Swap tender cauliflower florets to make this low carb mock potato salad.
I’ve been on a quest to find cauliflower recipes. Cauliflower intrigues me. Not only is this unassuming vegetable a healthy addition to my diet, it’s affordable and available all year long.
It’s only drawback is that it stinks up the house as it steams to a delicious tenderness.
My dilemma is that my repertoire of cauliflower cooking skills is sadly lacking. It includes vegetable trays, steamed with sprinkle of salt and pepper, or roasted to a nuttiness I can’t resist.
I needed a new twist for this largely unappreciated vegetable.
Plenty of food blogs provided recipes with a fall or winter appeal, but I wanted a dish that would compliment the grill.
After researching my topic until I could no longer look at a cauliflower recipe, I settled on a Mock Potato Salad.
There were plenty of recipes to choose from, and they were all the same – a version of potato salad that swapped cauliflower for potatoes. That made my decision much easier. I’d just use the same potato salad recipe I’ve used for years.
So would my mock salad pass for potato salad?
Potato salad has a creaminess that cauliflower just can’t imitate, but if you’re looking for a tasty cauliflower salad, this is for you.
Recipe note . . .
If you noticed the lack of eggs typically found in potato salad, it’s simply because I can’t eat them. If I were you, I’d add a few chopped eggs.
Happy, healthy cooking!
- 4 cups cauliflower florets, cut into bite sized pieces
- ½ cup red onion, finely chopped
- 2 tablespoons dill pickle relish
- ¼ cup low fat mayonnaise
- ¼ cup plain lowfat yogurt
- 1 tablespoon spicy brown mustard
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- Steam cauliflower in a vegetable steamer until just tender. Allow to cool. Then add relish and onion to the cauliflower in a large bowl.
- Combine mayonnaise, yogurt, mustard and lemon in a small bowl. Add to the cauliflower and gently toss together. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Chill for 15 - 30 minutes.
Calories: 92 Weight Watchers PointsPlus 2 Total Fat: 2.98g Cholesterol: 4mg Sodium: 225mg Total Carbs: 14.51g Dietary Fiber: 2.55g Sugars: 6.83g Protein: 3.24g
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