Cauliflower Potato Salad

It is a
leaner twist to the classic potato salad. Adding cauliflower into the traditional recipe creates a lower calorie version of an old fashioned favourite. Ideal for dieters or those seeking healthier food choices this is a salad that will quickly become a favourite for your family and friends.

With the zing of mustard and all the flavour of a traditional potato salad the cauliflower adds a delightfully light texture. If you were not aware of the ingredients in this side dish it is difficult to tell that it is not a classic salad recipe.

I also add ginger and turmeric to my recipe. These are anti-inflammatory spices which add a healthier twist to this salad dish. It really is the perfect salad to serve for any occasion or season. It is a refreshingly filling side dish. What makes this recipe so unique is the cauliflower. By reducing the amount of potato in this salad you also greatly reduce the calories and carbs that you would otherwise have consumed. This is definitely a much more diet friendly recipe compared to the classic potato salad. The beauty of cauliflower is that it blends itself nicely into a variety of dishes and can be easily used to replace potato.

Basic salad ingredients:

4 cooked and cubed potatoes
2 cups cooked diced cauliflower
2 sticks of celery diced
1/2 large yellow onion
2 carrots shredded
8 eggs boiled peeled chopped or shredded

Mustard dressing mix for potato salad:

1 cup Hellmann's Mayonnaise
2 teaspoons mustard
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt 

This ingredient list is for a very large batch of this salad so ideal for when company is over or to serve up for more than one meal. For a smaller batch simply cut the ingredients in half. I am going to sound a bit like a commercial now but I use Hellmann's Light Olive Oil Mayonnaise for many reasons and highly recommend this product. Hellmann's uses healthy ingredients, it does not contain soy, and its eggs are from free run chickens. I love all those factors.
Boil the potatoes and the eggs. Put these in the fridge to fully cool before use. Boil or steam your cauliflower cooking it fully but so it also still retains its firmness then pop it into the fridge to cool. Dice onion and celery and add it into a large salad bowl. Optional vegetables are radish and green or red pepper if you would also like to add those.

Dice potatoes and add into the large bowl. You can chop or grate the eggs. I grate both my eggs and carrots.

Dice cauliflower and add it into the bowl. Season with your preference of spices and stir in mayonnaise. Serve it up with your favourite dishes.

My husband had eaten half the bowl of potato salad before I asked him if he realized that there was something very different about this batch. He hadn't noticed. He was quite surprised when I told him that I had replaced a large bulk of the potato with cauliflower. Then I explained to him the health benefits and he was equally impressed with that information. 

Cauliflower is a vegetable that is low in calories, wonderfully filling, yet high in nutritional benefits. It is blessed with a bland flavour so that it easily disguises itself amid the flavours surrounding it. I find the cauliflower salad to have a nice light texture compared to the classic potato version but you can give this recipe a try and see what you think. It certainly adds a much healthier twist to the traditional fare. Salads are a great way to get an extra serving of vegetables. They come in such a wide variety of flavour sensations that even kids will find it difficult to resist their appeal. Green, Ceasar, Potato, Pasta, Bean, Fruit, Jello, Egg, and more there is definitely a summer salad to suit the tastes of even the pickiest eater.

Select your foods by the nutritional power they provide. A fun way to do this is to eat a variety of colours each day. It's a great way to insure that you get the vitamins and minerals your body needs to stay active and alert.

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