Classic Not Potato Salad

by | Jun 19, 2020 | Salads, Side Dishes | 0 comments

Potato salad is a must-have at any summer gathering because it pairs well with, well anything grilled — and it is my absolute favorite side dish for BBQ chicken. But we all know that classic potato salad is full of carbs, calories and fat. As summer quickly approaches, I’ve been busy searching for “skinny” side dishes, as a result, recipes for faux-tato salad started popping up in my searches and social media newsfeeds. Clearly, I’m late to this cauliflower game, mostly because I have been (and still am) a skeptic when it comes to using cauliflower as a substitute for some of the best foods ever invented, because, honestly cauliflower is just not that good. Having said that, since starting on my weight-loss journey with MyWW, I’ve become bold in my use of foods that in the past I have publically scorned — with pretty surprising results actually. In fact, I can tell you that I now prefer plain greek yogurt to sour cream, and cauliflower mash is pretty darn delicious. But this recipe completely leveled-up my cauliflower game.

After seeing various faux-tato salad recipes pop up over the course of a few days, I suddenly had a craving for potato salad. Of course, I had to dust off my family recipe — still skeptical about replacing buttery, golden potatoes with cauliflower — I decided to give it a go and make my own version of the best BBQ side dish ever created, but using cauliflower. What a terrible betrayal to the Yukon golds in my pantry.

My original intention was to just give this recipe a healthy little makeover and it turned into a complete recipe overhaul. Like my blue cheese and ranch dressings, I first turned to non-fat Greek yogurt, but I figured out quickly that yogurt would not be the star in this one. I still used a bit of Greek yogurt, but mayo works much better as the base, and Greek yogurt provides just a bit of tang. What started as a healthy little recipe makeover, turned into a complete recipe overhaul that will definitely become a summer staple for me.

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Classic Not Potato Salad

Servings: 5 servings
Course Salad, Side Dish
3
2
2
SP
Calories132kcal
Author: Lisa

Ingredients

  • 1 head Cauliflower, Medium
  • ¼ cup Red Onion diced
  • cup Celery diced
  • 3 Hard-boiled Eggs roughly chopped
  • ¼ tsp Weaver's Farm Dust Seasoning (you can use your favorite seasoning salt)

For the Dressing

  • cup Light Mayo I use kraft
  • 2 tbsp Non-fat Plain Greek Yogurt I use Choboni
  • 1 tsp Avocado Oil
  • 2 tsp Dijon Mustard
  • 1 tbsp Sweet Relish
  • 1 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  • ¼ tsp Tumeric
  • 2 tsp Chives
  • ¼ tsp Weaver's Farm Dust Seasoning (you can use your favorite seasoning salt)

Instructions

  • Cut cauliflower into bite-sized florets, place in steamer basket or pressure cooker basket.* Sprinke the cauliflower with the Farm Dust seasoning. Cook cauliflower until tender, about 10-12 minutes. Do not overcook.
  • In a small bowl, mix the mayonnaise, yogurt, avocado oil, relish, tumeric, chives, and vinegar. Set aside.
  • Dice the onions and celery and chop the egg and set aside.
  • When cauliflower is done cooking remove from heat immediately and place in bowl in the freezer for 15-20 minutes to stop the cooking process.
  • Remove the cauliflower from the freezer and add the celery, onion and dressing to the bowl and gently mix. Adjust your seasoning salt to taste then gently fold in the eggs.

Notes

I steam the cauliflower using my Ninja Foodi Deluxe Multicooker. I set the valve to vent and use the steam function. It is perfectly cooked after 10 minutes.
I also hard boil the eggs in the Foodi, using the 5-5-5 method. 5-minutes hi-pressure, 5-minutes natural release, followed by a manual release, and 5-minutes in an ice bath. However, you can do both on your stovetop.
Stovetop Method:
For the cauliflower: Place the cauliflower in a steam basket, cook over medium-high heat for 10-12 minutes, be careful not to overcook.
For the eggs: Place your eggs in a medium saucepan. Fill the pan with enough water to cover the eggs and bring to a rolling boil, allow to boil for about 5 minutes. Then turn off heat and cover the eggs and let them sit for 20 minutes - do NOT lift the lid. Then remove eggs from water and put in an ice bath for 5 minutes. Peel and enjoy (but save three for this recipe!) The recipe calls for three eggs, but I always make more because they make good snacks.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 132kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 115mg | Sodium: 354mg | Potassium: 419mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 251IU | Vitamin C: 56mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 1mg

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I don`t know about you, but this spring ahead thing has got me all messed up!

I mean, I know it`s only an hour but man I feel like I missed half the day!!! 😳

I will not be live on Facebook this evening as I`m getting ready for a quick trip tomorrow and Tuesday. BUT, I still wanted to share the recipe I talked about last week. It`s one of my faves and it comes together quickly!!

I especially love fennel and apples together, but it is equally delicious without the fennel. If you skip the fennel (which I do not recommend) just add an additional cup of broccoli slaw mix.

Apple Crunch Slaw
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1sp
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3 c broccoli slaw
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2 apples julienned, shredded, or chopped
2 tsp Fruit Fresh (sprinkled on apples to keep them from browning)
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1/2 c nonfat greek yogurt
2 tbsp Light mayo
1 tbsp dijon mustard
2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
3 packets Truvia Sweetener
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
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Toss slaw and fennel together. Sprinkle apples with fruit fresh and toss together, add to slaw mix. Whisk all dressing ingredients until smooth and uniform, pour over slaw and toss well until coated. #myww #weightlossjourney #wwcommunity #bigfatskinnysalads #eatmoresalad
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I have always been a supplement skeptic, but have since learned that (much like in life), sometimes a little bit of support goes a really long way.

In addition to eating well, moving, tracking, drinking my daily water, and getting plenty of sleep, I take supplements for:

👉 Hormone and Mood Support
👉 Stress and Weight Management Support
👉 Gut Health Support
👉 Inflammation and Autoimmune Support

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But that didn`t stop me from high-fiving my bad self.

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Here`s the thing, the scale isn`t my enemy, and the numbers don`t lie. BUT numbers are just the data. Simple metrics--one of lots of ways I measure my progress. It`s me who brings meaning (true or not) to the numbers on the scale.

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Gratitude is the cure for disappointment!!!

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The last two weeks have definitely challenged my resolve. But I refused to allow my emotions and/or circumstances control my choices.

AND accountability has been key in helping me in that area. I know that for some of you tracking is a dirty word, but it`s been my secret to success all along.

Since I started holding myself accountable again (ie. tracking) I`ve lost 5.8 lbs.

I make better choices when I`m accountable.
I`m more consistent when I`m accountable.
I`m more disciplined when I`m accountable.
I`m more mindful when I`m accountable.
I`m more focused when I`m accountable.
I`m more empowered when I`m accountable.

Accountability is POWER!

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