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Keto Potato Salad

Keto Potato Salad

Published on: September 24, 2019

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Potatoes are a no-no on low-carb diets, but cauliflower gets the thumbs up. Cauliflower is a versatile ingredient that is similar in texture and flavor to many carby staples – potatoes included. That’s why you can make this low-carb mock potato salad with this popular keto veggie and other healthful ingredients.

Keto “Potato” Salad

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 8 minutes

Serves: 6



  • 1lb. cauliflower head, chopped into pieces
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • 1 tsp dried dill
  • ¼ cup chopped dill pickle
  • 1 tbsp pickle juice
  • 1 medium stalk celery, chopped
  • 6 hard-boiled eggs, chopped
  • 1 shallot, sliced



  • 1Heat 1 inch of water in a skillet over medium-high heat.
  • 2Add the cauliflower and a generous pinch of salt.
  • 3Cook the cauliflower for 8 minutes, drain, and place aside.



  • 4Combine the remaining ingredients in a large bowl.
  • 5Add the cooked cauliflower and stir to combine.
  • 6Chill the salad for at least 15 minutes before serving.
  • 7Garnish with chopped hard-boiled eggs and a bit of dill.


Getting the Perfect Texture

Mock potato salad with cauliflower is easier to make than real potato salad – no need to peel and cooks quicker. But to get this salad perfect, make sure to cook the cauliflower pieces until tender since you want to achieve that perfect texture similar to cooked potatoes. Optionally, you can steam the cauliflower. Steaming cooks this delicate vegetable gently while it also helps preserve flavor and loss of nutrients. Keep in mind that steamed cauliflower takes about 5 minutes longer to cook.

Storing Tips

This cauliflower salad stores well for up to 4 days in the fridge. You can also freeze it for up to a month and let defrost on the kitchen counter. Make sure to store it in an air-tight container or covered with plastic wrap.