With summer time right around the corner, I anticipate lots of BBQ. The hubby loves to grill, and I like not having to mess up my kitchen. When we do a cookout, we usually make at least 3 lbs of hamburgers, brats, sausages, ribs, and chicken. Yes, all at once. Why on earth do we do it? So I don’t have to cook. 😜 If I can get a few nights (or a week) off, I’m taking it. Plus, there are six of us. Four of them are growing kids who eat us out of house and home. The only problem is side dishes, so I decided to make some mock potato salad this week. I’ve seen lots of pictures of it but have never had it. It turned out pretty good if you ask me! It’s JUST like the real thing and it took about 10 minutes to make. Allow it to sit overnight for best results.
Mock Potato Salad Ingredients
So, the ingredient list is kind of long but it’s because of the seasonings/spices that I used. You probably already have most of these in your kitchen and if you don’t, it’ll only cost a few bucks so it’s easy on the wallet. Aside from seasonings and spices, you just need a frozen bag of cauliflower, some pickle relish, a bit of red onion, and a couple of hard boiled eggs. Not too complicated at all.
The hardest part was preparing the cauliflower, but all you have to do is steam it. You can accomplish this by two ways. Either get one of those steamable bags in the frozen section (which our tiny town doesn’t carry) or buy a regular frozen bag and do what I did. I was boiling eggs for deviled eggs and the potato salad, and used the pot of boiling water to act as a steamer so I killed two birds with one stone. Here’s a picture to give you an idea of what I’m talking about.
Preparing the Cauliflower
I placed the frozen cauliflower in a colander and allowed the metal strainer to rest on top of the pot of boiling water. Once I had that part taken care of, I placed a lid that sort of fit and allowed it to steam for five minutes. Yes, that’s all it takes. You don’t want to overcook it because then it’ll be all soft and mushy, making it impossible to create mock potato salad.
After you allow the cauliflower to steam for five minutes, go ahead and remove it from the pot and allow it to completely cool. I just tossed mine into a bowl and let it sit on the counter while I prepped other foods and came back to it.
Normally, I don’t do much food prep, maybe a couple of times per month but today was one of those days. I made several things including my fresh, homemade guacamole, cucumber salad and deviled eggs. These are all easy side dishes that can be stored in the fridge and will last for the entire week (assuming we don’t gobble them all up because they are delicious).
What’s the damage?
Most of the calories and fat come from the mayo, making mock potato salad a perfect keto side dish. The numbers below are for one serving, which is 3/4 Cup of mock potato salad:
- Calories- 182
- Net Carbs- 4.3g
- Fat- 60g
- Protein 4g
Check out the recipe below to learn how I made mock potato salad.
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