No Potato Salad

No Potato Salad
Recipe makes 4 servings.
Approximate Cook Time: 20 minutes
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Rating: 4.38
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1 head(s) cauliflower, chopped into small florets
2 medium celery stalk(s), diced
1/4 medium onion(s), yellow, finely diced
1 tablespoon(s) parsley, fresh, finely chopped
2 large egg(s), hard boiled, shelled, and diced
2 tablespoon(s) Paleo mayonnaise
1 tablespoon(s) mustard, dijon
1/2 teaspoon(s) sea salt, (optional)


  1. Add 1 inch of water to the bottom of a medium pot (with lid). Insert steamer basket and fill with chopped cauliflower. Cover.
  2. Steam cauliflower on the stove top over medium-high heat until slightly tender, about 10 minutes after water begins to simmer (overcooking will develop a stronger "cauliflower" smell, and a mushy texture).
  3. Drain cauliflower and rinse with cold water to cool immediately. Place in a large bowl
  4. Add celery, onion, parsley, and egg.
  5. Stir in mayonnaise, dijon mustard, and sea salt (if desired).
  6. Serve immediately or store in refrigerator.

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  1. Shokri

    Doesn’t Vegenaise have soy in it? I cannot eat soy, and that makes it non-Paleo — if there are any non-soy vegan mayonnaise substitutes, I’d be very interested in purchasing.

  2. Tara

    I use Lemonaise.
    It’s paleo and so yummy! I buy mine at Whole Foods but you can probably find it at any health store. There are eggs in it though, so I’m not sure if it’s vegan or not

  3. Gabbe

    I love it! It is so good I almost cannot stop eating it. I use grape seed oil (no soy) instead of veganaisse and it is wonderful. I never knew cauliflower could be so great.

  4. Sue

    There is vegenaise without soy – grapeseed oil version.
    Made this recipe – LOVED it!

  5. Faye

    Really easy to make. Nice subtle flavor. Added a bit more dijon mustard for a bit more kick. Delicious!

  6. Andrea

    I made this last night and it was SO GOOD. I used dill instead of parsley, and added a few capers (borderline paleo, I guess, but I like them once in awhile.) It was seriously amazing. I would even say I liked it better than regular potato salad — the cauliflower gave it a nicer, less mushy, texture. Thanks for the great recipe!

  7. Claire

    I’m new at this so was wondering would I eat this as a meal in itself or as a side?? Or I’m guessing it could be both?? Am kind of struggling with the whole portion size of everything :)

    • Neely

      Hi Claire,

      You’d have this as a side to a larger entree. It’s only 6 grams of protein and about 150 calories, so unless you used this recipe and ate 2 servings, it wouldn’t really be a meal. All of our recipes tell you how many servings they provide, so go off of that. If it’s a “side”, then know that with one serving you should be able to have something more substantial on your plate. Alternatively you could always add some chicken or other meat to this salad and make it more of a meal. Hope that helps.

  8. nick

    You can make your own mayo. Just put 2 egg yokes and the juice of a lemon in a food processor and slowly pour in 1 cup of olive oil while it is running.. BAM mayo.


  9. Gary

    I use Hain’s Safflower Mayonnaise. It’s pretty good; although, nothing to me is as good as Best Food’s Mayonnaise (but soy).

  10. jennifer

    This is truly delicious. I used dill weed as well. (OUT OF PARSLEY) I also dont care for boiled eggs so didnt add to 1/2 the batch. Thank you for this recipe. LOVE A NEW twist on an old recipe.

  11. Ashlee

    Oh my goodness I was actually shocked at how yummy this was! Excellent recipe, I’ll be making it again and again.

  12. robert lerman

    I make my own mayonaise out of avocado oil and whole eggs, apple cider vinegar, raw honey,dijon mustard and sea salt.

  13. tmcheney

    Just in case you check this thread, Robert, what portions do you use to make that mayo?

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