But, one of the entire family’s favorite BBQ side dish is my Deviled Egg Potato Salad.
My son requests it
So I knew that was the perfect candidate for a keto-adapted recipe.
Deviled eggs are already one of my go-to keto-friendly snacks. So I was super excited to get this recipe rolling!
Let’s say you are not a keto or low carb person and are asking, “Why in the heck should I even entertain making this salad?”.
I am SO glad you asked.
#1 let me tell you that the people in my life that are full-on potato lovers, aka Kevin and my son, love, love, LOVE this salad and have told me that they don’t even miss (or really didn’t realize that it doesn’t contain) the potatoes.
Yes, scouts honor, they said that!✋
And you know that Kevin can be a picky one that doesn’t have a problem voicing his opinion.
My son, same way, he will tell me straight up if he doesn’t really like something or it isn’t as good as the original.
Which, in this case, is his all-time favorite potato salad recipe.
I will say it can be a bit of a pain in the rear dealing with these people, but I don’t want “yes men” in my life.
I want my guinea pigs errrr taste testers to be 💯 with me at all times with all things.
Now, let me take a quick sec to tout the awesomeness that is cauliflower.
Cauliflower is very low in calories yet high in vitamins. In fact, cauliflower contains some of almost every vitamin and mineral that you need.
Here is the nutritional breakdown for 1 cup (128 grams) of cauliflower;
Fiber: 3 grams
Vitamin C: 77% of the RDI
Vitamin K: 20% of the RDI
Vitamin B6: 11% of the RDI
Folate: 14% of the RDI
Pantothenic acid: 7% of the RDI
Potassium: 9% of the RDI
Manganese: 8% of the RDI
Magnesium: 4% of the RDI
Phosphorus: 4% of the RDI
Cauliflower is high in fiber.
Fiber is important because it feeds the healthy bacteria that help reduce inflammation and promote
Studies show that a diet high in fiber-rich vegetables like cauliflower is linked with a lower risk of several illnesses, including heart disease, cancer and diabetes.
Cauliflower is high in choline, an essential nutrient that many people are deficient in.
Choline has several important functions in the body.
Choline is involved in brain development and the production of neurotransmitters that are necessary for a healthy nervous system. What’s more, it helps prevent cholesterol from accumulating in the liver.
Those who don’t consume enough choline may have a higher risk of liver and heart disease, in addition to neurological disorders like dementia and Alzheimer’s.
Not many foods contain choline. Cauliflower, along with broccoli, is one of the best plant-based sources of the nutrient.
Cauliflower is rich in sulforaphane, a plant compound with many beneficial effects, such as the reduced risk of cancer, heart disease, and diabetes.
Cauliflower is incredibly versatile and can be used to replace grains and legumes in your diet.
Not only is this a fantastic way to increase your veggie intake, but it is also especially helpful for those of us who follow low-carb diets.
This is because cauliflower is significantly lower in carbs than grains and legumes.
For example, a cup of cauliflower contains 5 grams of carbs. At the same time, a cup of rice contains 45 grams of carbs — nine times the amount of cauliflower.
Here are some examples of recipes that can be made with cauliflower instead of grains and legumes:
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I think egg whites was left out of the recipe? Step 2 says to mix cauliflower with egg whites, green onions and celery. How many egg whites pls? And am wondering if perhaps they could be eliminated? ty! It sounds like really great recipe! Can't wait to try it.
You use 10 hard boiled eggs for this recipe. The yolks get mashed and mixed into the sauce and the whites get rough chopped (step 1), then you add the chopped egg whites into the salad in step 2. If you prefer to discard the egg whites you can of course. I love all things egg though 🙂
I made this last night for supper to go with BBQ pulled pork – it was amazing (although I did add a bit of seasonings), otherwise I followed your recipe and it was delicious and gobbled up quickly. I will probably have to make another batch today to go with the leftover pork! Thank you!
I'm thrilled with the amazing recipe. This is the first recipe I have found substituting cauliflower for potatoes that doesn't scream I'm cauliflower pretending to be potatoes. The flavor is delicious. I only had fresh cauliflower and it still came out great. Thank YOU!
I have not tried it myself. I am afraid that, as the sauce is super creamy, the final texture might end up being kind of like mashed cauliflower? I am not sure. If you do try it let me know, it might be awesome and I am totally off!!
I've made cauliflower potato salad and love it. I came across this recipe because I knew mashing up the egg yolk with the other wet ingredients would really take the flavor and texture to the next level. So I searched for a deviled egg cauliflower salad and was pleased to find this. Looking forward to trying it out soon.
I loved this salad so much! I did take a few liberties with it, though and used your recipe as a guideline. I used fresh cauliflower and roasted it with avocado oil, salt, pepper and a pinch of red pepper flake. While that was roasting, I chopped a half bunch of kale and massaged salt, pepper and a little pickle juice from some pickled rainbow chard stems into it. I used pickled eggs instead of plain hardboiled eggs and added chopped up rainbow chard stem pickles to the salad as well. No onions, because I'm allergic, sadly. It was really delicious and I'm so glad I found your recipe!
Welcome! It is so nice to meet you. My name is Bobbi. I am the Mom of 2 great kids, and Nana to a beautiful baby girl Kylee, and a handsome little devil named Torin. I share my life and home with my awesome partner Kevin, and 2 furbabies….