Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Magic Cauliflower "Potato" Salad

Okay, so it's not really "magic" salad. It can't cut a woman in half or do a card trick.
It is really, really cool.
Look at the pictures. 
Totally thought it was potato salad, am I right?
Nope. Not a potato in sight. 
That, my friends, is cauliflower.

Cauliflower "Potato" Salad

2 medium heads cauliflower
1/2 cup frozen peas
3 stalks of celery
1/2 medium purple onion
5 slices bacon
5 eggs, hard boiled

1/2 cup 0 fat Greek yogurt, plain
1/2 cup light mayo
1/4 tsp dry mustard
dash of garlic powder
salt & pepper

sprinkle of paprika

Chop the cauliflower into bite sized pieces.

Boil the cauliflower in water until fork tender, about 10 - 15 minutes. Keep checking, you don't want to over cook it. Throw the frozen peas into the water and let sit for a minute before you drain it.
Drain the cauliflower and peas in a colander and rinse with cold water. Set aside. 
Chop the celery, onion, and bacon into small pieces. 

Chop 4 of the eggs into small pieces.
Place drained cauliflower into a bowl and add the chopped celery, onion, bacon, and eggs.

Prepare dressing - Whisk together Greek yogurt, mayo, mustard, garlic powder, and salt & pepper. 
Stir the dressing into the ingredients until well combined.

Slice the last egg into slices and place on top.
Sprinkle with paprika.

Chill until ready to serve (at least 3 hours - you want the flavors to have a chance to blend and the salad to chill through. Overnight works well too.)


Look.... can't even tell when it's on a dinner plate with some ribs and corn on the cob.

it even tastes like potato salad.
I'm not lying, I promise.

Now, my only disclaimer is that it does have a bit of a different mouth feel - ie: the texture is a bit different. I fooled my parents though. 
Until I told them, they didn't know it wasn't potato salad.
OH..YEAH....some more good news - According to Myfitnesspal the nutritional count for 1/8th of the entire recipe (about 1 cup serving) it is - 154 calories, 11 carbs, 8 fat, and 10 protein.  
Compare that to the same size serving of a "regular" full fat potato salad at 400 calories, 28 carbs, 27 fat, 9 protein. 
So exciting. 
I know, it's sad that cauliflower salad makes me so giddy. Except that it's sooooo cool. Totally messes with your mind.

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  1. This looks great! I'd so never think of putting cauliflower in "potato" salad. I love this. I see a lot of recipes now days using cauliflower as a substitution and I can honestly say I haven't tried it! I better jump on that bandwagon soon! I'd love for you to share with us over at Throwback Thursday's going all weekend long!

  2. Oh yum! What a great alternative!! Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday!! Hope to see you tomorrow!! Pinned!

  3. This looks so amazing! I’m drooling right now! Pinned and tweeted. Thanks for stopping by and partying with us! I hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm, so we can pin and tweet your masterpieces! Lou Lou Girls