I must admit prior to changing to a keto diet I loved a little bit of potato salad. This is a fabulous low carb cauliflower salad recipe that will satisfy your old potato salad days.
bowl of cauliflower salad on a blue wood backdrop

What we love in a salad apart from taste are ease and versatility. This delicious Keto Potato Salad can be served hot or cold and you will see the empty plates as a special thank you.

You may know I am not a lover of cauliflower so when I develop a keto cauliflower recipe it has to be a good one. This my friends is pretty damn special!

Keto Potato Salad

I have aptly called this cauliflower salad a Keto Potato Salad, basically because it is just like one.

There are just so many keto cauliflower recipes on the internet at the moment so it is hard to find the best one I am sure. Personally, I love simple and quick and easy recipes. This is one of those recipes that delivers big on flavour too.

The Ingredients

What is in my low-carb potato salad that makes this a special recipe?

Nothing but simple to source ingredients with many that you probably have kicking around in your kitchen right now. Feel free to add some of your own “extras” to pimp it to your personal taste.

Cauliflower – cut into florets (broccoli would also work well in this recipe). Use fresh or frozen cauliflower

Cream cheese – cream cheese is used to help make the cauliflower taste more neutral.

Ranch Dressing using ranch instead of mayonnaise or just plain sour cream adds so much flavour to the salad.

How to Make It

This is such a simple recipe. For our Thermomix® users, I have also created this to be the easiest and best Thermomix cauliflower salad recipe. Here is how to make it with some extra tips.

Chopped cauliflower on

Step 1. Chop into florets. Cut the core into small pieces too. No need to waste any of the cauliflower.

Cauliflower florets in a thermomix steaming basket

Step 2. Steam the cauliflower in a double boiler until just softened.

Alternatively, steam cauliflower in the Thermomix / 15 minutes/120°C/speed 2.

Step 3. While the cauliflower is steaming, hard boil the eggs and cook bacon.

Step 4. Chill cauliflower before combining with remaining ingredients.

Alternative Hot Cauliflower Potato Salad: If you want it more like a keto potato bake, preheat oven to 180℃. Mix all ingredients, reserving half the cheese. Transfer to baking dish and sprinkle with reserved cheese. Bake 20-25 minutes or until it is hot and nice and golden on top.

Next Recipes To Try

  1. Buttery Beef Casserole
  2. Easy Keto Beef Lasagna
  3. Rougaille Saucisse (Sausage Rougail)
  4. The Best Chinese Cabbage Salad
  5. Taboule Salad
Massive bowl of keto potato salad / cauliflower salad

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Keto Potato Salad with Cauliflower

I must admit prior to changing to a keto diet I loved a little bit of potato salad. This is a fabulous low carb cauliflower salad recipe that will satisfy your old potato salad days.
5 from 60 votes!
Prep Time: 8 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 23 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Australian
Diet: Diabetic, Gluten Free
Recipe Category: Low Carb
Calories: 268.23kcal
Author: Megan Ellam
Servings: 6 people
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  • 400 g (4 cups) cauliflower cut into florets
  • 100 g (3.5 oz) cream cheese softened
  • ½ cup (½ cup) sour cream or thickened cream
  • ½ cup (½ cup) Ranch Dressing click link for recipe
  • 2 tablespoons (2 tablespoons) pickled jalapeños chopped
  • ½ cup (½ cup) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 4 slices (4 slices) streaky bacon sliced and cooked until crispy
  • 2 (2) hard boiled eggs diced
  • 2 tablespoons (2 tablespoons) fresh chives finely sliced



  • Steam cauliflower for 10-15 minutes. Alternatively, place into microwave-safe dish and add a couple of tablespoons of water. Cover with cling film and cook on high for 10-15 minutes, or until just tender. Allow to cool.
  • Combine remaining ingredients in a large bowl. Stir through cooled cauliflower. Serve


  • Pour 600g of water into mixing bowl and insert the steaming basket. Place cauliflower florets into basket. Steam 15 min/120°C/speed 2. Set aside to cool. Discard water.
  • Place the cream cheese, sour cream, ranch dressing and jalapeños into mixing bowl. Mix 15 sec/speed 4. Scrape and repeat if needed. Pour cream mixture over cauliflower and stir through cheese, bacon, egg and chives. Serve.


To serve hot
Preheat oven to 180℃. Place potato salad into a medium baking dish.
Air fryer cauliflower can also be used in this recipe. It will add a tasty roasted flavour for something different.
Cover in extra cheese and bake 20-25 minutes or until warm through and cheese has melted.
Keto Potato Salad can be kept in the fridge for up to 3 days or frozen for up to 1 month.
Serve on top of a pie or lasagna for a delicious topper!

Your Own Notes


Serving: 1serve | Calories: 268.23kcal | Carbohydrates: 5.24g | Protein: 9.03g | Fat: 23.98g | Saturated Fat: 12.31g | Cholesterol: 127.24mg | Sodium: 313mg | Potassium: 302.91mg | Fiber: 1.42g | Sugar: 2.15g | Vitamin A: 796.6IU | Vitamin C: 33.05mg | Calcium: 120.12mg | Iron: 0.73mg | Magnesium: 18.95mg | Net Carbs: 4g
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54 responses to “Keto Potato Salad”

  1. Lauren

    5 stars
    Delicious! I replaced bacon with raw mushroom for a vegetarian version and it works surprisingly well!

  2. Loraine Q

    5 stars
    Absolutely delicious!

    I had left overs the next day and put some chopped up smoked almonds on top for a bit of crunch.

  3. Kay

    5 stars
    Who would have thought the humble cauliflower could rival potato in the much loved salad. This is easily as good as any potato salad and the cheese is a great addition. This recipe is a keeper for sure. Thanks so much.

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      It is so good isnt it Kay x

  4. Natusha

    5 stars
    I can not remember how many times I’ve made this. It’s the best!

  5. Bela d

    5 stars
    This salad is awesome. Easy to make and delicious. Who needs potato salad when we have this.

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      I am so glad you enjoyed it Bela

  6. Leanne

    5 stars
    Faux-Tato salad is such a great idea, and the name is awesome! I usually make a potato salad for a pot luck over the holidays, and since I love cauliflower, I may have to give this one a try!

  7. Ashley

    5 stars
    I actually prefer potato salad with cauliflower how!! It has so much more flavor! This is a great recipe, thanks for sharing!

  8. Annie @ Annie’s Noms

    5 stars
    This looks delicious, I do love a good potato salad, but I’m open to trying any kind of salad when it has bacon and sour cream in!

  9. Kelly Anthony

    5 stars
    What a tasty alternative to a traditional potato salad. I really like the bacon and jalapenos you’ve added to this recipe.

  10. Danielle Wolter

    5 stars
    This sounds delicious! I love this unique take on potato salad – can’t wait to try it!

  11. Valerie

    5 stars
    It even looks like some potato salads! Hubby loves cauliflower and I know he’d enjoy this as a side any day.

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      Mine actually requested it just last week Valerie. It is a tasty recipe for sure.

  12. Shinta Simon

    5 stars
    Yum! I love this keto option for a ‘potato’ salad. Sounds like just what I need, the wholesomeness of a potato salad, without the extra carbs.

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      Absolutely Shinta!

5 from 60 votes (34 ratings without comment)

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