Cauliflower “Potato” Salad without potato

cauliflower potato salad
Prep Time5 minsCook Time10 minsDifficultyBeginnerYields2 ServingsCategory

A Perfect recipe for a warm weather picnic

Cauliflower has quite an impressive nutrition profile. Mainly, it is low in sugar and sodium, and packed with antioxidants.

It is high in fiber and B vitamins and makes a great substitute for potato in this traditional picnic favorite.

 1 head cauliflower, cut in florets
 2 tbsp lemon juice
 1 tbsp fresh dill, finely chopped
 2 tbsp red onion, finely chopped [swap for shallots for a milder taste]
 4 baby dill pickles, chopped
 4 tbsp plain greek yogurt, 2%
 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
 2 tsp dijon mustard
 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
 1 tbsp fresh chives, chopped
 red pepper flakes [optional], to taste
Swaps and Additions:
 Add cherry tomatoes, halved, for sweetness and a great source of Vitamin A,C,E
 Add 1/2 chopped bell pepper, yellow or red, for crunch and added fiber
 Swap dill for freshly chopped parsley
 Top with paprika
 Add 1-2 hard boiled egg, chopped, as a source of lean protein

Cut the cauliflower into florets, place the florets in a steamer, and steam them for 7 to 8 minutes, until the cauliflower is softened but still retains some texture.


Remove the cauliflower and allow it to cool completely.


In a separate bowl, combine together the yogurt, lemon, mustard, fresh dill, chives, vinegar, oil and red onion.


Add that mixture to the cauliflower and mix everything thoroughly.


Add the remaining ingredients to the bowl. Gently mix everything together. Top with additional herbs if desired.


Serve your cauliflower "potato" salad preferably chilled

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 2

Servings 2

Amount Per Serving
Calories 146
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8.4g13%
Saturated Fat 1.6g8%
Cholesterol 2mg1%
Sodium 168mg8%
Potassium 536mg16%
Total Carbohydrate 13.7g5%
Dietary Fiber 5.6g23%
Sugars 6.5g
Protein 6.8g14%

Calcium 7%
Iron 11%
Vitamin D 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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