If you are looking for a healthier alternative to potato salad, try using cauliflower. I have made mashed cauliflower numerous times but never thought to use cauliflower in place of potatoes for potato salad until last night. It went perfectly with my homemade pulled pork and was delicious! The added bonus was my son that won’t eat potatoes ate the cauliflower, Mom for the win!
I mixed together all the same ingredients I would for my potato salad except used cauliflower in place of potatoes. If you feel like using potatoes, these measurements were for one head of cauliflower so you may need to increase them depending on how many potatoes you use.
1 head of cauliflower
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 tbsp. spicy brown mustard
1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
Celery – shopped
1 hard boiled egg
Red onion – chopped
Salt and pepper to taste
Whisk the mayonnaise, mustard, vinegar, salt and pepper together in a mixing bowl and set aside.
Cut up the cauliflower florets into small bite size pieces. Chop the celery, onion, and egg and put aside.
Bring water to a boil in a medium sized saucepan. Add the cauliflower and keep boiling for about 4-5 minutes or until it is slightly soft. Drain the cauliflower and run under cold water in a colander to cool.
Add the cauliflower, celery, red onion, and egg to the mayonnaise mixture and mix well. Refrigerate for an hour or so for best flavor.