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I love potato salad and have all my life but now that I am eating a lower carb lifestyle on Trim Healthy Mama, I don’t include white potatoes in our meal rotations anymore. Now, I could cry over this, but I had rather save myself some tears and come up with alternative side dishes that are healthier. Besides I have an ugly cry and I try to spare people that image when at all possible. You’re welcome!
As many of you know cauliflower is a fantastic substitute for the white potatoes. Oh I know, there are some skeptics that roll their eyes when we suggest that this is true, but if you haven’t tried the switch you really should. Not only can it lower the carbs in a dish, the exchange can also lower your calories count.
Fair warning my friends, even with the exchange of cauliflower for the potatoes here, there will be NOTHING low-calorie about this recipe once you mix in the mayo and bacon! Thankfully if you are following Trim Healthy Mama or another low carb plan who’s counting calories anyway, right? Now, I would suggest keeping it to one nice size portion of this dish because just because we are not counting, doesn’t mean we should over do it either.
Now, would you just look at all that yummiess? Yes…that is a legit food term. It could totally pass for a potato salad if I had not told you my secret already. Since the cauliflower is mild in flavor, it soaks up the wonderful flavors of this salad, making the taste is remarkably close to a dill potato salad.
This recipe is a twist on my old recipe that I adapted to low carb a few years back. It packs a punch and has a great texture with the crunch of the celery. So do yourself a favor and try swapping out those starchy spuds with cauliflower florets in this recipe or even in your favorite potato salad recipe.
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