bowl, and stir until consistent.
- Add all ingredients to a large bowl and combine. Enjoy!