Cauliflower “Potato” Salad

By Rena |

This keto Cauliflower “Potato” Salad is packed with classic flavors! Tender and tangy, this simple cauliflower recipe is made with hard-boiled eggs, celery, fresh parsley, and a creamy homemade dressing: delicious!

cauliflower salad in white bowl

Keto-friendly and delicious, this healthy cauliflower salad is nutritious and packed with fresh veggies that are great for the body! If you’re craving potato salad, then you will love this easy recipe. This recipe is ready in less than 30 minutes and full of comforting flavors!

This cauliflower potato salad is perfect for crowds or meal prep. This salad is great for lunch or dinner and is perfect to serve as a side dish or grilling, BBQs, picnics, and easy weekday lunches. The main dishes you can serve with this cauliflower side are honey garlic salmon, grilled chicken breast, or grilled lemon chicken skewers.

Why You Will Love This Keto Cauliflower Salad

  • Nutricious: Gluten-free and vegetarian, this cauliflower salad is nutrient-dense and packed natural vitamins and fiber.
  • Delicious: Pieces of tender cauliflower are tossed with fresh red onion and a creamy and tangy dressing that creates flavors that are irresistible and delicious.
  • Easy: Simply cook the cauliflower and toss all the ingredients together. This recipe is so simple you will want to make it all the time.
top view of cauliflower salad with eggs

Ingredients Needed to Make This low carb “Potato” Salad

This is just a list of ingredients you will need to make this Cauliflower Potato Salad. The full measurements are listed below.

cauliflower, florets
mayonnaise
mustard, Dijon
apple cider vinegar
garlic, minced
paprika
seasoning, salt, and pepper
onion, red
celery, chopped
eggs, hard-boiled
parsley, freshly chopped

top view of ingredients for cauliflower potato salad

How to Make This Cauliflower “Potato” Salad Recipe

Cook the cauliflower: First, bring some water in a pot to a boil and cut the cauliflower into florets. Next, steam the cauliflower until tender.

Make the dressing: Meanwhile, combine mayonnaise, mustard, vinegar, garlic, and seasoning.

Combine ingredients: Next, chop the onion, celery, and eggs and place them into the salad bowl with dressing.

Serve: After the cauliflower has cooled, then transfer it to a bowl. Afterward, gently toss the cauliflower with the dressing and other ingredients.

Then, garnish the salad with freshly chopped parsley.

Finally, serve and enjoy!

steamed cauliflower
eggs, red onion, celery, and parsley for cauliflower potato salad

Recipe Notes and Tips

  • Homemade mayo is highly encouraged, but store bought is fine. There are many healthy mayo options out there now. Use your favorite kind.
  • Adding some fresh chopped dill to this salad will give it a nice boost in flavor.
  • Store the leftovers Potato salad in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to four days.
  • Add cooked turkey bacon for some extra crispiness.
  • If you like peas, consider adding some fresh frozen peas for some added nutrition, fiber, and protein.
  • Adjust the salt and pepper as needed.
  • Add a kick of spice to this cauliflower potato salad by adding some chopped jalapeño.
healthy cauliflower salad in white bowl

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you eat salad on a keto diet?

As long as the ingredients are sugar-free and contain low net carbs, then yes, you can eat salads while on the keto diet! This Cauliflower “potato” salad is a great alternative to the classic potato salad for those on keto.

Can I eat mayo on keto?

Since mayonnaise is naturally high in fat, then it is an excellent addition to the keto diet. Make sure the mayo you’re consuming doesn’t have any added sugars.

Why do you put vinegar in the potato salad?

The apple cider vinegar in this potato salad keeps the “cauliflower potatoes” from drying out and gives the salad a bit of a classic tangy flavor.

Is potato salad healthy to eat?

Most potato salads aren’t considered healthy because of their high carb and fat content. Even though we all like to go by the mantra of “everything in moderation” we can still make a healthier version of the classic potato salad. Swap the potatoes with cauliflower and use a healthier mayonnaise with other healthier ingredients.

close view of potato salad with cauliflower

Other Recipes You’ll Enjoy

Keto Deviled Eggs with Avocado

Keto Cinnamon Rolls

Tuna Salad Wraps (Keto)

Chicken Fajita Wraps

Fluffy Keto Pancakes

Oven Roasted Cauliflower

Cauliflower Pizza Crust

Grilled Cauliflower Steaks

top view of cauliflower potato salad in white bowl

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Cauliflower “Potato” Salad (Keto, Low-Carb)

This keto Cauliflower "Potato" Salad is packed with classic flavors! Tender and tangy, this simple cauliflower recipe is made with hard-boiled eggs, celery, fresh parsley, and a creamy homemade dressing: delicious!
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 144kcal
Author: Rena

Ingredients

  • 1 head cauliflower broken into florets
  • 1 red onion small; chopped
  • 2 celery stalks chopped
  • 2 hard-boiled eggs peeled
  • fresh parsley chopped

Dressing

  • cup mayonnaise homemade
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Kosher salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Fill a pot with water and bring it to a boil.
  • Cut the cauliflower into florets.
  • Place a bamboo steamer basket over the pot (making sure it doesn’t touch the water) and add in the cauliflower florets. Cover and steam for 8-10 minutes, or until tender. Set aside and allow it to completely cool.
  • Meanwhile, prepare the dressing by mixing all the ingredients into a salad bowl.
  • Chop the onion, celery, eggs and add them to the salad bowl with the dressing
  • Once the cauliflower has cooled, transfer it to the salad bowl and gently toss well to evenly coat with the dressing.
  • Garnish with freshly chopped parsley and enjoy.

Notes

  • Homemade mayo is highly encouraged, but store-bought is fine. There are many healthy mayo options out there now. Use your favorite kind.
  • Adding some fresh chopped dill to this salad will give it a nice boost in flavor.
  • Store the leftovers Potato salad in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to four days.
  • Add cooked turkey bacon for some extra crispiness.
  • If you like peas, consider adding some fresh frozen peas for some added nutrition, fiber, and protein.
  • Adjust the salt and pepper as needed.
  • Add a kick of spice to this cauliflower potato salad by adding some chopped jalapeño.

Nutrition

Calories: 144kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 67mg | Sodium: 528mg | Potassium: 351mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 266IU | Vitamin C: 48mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. Mollie Michaud says

    5 stars
    I added dill and did not put eggs (oops) might add tofu tho ! It is really good !! I think I did put a tad too much garlic but still !

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