Looking for a lower-carb option for your beloved potato salad?  This Cauliflower Mock ‘Potato’ Salad recipe is for you!

Raise your hand if you love potato salad! Mmmmm, hmmmmm … I’m right there with all of you who shot your hand straight up as fast as it would possibly move.

Now … raise your hand if sometimes you just don’t want all the carbs that come along with that scrumptious potato salad! Yes, my hand is right up there, too.

Fortunately, if you’d like a lower-carb option for your beloved potato salad, this Cauliflower Mock ‘Potato’ Salad recipe works as a great alternative.

I have a tendency to totally crash if I eat a lot of carbs early in and throughout the day. My energy gets low, my get-up-and-go is gone, and I just feel all-around lethargic. So I do truly try to be mindful of my carbs, relegating the majority of my carb eating to dinner time.

That’s why I love this Cauliflower Mock ‘Potato’ Salad recipe … with the use of cauliflower instead of potatoes as the base, it’s a much lower-carb option I feel better about enjoying any time of the day.

Now, I know some of you are probably thinking “No way ~ there’s no way a mock potato salad made with cauliflower can possibly be good.”

Oh, rest assured ~ it is good!

In terms of flavor, the Cauliflower Mock ‘Potato’ Salad recipe is pretty dead-on for a match with classic egg-and-mustard potato salad. As a side alongside that perfectly grilled hot dog? Perfect.

And the look?

Cauliflower Mock ‘Potato’ Salad sure doesn’t look mock! Looks like actual-potato potato salad for sure, don’t you think?


  • 1 large head cauliflower, cut into small bite-sized pieces
  • 3 hard-boiled eggs, chopped
  • 3 T. mayonnaise
  • 3 T. sour cream
  • 1/4 c. sweet pickle relish
  • 1 T. finely chopped onion {Vidalia onion, if available}
  • 1 T. mustard
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper


  1. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add chopped cauliflower; cover and cook for 5 minutes. Drain and rinse under cold water to cool and stop the cooking process.

You can find complete recipes of this Cauliflower Mock ‘Potato’ Salad Recipe in thekitchenismyplayground.com


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