Low-Carb Cauliflower "Potato" Salad for Diabetics

Low-Carb Cauliflower “Potato” Salad for Diabetics

Substituting cauliflower for potatoes in this recipe cuts out much of the carbohydrate — but your taste buds will never know the difference! Hard-boiled egg, red onion, celery, mayo and Dijon-style mustard create a picnic-perfect taste
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Preparation time:
20 minutes
Cooking time:
10 minutes.
Chilling time:
2 hours


8 servings

Serving size:
1/2 cup

Remove leaves and core of cauliflower. Break florets into bite-size pieces, and cut stem into bite-size pieces as well, if desired. Total yield should be 4 cups of cauliflower pieces. Fill a medium saucepan 2/3 full of water and bring to a boil. Add cauliflower and cook 8–10 minutes until soft but not mushy. Drain cauliflower in a colander and rinse under cold water for 1–2 minutes to stop the cooking process. Drain well. Blot pieces with paper towel to remove excess moisture. In a large bowl, combine cauliflower, egg, red onion, and celery. In a small bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, pickle relish, mustard, celery seed, and black pepper. Pour mayonnaise mixture over vegetables and mix well. Cover and chill 2 hours prior to serving.

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 62 calories, Carbohydrates: 9 g, Protein: 3 g, Fat: 1 g, Saturated Fat: 0 g, Cholesterol: 2 mg, Sodium: 120 mg, Fiber: 3 g

Exchanges per serving: 1/2 starch, 1 vegetable. Carbohydrate choices: 1/2.

Kathleen Stanley is a Diabetes Educator at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky. She is coauthor of Quick & Easy Diabetic Recipes for One, published by the American Diabetes Association in 2007.



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