Mock Keto Potato Salad

DIY Mock Keto Potato Salad

Potluck celebrations and picnics are in full swing and I was really craving a mustardy potato salad!

Don't like mustard?

No worries, I'll tell ya just how to adjust this recipe in the next section.

I was pretty skeptical about using cauliflower in place of potatoes in this recipe.

I found a few recipes that called for raw cauliflower and I was pretty sure I wasn't going to love that.

Here, I've steamed the cauliflower until fork tender and then spread it on a cookie sheet to cool.

Next, I diced up the rest of the veggies and had those ready to mix in.

Then, I mixed up my potato salad dressing recipe and tossed the almost cooled cauliflower in with that.

My cauliflower was still a little warm-- just warmer than room temp.

Finally--I dumped in the remaining ingredients and mixed it up.

I found the flavors really came together after being chilled overnight. But, this can be served the same day.



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Macros

85% Fat ~ 4% Net Carb ~ 9% Protein


5 from 2 votes
Mock Keto Potato Salad
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
7 mins
Total Time
27 mins
 

A Mock Keto Potato Salad Recipe that you'll return to time and time again. Cauilflower makes the perfect substitute for potatoes. 

Course: Keto, Side, Side Dish
Cuisine: Keto
Keyword: potato salad
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 209 kcal
Author: Tara Wright
Ingredients
Instructions
To make the Mock Keto Potato Salad
  1. Rise the cauliflower and then cut it into small pieces. The cauliflower serves as a substitute for potatoes in this recipe. Cut them to the size you want the chunks to be in your keto potato salad.
  2. Stovetop Method: Put about two inches of water in the bottom of the pan you’ll set your steamer basket on. Turn on heat to medium-high to bring water to a boil. Place the cauliflower pieces into a steamer basket. Steam for 4-7 minutes or until the cauliflower is fork tender. Be careful not to overcook.
  3. Microwave Method: Place cauliflower in a glass bowl or steamer basket for the microwave. Cook on high for 3 minutes and check with a fork. Continue cooking in 1 minute increments until cauliflower is fork tender. Be careful not to over cook.
  4. Once cauliflower is done cooking, immediately spread in one layer on a large cookie sheet to cool. Place the cookie sheet in your fridge or a cool spot for faster cooling.
  5. Next, we are going to mix up the potato salad dressing in the bottom of the bowl that will hold the keto potato salad. In a large bowl, combine mayo, mustard, sea salt, pickle juice and optional white pepper. Stir until combined
  6. Add the cooled cauliflower to the mixture and stir.
  7. Add crumbled bacon, chopped hard boiled eggs, diced celery, chopped dill pickles and diced onion and stir until combined and all the ingredients are coated with sauce.
  8. Chill for 1-2 hours before serving
Nutrition Facts
Mock Keto Potato Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 209 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g 29%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 105mg 35%
Sodium 774mg 32%
Potassium 124mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 2g 1%
Sugars 1g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 4.6%
Vitamin C 1.7%
Calcium 3.3%
Iron 4.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


The Perfect Mock Keto Potato Salad


Creating the perfect Mock Keto Potato Salad is a very individual thing.

I love a mustardy dressing. If you aren't a big mustard fan, simply cut the amount of mustard in the dressing in half and increase the mayo by the same amount.

This keto salad recipe is very flexible. You can use the combination of veggies & add-ins you prefer.

I personally just love the addition of bacon. I also sprinkled some chopped green onions on top of mine.


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How To Make Mock Keto Potato Salad


  • 1 medium head cauliflower
  • 6 large eggs, hard boiled
  • 4 slices cooked and crumbled bacon
  • 3/4 cup diced onion
  • 4 stalks diced celery
  • ¾ cup diced dill pickles
  • 1 cup mayo
  • ½ cup mustard
  • ¼ cup pickle juice
  • 1 ½ tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp white pepper, optional

Before you begin, you’ll need to hard boil your eggs. I tend to have these already done and in the fridge because I enjoy eggs on my salads and my kids love to eat them as a healthy snack! Make sure you have 6 ready to go!

To make the Mock Keto Potato Salad

  1. Rise the cauliflower and then cut it into small pieces. The cauliflower serves as a substitute for potatoes in this recipe. Cut them to the size you want the chunks to be in your keto potato salad.
  2. Stovetop Method: Put about two inches of water in the bottom of the pan you’ll set your steamer basket on. Turn on heat to medium-high to bring water to a boil. Place the cauliflower pieces into a steamer basket. Steam for 4-7 minutes or until the cauliflower is fork tender. Be careful not to overcook.

Microwave Method: Place cauliflower in a glass bowl or steamer basket for the microwave. Cook on high for 3 minutes and check with a fork. Continue cooking in 1 minute increments until cauliflower is fork tender. Be careful not to over cook.

  1. Once cauliflower is done cooking, immediately spread in one layer on a large cookie sheet to cool. Place the cookie sheet in your fridge or a cool spot for faster cooling.
  2. Next, we are going to mix up the potato salad dressing in the bottom of the bowl that will hold the keto potato salad. In a large bowl, combine mayo, mustard, sea salt, pickle juice and optional white pepper. Stir until combined
  3. Add the cooled cauliflower to the mixture and stir.
  4. Add crumbled bacon, chopped hard boiled eggs, diced celery, chopped dill pickles and diced onion and stir until combined and all the ingredients are coated with sauce.
  5. Chill for 1-2 hours before serving



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Tara Wright, CHC, MBA

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Tara is a Certified Holistic Health Coach who specializes in whole body health & wellness through holistic principles. Her passion is creating low-carb, grain-free, keto-friendly recipes and helping others learn the whole-body benefits of a ketogenic lifestyle.

When she isn't creating recipes in the kitchen, you can find her hanging with her kids, immersed in a good book, traveling with her husband, attending various educational conferences or just relaxing with her four cats!

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