Keto Cauliflower “Potato” Salad

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potato salad, Keto Cauliflower “Potato” Salad

potato salad, Keto Cauliflower “Potato” Salad

Keto Cauliflower Potato Salad

This Keto cauliflower “potato” salad is a tasty recipe made by Chené who is our recipe and social media manager from South Africa.  I loved this recipe and I think you guys will really enjoy the Keto cauliflower “potato” salad.

If you enjoy recipes like this, you may be interested in my advanced nutrition and recipe book the Keto Metabolic Breakthrough.

potato salad, Keto Cauliflower “Potato” Salad

potato salad, Keto Cauliflower “Potato” Salad

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Keto Cauliflower "Potato" Salad



Yield 6 1/2 cup servings



1 head cauliflower, steamed

5 oz turkey or grass-fed beef bacon, cooked 

3 celery stalks, chopped

1/2 red onion, finely chopped

2 tbs fresh chives

Salt and Pepper to taste


1 1/2 cup avocado oil mayonnaise 

3/4 tbsp. dijon mustard

3/4 tbsp. apple cider vinegar

Salt and pepper to taste


Step 1: Gather all the ingredients.

Step 2: Start by making the salad dressing. Mix together the keto mayonnaise, dijon mustard, and apple cider vinegar until well combined. Add in salt and pepper to taste.

Step 3: In a large bowl, add in the steamed cauliflower, chopped celery stalks, cooked bacon, red onion, and fresh chives.

Step 4: Pour salad dressing over salad and mix lightly until combined. Add more salt and pepper to taste.

Step 5: Enjoy!

Courses Side Dish

Cuisine German

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 serving

Amount Per Serving

Calories 126

% Daily Value

Total Fat 11 g


Total Carbohydrates 3.5 g


Dietary Fiber 1.5 g


Sugars 1.5 g

Protein 4 g


* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

potato salad, Keto Cauliflower “Potato” Salad

Special Notes On The Potato Salad:

You want to avoid typical mayo that uses refined vegetable oils such as canola, soy and corn oil.  Best to opt for the avocado oil mayo that you can order here or find at your health food store. You can also leave out the bacon if you don’t want that in it.  I don’t advocate eating pig meat as you can read about here but you can find a good quality grass-fed beef bacon or turkey bacon.

I would recommend getting the highest quality natural, pasture-raised bacon.  You should be able to find this at your local health food store, Whole Foods, Sprouts, etc.  If you have trouble finding organic and pasture-raised products at your local health food store than try out US Wellness Meats where you can order just about any type of meat you want and it is all the highest quality.

potato salad, Keto Cauliflower “Potato” Salad

Dr Jockers Comments

Potato salad is an American classic for cookouts, picnics and so much more.  Your typical potato salad is full of carbs and bad fats such as canola and soybean oil.  This recipe uses cauliflower to mimic the potato flavor and is full of healthy fats, antioxidants and protein.

Red onion, chives and cauliflower are rich in sulfur compounds that support phase II liver detoxification and improve our hormonal balance.  They are also great prebiotic sources to nurture a healthy gut lining.   This recipe is a great part of a healthy real food ketogenic lifestyle that will improve your gut health, fat burning and overall energy levels.

This recipe is a perfect side dish for the Savory Herb Lamb Chops or the Golden Lime Chicken Kabobs or you can just enjoy it with some good grass-fed hot dogs and hamburgers (without the buns of course!)

I think you will enjoy this recipe as much as my family and I and would love to know your thoughts in the comments box below.  If you are looking for more great keto meal ideas than check out our complete Navigating the Ketogenic Diet program here

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  1. Hi Dr jockers: I really enjoy reading your health pieces. this one on the ketopotato salad–having an actual potato salad doesn’t mean you are craving carbs–we do need carbs. Two small red potatoes are about 100 cal, full of fiber, magnesium and a high lysine content which makes it an anti-viral food. You can still add broccoli florets and all the other ingredients, minus the avocado oil, which has been shown to possibly do DNA harm. I just use straight mashed avocado—delicious!

  2. I started using a similar recipe myself a few months ago, just experimenting around to see what would work best as a replacement for the potatoes. Thus far I have tried yucca root, taro root and celery root. The taro root was definitely too stringy/slimy. The yucca root was better in that regard, but I didn’t particularly care for the taste. I’m currently making it with the celery root, and I’m very pleased with the result.

  3. We usually put eggs in our potato salad, would that be OK? Going to try this for 4th of July.

  4. We have used zuchinni instead of cauliflour and since wwe would normaly use a little bread and butter pickle, we substitute just a few drops of liquid stevia and the vinegar is already in your recipe. I am going to experiment with this recipe and see how we can incorporate the Zuchs and the cauliflower to have (hopefully) a little more nutrition variation. The Modified atkins diet we use for seizure control and T1 diabetes control leaves us yearning for more vegies and traditional summer fare. Thanks for the recipes.

  5. Dr. Jockers when you do a recipe you show Tablespoon like this as big T. And Teaspoons with a small t like this. 1T or 1t. So it doesn’t confuse people. Tell who ever does your recipes.

  6. Recipe sounds good, I also boil radishes and will try incorporating them into my potato salad. I find the radishes sometime hard to chew so by boiling them a bit they are delicious. Do you know how many carbs boiled radishes have? Thanks. Kathy

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