Keto cauliflower ‘potato’ salad

Keto cauliflower ‘potato’ salad

This quick and easy cauliflower salad tastes just like traditional potato salad, if not even better — especially on the grill. Potato salad is one of the most common barbecue side dishes, and we're proud to present this glorious keto version with an extra crunch.

Keto cauliflower ‘potato’ salad

This quick and easy cauliflower salad tastes just like traditional potato salad, if not even better — especially on the grill. Potato salad is one of the most common barbecue side dishes, and we're proud to present this glorious keto version with an extra crunch.
USMetric
6 servingservings

Ingredients

Cauliflower salad
  • 25 oz. 700 g large cauliflower
  • salt and ground black pepper
  • ½ cup 125 ml water
  • 5 oz. 150 g bacon
  • 3 3 celery stalkcelery stalks
  • ½ ½ red onionred onions
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp fresh chives
Dressing
  • 1½ cups 350 ml mayonnaise
  • ¾ tbsp ¾ tbsp Dijon mustard
  • ¾ tbsp ¾ tbsp cider vinegar
  • 1 pinch 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch 1 pinch ground black pepper

Instructions

Instructions are for 6 servings. Please modify as needed.

Cauliflower salad

  1. Preheat the grill on low heat.
  2. Chop cauliflower into bite-sized chunks. Divide and place pieces on two separate sheets of aluminium foil in a flat layer. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Lift foil edges so it slightly covers the cauliflower. Pour 1/4 cup of water onto each cauliflower package. Cover with another piece of foil and wrap properly, make sure the water doesn't escape. Grill for 15-20 minutes on the side, avoiding the hot center and leaving space for the bacon.
  4. Lay bacon slices in a grill pan with high ridges. Grill for 10-15 minutes until crispy. Flip them halfway through.
  5. Chop celery stalks into small pieces, finely dice the onion and chives.
  6. Remove bacon from the grill. Once cooled, chop into small pieces.
  7. Remove cauliflower and carefully unwrap. Allow to cool completely. Once cooled, add cauliflower in a big bowl. Add bacon, celery, onions and chives. Save a few pieces for topping.

Dressing

  1. In a bowl, combine mayonnaise, mustard and cider vinegar. Season with salt and pepper. Stir until combined.
  2. Pour over the cauliflower salad and toss to combine evenly. Top with bacon and chives.

No grill prep

You can also prepare the cauliflower on the stovetop. Steam or boil for 15 minutes or until fork-tender.

For the bacon, preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C). Lay bacon in a single layer onto baking sheet and bake until crispy for about 10-15 minutes.

Matt and Megha's tips

This salad is best when totally cooled. Refrigerate for a few hours before serving for the ultimate experience.

Video

Keto cauliflower ‘potato’ salad — Cooking with KetoConnect

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2 comments

  1. Angie Kivett
    I"m so excited to try this!!! I used to be a huge potato fan (I live in Idaho!) and now I don't ever eat them. I think I will add hard boiled eggs to your awesome recipe as that is how I always made my potato salad back in my 300+ carbs per day lifestyle - yikes!!! Thanks for all you do to help us find fun and fabulous recipes!
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  3. Nicholas
    I like Matt and Megha but some of their recipe macros are uneven. It would be helpful to mention how many ounces of meat and how to prepare the meat in order to bring the protein content more in par with strict keto.

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