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Clean Keto Cauliflower “Potato” Salad

Forget the potato salad, for your next party, make this Clean Keto Cauliflower “Potato” Salad instead!

clean keto cauliflower potato salad

We all know how valuable vegetables are for your health. However, sometimes they can be a little bland.

For instance, take Cauliflower. It contains almost every vitamin and mineral that you need. Also, it is high in fiber, is a great antioxidant and boosts your brain and heart health. Notwithstanding, no one wants to sit down and eat a bowl of cauliflower. 

Growing up, the only time I would ever see cauliflower was in those giant veggie trays with the ranch in the middle. Remember those?  That sad white and tasteless cauliflower couldn’t stand a chance against the vibrant green broccoli or the bright orange carrots. 

Well friends, let me tell you, Cauliflower has made a comeback. 

Have you seen that meme yet, “If cauliflower can somehow become pizza, you too can do anything?” Funny, but so true. 

In fact, cauliflower has become a substitute for a lot of carbs over the last few years. With only 5g of total carbs in a cup, it is an excellent replacement for potatoes in this salad.   

Cauliflower is the star of the show in this recipe. This clean keto salad is so flavorful and light that you won’t even miss the starchy potato salad at your aunt’s backyard BBQ( and let’s face it, she probably didn’t have time to make it from scratch and had your uncle pick some up from a grocery store.) 

Feel free to substitute anything to your liking. Not a fan of eggs, remove them! Like more crunch and want to add celery, go for it. Customize anything to your liking; this is your food! 

Keep in mind that steaming the cauliflower for 5 minutes allows it to soften, so it has a potato-like texture. Just don’t overdo it or it will get mushy. 

The kind of mayo you use is crucial to the taste of this full-flavored cauliflower salad and how it makes you feel. I only use Avocado Mayo from Primal Kitchen Foods. This mayo does not have any soybean oil in it. 

In the past when I made salads using regular store-bought mayo, I would get bloated. Ingredients matter. Primal Kitchen foods  (use code KETOFITMOMLIFE for 10% off) make some of the best-tasting mayo. I stock up on these, so I have them on hand when I need to make salads such as these. 

This salad is great to take to a party or just as a cold side dish or a light lunch when you don’t feel like cooking much. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!!

How To Make the Clean Keto Cauliflower “Potato” Salad

1. Cut the cauliflower head into florets

raw cauliflower

2. Steam for 10 minutes or until fork tender

steamed cauliflower

3. Make the dressing

dressing for cauliflower salad

4. Chop up pickles, onion, boiled egg and parsley

5. Place all salad ingredients into a large bowl

keto potato salad

6. Pour dressing on top

keto cauliflower potato salad

Serve with fresh parsley

Cauliflower Potato Salad

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Clean Keto Cauliflower “Potato” Salad

Full Flavored Cauliflower Salad

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes


For the salad:

  • 1 head, medium cauliflower
  • 2 each, hard boiled eggs
  • 3 spear, kosher pickle spears
  • 2 tbsp parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 cup, chopped, red onion
  • 1/2 tsp, paprika

For the Dressing:


  1. Cut the cauliflower into bite-sized pieces. Steam for 5 minutes. Drain and set aside to cool.
  2. Chop the eggs, pickles, onion, and parsley. Combine with cooled cauliflower. Add paprika and season with salt and pepper.
  3. In a food processor, combine avocado mayo, (I use Primal Kitchen Mayo, it is the best quality) both mustards, apple cider vinegar, and salt in pepper. Blend until smooth.
  4. Pour dressing over the salad and let the salad chill for 30 minutes before serving.
Nutrition Information
Serving Size 1/2 cup
Amount Per Serving Calories 253Total Fat 26gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 0mgCarbohydrates 7gFiber 3gSugar 0gProtein 4g

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keto cauliflower potato salad
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Looking for more cauliflower recipes? Try my Cauliflower Mash recipe. It’s a keto-friendly substitute for mashed potato.

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