Creamy, Low Carb “Potato” Salad
Headed to a summer BBQ? Have you been asked to bring a dish with you? Do you wish you could bring potato salad but know that it is off limits on your keto diet? Well, we can help you with all of these things. You CAN have potato salad while living the low carb life and our recipe makes the perfect dish to bring to your next summer picnic. You’re going to love it- we promise!
You are right about potatoes being a high carb food. In fact, one medium potato has about 37 grams of carbs- way too high! But we have found that the beauty of the potato salad is not the potatoes but the other creamy, delicious ingredients that go into the mix. So we said goodbye to the high carb potatoes and hello to the keto friendly cauliflower- a much lower carb option.
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Cauliflower surprisingly has a very similar texture as a potato. It is soft to bite yet firm enough to hold it’s shape. It is even the same yellowish, white color as a potato. The cauliflower in this recipe can be quickly steamed to give it a more tender texture or, you can leave it raw in order to give your “potato” salad a good crunch. We like the crunchier option!
The seasonings are the key to this recipe and we tried to keep the same ingredients as you may find in a classic potato salad. Using similar ingredients means that your dish will be almost identical to a higher carb, “regular” potato salad. Mayonnaise, bacon, hard boiled eggs and dill are a few of the ingredients that you probably think of when you start craving potato salad. Our recipe has the perfect blend of all of these!
You can also use a little more bacon if you are a bacon fanatic or try using lite mayo to cut back on the calories. Swap out the cheddar cheese for shredded mozzarella for a more subtle, cheesy taste. Another great thing about potato salad is that you can give it a taste and then adjust the seasonings based on your personal preferences- we love a good, customizable recipe!
Once you have made the keto potato salad, cover it well and store it in the fridge until you are ready to enjoy. The salad will stay fresh for about a day but is definitely best when eaten the day it is made. Plan to make this dish the day you are ready to eat so that you enjoy the most delicious salad possible. It only takes about 15 minutes to put together!
Now that you are well equipped with a perfect summertime, BBQ recipe, we want to hear all about how much you loved our version of potato salad. Snap a pic of this low carb salad on your table or just leave a message in the comments below. We hope our recipe helps you satisfy that potato salad craving in a tasty, keto way! Enjoy!
If you loved our keto potato salad and are looking for more recipes with potato substitutes, check out this low carb alternative to mashed potatoes from Primal Edge Health!
- 4 cups cauliflower florets
- 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1/2 cup cooked, chopped bacon
- 2 hard boiled eggs (peeled)
- 1 tbsp chopped dill
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
- Set up a steamer basket in a large pot of water and bring the water to a boil. Steam the cauliflower in the steamer for 5 minutes so the cauliflower is tender. Drain and then place in the fridge to cool.
- Once the cauliflower has cooled, place it in a large bowl and add the remaining ingredients to the bowl. Toss everything together well, coating the broccoli in the mayo mix.
- Keep chilled until ready to serve.
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