Sunday, May 5, 2013

Skinny "Potato" Salad

When I was in Los Angeles last week, I overheard someone saying that she replaced her potatoes in her potato salad with cauliflower. Huh? Genius!!! So I tried it. Here is an approximation of what I did. I just threw stuff together and tasted as I went along. Loved it!!! It was every bit as creamy and sinful as the hi-cal stuff you get in the deli.

Skinny "Potato" Salad

Skinny "Potato" Salad

 Cauliflower "Potato" Salad

  • 1 head cauliflower, steamed and chopped, cooled.
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp mustard powder (optional)
  • 1 ripe large avocado
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon gourmet mustard
  • 1 tablespoon sweet pickle relish (or chopped sweet pickles)
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • whatever other fixings you like - bacon, chopped boiled eggs, jalapenos, etc. 
Mix it all together and chill!

I didn't use any of the "other" fixings at the bottom but I did think they would be very good added in. I love mayo so I didn't leave it out entirely but it's healthier if you do. The cauliflower is much lower on the glycemic index so it won't mess with your blood sugar. The turmeric is a natural anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antiseptic so be sure to include this. The red onion is a fat fighter and a good source of vitamin C. The avocado is a source of very healthy fats and is just wicked good. The avocado is what gives this salad the sinfully creamy mouth feel. We ate it for dinner last night with some nitrate free chicken links and we really, really felt like we were blowing our diets *eating this. I need to see if I can fool the kids with this next!

*Chris and I are in our third week of the Fast Metabolism Diet. I have lost about 4 lbs so far but Chris has been losing 5 lbs every week. He seems to be on track to lose the 20 lbs in 28 days that they advertise. His body was definitely working in starvation mode. If you have a history of yo-yo or crash dieting, I highly recommend this diet. I don't so my results aren't as drastic. Plus, on this diet, you eat a lot. Like, a LOT! Love that! And, no, I have not been approached or asked to endorse this diet. I saw it on Dr. Oz.......


  1. That sounds really good and like something my daughter would eat. I'm gonna give it a go...

    1. I've made it again a few times and have added tuna or chicken. Yum! Hope it works out for you :)