By Sue Lau on April 25, 2005
Photo by RonaNZ
Photo by RonaNZ
"Cauliflower makes a great substitute for potato for low carb. This recipe is adapted from Paula Deen's potato salad recipe, and tastes best after being chilled for a few hours."
Serving Size: 1 (142 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 8
"I'm gonna tell boss man about this one.Would sell at the restaurant"
"It's a great idea.. and I kind of liked this and kind of didn't like it. It really smells strongly of cauliflower when you take the lid off of it. I would suggest taking the lid off outside and then bringing the salad inside. It tastes ok... but jeez.. that first whiff is enough to make you not want to put it into your mouth."
"Perfect! I'm a potato salad lover and this is just right. My husband said better than real potato salad. Thanks so much for posting!"
"Delicious as is!"
"Delicious! I added some pickle relish, the way my mother-in-law does with her delicious potato salad, and I didn't add scallions (didn't have any). I added a little extra sour cream, as I love mine to be a little saucier. It was really good as soon as it was done, and I can't wait to taste it tomorrow after it's chilled. Will make again for sure!"
"very good sub for high calorie potato salad! I completely left out the eggs, only used two slices of bacon, and used fat free miracle whip (we don't use mayo) and fat free sour cream...I haven't done any exact calculations but I think that would make it even healthier than it is! I haven't found any creole mustard, so I just used dijon-which I used 4 T. instead of just one. I will be making this over and over and over-my favorite veggie in my garden is broccoflower-I can't wait until summer! Delicious!"
"I love potato salad. I love cauliflower. Never thought of cross-breeding the two. This is delicious! Thanks."
"Who'd a thunk??? I'm making lifestyle changes, which include eating good-for-me veggies which I'm not necessarily crazy about. Cauliflower fits this category. I gave it a go, used vegetarian bacon (my friend calls it 'fakin' bacon'), low fat mayo and sour cream. Not only does it look like potato salad, but it really does almost taste like it. My husband voluntarily took some out of the fridge - which says a lot. Thanks for this creative way to eat better."
"This recipe is FANTASTIC! I was quickly trying to find something to make to bring to my inlaws' for Easter dinner when I found this recipe. It sounded easy enough so I thought I'd give it a try. Everyone liked it, and it's low in fat/calories to boot!"
"This recipe deserves eleven 5* reviews. It's delicious. I subbed Greek yogurt for the sour cream but otherwise made it as written and won't change it any more next time either."
"Fabulous! Didn't change a thing and loved it. Served at a luchean where everyone brought a salad dish and this was the most asked for recipe! What a hit!"
"Ooooh La La! This recipe is so scrumptious, mouth-watering scrumptious, with a nice, spicy zing to it! I loved this, and, unlike other cauliflower salad recipes, this one tastes like the real thing! I loved it! The only changes I made were to use Miracle Whip instead of mayo, regular dry mustard instead of creole mustard, and regular salt, instead of kosher salt (all of these changes were just to use what I had on hand). I also added a few extra scallion slices (just because I love sacllions). This was amazing, a recipe that I will make again and agan! Thank you so much for posting this little gem!"
"Oh this was so tasty! I make my own mayonnaise and it tastes a little different, but it worked just fine in this recipe. Truly has the flavor of a good old-fashioned potato salad. I did notice, however, that if it sits in the refrigerator for more than 2 days, the taste of the cauliflower gets very strong."
"What a pleasant surprise to find out that this tasts just like my Mother's potato salad recipe! I have SO missed potatoes. I did not use any bacon, used 1/2 cup of Miracle Whip instead of mayo and sour cream and added 3 packets of splenda. It was very good last night when I put in refrig to let flavors combine. This morning I tasted it and my oh my. I was ready for lunch and not breakfast!!! Next time I will follow your recipe to the "T" and see which I like best. Thanks for posting this for us low carb life style eaters!"
"Very very good. No one missed the potato in this. WHat a surprise. "
"This was a fantastic way to get my potato salad 'fix' without the carbs! I find it is best to cook the cauliflower 'til uniformly 'soft' (no crunch) for the best texture. And made the day before the flavour has a chance to penetrate and moisten the cauliflower. Even my husband, the cauliflower-hater, liked it. Thanks."
"Missed potatoe salad being on a low carb diet until now! Thanks for sharing!"
"We left out the bacon but other wise really enjoyed this dish. Used low fat mayo as well. Thanks for a great recipe. "
"I finally found the best potato salad alternative! I made the cauliflower the night before and I didnt have bacon to add but next time I will put it in. Thanks!"