ThThe BEST Keto Potato Salad
Do you want to make the best keto friendly Keto faux potato salad? You’ve come to the right place!
As favorite family recipes go, it’s a food memory none of us want to forget. It shows up at nearly every barbecue, picnic, or good old fashion get together. It’s one I’m proud to share when I go to other peoples homes as well. It’s an extremely popular dish especially this time of year. This original recipe came from my sister Bekah!
Just because you’re cutting carbs doesn’t mean you shouldn’t enjoy the summer fun of a traditional potato salad. This low-carb cauliflower salad substitute cauliflower bites for potatoes. All the flavors you love and potato salad are here minus the carbs… And the bonus is it has more fiber.
The word faux is French, and it means: In imitation of…..and to me this is the most flattering kind of imitation!!
The cauliflower taste really quite mild, and the texture is very much like regular potato salad. The key is cooking the cauliflower to the same degree of softness as cooked potatoes would be. I also like to make sure that my florets are small and even.
Other than the cauliflower, this low-carb faux potato salad it’s just like the ones you’re probably used to it has all the classic add-ons. You’ll love that you can get all the same flavor without the carbs
Everyone has an opinion on what to add and what not to add to potato salad. But here are my thoughts.
My Secret Tips:
ADD SOMETHING ACIDIC:
One of the biggest flavoring secrets to the success of this recipe is something acidic. That’s why I add a few hearty splashes of either vinegar or pickle juice to the cooked cauliflower. It gives the salad it’s secret and subtle flavor punch… It’s best to do this while the cauliflower is still slightly warm because it allows the vegetable to absorb the zing as it cools.
ALWAYS ADD EGGS:
I adore eggs… I’m a super fan of eggs and potato salad, it probably stems from my love of egg salad… Feel free to adapt to your own taste.
MUSTARD ADDS THE TANG:
In the realms of the mustard world… There are super fancy smancy brown mustard, seeded mustard, or French Dijon mustard.
And while all of those are wonderful… I like plain old yellow mustard best in my potato salad.
GIVE THIS SALAD TIME:
Allowing the salads flavors to meld is important here. So if I’m planning on eating the salad on the day I make it, I try and prepare it as early as possible so it can sit and build the flavors. But realistically it’s best made a day ahead. The salad will stay good in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 days. If it doesn’t get eaten up before then. LOL.
CJ’S FOLLOW-UP TASTE TEST:
This Potato salad was delicious! And I hope you know enough about Keto to know that actual Potatoes’ are not Keto friendly thus the “faux” potatoes. Anytime someone in our family makes this for a BBQ it goes quickly, and it will for you as well. It got better with time, it only needed a bit more salt and of course that’s a personal preference. Enjoy!
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BEST Keto Faux Potato Salad
- 1 head cauliflower cut into bite-sized pieces
- 2 cups cheddar cheese cubed
- 1 cup bacon cooked & crumbled
- 5 eggs hard cooked and crumbled
- 3/4 cup green onion diced
- 3/4 cup celery diced
- 2 TB dill relish
- 1 cup mayonnaise full-fat
- 2 TB yellow mustard
- 1/4 cup pickle juice
- 1 tsp smoked paprika
- 1 tsp salt & pepper to taste
- Blanch your cauliflower by bringing a pot of salted water to a boil. Steam for 5 to 6 minutes. It should be fork tender, but not mushy.
- Drain in a colander and set aside.
- In a large salad bowl, combine all of your salad ingredients except dressing items.
- In a separate bowl, combine dressing ingredients. Whisk to combine.
- Toss salad evenly to coat.
- refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight. Taste before serving. You made need more mayo/pickle juice or seasonings.
- Garnish with sliced boiled eggs for serving(optional).
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