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Cauliflower Salad

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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time
Serving Yield 3-4 servings

Maybe we're biased, but we always make a bee-line for the eggy side dishes at BBQs, potlucks, and parties. This cauliflower-filled alternative to potato salad is a great keto option, and features all the creaminess and rich flavor of picnic food and corner deli dishes, but with a fraction of the carbs.

By: All Day I Dream About Food

Ingredients

  • 3 Pete and Gerry’s Organic Eggs
  • 1 head cauliflower, cored and cut into bite-sized pieces (see notes)
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 6 slices cooked bacon, chopped
  • 2 green onions, white and light green parts only, chopped
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • Parsley for garnish (optional)

Directions

Step 1

In a large pot over medium high heat, bring 2 quarts of water to a boil. Gently lower eggs into water and boil for 12 minutes.

Step 2

While eggs are cooking, fill a medium bowl with ice and water. Once eggs are done, quickly transfer to the ice bath. Let eggs sit 10 minutes before peeling. Once peeled, roughly chop 2 of the eggs and slice the third.

Step 3

Place cauliflower pieces in another large pot and fill pot halfway with water. Bring to a boil and cook until cauliflower is just fork tender, about 3 minutes. Drain in a colander and let cool.

Step 4

In a large bowl, combine chopped eggs, cauliflower, celery, bacon, green onions, mayonnaise, Dijon, and paprika. Stir until well combined and the cauliflower is fully coated. Taste for seasoning and adjust with salt and pepper if desired.

Step 5

Transfer cauliflower salad to a serving bowl and top with the sliced egg and a pinch of paprika. Garnish with parsley if desired, and serve immediately or cover and chill in refrigerator.

Notes:

Be sure to cut the cauliflower even smaller than florets. This gives the salad the perfect texture and consistency.

Cauliflower cooks much faster than potatoes, so you want a light touch here. Don’t even leave the kitchen, because it will be done in a flash! Your cauliflower pieces should be just fork tender, because they'll keep cooking a bit once off the stove.

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July 14, 2019

I made this today and was very good.

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Greta

July 08, 2019

This was really good! I used a bag of chopped cauliflower from the produce section and microwaved it for two minutes.

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July 09, 2019

What a great idea, Greta! That makes this recipe even easier. Thanks for giving it a try!

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Debbie

July 05, 2019

Can't wait to try it

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July 05, 2019

Let us know how it turns out, Debbie!

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Judith

July 03, 2019

I love using cauliflower to replace starchy garbage in my eating plan like this. I will make it this afternoon

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July 05, 2019

We hope you enjoy it, Judith!

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Lisa Coleman

June 30, 2019

Really good

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July 01, 2019

Thanks Lisa! We hope you get the chance to try it, it's a new favorite for us!

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Carol Jonovic

June 29, 2019

Looks good but need nutritional value please

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June 30, 2019

Hi Carol! Thanks for writing. You can find some of the nutritional information on All Day I Dream About Food's website here: http://fal.cn/32Hi8 Thanks for the great question!

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Kathy

June 29, 2019

Mmmmmmm

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June 30, 2019

We hope you get the chance to try it, Kathy!

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Rosemary

June 28, 2019

What's the nutritional info?

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June 30, 2019

Hi Rosemary! Thanks for writing. You can find some of the nutritional information on All Day I Dream About Food's website here: http://fal.cn/32Hi8 Thanks for the great question!

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Connie Morgan

June 27, 2019

Sounds good. One wish is that you have a nutrition spot with Sodium , cals , Carbs etc. especially needed for diabetics.

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June 30, 2019

Hi Connie! Thanks for writing. You can find some of the nutritional information on All Day I Dream About Food's website here: http://fal.cn/32Hi8 Thanks for the great question!

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Denise

June 27, 2019

Cauliflower salad

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Cheryl

June 27, 2019

Looks great.

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June 30, 2019

Thanks, Cheryl! We hope you get the chance to try it out.

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Teresa

June 23, 2019

Thank you! This recipe just saved my summer BBQs.

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Olivia

June 26, 2019

How long can boiled eggs last in refrigerator ?

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June 26, 2019

Great question, Olivia! According to Incredible Egg, eggs that are hard boiled should be consumed within a week after cooking them. More specific information can be found on their website at: https://www.incredibleegg.org/cooking-school/tips-tricks/egg-storage/ We hope this helps!

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June 24, 2019

Glad to hear it, Teresa! Summer just isn't summer without BBQs and yummy side dishes.

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