Delicious Low Carb Cauliflower Salad



This Cauliflower Salad is so good you won’t even miss the potatoes.  We all tend to tweak recipes, but this one is so good  made exactly as is.  ~ Jan


  • 1 medium head cauliflower (about 4 cups/1 quart florets) - I used 16 oz. of frozen cauliflower and cooked it covered for 10 minutes on high in microwave, don’t overcook, you don’t want it mushy
  • 2 hard boiled eggs
  • 1 medium stalk celery, minced (including leaves)
  • ½ cup chopped red or green pepper, chopped
  • 2  green onions chopped (green and white parts)
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • 1-2 drops hot sauce or a pinch of cayenne pepper - I used cayenne
  • 3 drops of EZ-Sweetz
  • 1/4 cup sugar-free sweet pickle relish or you could use dill
  • Salt and pepper

1) Break or chop the cauliflower into smallish florets. If they are too big, they're difficult to cook so that they have the right "bite" and flavor - the outside tends to overcook.

2) Microwave florets in a covered container with a small amount of water, or steam on the stove. I've never tried boiling, but cauliflower tends to hold on to water, so I'm a little skeptical. You want them to be fork-tender (a fork slips in easily), but not overcooked (avoiding the stronger smell and flavor which develops with longer cooking).

3) Drain and put into a medium bowl. Chop the egg and add. Toss with salt and pepper. I like quite a bit of pepper, and it does seem to take a surprising amount of salt, but this would be to taste. 

4) Mix the ingredients for the dressing (mayo, lemon juice, spices, etc.). Taste for the balance of flavors you like. Mix the chopped vegetables and the dressing into the cauliflower and egg mixture. Add chopped fresh herbs if you wish - chives, dill, or parsley work well.

Garnish with the herbs, or sprinkle with paprika. Chill.

Makes 8 servings.

Nutritional Information: Each serving has 3 grams effective carbohydrates plus 1.5 grams fiber, 3 grams protein, and 99 calories.


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