posted by Kalyn Denny on December 16, 2020
German Potato Salad is a holiday tradition and my delicious Low-Carb German Potato Salad is served warm and has cauliflower, bacon, and shallots.
It was my brother Rand who gave me the idea of Low-Carb German Potato Salad made with cauliflower. Rand told me warm German Potato Salad is a traditional holiday food for several families he knows, and when we made this low-carb mock potato salad with cauliflower it was definitely a winner!
Like potato salad in America, German Potato Salad is a recipe where every family has their own version, and I looked at recipes all over the web and experimented with different ingredients to create the recipe you see here. The salad I ended up with has a generous amount of bacon and shallots cooked in bacon grease for lots of bacon flavor. Besides the shallots we added sliced green onions for flavor and crunch. We steamed the cauliflower until it was quite soft and drained it well, and then finished the salad by warming the cauliflower again in the hot dressing.
I managed to get some leftovers and I’m happy to say the salad reheated beautifully in a non-stick frying pan. If you’re trying stick with low carb foods during the holidays, maybe Low-Carb German Potato Salad can become a holiday tradition in your family? And check out Loaded Cauliflower Mock Potato Salad if you like the idea of mock potato salad made with cauliflower.
For this recipe you want cauliflower that’s quite soft, but not mushy and you don’t want it to be too wet when it’s added to the salad. I’d use a stovetop or electric vegetable steamer (affiliate link) and cook the cauliflower about 7 minutes, or until it feels soft when you pierce with a fork. If you don’t have a steamer you can cook the cauliflower in a pot of boiling water for about the same time. Whichever method you choose I would start to check after 6 minutes. And be sure to drain the cauliflower very well in a colander placed in the sink.
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I think this would be a huge hit on a holiday buffet table. You could use a slow cooker to keep it warm if you like.
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You need 3 or 4 large shallots, or use red onion if you prefer. If you prefer, you can use olive oil instead of bacon fat for the dressing. This salad is delicious served hot or warm, and leftovers reheated beautifully in a non-stick frying pan.
Most of the fat in the bacon is discarded, so total fat shown in the nutritional information is higher than what you are actually going to eat.
I created this recipe with Kara after we looked at German Potato Salad recipes all over the web and experimented quite a few times to come up with a low-carb version with cauliflower that we thought was just right!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 355Total Fat: 25gSaturated Fat: 9gUnsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 60mgSodium: 1079mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 4gSugar: 4gProtein: 22g
Nutrition information is automatically calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I am using. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, since many variables affect those calculations.
Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
Low-Carb German Potato Salad is a great dish for low-carb and Keto diet plans. This would be high in fat for the South Beach Diet, although you can definitely use less bacon or use turkey bacon if you wanted to try it that way.
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