MAKJ – BLT Cauliflower Salad

I think it’s finally time for me to buy some cauliflower.  I prefer broccoli but I saw a recipe for potato salad and for the first time I thought “I could substitute cauliflower in that recipe and I bet it would be good!”  So, here we go!

Ingredients:

  • 1 large head of cauliflower, cut into bite sized pieces *
  • 3 or more eggs. boiled, peeled, and chopped (I’ve always loved eggy potato salad)
  • 1-ish cup of mayonnaise (I don’t add a lot of mayo … I hate soup-like potato salads)
  • 2 Tablespoon (or more) pickle juice (Claussen has a new “Hot and Spicy Pickle” that is fantastic but spicy)
  • 2 Tablespoon grainy mustard (my favorite)
  • 1/2 of a red onion, diced (the finer the dice, the farther the onion will go without adding too many carbohydrates)
  • 6 slices of bacon, cooked and crumbled **
  • 2 – 3 Roma tomatoes, seeded and diced
  • 1 cup parsley, trimmed and chopped
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

To prevent watery salad, throw the cauliflower in a baking dish or on a rimmed baking sheet and roast in the oven until done (I like mine slightly firm … you could do this while you are cooking the bacon ~ see note below).  Otherwise, you could boil or steam.

Once cool, mix the cauliflower with all other ingredients.  For best results, chill about an hour before serving.

* – With broccoli and cauliflower, I cut the florets off and cut the stalk too.  When you get to a tough area, peel it with a vegetable peeler.  Less waste!

** – I bake my bacon on wire racks on a rimmed baking sheet @ 425 degrees F until cooked to my liking because the fatty sections just melt in your mouth and the meat NEVER becomes hard.

UPDATE: I have added this to “My Fitness Pal”. The name of the recipe is “MAKJ BLT Cauliflower Salad”.

I figure there’s at least 10 servings (or more) but here’s the breakdown:

Calories: 217, Carbohydrates:4, Fat: 20, Protein: 4, Fiber: 1 (Net carbs: 3)

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One thought on “MAKJ – BLT Cauliflower Salad

  1. This was fantastic! I loved how the cauliflower was much more subtle with the cauliflower roasted. I changed amounts because it was amazing how strong flavor the tomatoes was, and I only used three. I could hardly taste the green onions, so I tossed those from the recipe and raised the amount of red onion. Also, not enough pickle juice or mustard, so I raised those amounts also. Both my hubby AND my son liked this! One more thing, you can never have enough bacon, so maybe add some more! 🙂

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