Cauliflower Potato Salad

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This cauliflower potato salad recipe is another way of saying -- substitute the potatoes in your diet with cauliflower for feeling healthier and lose weight faster. It is an easy salad recipe that comes together in no time. The cauliflower is cooked until tender but not mushy and then tossed in the dressing and served fresh. The dressing for this salad uses fresh dill to enhance the flavors, which also gives this recipe another delicious twist. Although it is an easy salad recipe, you need to watch the proportion of vinegar and mayonnaise dressing in this salad just to prevent it from turning runny. The key to getting this recipe perfect every time is to add the correct amount of dressing. You can store this salad in an airtight container in the fridge to seal the freshness.

You’ll be surprised to know how incredibly refreshing cauliflower is when you eat it in the place of potatoes. Having said that, you don't have to stop eating potatoes altogether. Potatoes are good when you eat them in moderation. But if you love them too much in your diet, then cauliflower is a fantastic replacement without having to pack on the extra calories. With the rise of low-carb and Paleo diets, cauliflower has become an increasingly popular and versatile nonstarchy vegetable. It is also a great replacement for other starchy foods like rice but with more nutrition including vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fiber. Plus, it keeps you full for an extended period as well. Additionally, it lowers the cholesterol levels and reduces the risk of diabetes and heart failure. It is also rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin K, folate and Vitamin B6. There are too may cauliflower benefits to not be cooking with them.

The best part about this delicious Salad recipe is that it can be modified as per your preference. If you like red, yellow and orange peppers, go ahead and add them to this salad. You can even add broccoli or throw some green leafy vegetables like kale, arugula, and chopped lettuce. You can also add black beans or chickpeas to make it extra nutritious. Adding pineapple bits, peas or fresh corn will enhance the taste and give the salad a pleasant sweetness. Other tasty dressings that go with this recipe are Ranch, Italian, Thousand island or French mustard. You can even add spices like cayenne pepper, Cajun spice, or garlic powder as well. To make it healthier, you can replace the mayonnaise with Greek yogurt blended with mashed avocado. Avocados have a smooth mayonnaise-like texture and are a healthy alternative with great flavor.

Thank you to Karly at the Buns In My Oven food blog for sharing this cauliflower potato salad recipe with us. For more simple salad recipes do visit Karly’s blog. This easy salad recipe made with cauliflower is such an excellent side dish to go with grilled meats or sandwiches and one of the best healthy salads to make for your family. Make this recipe today!

Nutrition Facts for: Cauliflower Potato Salad From Buns In My Oven
Ingredients: Cauliflower, eggs, mayonnaise, mustard, dill relish, onion, fresh dill, chives, vinegar, salt, ground black pepper, paprika.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 4 servings. * Per Serving: Calories 177, Calories from Fat 88, Total Fat 9.8g 15%, Saturated Fat 1.7g 9%, Cholesterol 87mg 29%, Sodium 534mg 22%, Potassium 708mg 20%, Carbohydrates 17.6g 6%, Dietary Fiber 5.9g 24%, Sugars 6.8g, Protein 8.0g, Vitamin A 7%, Vitamin C 164%, Calcium 8%, Iron 11%

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